Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Wilderness Awaits for The Paper Players.....

Hello everyone: I've been having some computer troubles, I don't even know if this post will get published today but, hoping for the best, here I am once again with a card I made for The Paper Players masculine card challenge.
Last Friday, my first SU order arrived, in it was a stamp set I fell in love with immediately after I saw it on the new catalog. This stamp set is called The Wilderness Awaits and each of this images is stunning in their detail. I picked the majestic male deer image for my card and I added some free hand background of snow topped mountains and trees.
For the snow on the mountain's top, I painted it with SU white craft ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder, then I sponged a bit of Basic Black to give a bit of dimension, continuing down with a light sponging of Lost Lagoon and Wild Wasabi. The trees were done with an old sea sponge with a bit of Wild Wasabi ink.
I didn't want to add much to this image, it's just so beautiful on it's own. I just framed it with some dark brown CS on top of a heat embossed panel done with the Hardwood background stamp and clear embossing powder.  I stamped the Happy Father's Day with the Teeny Tiny Wishes using the Stamp-a-majig to fit it into the die cut label.
Here is the challenge banner that inspired this card.
It's a challenge in itself for me to make masculine cards so I hope you like my take on The Paper Players challenge for this week.
I truly appreciate your visit and your comments, this means the world to me. If you have a question, please don't hesitate to ask.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs.
Maria.

15 comments:

  1. Wow! You really need to teach classes! Man this is handsome! Look at your trees, the mountains and you added snow! All while training to attend your race this Summer and take care of family You are an Inspiration! Gorgeous Masculine Card!

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    1. Thank you Patti, I was eagerly awaiting this set, it is just so beautiful.

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  2. Holy cow ! This looks almost like it is an oil painting ! You did such a great coloring job on this magnificent stag . I love this stamp set ....as you know I am partial to that sly fox !!

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    1. I'm so happy you are able to leave comments now Sonny. This image, as all the others, is just gorgeous.
      Thank you.

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  3. Hi Maria! Another FANTASTIC card. The hardwood is a perfect compliment to this beautiful natural scene that you have created.

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    1. Thank you for your words Kelly, I wanted to layer the image with something rugged so the Hardwood stamp was just perfect.

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    1. Thank you Brian, I enjoyed so much making this card, all of the images are truly beautiful.

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  5. This is an exquisite masculine card that any man would love to receive Maria! Well done with all the elements and design! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week! It is a pleasure to have you!

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    1. Hello Jodi, thank you so much for visiting and for your sweet words. Making masculine cards is a challenge for me in itself but this fabulous stamp set makes it so easy.

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  6. I agree with you .... The Wilderness Awaits has beautiful images and it's on my wish list. I love how you created a subtle backdrop for your main image! Lovely work!

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    1. Hello Rita: Thank you for visiting and for your kind words. This stamp set is just so gorgeous, I'm glad you have it on your Wish List.

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  7. Oh my goodness - what a beautiful scene you created for your stag, just stunning! I love the Hardwood background too and the teeny tiny sentiment. Thanks for joining in with my masculine challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

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  8. Thank you Joanne, I just fell in love with this set the moment I saw it on the new SU catalog. I so happy you liked it. I can't wait for the next challenge.

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  9. Beautiful scene you've created! That stag certainly deserves to take center stage. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players.

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.