Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Pink and Green for Merry Monday.....

Hello everyone: I love, love Christmas cards with non traditional colors so, when I saw the challenge over at Merry Monday for this week, I jump right at it. Here is my card.
I recently purchased this sweet and beautiful Power Poppy stamp set called Cozy Cupfuls , as soon as I saw this set I knew I wanted it, all of this images are just gorgeous, whimsical, so endearing and perfect for making cards for the Holidays. 
I absolutely love this pair of Cardinals, how sweet is this image? I went to Google to look for pictures of female Cardinals so I can more or less color the female. Males are a bit easier to color, they are just red but the females have some shades of light brown, orange, gray and a bit of red too, I hope I captured her color well.
I stamped the image onto a panel of Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored it with the aqua painter and this SU markers: Real Red, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Garden Green, Regal Rose, Sahara Sand and Basic Gray.
The sentiment comes in this set, I just inked it up with Old Olive and Regal Rose markers to stamp it. 
The pattern paper is from a HUGE block from The Paper Studio I bought at Hobby Lobby on sale some time ago, I don't think I've made any dents in it, this will probably last me like forever.
The ribbon on the top of this card is from my stash and the Poinsettia is stamped with one of the images from another fabulous Power Poppy stamp set called Merry Littles  , stamped onto a piece of pink card stock, colored it with Prismacolor pencils and snipped out, I attached it with a dimensional and place a few Rhine Stones in gold for the center. 
This is the banner that inspired this card.
I absolutely adore this tree!
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

14 comments:

  1. So sweet and soft colors make this a darling card . Love these delicate little birds .

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    1. Thanks Sonny, I really enjoyed coloring this image, the color challenge is just lovely, I think I will make another card with this colors.

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  2. This Power Poppy set so adorable! But they all are! Love these two little birds hanging out at the stack of cups just love it!

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    1. You are right Patti, the images on this set are just adorable, Marcella is awesome!!!
      Thank you for stopping by.

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  3. Maria you continue to amaze me with your creations. You have such unique stamps I love them. Love the Cardinals specially since it's the Ohio state bird. Love your color combo.

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    1. Thank you Lisa, this stamp sets from Power Poppy are amazing, Marcella Howley is the girl that used to design images for Flourishes some years ago, I have a bunch of this sets I bought when the company was still in business. Now she has HER own company, Power Poppy, and she continues to delight and amaze me with her gorgeous designs.
      I love Cardinals, we are so lucky to see them around here all year.

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  4. What a sweet image and you colored it beautifully. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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    1. Thank you Linda, love playing at Merry Monday.

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  5. Love these sweet cardinals, Maria! You've done a wonderful job of coloring! The female is a bit harder but I love the neutral coloring and how the orange beak is so bright and pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie, I really wanted to color one of this little birds with the colors of the female Cardinal, thank goodness for Google, LOL!! I love playing at Merry Monday.

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  6. A fresh mix of color and whimsy!

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    1. Thank you Mary, the colors for this challenge were so soft and pretty.

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  7. Such a sweet card, you coloured this image beautifully. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  8. Thank you Nina, it's always fun to play along at Merry Monday.

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Maria.