Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Wilderness Awaits for the Pals Paper Arts.....

 
Hello everyone: I'm having so much fun creating cards with this brand new Stampin Up! set called The Wilderness Awaits , it's images are just so beautifully detailed and very masculine, which are perfect for creating this types of cards for the men in our lives.
The Pals Paper Arts  has a sketch challenge this week, here is the card I made.
I actually had to Google some pictures of Mallard Ducks to be able to more or less, recreate the magnificent colors of their feathers, this is as close as I came to doing that.
To follow the sketch I stamped the beautiful Stampin Up! background stamp Hardwood with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with Copper Embossing Powder, cut the strips and added some Candy Dots.  I wanted to make a little sign to "hang" on the fence so I stamped the sentiment from the Wilderness Awaits set and ripped the paper, punched a couple of little holes and grabbed some thread to hang it.
This is the sketch that inspired this card.PPA256kwb Thank you so much for visiting and for your comments, I read each and every word. If you have a question about this card please don't hesitate to ask.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Maria.

Paper: Canson water color paper, CS from my stash.
Inks: Stazon Jet Black, SU write markers in Garden Green, Old Olive, River Rock, Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Soft Suede.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #191

Hello everyone: This week's challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog gives you the freedom of filling in the space in whatever way you want, here is what I did with this simple and fabulous sketch by Jennifer Timko.
I had this stamp for a while, because it's un mounted I put it in a box where I keep this type of stamps until I can remember to buy foam for them, which I haven't done yet, sheeesh!! I'm a busy grandma and the kiddos are on Summer Break, but I love this image from I Brake for Stamps called "French Flower Cart", I've never been to France but this is probably how this pretty carts look like.
Here is a close up of this pretty flower pots.
I stamped the image on Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black Ink and colored it with my Aqua Painter and a bunch of SU Write Markers, I always love how they blend so beautifully.
I hope you like this card, I surely enjoyed sitting at my desk on a sunny afternoon, working on it.
As always, I want to thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving me your comments, I read each one and appreciate them so much.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs.
Maria.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #1.....

Hello Everyone: My super fabulous friend Sonny Peterson whom I met through Brian King's blog over 3 years ago, told me about this new blog challenge called Stamp, Ink, Paper and asked me to go check it out. I'm having a total blast participating in a bunch of challenges and this one will be no exception.  This first challenge's theme is "Getting to know you", here is my card.
This card was made a couple of months ago just for the pure joy of coloring this beautiful and sweet image, if you believe in Faeries or even if you don't, looking at her makes me wish I could maybe come across one of them among my flowers.
Here is a close up of this lovely Fairy, I think she is just waking up.
This challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper is called "Getting to know You" so, I figured this could be a good way for you guys to know a bit about me.  I love water coloring, I'm no expert but I do love it, I also love Faeries and, whether they are real or not, the sheer possibility of this lovely creatures flying around, drinking morning dew and sleeping in flowers, like this sweetie, makes me smile.
The Sentiment is from a very old stamp from a long gone stamp company called Flourishes and I thought it's words were very fitting for this Fairy image.
I hope this card brought a smile to your face, it certainly made me smile.  As always, I used my Aqua Painter and SU markers to color this image and I bit of Wink of Stella glimmer brush for her wings.
Thank you so much for visiting and for leaving me a comment, I appreciate each and every word more than you know.  If you have any questions about this card, please don't hesitate to ask, Ok?
Till next time, have a fabulous day.
Maria.
SIP Any Challenge 1Paper: Canson Water Color 140lb., DSP from my stash. Daffodil Delight for the die cut.
                                              Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Stampin Up! write markers in Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink and Mossy Meadow. I added a bit of Wink of Stella to her wings, hair and skin.