Sunday, March 13, 2016

Cherry Blossoms and Fans.....

Hello everyone: Spring is definitely on it's way, warmer temperatures and sunny, cool days will aid my little Daffodils and Tulips start showing their lovely blossoms, I know our trees will start getting that sweet green color when their leafs are ready to pop.  Today is cloudy and raining but it's not so bad, I much rather have rain than snow! This is the card I made to enter the Match the Sketch challenge.

This images' origins are unknown to me, I apologize for this but I had this stamp set forever, from back in the day when blogging was never contemplated, so I discarded the package and never bother to write down the name of the set, where is it from or who made it, if some of you out there have seen this images and know their manufacturer, I surely appreciate if you tell me.
I'm still not all there with my picture taking skills, sometimes the pictures are to dark and this time, I think it's to bright, sheeesh!! but I hope you can still see this beautiful images.
I stamped them onto Canson water color paper with Stazon Dove Gray ink, I wanted softer edges, specially for the Cherry Blossom branch. I colored them with SU markers and the aqua painter.
Following the sketch, I cut a piece of Vellum and stamped the Japanese symbol for Spring with Versamark ink and heat embossed it in gold. I needed that strip across the layout and I didn't want to cover the other two images with card stock.
On the other corners I stamped a couple of more images with Pistachio Pudding ink, those spaces looked to bare. To attach the Vellum I used a glue dot behind the symbol and two little pieces for the other side, I put a bit of gold gel pen to hide them.
Here is a picture of the finish inside.


The sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Botanical Book Plates".
Here is the sketch that inspired this card.

And here are the pictures of the sets I used.


Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.



14 comments:

  1. Pretty and so cleverly put together ! Love the oriental look to your images .

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    1. Thanks my friend, I haven't used this stamps in a long time, they are all so beautiful.

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  2. Japanese images are so elegant! I love the Cherry Blossom and look forward to seeing them in my town! (Must wait until May) Pretty light pallet and I love your symbol in Gold embossing on Vellum, always a great choice for sentiment placement so we can see the card underneath!

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    1. The blooming of the Cherry trees are a clear sign that Spring is arriving, I love this delicate branch. Thanks for stopping by, Patti.

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  3. soft and pretty Asian inspiration

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    1. Thank you Mary, the picture came out a bit bright, I'm still getting used to my new camera.

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  4. Hallo, tolle Karte hast Du eingereicht bei Match the Sketch.
    Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme und viel Glück bei der Challenge.
    Liebe Grüße aus "Sabines-Kreativecke"

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  5. Thank you Sabine, I read the translated comment on my email, thanks so much for stopping by.

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  6. Huhu! Schön sieht deine Karte aus, hast dir richtig Mühe gegeben, gefällt mir! Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei Match the Sketch und viel Glück bei der Challenge! Liebe Grüße, Fanny
    www.stampinwithfanny.de

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    1. Thank you Fanny, so glad you stopped by. Loved this sketch and can't wait to participate in the next challenge.

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  7. What a lovely card with an Asian theme. Thans for joining us at Match the Sketch!

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    1. Thank you Nadine, I enjoyed this challenge, the sketch was really great for this images.

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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.