Monday, March 21, 2016

Hello Spring!!!!!

And hello to all of you too!!
I have a card to share with you to officially welcome back SPRING, this wonderful Season of renewal and rebirth. The first signs of it's arrival are here, I can see the branches of the trees full of little buds, my bulbs are peeking out of the ground and soon, I will see the little Violas also waking up in the flower beds, I planted some in small flower pots but I think the seeds must have flown all over the place, some landing in those flower beds, love it, here is my card, that I will link to The Paper Players  "Clean and Simple Celebrate Spring", challenge and the Get Creative Challenge #35 "Must Use Green", here is my card.


This image is from a retired Flourishes stamp set called "Sweet Violets", it's stamped onto Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored with my Prismacolor pencils and paper stumps dipped in baby oil. 
The pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley, the sentiment is from another Flourishes set called "Botanical Bookplates" and I die cut it with one of THIS Spellbinders label dies. 
The ribbon is from my never ending stash.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment is from a retired SU set called "Faith in Nature", a 2011-2012 Hostess set, just so beautiful.
Here are the banners that inspired my card.

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And here are the pictures of the stamp sets I used to create my card.
This is the SU set.


This one is the Flourishes "Sweet Violets" set.

And this is the Flourishes "Botanical Plates" set.

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












16 comments:

  1. Oh I love Violets !! I used to pick them as a little girl from our yard and when my girls were little we had little bunches of Violets in tiny vases all through the house because they loved gathering up little bouquets of them to bring to Mommy ! Such a pretty card . It sings Spring !

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  2. I love this sweet flowers too, my friend, your mentioning of you and your little girls picking them and making bunches reminded me of the movie "My Fair Lady" with awesome Audrey Hepburn, when she's outside the Opera house ranting and raving to Mr. Higgins about her ruined flowers.
    Thanks for the memories, my friend.

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  3. Violets! The ultimate sign of spring!

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    1. They are indeed Mary, thank you for stopping by.

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  4. Gorgeous spring flowers on your beautiful card.

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  5. Maria, this is gorgeous! I love violets! The bow and sentiment are just perfect, too! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

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    1. Thank you Claire, it's always so much fun to play along with The Paper Players.

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  6. Your violets are so delicate and pretty Maria and I love the subtle green background and tied bow. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

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    1. Thank you Joanne, the challenge came just in time to finally welcome Spring.

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  7. Beautifully colored violets. So pretty.

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  8. Beautiful card! I need to use my Flourishes stamps!

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    1. Thank you Greta, I'm glad you too, have some of this beautiful Flourishes stamp sets.

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  9. Beautiful card, thanks for joining the challenge at Get Creative Challenges. Hope you join many more of our challenges.

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  10. Beautiful card, thanks for joining the challenge at Get Creative Challenges. Hope you join many more of our challenges.

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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.