Monday, April 4, 2016

Go West.....

Hello everyone: I've been missing for a few days, with hubby and 3 of my grandkids on vacation, it was hard to get to my craft room but it was fun, the weather was not the best but we still managed to go out a couple of times and the other days, we just stayed home doing some Spring cleaning and yard work. But today, everybody is back to school and work and I have my much needed time in my craft room, I miss this a lot.  I have a card to share that I will link to the The Paper Players "Western" theme, using the sketch over at the IN{K}SPIRE_me challenge. Here is my card.


This image is from Our Daily Bread and it's called You are the Potter , I love this beautiful clay pots, they remind me of our trips with our grandchildren out west, I have a few of this beautiful and artful vases, love the earthy colors and shapes.
I stamped the image onto Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter, the pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley, the frame for the image is from Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die set. The die I wanted to use was a bit longer than I wanted it so I cut half of it, took it out and turn it to the opposite side, fitting it in the groves and finish the cut, that gave me a smaller die cut and I still kept the pretty design. Then I used the next one to cut the middle.
The wood accents are from SU and my bow is from my stash of twine. 
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


Here is the banners that inspired my card.


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



16 comments:

  1. Wow! Look at your detailed coloring on the pots !
    Great card !

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  2. Beautiful pots in the perfect southwest colors!

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    1. Thank you Mary, feels so good to be back.
      Love this earthy colors!

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  3. Beautiful card--love your coloring of the pots!

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  4. Gorgeous pots! Smart addition of raffia looks great with the Western Theme! I need reminders like this to modify the size of dies good going! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you Patti, this technique of modifying dies works best with square or rectangle dies. Love this pots.

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  5. Beautiful, Maria! I love those clay pots; we have so many of them here in Arizona. There's a really neat Southwest store on a busy street corner not too far from here, and they sell nothing but hand made clay pots and metal art. Really a cool place. I love your coloring. Great job! And, thanks to you, I finally entered the Pals challenge this week. Thanks for inspiring me to finally take the plunge!

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    1. Thank you Bobbi, so glad you decided to enter this challenge, you'll see, it's addictive, I love it and one of the best things about it is that you have a great stash of cards at hand for any occasion.

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  6. Those southwestern pots are awesome! i love the colors. Thanks for "roundin' up" a card for the Western challenge at The Paper Players this week!

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  7. Thank you Laurie, I love the fantastic, earthy tones of this kind of art.

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  8. Oh this is such an adorable card! I love the colors! Thank you so much for playing Inksipre_me this week! Greetings from Bavaria, Kirstin

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  9. Thank you Kristin, I love all the beautiful colors of the beautiful Western US.

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  10. Hi Maria!
    I love the rustic look of your card! A fresh take on the theme! Just beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper players!

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  11. Thank you for stopping by Hannelie, we love everything with a Southwestern feel, we have a few vases that look like this.

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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.