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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Simply Tulips.....

Hello everyone: I'm here to share a card with you showing some of the flowers that signal the arrival of Spring, although up here, we have SNOW!!! on the ground, sheeesh!! what's up with that, Mother Nature? so my Daffodils and Tulips are probably shivering and all the little critters are wondering what is going on but, I guess all of us who live up North will just have to grin and bare it.
Here is my card.

I used the beautiful Tulips from Power Poppy's Dynamic Duos , stamped them onto Canson water color paper and colored them with only 3 SU markers, Elegant Eggplant, Real Red and Always Artichoke and the aqua painter. The pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley, the butterfly is from SU Papillion Potpourri, the ribbon is from my bottomless stash. 
Here is a close up of this pretty flowers.


And here is the picture of the finished inside.


I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.

The Power Poppy "Pick 3 Challenge" where we are to pick only 3 markers to color our image, I picked Elegant Egg Plant, Always Artichoke and Real Red. 


Seize the Birthday with a FLORAL theme.

The Deep Ocean Challenges with a theme "Spring is in the Air"

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog

CAS on Sunday #80 with a theme of FLOWERS.
CAS on Sunday
Thank you for stopping by today, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


20 comments:

  1. Oh my your tulips are beautiful ! What a beautiful purple ....which marker did you use ? Pretty card !
    It is chilly here in N.C. too ...my Humming Birds are wearing beak warmers !! Our high today will only be 55 !

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    1. Thank you Sonny, I'm so glad you asked what color markers I used, I forgot to mention that, sheeesh!! I went back and corrected that my friend, I used Elegant Egg Plant, Real Red and Always Artichoke.
      55 feels warm to me, LOL!! feed those Hummingbirds, I know you always do, I don't see them up here yet.

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  2. Maria this is absolutely stunning.I love your coloring. There's a challenge going on at Power Poppy right now, that only uses three markers. It looks like you've done that here. I love your choice of colors and these beautiful frilly tulips are just gorgeous. Great job!

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  3. Thank you for reminding me Bobbi, I'm taking a leap of faith and just submitted my card to Power Poppy, the thing is that I didn't pick the colors at random so I hope it's ok with the DT. I just liked the colors together because that is the colors of my tulips by the entrance door.

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  4. Amazing coloring with only three colors! You've managed to provide shade & highlight like a Rock Star! I love this set from Power Poppy! oh and I love your little butterfly, I don't have that and it adds such a pretty touch!

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    1. Thank you Patti, it was surprisingly easy, for the shading, I just waited for the last layer to dry and then applied more ink. For the lighter areas, I just went with a damp brush and removed the ink with a paper towel.

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  5. Beautiful tulips and butterfly, Maria! I love how you've colored them!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie, it's amazing what one can do with only 3 markers.

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  6. What a lovely die cut background, Maria!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Mary, this die set is perfect for framing your images.

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  7. Oh how lovely!! your coloring of these flowers is flawless!!

    Thank you for joining us at STB!!

    Patti

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  8. Beautifully coloured card! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Shirley-bee.

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  9. This is really lovely Maria! I love the vibrant watercolouring on these fluffy tulips! Thanks for joining us at Power Poppy this month....I see I’ll be commenting on a few more entries too :)

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    1. Christine, I'm having a lot of fun with your challenge, thank you for visiting.

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  10. Beautiful colors on your tulips! Lovely!

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  11. How is it that I missed all three cards before. This is also perfectly done. Love your colouring talent.

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    1. Oh Aileen, so sorry you missed some posts but thank you so much for stopping by anyway. This challenge is so much fun, hope you give it a try.

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