Friday, May 20, 2016

Pure Iris.....

Hello dear friends: I recently purchased two Penny Black stamps after seeing THIS VIDEO by Virginia Lu, one was the "Gentle Whisper" that I used to make THIS CARD  and the other one is called "Pure Iris" which I bought because it's just so beautiful. I follow Virginia's technique just like with my first card, I was totally blown away by how easy this was. Here is my card.


Now, I saw THIS OTHER VIDEO by The Frugal Crafter in which she uses, of all things, Crayola markers to color her cards.  When I first saw this video I thought this was not possible, after all, Crayola stuff is for, ehmm, kids.....but, having the inquiring mind that I have, always trying stuff at least once to see if it works,  I said, what the heck, right? I need to see if this is for real so, I went into the kitchen to the drawer where I keep paper and pencils, crayons, markers, scissors, etc. for my youngest grandchildren when they are here and found a plastic bag with about 20 markers still in ok condition so, I took it to my craft room and well.....the result really surprised me. The markers were a bit dry but, since you have to spray the stamp with water, it really didn't matter to much, I did have to stamp the image 2 or 3 times, specially the leaves but, all things considered, this came out really nice.
Ok, the sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Simply Camelias, here is a look at the inside of my card.

The sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Tulips for Friends" and the bunch of Irises from another retired Flourishes set called "A Year of Flowers 2". I inked up this stamps with the same markers.
I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.
Time Out Challenge, CAS with the optional twist of PURPLE to wish Sandy a Happy Birthday.
Addicted to Stamps and More CAS challenge #194.
And the Freshly Made Sketches #273

Freshly Made Sketches 237
Thank you for stopping by today, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.
This are the retired stamps I used.




15 comments:

  1. I love this arty look, really stunning. Thanks for joining my party x

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    1. Thank you Sandy and again, Happy Birthday to you!!
      Love this stamps, they really have a very artsy look.

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  2. Beautiful Iris! I look forward to seeing it inked in all sorts of mediums! Gorgeous purple from the Crayola Marker!

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    1. Thank you Patti, the markers are kind of old but I was surprised they still worked well, I was very happy to see this gorgeous purple color on this flower.
      Crayola markers, who would've thought!!

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  3. Such a pretty iris - I can't believe you created that with Crayolas! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with Sandie's birthday party at Time Out! Jill

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    1. Thank you Jill, I was so happily surprised to see this happening before my very eyes. Great idea from the Frugal Crafter.

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  4. Beautiful job and I enjoyed watching the video thanks for including it..

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  5. Thank you for stopping by, the video is really so helpful.

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  6. That iris is lovely! Beautiful spring card! So glad you shared it at FMS!

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    1. Thank you Linda, it was fun to make and the sketch was perfect for it.

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  7. Beautiful iris! I love this kind of stamps from Penny Black too! I should try crayola markers on my cards, I have tons of them all around the house :)!

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  8. Thank you for stopping by TaeEun, I was so surprised this very economical markers worked so well.

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  9. How beautiful! I love irises, and this one is beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  10. Elegant and oh so lovely! What a soft and delicate look! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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  11. Such a gorgeous card and colouring on your purple flower! Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
    Kamila DT

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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.