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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Chinese Lanterns.....

Hello everyone: Last Friday Fab Friday shared a great sketch for us to play with and Power Poppy is having a challenge called Happy Mail the entire month of June, if you don't have any Power Poppy by Marcella Howley's stamp sets, you can still participate to have a chance to win one of her amazing sets. Here is my card.

I don't know about you guys but I've never seen a Chinese Lantern plant in person, ever!! I Googled it just to see how they look in real life, they are so beautiful and the image on  Marcella Howley's  Happy Harvest stamp set from Power Poppy is just as beautiful as the real plant.
I stamped this image onto a piece of Strathmore 90lb. water color paper with Versafine Onix Black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder then, colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter. 

I love how the branch of bittersweet berries intertwine with the lovely husks of the Chinese Lantern. 
The pattern paper is from a discontinued line from Lili of the Valley, the ribbon from my stash, I don't seem to make a dent in it, sheeesh!!
Here is a picture of the finish inside of my card.


The sentiment is from a retired SU set called "Perfectly Penned" and it's stamped with Tangelo Twist ink from SU.
Here is the sketch that inspired my card.


And the Power Poppy banner.

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

SU "Perfectly Penned" stamp set.



17 comments:

Patti Willey said...

Beautiful! Just Beautiful! Now, next time you're at the grocery store, especially in the Fall, look at the floral section, they're there all the time! I know you've overlooked them Maria, they're quite a precious plant, so delicate they're a must see! Pinning!

Maria A. said...

I've never see this plants at the store but then again, I really never stop at the floral section but now I will, I wish I could buy the actual plant I would LOVE to have one and I think I know the exact spot.
Thank you my friend.

Heather said...

So beautiful! It reminds me of the bittersweet we used to go out and cut every fall - such striking vines! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Sabrina said...

Really - you've never seen them in real life!! Then you have coloured it so perfectly! I have some in the garden, and have also successfully grown them from seed in the past. But - be aware that if you do manage to get one, at least in our climate they are VERY, VERY invasive.
Also, when they die and become skeletons, they are equally beautiful and make gorgeous home decor both ways.

Mary Fish said...

Such a graceful and elegant flower!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Heather, I've never seen this plants but they look so delicate and beautiful.

Maria A. said...

Hello Sabrina: Nop, I've never seen this plants in real life, I had to Google them to see how they look like. I haven't seen them in garden centers either around here, possibly because, as you pointed out, they can be very invasive. I will look for them at flower stores in the Fall, they look so beautiful when dry.
Thank you for stopping by and for your suggestions.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, they truly look so graceful, I must look for them for decorations in the Fall.

Julie Koerber said...

So bright and sunny Maria! Love the pops of orange and the splash of gingham -- such a cheery creation!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Julie, I'm going to be on the lookout for this plants, I really want to see them in person.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Maria, I saw this on SCS and love it! Love your beautiful coloring and the lovely ribbons you have! Beautifully done, my friend! Hugs!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Cheryl, love this image, I'm going to keep my eyes open for the real plants and I will keep adding my cards to the SCS site, this is just way to much fun.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Cheryl, love this image, I'm going to keep my eyes open for the real plants and I will keep adding my cards to the SCS site, this is just way to much fun.

Amanda Mertz said...

Beautiful! It really makes me think of cooler fall weather...then again anything is cooler than the weather we've been having! Great colors and coloring! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Stacy Morgan said...

So pretty! I like the orange colors and the ribbon diagonal is fun for the eyes. Thanks for play along with Power Poppy this month!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Very nice. My old baby sitter used to grow these so I love them! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

Brenda Myers said...

Very pretty card!! Great job on the coloring!! And I know what you mean about ribbon, I think mine multiplies while I'm sleeping. LOL Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!