Friday, August 5, 2016

Sew Perfect.....

Hello everyone: I love it when I can combine challenges with one card and this is one of this times. I'm linking this card to the Retro Sketches challenge #225 and the AAA Cards, Game #70 "STITCHING", here is my card.


This image is from a retired Flourishes set called "Stitched for You", stamped onto Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored with SU markers and the aqua painter, the pattern paper is from a retired line from Lili of the Valley and the button was die cut, the button brads are from my stash. I love this sweet sewing basket with all you need to embroider or quilt.


Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment is from a Power Poppy by Marcella Hawlley set called Olive and Oak.
Here are the banners that inspired my card.




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

Stamps I used.


18 comments:

  1. We those pile of Notions are so pretty colored up Maria! What a darling retired set you've kept!

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  2. Patti, this set was on my very long wish list when Flourishes closed it's on line store, I just didn't have time to get it but luckily I was able to buy it years later from one of the ladies who was on the DT, I was thrilled because this images are just so beautiful.
    Thank you for stopping by, my friend.

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  3. Such a pretty card - great job with the coloring and the sewing theme!! Thanks for your kind comment on my card at the Splitcoast gallery - it made my day!
    Maura (aka beesmom)

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    1. Thank you Maura, I love this little basket of sewing necessities.
      And, you are welcome, your card is beautiful.

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  4. Maria what a wonderful stamp that is. Love this card, the colours used are wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Aileen, all the images on this set are just so endearing.

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  5. Beautiful coloring. You are amazing!

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    1. Thank you Brian, I'm so glad you stopped by.

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  6. Gorgeous basket of sewing goodies and i love this interpretation of stitching. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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    1. Thank you Jane, I don't have any of those gorgeous stitching dies, I need to get me some sets ASAP!! but I do love this images on the set, which is all about all kinds of stitching.

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  7. Perfection! You know the right places and angles to apply your colors. Wish you could teach me the art of coloring and shading. Never come close to your talent.

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    1. Thank you Lisa, the shading is really easy to do, most stamps come already with a shaded area, you just have to apply more color there and fade it outwards. I love the look of going first with water coloring and then, adding highlights and shading with my Prismacolor pencils and paper stumps lightly dipped in baby oil, this really works so nicely.

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  8. My goodness. Such a delightful box of sewing goodies!

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    1. Thank you Mary, love this sweet sewing box.

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  9. I love your take on our stitching challenge. I love the design and colours of your card. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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  10. Thank you Coralynn, the moment I saw the AAA challenge, I jumped in with this card. It might not be all the CAS it needed to be, hope it's still ok.

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  11. Super pretty and what an adorable image for our stitching challenge. Fabulous colouring and Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards this week. Sarah

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    1. Thank you Sarah, I loved playing with the AAA challenge.

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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.