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Monday, August 22, 2016

Something Exotic is the theme.....

Hello everyone: I have a card to share with you that I will enter in several challenges listed at the end of this post, it took me a bit of time to get the coloring right, I actually had to rely on a Google picture of this magnificent flowers to pick and blend the colors. Hope you like it.


The theme over at "Less is More" is EXOTIC, when I read this word my mind immediately turn to this beautiful Orchid image from a retired Flourishes set called "Orchids".
I stamped it onto a die cut piece of Strathmore multi media water color paper with Versafine black ink and colored it with both SU markers and Prismacolor pencils. I didn't add anything to this image but I did heat embossed the word Orchids.


The lighting is not very good, it's a bit gray this morning and my lamp is horrible, (need to get me a good one) so I tilted the card a bit so the word can catch a bit of the light.
The die cut is from a Spellbinders set called Romantic Rectangles.
Here is a picture of the inside of my card.


The sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Lots of Thoughts".

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.
"Less is More" Something Exotic.
Die Cut Divas August Vacations.
ATC Around the World Photo Inspiration, I used the colors.
A Bit More Time To Craft Anything Goes.

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



20 comments:

Esther said...

What a beautiful card Maria! I love those intense colours and the gold of the sentiment. Fab entry to our exotic theme at Less is More - thanks so much for sharing :)

Patti Willey said...

Exotic is right! Stunning florals here!

Mary Fish said...

Wow . . . such rich, tropical colors!

Ann Tuck said...

Those exotic lilies are beautifully coloured with such bright colours! A truly beautiful card!

Kathyk said...

Two lovely makes but your LIM entry is so sumptuous

Kathyk

Maria A. said...

Thank you Esther, I was a bit hesitant about this card for the LIM challenge because of the colors, but it was fun to create it anyway.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Patti, the real flowers are gorgeous, thank goodness for Google search.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary!!:)

Maria A. said...

Thank you for stopping by, Ann.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Kathyk, I was looking for a smaller Orchid for the inside of my card but I chose the butterfly instead.

Aileen Ryan said...

Stunning Maria truly amazing. Such vibrant colours.

Arlene said...

A beautiful flower card. The colors just bloom!

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Sharon said...

Wow! Your colouring on those orchids is just stunning Maria! What an amazing stamp and such a shame it is retired - you may have given stamp envy to lots of people with this fantastic card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

Wendy Johnson said...

I LOVE the colouring on this card Maria - stunning!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Aileen, this is why I love flower stamps.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Arlene, it took several layers of ink to get this shades.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sharon, yes it's sad it's retired but now, Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley who designed this set, has a line of stamps just as gorgeous.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Wendy, it was fun to see this colors come alive.

Chrissie said...

My Granny duties over the past few weeks have taken their toll on my commenting time... many apologies for the late visit!
This is fabulous MAria, what amazing colouring!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Maria A. said...

Oh Chrissie, no need to apologize, I know all about Granny duties and they are more enjoyable than anything I can think of.
Thank you for stopping by.