Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Power Poppy/Mojo Monday.....

            Hello everyone: I've been absent for a while due to some family stuff going on.  First, my dear hubby was on a 2+ week vacation, that is fine and dandy except for the fact that I really can't concentrate all that much with him wanting me to sit and watch Soccer games, movies, having a late breakfast, etc.  My going to the YMCA was also affected a little, but now, he is back at work and I finally have some free time to do what I love.....swim, bike, run, stamp and, last but definitely not least, blogging. I do miss this a lot so, here I am, participating in 2 fun challenges.....Mojo Monday and the Power Poppy Pop of Pastel Challenge that started on April 3rd.

 So, here is my card, I hope you like it, I thank you so much for visiting and for your comments, I appreciate every word, you always make my day.

 The image is from Power Poppy's Short Stacks stamp set, which is simply amazing and lovely.  I die cut the image using SU Labels Collection dies.  The DSP is from Lily of the Valley and it's called Bonnets and Bowties, I chose this design because of the Tulips on the image, I thought it would look really beautiful. The ribbon and small pieces of Card Stock are from my stash, collected over the years from all over.
I colored my image using my SU markers, I just love how this markers work so fabulously with the Aqua Painters for a beautiful water color look.
This are the markers I used for this image:
Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Melon Mambo.
Bashful Blue and Tempting Turquoise.
Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi.
                                        More Mustard and Sahara Sand.
I also used Baked Brown Sugar and Hello Honey ink pads to color the cup cake.  The butterfly was punched with the Small Butterfly Punch and I made the banners using the Hexagon Punch, this is really easy and they always look perfect.
Again, thank you so much for visiting, till next time.


Brian King said...

What a sweet image, Maria. It pairs nicely with that printed paper. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Patti Willey said...

Oh Maria! This Short Stacks is just adorable! You sure have a talent with this coloring! This paper perfect for this sketch not too large a print and darling in these colors!

Bobbi Miller said...

We missed you! But I know very well how life gets in the way of our creativity. Your card is darling; I love your coloring and the paper goes so well with it. Thanks for sharing it today.

Mary Fish said...

Woo hoo! Beautiful job with the Mojo Sketch, Maria. As always, your watercoloring is fantastic!!!

Lisa Poe said...

Oh my yes, every part of your card works wonderfully together. I am also trying to use up my stash of scraps and older items. Another beautiful masterpiece Maria!

Betty Neville said...

Your card is gorgeous! Beautifully coloured as well!

Darlene DeVries said...

I love your popped up butterfly Maria. Such a nice touch. Glad you are back on schedule now that hubby is back to work. It's so funny how much time they need when they are home, lol!

ChristineCreations said...

This is so sweet Maria. I love the soft colours on the image and that sweet little butterfly. So perfect for the Power Poppy Challenge! Thanks for playing along!

Anita Liedtke said...

Sweet and adorable , Maria ! I love the colours and the image - and your wonderful coloring ! Thank you for sharing :)

Valerie said...

Hi Maria!
Every time I see a post from you, it put a great big smile on my face!
This one is no exception!
It is amazing how you are able to achieve such an awesome watercolor look w/ your SU! markers. I love my markers too, however I am never able to achieve such beautiful results. I know I need more practice. One of the biggest issues I have is choosing the right colors.
I have a question for you, Do you choose your papers 1st and then color your image based on the colors in your papers, or do you color up your images and then try to find papers that match your colored image?
Also, How do you store your markers? I have mine in a nice box that I have to riffle through, although, I enjoy the feel and sound of digging to find the "right" color, I know it is not creatively productive.
Also, I know that watercolor paper is different and important, what kind do you find works best?
Thanks for putting a smile on my face,

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Maria, what sweetness in this beautiful image with your pastel colors! And I love the sketch challenge too - it works perfectly! Hugs!