Friday, December 4, 2015

A bit of sweet yummyness!!!!!

Hello everyone: I've been off the grid for a few days due to the fact that we had a dear friend from Mexico visiting our home, what better reason to put card making on the shelve for a spell.
But I'm back once again sharing a card with you that I'm linking to the CASology challenge with the Cue Word "PIE" for this week, I hope you guys give this fun challenge a try, here is my card.
This card was made with a retired Flourishes set called "Fresh Baked" and, as you can see, that pie looks really yummy.  I stamped it onto a panel of Canson water color paper and colored it with my SU markers in Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and a little bit of River Rock for the recipe, I wanted it to look a bit aged.
I die cut this image with a Flourishes die that has a companion stamp set called "Berry Sweet Frames" that I bought from one of the DT ladies, her name is Christine Okken , as a matter of fact, I've bought several Flourishes sets from her, I hope you guys go to her blog to check out her "For Sale" place, there are still plenty of Flourishes sets available plus stamp sets from other places at really good prices.
Here is a close up of this Cherry Pie for you.
I put a little Crystal Effects on the pie to resemble the fruit oozing out when you take it out of the oven, I can smell it, oh sooooo goooood!!. I hope you can see the shine.
I set this image onto a Stampin Up! Cajun Craze card base .
Again, I tried to follow the CASology guide lines by having my focal point on the bottom 1/3 of the card base but, this image is a bit big and so is the die.  I also added a narrow strip of yellow Gingham paper that, to me, matches the color of the pie dough and gave me some space to stamp my sentiment, which is from this same set. 
I'm having so much fun making CAS cards and posting them on my blog, sometimes I achieve the style, sometimes I kind of go a bit, just a bit over the line but, in the end, it's all about having fun and, believe me, I just love this little blog of mine and participating in all kinds of challenges.
Here is the banner for this fun CASology challenge.
Thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate your comments more than I can express here, I read them all and they give me such joy. Most times, I personally reply to them, other times, I just write a small note in the comment section, thanking all of you for your sweetness.
Until next time, Happy Stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Patti Willey said...

This darn stamp is the sweetest! You couldn't have colored it more lovely! Doesn't baking homemade goodness make you feel so happy? Just like sitting down to color, what a keeper this Retired Flourishes you've hung onto!

Maria A. said...

So happy you stopped by Patti, thank you my friend.
This set makes you want to bake some homemade goodness, as I was coloring this image, the smell of baking pies kept dancing in my head.

Jen W. said...

Maria, that pie looks soooo yummy! Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous and the crystal effects were a brilliant addition. I have to say I've never been able to get my SU markers to blend that well. What is your secret? I love the Cajun Craze card base - it's one of my favourite SU colours. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Jen, I'm so glad you were able to see this post, I've been having a bit of issues with it but at least, I can share my cards with you guys.
I too love Cajun Craze, it looks like Terracotta planters, so pretty.
I've been water coloring for a while, nothing big, only on my cards and, what I've found out is that, if you get your water color paper damp, the water based marker, like the SU markers, will blend very easily and you can get some really pretty shading.
I start at the base of the image that I want to shade and blend with a damp aqua painter or a brush, not to wet and make circular motions downwards to get the color to fade a little, if I need more shading, I go again the same way. It just takes a bit of practice, water coloring is very forgiving and allows you to achieve a nice result.
Thank you again for your sweet comment.

Hazel Hodgkins said...

This looks absolutely delicious, and using the crystal effects to gloss up the fruit is ideal! Very oozy indeed! I too am impressed by your colouring. So much fabulous dimension, and I am such a sucker for gingham, so your choice to use it as the background for your sentiment is perfect. So glad you could join us this week at CASology!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Hazel, I love the CASology challenges, I've learned so much about the CAS style from all of you wonderful ladies.
I always try my best to follow the guidelines for the challenge and I'm very happy with the way this card looks, that pie is just yummy indeed.

Judy1223 said...

Well, I have to be the next in line to tell you how AMAZING that pie looks! Your coloring is do perfect...the image looks soft and rich and aged...all in one! I also adore the card base color paired with the yellow gingham strip of paper for the sentiment. All so warm and inviting together! Thanks for all your kind comments at my blog...and thanks for joining in the fun at CASology!

Hannelie said...

I can almost smell this beauty Maria!
Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Maria A. said...

Thank you so much Judy, this image is truly sweet, in every sense of the word. So glad you stopped by.
I really love participating with you guys at CASology.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Hannelie, it's always a pleasure to join in the fun at CASology.