Sunday, December 27, 2015

Spring time in December.....

Hello everyone: I hope your Christmas was beautiful, with family and friends around you, laughter and good food, delicious sweets and awesome drinks and the Joy of seeing your loved ones gathered around the table, smiling and asking for seconds.  Here, at the Rodriguez household, we had a beautiful time and we wish you and your family, Love, Joy and Health in 2016!!
May Peace reign on Earth!!!
I have a card for you that is not at all a Christmas card, it's in fact, a Spring card.  We've been having very warm weather up here in NW Indiana, temps in the mid and even upper 60s. and our Christmas was kind of a wet one.
I made this card for the Power Poppy "Time to Rewind" Challenge , we are asked to pick any or all of the challenges of this past year and make a card using that theme.  My card is for the April-2015 Pop of Pastel challenge, here is my card.
This beautiful image is from Power Poppy's Daffodils stamp set and it's stamped onto Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored with the aqua painter and SU markers in Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip (for the little snail).
The image is die cut with Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles dies, the DSP is from Lily of the Valley and the Hexagon die cut is from Tim Holtz Alterations Collections thinlitz dies.

Here's a close up of this image, I just adore that little snail.

Here is a picture of the inside of this card.
The sentiment is from Power Poppy's Potted Primroses , The flower image is from Power Poppy's Country Side Bouquet , both are stamped with SU Strawberry Slush.

Here is the banner that inspired this card.

I hope you give this challenge a chance. If you don't have any Power Poppy stamp sets, this is the perfect opportunity to win one, Marcella's images are gorgeous, beautifully detailed and a true joy to color.  This challenge will close on Dec. 31st.
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping. I hope to see you at the Power Poppy gallery.
Hugs from Maria.


Patti Willey said...

Pretty pretty pretty! I just love Marcella's stamps and Love to see flowers colored! Happy New Year to you and your Family!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Patti, I really like how this image looks in this soft colors. Marcella's images are always a joy to create with.
Wishing you Joy and Health in 2016.
Hugs, my friend.

Sonny said...

Pretty colors and it feels like Spring here in N.C.
I agree that little snail is a cutie !
Love the back ground dies framing your image .
Lovely !

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sonny, this is really a beautiful image, very Spring like.

Mary Fish said...

Sweet patterned paper and so fresh for spring

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, it's fun to see flowers in the middle of Winter.

ChristineCreations said...

You did a beautiful job colouring up this spring arrangement Maria. It’s so soft and pretty with the pastels! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Power Poppy!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Christine, I think the "Pop of Pastel" challenge was my favorite. I can't wait for a year full of wonderful challenges at Power Poppy.