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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Asters for the Pals Paper Arts.....

Hello everyone: Even if this Winter has been milder than others up here in NW Indiana, it's still very cold and gray, we had a dusting of snow the other day but not enough to talk about or create havoc on the streets.  So I wanted to step away for a little while from all the Winter cards I've made for the Holidays and bring a bit of Spring into my craft room so, I created this card for the Pals Paper Arts which is hosted this week by the amazingly talented and sweeter than cotton candy, Mary Fish. Here is my card.

I'm a September gal and the Aster is our flower, it has many meanings, among them are Thoughtfulness and Sincerity, they are beautiful.  I stamped this image from a retired Flourishes calendar set, this one is "September though December", on a circle die cut of Canson water color paper and colored with the aqua painter and SU markers in Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler, easy peasey.  The sentiment is also stamped onto water color paper with Cherry Cobbler ink. The pretty DSP is from Lily of the Valley.

I think the little flowers in the paper look like Asters.  Here is a picture of the inside of my card.

I have a lot of retired Flourishes stamp sets, this little bunch of Asters are from the set called "Lots of Thought", both sentiments are from a set called "With Gratitude", I adore this font.
Now, here is the sketch, by Mary Fish, that inspired this card.
PPA-282-Jan07
Thank you so much for stopping by and for your comments, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


22 comments:

  1. The font is gorgeous! The color and paper come together as one. Fall is my favorite time of year and I adore your card. Kudos Maria!

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  2. Thank you Lisa, yes the font on this sentiments is lovely. This DSP is one sided thank goodness, and it really compliments this pretty flowers.

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  3. Pretty and colorful. I agree with Lisa about that font on your sentiment ....it is so awesome. Your card interior is really pretty also !
    Great "Sketch" rendition !!

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    1. Thank you Sonny, this DSP is the reason I picked this image, so pretty and ONE SIDED, Tee Hee!!

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  4. Maria, this is so beautiful!! I love the delicate floral image and your colors look brilliant with it!! Great take on this sketch!! :) Thanks so much for all of your encouraging words on my blog, I really appreciate that!! HUGS

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  5. Thank you Vicki, for all the encouraging words you leave on my blog also. I absolutely adore the little tissue box you share on your blog and SCS, it would make anyone with the sniffles, feel so much better.

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  6. Oh those beautiful Asters! You have such great luck coloring with Stamp n Write Markers! Stampin' Up! Should be proud of you! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Patti, I love coloring with SU markers, I've always love how they blend so easily with the aqua painter, to create shades I just start on the part where I want it and blend with a bit of water.

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  7. I love everything about this card!!I am going to use it to think about Valentine's ~ thanks!

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    1. Thank you Margaret, this would make a very sweet Valentine.

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  8. I love the style and layout of this card and how cheery is looks. It makes me want to let some sunshine into my craft room and work on some flower cards. Thanks again for the inspiration. This year I'm definitely getting the SU markers and giving water color a try.

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    1. Thank you Charlene, the SU markers are great for this technique, I can't wait to see what you create with them.

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  9. Just lovely, Maria! I'm thrilled to have you try my sketch (and so quickly)!

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    1. Thank you Mary, as soon as I saw you were the host for this week at PPA, I got to work on this card right away, beautiful sketch.

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  10. This card is certainly the essence of springtime, Maria. It is simply beautiful. The coordination of the stamp, the paper and the beautiful sentiment font is fabulous. It certainly brighten my cold and dreary day here in PA!

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    1. Thank you Rosanne, the paper coordinated so well with this image, it brighten my cold and gray day too.

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  11. Beautiful floral design! Love the flowers spotlighted in the circle! Glad you shared this at PPA!

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    1. Thank you Linda, it's always fun to play along with the Pals.

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  12. Such a sweet card Maria! Love the stamping for the inside of the card too!

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    1. Thank you Ginger, love this sweet little flowers, finishing the inside of my cards before posting them is one of my New Year's resolutions, I know it will save me a ton of time when I mail them.

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  13. Beautiful card Maria, so soft and feminine. I love the bunch of flowers you stamped on the inside of the card as well. So so pretty.

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  14. Thank you Aileen, I love this papers, they really compliment this image so beautifully.

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