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Friday, January 29, 2016

Pretty in Orange for CAS(E) this Sketch!.....

Hello again, everyone: I have another card I want to share with you today, I saw the CAS(E) this Sketch! this morning and I went to work right away. It didn't take me long but I think it came out really pretty. Here is my card.


I recently purchased this retired Flourishes stamp set from Ebay and decided to ink it up for this card. I love the flowers on it but it's the little bee that really caught my eye, it's so sweet and so detailed, I love it.  As always, I stamped the flowers onto a panel of Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink.  I stamped the flower twice on copy paper to make the mask to sponge a bit of Broken China distress ink after I stamped them onto the panel. 
I colored them with the aqua painter and SU Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Always Artichoke markers, then added a bit of Wink of Stella to the flowers and a bit of Dazzling Details to the little bee's wings. 


The sentiment is from the set. Here is a picture of the finished inside.


Here is the banner that inspired this card.

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

16 comments:

  1. Love that bee ! Pretty pretty coloring and that Broken China adds just the right touch without dominating . What`s next ????

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    1. LOL!! what next?? I don't know my friend, I feel my MOJO working double shifts, I love it.
      I tell you, that bee is adorable.

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  2. Bee-utiful! Love the sponged Broken China worth the effort of masking! A nice find on eBay!

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    1. Thank you Patti, I was lucky when I saw this set for sale.

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  3. be-you-tiful in return. love the vibrant orange color for spring!

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  4. What beautiful coloring, Maria! That little bumble bee just flew right into my room!
    =]

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    1. Thank you Michele, this is one of the more realistic looking little bee stamps I've ever seen.

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  5. Wow Maria, the colouring of your card is perfect and that bee is sooooo good. Can see why you liked it, brilliant features of both flowers and bee.

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    1. Thank you Aileen, love this little bee, the sentiment inside fits this little hard working darlings perfectly.

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  6. Such a pretty card!! I love the light blue background color behind your images!! :)

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    1. Thank you Vicki, I'm not too good at sponging, I was really nervous about doing this to my already colored flowers.

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  7. Very nice card Maria...I love your finished insert!

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    1. Thank you Vikki, I made a New Year's resolution to always finish the inside of my cards before posting them on my blog, it will save me a ton of time when I mail them.

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  8. Oh, this is beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

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    1. Thank you Leigh, so glad you stopped by.

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