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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

DISTRESS!!!!!



Hello everyone: I have a card to share with you for the CASology challenge this week, the CUE WORD is "DISTRESS", and also, I'm going to link it up to the "Less is More" challenge with a with a new theme wich is ADD SOME TEXTURE, this is my second entry to this challenge, you can see my first one HERE if you'd like and, last but most definitely not least, I'm entering this card in the Power Poppy February challenge "SWITCH UP YOUR SHADES" which is just asking to use a coloring medium we don't use to often, I love water coloring and I use it all the time but sometimes I add a bit of texture and shading with pencils, well, this time NO WATER COLORS AT ALL, I just colored this image with only my Prismacolor pencils. Here is today's card.



This beautiful bloom is from Power Poppy's stamp set called SIMPLY CAMELIAS , and it's, well.....simply gorgeous!!!  Following both the CASology and the "Less is More" challenges, I distressed the image, adding some texture to it. I sponged it with a bit of Hello Honey ink to kind of "age" it a little. Now, I chose this sentiment because I think missing someone is really stressful, so I hope both the stressed image and the sentiment are ok. for this challenges requests.
Here is the picture of the finished inside.


The sentiment from the retired Flourishes stamp set called "Pick Wild Flowers" really follows the one in front. Here's a picture of this beautiful retired stamp set.


And here are the banners that inspired my card.




"Less is More"
ADD SOME TEXTURE.

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

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful colouring and images Maria! You do lovely work :)

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    1. Thank you Esther, coloring is the way I sometimes take the stress out of my life, specially with beautiful images like this one.

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  2. Oh so pretty ! Such a delicate image and your coloring just makes it glow.
    Sweet card !

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    1. Thank you Sonny, I love the tranquility of this blossom resting on that pretty bowl.

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  3. You really know how to balance a vintage image with a clean and simple style!

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    1. Thank you Mary, I know CAS cards need to be without any distressing of papers or to much embellishment but, the challenge called for DISTRESS so I figured distressing the edges just a little and keeping the rest pretty simple would do the trick.

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  4. This is so pretty! I noticed it at CASology and had to come and comment as I was so taken with your card. I'm going to try a CAS card myself so thanks for the inspiration!

    I love your blog name! My husband is a triathlete too. Good for you!!

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    1. Thank you Kate, CAS cards take a bit of getting used to all that white space but they end up looking truly elegant.
      How fabulous your hubby is a Triathlete, this is a sport I love so much, I started in 2003 and ran my last race, which was an Iron Man Triathlon at the ripe age of 60 in North Carolina. I did 3 of this races and everything else in between. I bet you are so proud of your husband and his races must be thrilling to watch, the support of our families is crucial for a successful training and racing events.

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  5. A beautiful image and gorgeous colouring, Maria! I love the white space too...an elegant design :)

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  6. Two delightful makes which show you are well on your way to becoming addicted to CAS!

    Kathyk

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    1. Ha! you are correct Kathyk, it didn't take me long to really love the CAS style, thank you for stopping by.

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  7. Beautifully done, gorgeous little floral scene, clever colouring and thanks for sharing at Less is More this week.
    Sarah

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    1. Thank you Sarah, I just love, love playing along at Less is More!!

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  8. Maria your card is wonderful! LOOK at the rose petals under water ... you have colored this perfectly!!!
    =]

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    1. Thank you Michele, I love the submerged look of this petals, really pretty.

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  9. This is really sweet!
    Lovely image!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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    1. Thank you Chrissie, it's a lot of fun to play with LIM challenges.

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  10. Gorgeous coloring on that beautiful image and I love the curled, distressed corners! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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    1. Thank you Jen, I didn't want to distress the paper to much in an effort to keep the design as CAS as possible. I'm really more and more comfortable playing with it.

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  11. Sorry to be so late commenting, what a super texture card Maria!
    Thanks for joining our challenge
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  12. No worries Anne, so glad you stopped by, thank you.

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  13. Maria, your CAS cards are so beautiful! Wow! I love that camellia image, and the sentiments lovely...perfectly paired! I love the distressed edges, too...lovely! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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