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Thursday, March 17, 2016

A Little bit of Everything.....

Hello everyone: Well, I got a bit side tracked this morning, you know how it is some days, you have your plan, you are ready to put it in motion then, LIFE happens, I wont go into the details but things are more or less back to "normal" in the Rodriguez household so, I'm finally posting this card that I will enter in the CAS Mix Up Challenge , a brand, spanking new blog challenge headed by Bonnie Klass (you might know her from the Merry Monday challenge blog, in which she is a Designer Team member and her blog, Stamping with Klass ) and her friend Loll Thompson, her blog is Stamp with Loll. This challenge is asking for a mix of techniques, some stamping, some water coloring and our choice, there is a list of choices on the blog.  I'm also linking this card to the Can You CASE It? color challenge, we can play with 3 colors of our choice, I'm using Pistachio Pudding, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight.  Here is my card, in which I combined a little water coloring, a little stamping plus some sponging and die cutting.


For this card, I used the beautiful and sadly retired SU set called "Fabulous Florets", I stamped the leaves several times directly onto my card base with SU Pistachio Pudding, to get the ink to distribute evenly, (I don't have any Whisper White card stock, grr!!) then I stamped the small flower from the set onto a piece of Canson water color paper, colored it with Calypso Coral ink and the aqua painter and added a bit of highlights with the same color marker. 
The die is from Elizabeth Craft Designs and it's called Ginger Jar , I bought this beautiful die for only $2.95, can you believe it??!!! I bought other stuff from their clearance page.
I die cut the base from water color paper and the design from card stock, the possibilities are endless with the colors. Here is a close up of this pretty flower.


The teeny, tiny sentiment is from a retired Flourishes stamp set called "Old Fashioned Florals", it's die cut wih the smallest die from a label set from Spellbinders.
I added a couple of score lines to the side of the card, no reason in particular, I just love how they look.
Here is a picture of the finish inside of my card.


The sentiment is from Flourishes "Lots of Thoughts", I also stamped again the small flower from the set plus the leaf.
Here are the banners that inspired my card.

CYCI#111

And here are some pictures of the retired stamp sets I used for my card.




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




16 comments:

  1. So pretty Maria! Your blossom is so pretty and has lots of depth and dimension from your wonderful colouring. And that vase is beautiful --- what a great deal you got! :) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up.

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    1. Thank you Loll, I'm so happy you and Bonnie started this challenge blog, you can be sure I'll be participating every time.
      I love that vase and I can't believe I got it for so little $$$$$

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  2. Pretty card ! Love that scoring too....it adds so much to the side for balance.

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    1. Thanks my friend, sometimes CAS cards need a bit of something and scoring is IT!!! Like you said, it adds balance without overwhelming it.

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  3. This is one of my favorite flowers, Maria, and your vase is amazing! I love the colors that are a perfect complement to the pretty watercolor flower! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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    1. This is one of my favorite SU sets EVER!!!!! I love it, this flowers are so beautiful and the set so versatile.
      I'm so happy to participate in this challenge blog Bonnie, you can be sure I will continue to enjoy sharing my cards in your gallery.

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  4. Wow I don't know how you keep track of all of those Challenges! You must keep a Planner to remember what to build, what's required and when it's due! Good luck this Ginger Jar is very interesting! $2.95 really!

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    1. Yes my friend, I had to resort to creating some files to keep track of all the challenges I participate in, they are on my email, each kind has it's own place, it's easy that way.

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  5. What a lovely creation. I like that both the flower and the vase are so beautifully done and fight for my attention.

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  6. Thank you Maria, I love that vase because you can cut it in all the colors of the rainbow and stamp your flowers to match.

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  7. Maria, Simply beautiful card and I love how you created the vase. Gorgeous colors. Thanks for playing along with CYCI. ~Pam, DT

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    1. Thank you Pam, the challenge gave me the freedom to use this pretty combination of colors.

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  8. Fabulous card! Beautiful colors! Thanks for joining CYCI :) Eva

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  9. Maria, I have been wizzing through posts from everyone and bot commenting as ai am so far behind, too busy blending and cardmaking BUT. i had to stop on this one, this card is totally stunning, the leaves on the card, the added flower head that you painted and this absolutely stunning vase. The colours you have used highlight it perfectly and what a bargin less than $3 you clever little vegemite as we ay over here. Simply the most stunning card I have seen in ages.

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  10. Thank you so much Aileen, this was one of those cards that take so little time to make yet they look so pretty. I think what took a bit more time was fussy cutting that little flower, water color paper is NOT your friend when you need to do a little detail snipping.
    So glad you liked it and yes, that die was a total bargain, when I saw it, I bought it immediately.

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