Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Budding Artist.....

Hello again, everyone: I made this card this morning because I discovered a new challenge blog called Cardz 4 Galz and their theme is "Woman or Women". Also, the IN{K}SPIRE_me has a sketch challenge that was just perfect for this image. Both challenges close in a few hours so, here is my card.

This image is from Penny Black and it's called The Artist  and I think it's just so endearing. This is how I see my almost 18 year old granddaughter Vanessa, she is so talented with her water coloring and acrylics, she has a board on Pinterest where she keeps all of the paintings she has done.  I'm going to be a total GRANDMA here and share with you her amazing art, you can check it out HERE  if you'd like. I'm so very proud of all of my 5 amazing grandchildren, each one is unique, loving, smart, funny and talented.
Ok, I'm done bragging.....
Anyway, this image was stamped with Stazon Jet Black ink onto Canson water color paper and colored with SU markers and the aqua painter, I did a bit of shadowing and highlights with my Prismacolor pencils. 
The little piece of pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley, the ribbon from my stash. I have a few Candy Dots left so I put 3 in the corner matching some of the colors on this image.
The little charm says "believe", I wish there was a better picture but I just couldn't get close enough and take it, it kept getting blurry.
The sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Old Fashioned Florals", I just stamped it and fussy cut it.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment inside is from the set called "Orchids", the little Humming Bird is from the set called "Humming Along" and the little Hydrangea cluster is from the set called "Hydrangea", all 3 are from Flourishes and are sadly retired.
Here is a picture of the sketch that inspired my card.

And the logo from Cardz 4 Galz.
Cardz 4 Galz
Here are the pictures of the retired sets I used to create my card. I want you to see how they look like.

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


Sonny said...

So cute ...I also have a GD that is an artist ,but does not pursue it anymore . Love the scene of this creativity in action .
Pretty card ....I will go look at Vanessa`s art now ....bye !

Lisa Poe said...

All she needs is a few spots of paint on her cheeks. LOL. Such a precious image. My niece is considering graftic arts when she graduates. Thanks for the link Maria.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sonny, I love this sweet image, this young girl is just so concentrating on her creation.
Thank you also for going to check Vanessa's art board, she is going to be so happy you guys are looking at her art.

Maria A. said...

Thank you for stopping by Lisa, I hope your niece pursues her dream, this young people have the chance to make their dreams a reality.

Patti Willey said...

Love this Penny Black image! Perfect for Vanessa! I follow her on Instagram and her work is Amazing! A very talented young lady for sure and I wish her the best through College!

Maria A. said...

Patti, when I saw this stamp, I knew I wanted it, this is how I picture my granddaughter when she is not studying for exams. Her work is incredible, thank you for following her, she tells me this all the time.

Bonnie said...

You should be a proud grandma and I believe you have inspired your talented granddaughter! This image is so sweet! Could be you too!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Bonnie, I'm so glad you came to see this post. Thank you also for taking a peek at my sweet Vanessa's art, she tells me I've inspired her to paint but the difference is that she is a total natural, those water colors on her board are amazing.

Anonymous said...

Very well done and the stamp is gorgeous :)
Thanks for joining us at In{k}spire_me!
All the best, Christine

Maria A. said...

Thank you for stopping by, Christine.