Friday, April 8, 2016

Go Wild, Sweet Friend.....

Hello everybody: I have a new card to share with you today for this 3 challenges:
CAS on Sunday  challenge #80 with a theme of Flowers.
TIME OUT CHALLENGES challenge #54, with an inspiration picture.
Tuesday Morning Sketches #346 with a sketch.
Here is my card.

I finally got around constructing a little "studio" to take my pictures, I went to my local craft store and bought some foam board, cut 2 12"x12" pieces and, with the left over, I just cut one more for the "floor", I put some heavy duty duct tape in the back holding the two big pieces so I could just fold it and store it when it's not being used. I think the problem I was having with my pictures was precisely LIGHTING. I don't have a specific lamp, I just used my table lamp and the natural light from the window, even if it's really cloudy and actually snowing, (ughhh!!) it was good enough to take this clear pictures. 
This images are from a Power Poppy set called "Go Wild" , all of them are so beautiful. I stamped them onto Canson water color paper and this time, I stamped them with Versafine Onix Black ink, I heard this ink is perfect when using Photopolymer stamps, it stamps incredibly detailed lines, the stamp DOES NOT stick to the paper and you only need to stamp it once, I was using Stazon Jet Black ink for a long time but this is much better for this clear stamps. I still use the Stazon but only with red rubber stamps.
The only thing with this ink is that it needs to be allowed to dry to water color the image, but I just used the heat gun and it dried in seconds. I colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter, the pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley, the sentiment is from the same set and the ribbon is from my bottomless stash. Here is a picture of the inside of my card.

The sentiment is from Power Poppy's "Best Day Ever" , super fun Summer images.
Here are the banners that inspired my card.

CAS on Sunday

I used several of the colors in this picture.
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Sonny said...

Pretty and so Spring looking . Versafine ink is good for sentiments too . I would love to have that brightly colored cabinet in my stamp room !!!
Lastly ....your constructed box is looking good ! It really is brighter .

Patti Willey said...

Yay you built yourself a Light Box! Fabulous! Shows the art work here really nicely! Lovely flowers in this Mason jar, the blue pallet in the paper just perfect for todays card! I just love my Versa Fine Ink, a rich black for sentiments and you're right about dry time! It's pigment so a handy heat gun is just the trick!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sonny, I absolutely love, LOVE how this ink stamps my images, it's perfect each time, no re-inking the stamp necessary. And I agree, that cabinet is awesome.

Maria A. said...

I did Patti, this was just quickly taped but I will reinforce the corners and make sure they have a tight seam, for now I used the lamp I have on top of my work desk but I do want to get a nice lamp, I should have done this sooner!! and I thought it was my camera that was messed up, sheeesh!!
I love this set, this flowers are all so beautiful and perfect for Spring or any other occasion.

Mary Fish said...

Love your inspiration and all the details!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, I just love that armoire.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!! I love this image and that little butterfly!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie (TMS DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Maria A. said...

Thank you for stopping by Debbie, I appreciate your comments.

rachelvass1982 said...

Did you see you won the TMS sketch? Congrats!

Maria A. said...

Oh yes Rachel, I saw it this morning, thanks for letting me know anyway, how sweet of you!!

Nonni said...

Very beautiful, feminine card which reflects our inspiration photo very well! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

Mariken said...

What a lovely card you've made! Thank you for joining our challenge at CAS on Sunday!!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Nonni, that photo really is lovely.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mariken, flowers always inspire me.

Shona Chambers said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful and love how you used some of the colours from the photo. Your colouring is gorgeous and the background paper is so pretty. So glad you joined us at TIME OUT!!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Shona, the beautiful photo at TIME OUT! really inspired me for the colors.