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Monday, April 18, 2016

Sweet Countryside Bouquet.....

Hello everyone: The Power Poppy You Pick 3 challenge is still going on and it will continue for the entire month of April, if you don't have any Power Poppy stamps, this is your chance to win one of the beautiful sets from Marcella Howley, I hope you give this challenge a chance, I've been having so much fun participating, this is my 5th. card.  All you need to do is pick 3 markers and color your image with them, only 3, that's all, either at random or from the same family, this time I again closed my eyes and I was a bit worried about the combination of colors but I think they look good, I even combined all 3 colors to create another color for some of the flowers in this gorgeous bouquet.


The image is from Power Poppy's Countryside Bouquet Delux and it's stamped onto a new water color paper I'm trying, this is a bit lighter and whiter, from Strathmore and it's the 90lb. pad. I liked it a lot, the image was stamped with Versafine Onix Black ink and it was perfect. At first the colors I chose didn't seem to go together at all, I mean Night of Navy and Tangerine Tango???!! for the flowers but the good thing is that, once you apply the water they change a little and I was able to shade this pretty blooms and give them detail with the fine tip of the marker. 
I didn't want to color those little flowers on the top with the same colors so I combined them to create a new one, here is a picture of them, they really look pretty.


I applied the Night of Navy at the base, mixed a bit of Wild Wasabi and then, just a touch of the Tangerine Tango on the top, when I applied my aqua painter, they blended really nicely.
I finished the card by cutting a couple of slots next to the base of the bouquet and using a tapestry needle, I wrapped a piece of linen thread around, I could have just colored this but I didn't want to do it with neither of this colors so I thought the thread would look better.


The ribbon is from my bottomless stash, the pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


I inked up the sentiment and the flower with the markers I chose.
Here is the banner that inspired my card.


I hope you give this fun challenge a try, like I said, if you don't have any Power Poppy stamps, this is your chance to win one, believe me, you will fall in love with them, they are gorgeous.
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.



16 comments:

  1. So pretty ! A winner for sure !! Love the details that you described on how you created this lovely picture .

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    1. Thank you Sonny, this is the first time I ink up this stamp, such beautiful flowers. And, as long as you use only the colors you picked, you can actually create other colors by combining them, am I clever or what?! LOL!!

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  2. Whoa really! Winner winner Chicken Dinner! You can trust that you'll make something beautiful by blindly selecting three colors every time! Pinning!

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    1. Patti, this challenge is just so much fun, I think the fact that you have to pick only 3 colors is what's making it so appealing to me. And, since you can enter as many cards as you want, heck!! I'm going all out!!!
      Thank you for stopping by.

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  3. I adore the powerful pop of orange, Maria!

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  4. Thank you Mary, at first I didn't think this colors would go very well together but in the end, I'm very happy with this card.

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  5. Beautiful flowers, Maria! As always, your shading is perfect!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie, I'm having lots of fun with this challenge.

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  6. Love this colour combination Maria. Beautifully coloured too. Thanks so much for another great card for the Power Poppy challenge!

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    1. Thank you Christine, so happy you stopped by, your challenge is just loads of fun.

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  7. Hi Maria, I love your card, I have yet to try just three separate colours and no way I will be picking randomly. Your colouring is just stunning.

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    1. Thank you Aileen, just give it a try, I recommend that you pick the markers first and then your stamps, that way you know which one will be better for your colors.

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  8. Oh this is just LOVELY and what a great job with only 3 markers!! Thanks so much for playing with Power Poppy this month!!

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  9. Thank you Kathy, I'm having a lot of fun with this challenge.

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  10. Maria, oh my, another beautiful card done with just three markers - amazing! I love how you've colored this beautiful bouquet, and what a gorgeous layout! I truly love your luscious ribbon and the sweet little tag! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl, I've been having tons of fun with this challenge, this image, as well as all the other ones from Marcella, are a Joy to color.

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