Sunday, May 22, 2016


Hello dear friends: I really need to get some pretty stencils, I only have ONE!! and that is only because my friend Claire Grantham, from Retro Rubber challenge, kindly sent a box full of goodies she was just giving away, it's a Honeycomb stencil and I've used it a few times to participate in challenges that are asking to use them. So my card today will be linked to the CASology challenge with a CUE WORD "STENCIL" and the Try Stamping on Tuesday sketch challenge.

This card has a combination of the very old, the bees, from a retired Flourishes set and the very new, the Peony, from a recently released set from Altenew called Peony Bouquet, this set has dies but I don't have them so, I just fussy cut the flower and the leaves, I think I've gotten better at fussy cutting, I've been doing it a lot lately.
For this panel, I sponged some SU Hello Honey ink using the stencil and then, I stamped the flower and the leaves onto some Ninah Solar White card stock using some Altenew inks, cut them and paste them so I could stamp the little bees to follow the sketch, well the sketch is in reverse but I had to change it because the little bees are facing to the right.
As always, I added a bit of highlights to the petals of my flower and the bees with Prismacolor pencils.  Here is a look at the finished inside.

The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Best Day Ever.
This is the sketch that inspired my card

And CASology's CUE CARD

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


TaeEun said...

This is beautiful, Maria! The little bees look so real! The peony and the stenciled background are so pretty together!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Thank you TaeEun, I have to practice more with this Altenew stamps, I had to stamp this flower 4 or 5 times and picked the best one. And I need more stencils too, LOL!!

Patti Willey said...

Your flower is beautiful! I have a few Altenew Inks and I think I like them! I don't stamp too often anymore, mostly coloring! Gorgeous card, you're one up on me, no stencils at my house!!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Well my friend, I've seen some truly awesome stencils out there and I plan to get me some, they come in handy for making subtle backgrounds.
Thank you for stopping by Patti.

Lisa said...

Maria you captured the beauty of the peony spot on. It looks like all the peony's that are starting to bloom in my hometown. They will be in full bloom in a few weeks for our peony festival and beautiful. The pink you used reminds me of the candle I sent you. Fantastic card!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, your peony is so pretty! Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along at Try Stampin on Tuesday :)

Unknown said...

Hi Maria, this card is just stunning! A beautiful take on our sketch this week and I'm delighted to hear that you know Claire too! I've known her since my days at What's on Your Workdesk Wednesdays! Small world. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesdays. xo Crystal

Kreative Kymona said...

Hey Maria!! I l love your card. That flower is so pretty and I love how the it sit on top of the stenciled background. Nicely done. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

Hannelie said...

So very beautiful Maria!
Always lovely to see your card in the CASology gallery!
Thanks for playing!