Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Long Journey.....

Hello dear friends: I have a deep admiration for all of those wild creatures who take on the awesome and most times, dangerous JOURNEY of migration.  From the little Monarch Butterflies to the big Geese and Ducks, from the tiny Hummingbirds to the big African Elephants, this animals migrate in search for food, mates, warmer climates, sometimes guided only by their instinct and amazing sense of direction.  To me, the Journey some of this animals undertake is nothing short of epic and humbling.
Over at CASology the CODE WORD for this week is JOURNEY so I made this card with one of my most favorite SU sets called "The Wilderness Awaits", I'm also linking this card to the Corrosive Challenge #7 "Nature/Animals" and the Addicted to Stamps and More "CAS challenge #204, here is my card.

The image is stamped onto Canson water color paper with Versafine Onix Black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder then, colored with SU markers and the aqua painter. 
I wanted to add a sentiment that had the word JOURNEY and, after looking through my Flourishes stash of stamp sets I found this perfect one, from another fantastic masculine set. 
I like to combine sets every chance I get, I did this to make the inside of my card.

I will list the sets I used to make this card at the bottom of this post.
Here are the banners that inspired my card.

The Corrosive Challenge Blog!!

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

Stamps I used.


Brian King said...

Gorgeous coloring, Maria! Just amazing!

Tracey McNeely said...

I too have great respect for the wildlife that make the long journey! Sweet image and fabulous quote. Thank you for sharing at CASology this week.

Patti Willey said...

Rich coloring on this handsome CAS card!

Mary Fish said...

You sure know how to bring the duck to life with these rich colors!

Martina Bartušková said...

Perfectly simple masculine card. Great coloring! Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More challenge!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Brian, this images are just fabulous to color.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Tracey, this is an awesome challenge.

Maria A. said...

Thank you my friend, love this set.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, I looked at some pictures of this beautiful Mallards to get the colors as close as possible to the real ones.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Martina, this stamp sets are awesome for masculine cards.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Fantastic job coloring this lovely image. Great card! Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blog--please join us again soon!
:) Marie--ATSM--DT

Maria A. said...

Thank you Marie, this images are some of my most favorite, it's always fun to play along with you guys at ATSM.

Joyce said...

What a fantastic and CAS scene you created, and your coloring is fantastic. I have never seen those cool stamps before. They make a wonderful masculine card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Hannelie said...

Your coloring gets an A+ from me Maria!
Amazing job!
Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Joyce, I've had the one with the deer is from Flourishes and I have it since 2013, "The Wilderness Awaits" is from the 2015-2016 Stampin Up! catalog and the Wetlands" is from the 2013-2014 Stampin Up! catalog, all of this images are perfect for masculine cards.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Hannelie, I enjoy coloring this wonderful images.

Haideelum said...

woow precioso el sello que usaste, los colores quedaron muy bien. Me encantó tu estilo limpio y simple¡
Woow beautiful stamp that you used, the colors were very well.
I loved your style clean and simple¡
Thank you for participating with us in CORROSIVE CHALLENGE BLOG!
DT Haideé Corrosive Challenge Blog

Maria A. said...

Muchas gracias Haidee, me da mucho gusto que te haya gustado my targeta. Este set de Stampin Up! siempre es hermoso para crear targetas para nuestros muchachos, grandes o chicos.
Espero que vuelvas a visitar mi blog.
Hello Haidee, I'm so glad you liked my card. This set from Stampin Up! is always beautiful to create cards for our guys, big or small.
Hope you stop by again.

Haideelum said...

Hoola nuevamente! Gracias por pasarte por mi Blog, si no me lo dices no te lo creo: pareciera que ya llevas muuucho tiempo en estas artes! Me alegra mucho ver participantes entusiastas como tú !

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...por cierto que no veo el botón de "seguidores"...

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