Saturday, October 15, 2016

A Flowery Reminder.....

Hello dear friends: Well, all of us over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE  are thrilled and grateful for the amazing response we are getting from all of you who joined us in the gallery of this, our very first challenge blog post. We hope you continue to enjoy this blog and come to visit often and participate in subsequent challenges, we simply love all the amazing cards you have submitted, keep them coming.
Here is a card I made for the mid month reminder, so I hope you like it, get inspired and come to the challenge and join us in the gallery.  To get more inspiration, visit my teammates blogs to see their beautiful creations and leave them some sweet inky love.

This image is from the Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley called Spring Time Love and, even if we are in the middle of October, beautiful flowers are really for any time of the year.
I stamped this image onto a die cut circle of Canva water color paper with Versafine black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I like how the raised borders of the embossed images keep your water colors from bleeding out. I colored it with SU markers and an aqua painter.
The pattern paper is from a discontinued line from Lili of the Valley, I was lucky enough to grab a bunch of 8x8" pads and packages before they were gone.
I die cut a piece of pink card stock with the retired SU Labels die set and paper pierced it. The ribbon is from my stash. 
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

I was lucky I had this roll of washi tape that looked like the ribbon in the front, this organza ribbon is kind of hard to stick to paper. The sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Tulips for Friends" and the little flower on the corner from the Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley set called Country Side Bouquet Delux, colored it with Prismacolor pencils.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate your visit and your comments more than words can express. Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


  1. Oh this is a new set for you! I want it too! He he! I could color flowers all year round! I'll stop by the Challenge Blog to see what folks are sharing, Mid Month already! Phew!

  2. Ohhhh Maria this is stunning. Love this flower stamp, do I need it, yes of course I do. Beautiful colouring and layout.

  3. Any absolute garden of beautiful flowers and color, Maria1

  4. Beautiful image and a gorgeous card!

  5. Such a fab card Maria, love those pretty flowers and great colouring again ;) Viv xx


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