Sunday, October 30, 2016

The end of an Era.....

Hello everyone: Well, like they say.....ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END, this couldn't be more true for the awesome Paper Pals Arts Challenge. Ever since I started blogging almost 2 short years ago, I've been inspired by this amazing crafters and found the courage to participate in several of this fun challenges.  So, after several years and 324 challenges, the Pals Paper Arts challenge is running it's last one, so sad to see it go but I'm thankful for the chance you gave me to share my cards on your gallery and for the sweet comments I received from you.
So, here is my last card for your challenge, I bid you farewell and wish you the best in everything you want to do.  One thing that makes this final challenge more bearable is the fact that I will keep seeing you guys out there in Blogland, visiting your personal blogs.  Good luck to all of you.

This images are from Altenew's stamp set called Persian Motifs, I love it because you can literally color this flowers any which way you want to.
I stamped the images onto Canson water color paper with Versafine black ink and heat clear embossed them with clear embossing powder then, colored them with SU markers, the aqua painter and Prismacolor pencils.
The beautiful gold vellum is from SU (retired), the sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Lots of Thoughts", I heat embossed it in gold and added a bit of bling with some Rhine Stones.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is from a Flourishes set called "Picking Wild Flowers" and the sun flower in the corner from the "Lots of Thoughts" set.

I would like to link this card to the following challenges.
My Time To Craft challenge #332 "Autumnal Colors"
Ellibelle's Creative Moments Linky Party #13 "Fall Colors"
Morgan's Art World Challenge #22 "Embossing, wet or dry"
Fussy and Fancy challenge #175 "Shades of Autumn"

Thank you for stopping by, I read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate every single one more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Maria! As pretty on the inside as it is on the outside! Thank you so much for being such a loyal PPA follower, and for sharing in our final challenge! Happy stamping, my friend!

Carla Brooke said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Morgan's Artworld!

Mary Fish said...

The diagonal cut creates such beautiful architecture to show off your pretty flowers!

Darlene said...

Great job and love that design! Thanks so much for playing in our Fussy and Fancy Challenge! Please come back again soon!

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Pat said...

Great card, thanks for joining in our challenge at MTTC

Pat xx

Ginger said...

Beautiful card Maria! The colors are dynamite with the background. Thanks for playing with the last PPA Challenge.

Ellibelle said...

Absolutely beautiful, stunning design and gorgeous flowers!
Thanks so much for playing along in my October Let's Color Linky Party, hope you come play along in the November Linky Party too!