Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hello Gorgeous!!!!!

Hello everyone: I've been busy this morning making some cards to post on my blog, I took a little brake last week to recharge my Mojo and clean my craft room, which is a never ending task. It's not totally horrible but, sometimes I don't put away stuff I used for one project before I start bringing other stuff for another project and.....well, you know how this song goes.
But anyway, I have a card to share with you today to participate in the Mojo Monday #430 sketch challenge and on the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge, with a theme of GIRLY. Here is my card.

I haven't used this adorable set of retired SU dies in a long time so, when I saw the theme at the Curtain Call challenge, this cute dresses came to my mind. There is a mix of many different things here, all of them sadly retired but non the less, lovely.
The dress die is from Stampin Up!, the beautiful floral DSP is from Lily of the Valley, the sentiment is from a retired Flourishes stamp set, the button is also from SU. The only item that is not retired is the scalloped circle and this is from a Sizzix Framelits die set I had for a long time.
The sentiment is stamped on vellum with SU Strawberry Slush and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to prevent it from smearing.
I love making the little jacket for this dress, so darn cute.
The ''buttons'' and ''Peridot'' are from my stash.
Here is a picture of the finished inside. I'm so glad I made this resolution, all my cards are ready to be mailed, woo hoo!!
The sentiment is from Flourishes, stamped with Strawberry Slush and the Scalloped Oval is from Sizzix. Here are the banners that inspired this card.

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

CASology #180.....OPEN.....

Hello everyone: The Cue Word at the CASology challenge blog this week is OPEN. This word can be interpreted in so many ways, from OPEN window to OPEN road, OPEN sea or OPEN arms but I chose to go with OPEN flowers, here is my card.
I picked this retired image from a Flourishes stamp set because this flowers are in different stages of opening. There are two closed buds, one flower is opening and the other one is completely open. 
I stamped this image onto Canson water color paper and colored it with the aqua painter and SU markers in Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, More Mustard and Always Artichoke, I highlighted the petals and the leaves with Prismacolor pencils #929 Pink and #908 Dark Green.
I cut the image and framed popping up the frame with dimensionals.

Here is a close up, I hope the shimmer of the Wink of Stella can be seen.

Here is a picture of the finished inside.

The sentiments and the flower are from the same set.

Here is the Cue Card for this challenge.

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