Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SOS Spring Is In The Air.....

Hello everyone: This is not just wishful thinking, February has been an incredibly mild month up here in the Mid West so, I can see some of my bulbs peeking through the dirt, waking up from their Winter nap, soon my Daffodils and Hydrangeas will start blooming, I can't wait.  Now, this card I made for the SHOPPING OUR STASH color challenge made me wish I could grow this wonderful flowers, I've seen them at garden centers but I'm always kind of worried this is really not the best climate for them so, I enjoy them only on stamped and colored images like this one, from a retired Flourishes set called "Orchids".

I truly love coloring this true to life image, I stamped it with Stazon black ink and  did a bit of water coloring and added shading and hopefully, a bit of texture with my Prismacolor pencils. 
The delicious yellow dots are made with my new NUVO Jewel Drops, they come in all of this gorgeous colors and they dry crystal clear.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is from the same set and the little Orchid in the Terrarium is from a retired Flourishes stamp set.
Here is the color chart from SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you take some inspiration from my card and this beautiful Spring colors.

For more inspiration visit the SHOPPING OUR STASH blog and delight in my teammates awesome cards then, hope you join us in the gallery.  The time is perfect for you to make a few cards to celebrate Spring, which is really just around the corner.
Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping. 
Hugs from Maria.


lauren bergold said...

what an AMAZING & lovely card missus!!! you totally make me think i should give CAS another try... and totally polish up my stamp&color skills... just so i can produce something as lovely as this!!! <3 <3 <3

Barbara Godden said...

This is gorgeous, your colouring is beautiful and I love the design. I envy those that can make CAS look phenomenal like this one is.

Ina G said...

Stunning! and so beautifully coloured. A CAS masterpiece Maria.

Chris Dring said...

This so needs to be framed! OMG, Maria! What a STUNNING card! Your coloring skills are just so incredible! Wow!!