Friday, April 7, 2017

Riding Pretty.....

Hello everyone: Well, finally today, after days and days of gray skies, cold temperatures, fierce winds and rain, the sun is shining bright outside, oh!!! it looks so beautiful outside my craft room windows, I have the drapes open and the light is inundating every corner of this room, which makes me so very happy.
It's still a bit chilly for a bike ride, only 38 degrees but non the less, it's a beautiful day.  I would love to go for a bike ride but I'm not to fond of freezing to death so instead, I made this card, wishing and hoping soon I it will be warm enough to go for a spin.  I will enter a few challenges at the end of this post.

This image is from Impression Obsession and the set is called "Riding Pretty". It comes with other images and sentiments, I picked the roses for the basket and the presents to stand on the bike rack.
I stamped all of this images onto Strathmore mixed media paper with Stazon black ink and colored them with SU markers and Prismacolor pencils. The flowers and gift stack were then fussy cut and placed on the bike with foam dimensionals.
The pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley (discontinued), the ribbon from my stash.  The little sentiment up there in the corner is from a Power Poppy set called Go Wild, I stamped it vertically on that little tag using the MISTI.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set called "Be Happy Today".

I'm entering this card onto the following challenges.

Simon Says Happy Birthday SSS is celebrating it's 8th. birthday!!!!!
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #117 "3+Layers" my card has 5.

(PIN)spirational Challenges #187 (I was thrilled to see this picture, looks like my bike)

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.


Patti Willey said...

Wow you have a pretty bike stamp! I love the basket of flowers on it this is beautiful! And by gosh I have a Birthday coming up! Wink wink!

Pam Sparks said...

I love your bike card Maria! I have these stamps and dies and have started a card but never finished it! I need to! It's such a wonderful bike and accessory set. You've inspired me to use my stash! TFS!

Melissa Craig said...

What a pretty bicycle! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card! I love your bicycle and the fussy cut flowers and gifts!
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Patti said...

I REALLY REALLY love this and Maria!! The background paper, your present stack and the flowers in the basket are all just perfect!! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Rae Ann said...

Love the retro feel of the paper you used for this. Great combination of the inspiration photo and the sketch.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our Anything Goes challenge.

Teresa Kline said...

hello! super cute card! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Susan Renshaw said...

Very pretty!
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