Thursday, May 4, 2017

CASEing US!!!!!.....

Hello dear blogging friends: Well, we at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, have reached challenge #8 and this time the theme is "CASE a Designer Team Member".....which basically means, you can check out all the cards from US and CASE them, you don't have to make them exactly alike, just take our cards and make a version that it's all your own.  You can CASE the style, the colors, the design, the technique, etc. So, here is my card, I hope it inspires you to maybe, possibly CASE it, ok?

This image is from a retired Flourishes set called "Picking Wild Flowers", (images by Marcella Hawley).  I stamped this beautiful bouquet onto a piece of Strathmore water color paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with a few SU markers and my Sakura Koi water colors. 
I need to get some real good water color brushes but, at the moment I had to make due with an empty Wink of Stella pen. I kind of took this pen apart, filled the empty chamber with some water, rinsing the precious glitter in the process trying not waste any, then I just put the pen back together and used it as my brush, I was so happy that the shimmer was transferred to my flowers.
After I was done coloring it, I embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder that, for the life of me, I just can't remember the name of it, sheeesh!! If you recognize it, please let me know the name,ok?
Thank you in advance.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

Both sentiment and butterfly are from this pretty set.
So, there you have it, I hope this card inspires you to join my teammates and I in THE FLOWER CHALLENGE gallery, you can CASE me or my teammies so check out their awesome cards in the gallery and come and play along.
Please, when you upload your beautiful creation onto the gallery, copy our banner for this challenge on your post.
Also, you can enter up to 10 other challenges, including ours and don't forget to make flowers be the main focus on your card, but most importantly, have fun, fun, fun!!

I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.
LiveLoveCards May Challenge "Anything Goes"
Poppy Stamps Challenge #32, "Flower Power"
Creative Sketchy Girls Challenge #11 "Butterflies and or Flowers"
Craftaholics R Us May Challenge "Spring Colors or Flowers"
Country View Challenges May Challenge "Flower Power"

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.


Karren said...

Gorgeous image and a beautiful card!

Aileen said...

Such a beautiful feminine card. I love these colours and thecbouquet used. Perfection

TaeEun said...

You've colored the beautiful bouquet to perfection! I love the bright and vibrant colors you used! And beautiful inside as always!

SewPaperPaint said...

So so pretty! Great colors. Hugs, Autumn

Mary Fish said...

Pretty as a picture, Maria!

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing at Craftaholics R Us!
~Owner/DT Janis

Viv said...

Oh my friend this is so very gorgeous Maria! Love love the pretty flower stamp and your amazing colouring too 😀 hugs Viv xx

Evelyn Walter said...

Beautiful card and perfectly colored flowers!
Thank you for joining our challenge over at Country View Challenges this month!

Ruth said...

What a delightful card Maria - it's so pretty and so bright and cheery. I LOVE that you used an empty WoS pen as a water brush, that is ingenius - you get shimmer and a waterbrush in one. You are one clever lady! xx

Sue said...

This is really beautiful, a pretty stamp and you have amazing colouring skills. Just when it can't get any better you see the inside and that's just as fab! Thank you so much for joining in with our Plower Power challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a great week. Sue xx

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craftaholics, good luck!!! Amy DT

Karen Dunbrook said...

how gorgeous the fresh feel and the color you added to the flowers is wonderful. Sure you will get lots of casing with this beauty.
xx Karen

Claire Grantham said...

Maria, I love the bright colours you have used, your bouquet really pops. Cx