Sunday, June 4, 2017

Behind the Picket Fence.....

Hello everyone: It's time for a new challenge over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE and it's one of the most popular ones....."ANYTHING GOES" so, come on over and play along with us, we can't wait to see what you create.
For my inspiration card I used a spanking new Power Poppy set called Natural Beauties I just got about a week ago and I couldn't wait to ink it up, all of this images are amazing and a joy to color.
So I stamped the image onto a piece of water color paper and colored it with my Sakura Koi water colors and SU markers for shading.
I added the cute little picket fence I cut with a Sizzix "Flowers and Fence" die,to make it look like a little garden.

This is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is from Elizabeth Craft Designs and the little flowers from the same Power Poppy set.

I hope my card inspires you to join my awesome teammates and me in THE FLOWER CHALLENGE gallery, please go check out their beautiful cards and don't forget to leave them some comment love.
Also, please read our rules, they are few but important and add our challenge banner to your blog post when you upload your card to the gallery.

I'm entering this card onto this challenges.
Just Us Girls Challenge #396 "Die Cuts" my fence is a die.
Crafty Purple Frog "Fabulously Floral"
Crea Chicky's challenge. "Flowers"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge "Anything Goes"
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #45 "Anything Goes"

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.


  1. Lovely - right down to the white picket fence!

  2. Maria this is a lovely card. Of course your water coloring is beautiful as usual but I especially like the gate. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a beautiful card, Maria. Love, love, love the fence and the beautifully colors flowers. TFS. Enjoy your week.

  4. Fabulous card. Love your flower garden and love how you have done the fence. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  5. So beautiful card. I love the fence and these flowers are beautifully colored. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Maritza DT for

  6. That open fence is so welcoming! Beautifully coloured garden of flowers. So very Springy. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls.

  7. This is a gorgeous card Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Co-Owner/Admin for

  8. Maria!! I love this card and your amazing coloring! And what a beautiful layout with the sweet little picket fence for your garden! Beautifully done, including the inside! So glad I saw this on The Flower Challenge! Hugs!

  9. how gorgeous how you did the little fence, adds such interest and fun to your beautiful garden!
    xx Karen

  10. I love your garden, Maria. The coloring is lovely and the fence makes it fun. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

  11. What an absolutely gorgeous scene - I love the picket fence. Beautifully coloured and I love the blue backing. As always you've put a lovely sentiment on the inside - you are so right there. xx

  12. Reminds me of a beautiful garden Maria, lovely little scene and card you have created, great idea to add a fence and think I may need that stamp now too...oh my! ;) hugs Viv xx

  13. Love this card .Your picket fence is so quaint and added such a nostalgia touch !

  14. The flowers are beautifully colored, Maria! And with the fence they become a cute little garden!!! I love this!

  15. Maria, this is so pretty with the garden gate beckoning you in! I've made one card with this set and didn't like it, so it's still on the work table. Love the set, though. I really like the sentiment inside, too.

  16. Maria, this is truly charming! I love the little picket fence and the whimsical feel of this creation!

  17. Lovely!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT for

  18. What a beautiful design! Love how you used the fence die. Hugs, Autumn

  19. Very sweet Maria. Thanks so much for joining us in our June Bug Challenge at Power Poppy!

  20. This is so beautiful! I love it

  21. Beautiful Card!
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Crea Chicky's.
    Hugs Joukje DT