Thursday, June 15, 2017

Pansy Garden.....

Hello everyone: It's that time again when all of us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE are reminding you to go and check it out and join my teammates and I in our gallery.
The "Anything Goes" theme is very popular because it gives you the chance to just go and create whatever you'd like, just keep in mind that FLOWERS should be the main focus of your card.
Here is my card that I hope inspires you to play along.

Pansies are some of the sweetest of flowers, they are small but they are gorgeous and hardy, they come in all kinds of colors and some, like in this card, have 2 or 3 colors in their petals. Most times, when I need to have an idea about the colors of flowers I go to Google, here's a picture of Pansies that gave me the starting point to color this images.

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Aren't they just lovely? Well, my image was stamped onto a piece of water color paper with Stazon black ink and colored with Sakura Koi water colors and my water filled Wink of Stella brush, I just opened the brush, filled it with water and shook it, there is a lot of the glittery stuff left in there after your brush feels dry, so don't throw it away!! 
This is what I do, super easy!!
Unscrew the brush part from the bottom then, with some small pliers, carefully grab the black part and pull it out of the chamber where the glitter is, put it aside like in this picture. Then, grab the bottom part and carefully fill it with water but not all the way or it will spill the glittery stuff.
Now, put the black thingy back inside the water filled part, screw back the brush part and shake it. Hope you give this a try, there is a lot of the glittery stuff inside this chamber, enough to water color with a shimmery look.
Anywho.....on my first CARD for this challenge I die cut the picket fence for my little patch of flowers, this time, I used a small Martha Stewart fence punch on a piece of brown card stock that I stamped with a Wood Grain background stamp, the "dirt and grass" were stamped with the retired SU "Gorgeous Grunge" and a small grass image from Art Impressions.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Tulips for Friends" and the little flowers in the corner from another set called "Violets", I didn't have a small enough Pansy image to fit.
So now it's your turn to hop over THE FLOWER CHALLENGE to check out what my teammates have created and join us in our gallery.
Please add the Challenge Banner to your post when you upload your card to the gallery and also, please limit your other challenges participation to 6, including ours, read our rules at the top of the challenge page, they are few but important. 
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. 


Sonny P. said...

This is just so pretty ! Love your Pansy colors . I love Pansies because they are so so colorful !
Your picket fence adds just the right detail to your picture !

Marsha J Reed said...

Hi Maria! Love your pansies. So bright and cheerful. Fantastic card. Oh, and thanks for the tip about the Wink of Stella brushes.

Mary Fish said...

the prettiest pansies ever!

Patti Willey said...

The sweetest pansies! I learned not too long ago they last through November in my area, really hardy!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Maria and I love the technical description 'just grab the black thingy' and fill the white thing.....well we know exactly what your talking about darl. Love this look of flowers with a picket fence. Perfect

Viv said...

Oh Maria what gorgeous pansies on your card. Your colouring is just divine and so realistic also.Another fab card my dear. Oh and thanks for the tip about the glitter pen too ;) hugs Viv xx

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful card and fabulous tip Maria!!! I am going to go do this right now! lol :D

Ruth said...

I love it when you colour with your Wink of Stella and water colours - gives such a nice finish. Love the fence again. It really adds some nice depth to it. xx

TaeEun said...

You've created another beautiful garden, Maria!!! I'm using my old WOS as my waterbrush too! And it's great!!!

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