Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Hello everyone: July is here and with it comes a new challenge for you to play with over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE.  I want to thank all of you amazing crafters who participated in our June Challenge "Anything Goes", we had a fabulous turnout, over 182 entries!!! which made my teammates and I, very happy.
So for our July challenge we want to see some EMBOSSING, heat or dry, which ever you'd like or even both techniques, we can't wait to see what you create.
Here is my inspiration card for this month, and I hope you join us in the gallery.

This lovely Azalea image is one of my first purchases from Power Poppy back in 2014, this set is called Azalea. I stamped this image onto a piece of water color paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed it in gold then, colored it with my Sakura Koi water colors and my fixed Wink of Stella.
I embossed a piece of pink card stock and a piece of SU retired vellum with a retired embossing folder, (I forget the name of this one, sorry).
The sentiment is from the set. I added a few Nuvo Drops and a triple bow made with some organza ribbon.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

I embossed just the top of the pink card stock with the same folder, the sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Tulips for Friends"
So go ahead and join us in the gallery, please check my teammates amazing creations HERE, I'm sure you will get even more inspired.

Please add our banner to your post when you enter our challenge,
Please, only new work, no back linking.
Please you can enter only 6 challenges including ours.
You might enter this challenge up to 5 times but each entry must be different.

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 works can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


LeAnne said...

This is beautiful, Maria!

Patti Willey said...

That embossing folder so pretty with your die cut azalea! I hope you'll receive 200 entries for July!

Sonny P. said...

Really stunning ! I used to have lots of Azaleas in my yard ! You did this flower proud !!

Mary Fish said...

I have always been a fan of embossing (so rich in gold) and watercoloring. Keeps things neat and tidy!

Ruth said...

Oh Maria, what a pretty card! I don't often like pink, but this is so pretty, and I love the added gold of the heat embossing. Absolutely adore the sentiments though. This has really cheered me up!! xx

Bonnie said...

Wow, Maria, this is so pretty! Not only are the flowers beautiful but your mixed and embossed background adds so much texture and interest! Wow!

Karen Dunbrook said...

such a beauty the soft, girly look to it.
xx Karen

Vicki Finger said...

I love that set from Poppy Stamps! Very pretty card.

Viv said...

Oh this is sooo gorgheoua Maria, the flowers, the colours, the gold embossing...all just fabulous my friend ;) hugs Viv xx

TaeEun said...

This is soooo pretty, Maria!!! Your coloring on the Azalea flowers is so beautiful and I love the dry embossed pink mat and the bow, which looks like a butterfly :)!