Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Sitting Here.....

Hello everyone: The SHOPPING OUR STASH Challenge has a beautiful color palate for you to play with this week, these colors are warm and bright at the same time. This card started with a totally different image, I wanted to make a leaf bouquet or spray but I just couldn't get the colors right, so I searched for another stamp set in which I can combine the colors on different images and I found it on this sweet set from Stampin' Up! called "Sitting Here" from the 2016-2017 catty, I love each of these images, perfect to create beautiful scenes for any occasion.
I also used 4 stamps from an Altenew set called "Birch Land", the branch, which I stamped twice, the leafs and the two birds.
The bench, doggie, kitty and pillows were stamped with Stazon black ink onto watercolor paper and colored with SUmarkers and inks. I did a quick watercolor wash for the sky and grass.
The sentiment is from the set and it's heat embossed with white embossing powder.

This is the color palate from which I chose the colors that were as close as possible.

I've been finishing the inside of my cards since January of this year, this was one of my New Year resolutions, I'm loving this, it saves me tons of time when I mail my cards, I don't have to be scrambling to finish the inside anymore.

The sentiment is from my stash of unmounted rubber stamps, the little flower pot is from the set.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Dream Valley Challenge #167 "Add a Sentiment"

Crafty Calendar Challenge "Autumn Colors"

Hiding in my Craft Room Challenge #325 "Fall Colors"

So I hope you come along and play with us this week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, be sure to stop by the challenge blog and check out my teammates beautiful creations, you'd be happy you did.

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...

How pretty ! I love this porch swing and how cute are those little birds in the branches above it !
Love the fall colors and you used them so well.

Barbara Godden said...

So pretty, love that image and awesome colour matching.

Mimi said...

This is a beauty of a card-- great use of our palette, and great job combining stamp sets. Maybe this coming year I will resolve to finish the interiors of my cards-- I love yours so much.

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh you did a beautiful job! what a gorgeous card maria! ♥

Mary Fish said...

Such a peaceful fall scene!

Katrina Bufton said...

Beautiful card, what a great scene you made. I love the sentiment inside too. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge,
Katrina x

Leslie Miller said...

I love how you mix and match your sets. This is such a sweet and peaceful scene. I love the birds and branches you added, and the inside is pretty, too, with that darling little flower pot. It's a good feeling to call your cards "done" before you put them away!

Donna said...

Fab take on the colour challenge! You rocked it teammie!!