Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Picking Wild Flowers.....

Hello everyone: I'm back blogging after taking a few days off, I needed this time to get some things taken care of, my mind was not feeling creative, my MOJO was hiding somewhere so I figured that maybe I needed to step out of my craft room and recharge.
 I'm here today with a card that I hope will inspire you to come and play along with my teammates and me at SHOPPING OUR STASH.  This week our challenge is "April Showers Bring May Flowers" so we want to see lots of flowers in our gallery.

I created this card with an image from a Power Poppy set called GO WILD.  First I cut a tag using the retired SU "Scalloped Tag Punch", I then embossed it using the SU "Filigree Frames" folder, stamped the image with Stazon black in and colored it with Sakura Koi watercolors.
The pattern paper and gold accents are from my stash. I also added a bow made with embroidery thread and a few Nuvo Drops, I saw THIS VIDEO BY THERESE CALVRID on how to achieve the best looking Nuvo Drops ever!! I've practiced and I think I have learned how to do this, the trick is, I think, on how you hold your Nuvo Drop bottle, the nozzle must be perpendicular to the paper where you will drop the liquid, hope the video helps you guys create these pretty embellishments easier.


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The sentiment is from an old Flourishes set called "Picking Wild Flowers", the little cupcake from a Penny Black set called "CUPCAKES".

I hope you come and play with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we can't wait to see what you create.

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.


Barbara Godden said...

those flowers are beautiful as is the whole card, you made those nuvo drops look perfect, boy do I need practice.

Leslie Miller said...

This is the prettiest stamp! I love it and now I want to color it. Sheesh, Maria, see what you do to me? I also like the embossed tag, and your Nuvo drops are incredibly perfect. We all need a break now and then. I'd like to be stamping, but no time right now. Sort of an enforced break. Maybe it will be good for me, as it sure seems to have been good for you!

Chana Malkah said...

Great design, Maria! Your treatment of this wonderful stamp is spot on!

Donna said...

Gorgeous teammie!
Love your tag on card design!
And that jar of flowers, so pretty!

Chris Dring said...

What a wonderful card! Your coloring is gorgeous, as always, and love all the added details! Hoping you are feeling better. Hugs!