Friday, June 22, 2018

Butterflies and Morning Glory.....

Hello, dear blogging friends: I started this card 2 days ago and I finally managed to finish it today, with my grandchildren on Summer Break, it's been a bit hectic around here for about 2 weeks now, we've gone to the pool, the beach, mini golfing and the other day, we went to see "The Incredibles 2", which by the way, it's AWESOME!!!!! waiting 14 years for the sequel was totally worth it, I highly recommend you guys go see it, you don't have to be a kid to love it 😉
Anyway, this card will be entered in a few challenges at the end of this post.

This image is from Northwoods and it's called "Petunias and Butterflies" although I colored them in blue because to me, they also look like Morning Glory.
I stamped the image on watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and colored it with SU markers and Sakura Koi watercolors. The image is quite big so I couldn't layer it with pattern papers or add too many embellishments and just opted to add a few enamel dots to the corners of the panel.
I think the image looks just fine on its own.
The sentiment is from the retired SU set called "Charming Cafe", stamped on a die cut banner from Spellbinders.


This is how the INSIDof my card looks like.

The border is from a retired SU set called "Delicate Details", the sentiment is also from the retired SU Bundle called "Charming Cafe" and the butterfly from a set I have had for years but I just can't remember where it came from.

I would like to play along with the following challenges.

Double D Challenges with a theme of BUTTERFLIES.

As You Like It Challenge "Favorite type of embossing and why"
I love heat embossing, especially for watercolors, the raised border on the images provide a perfect little "well" for your watercolors.

Moving Along With the Times #74 "June Blooms"

Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #147 "Anything that Flies"

FabrikaFantasy Challenge #21 "Animals"

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.


Darlene said...

I would have done the same thing Maria ... look like morning glories to me!! Either way, beautiful coloring and gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Butterflies’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Brian King said...

What a gorgeous image! As always, Maria, you astound me with your ability to add such beautiful colors to your projects. You are quite an artist! <3

Jenny L said...

Hi Maria,
what a very gorgeous stamped image.
Love the wonderful colouring of that super stamp.
Beautiful design and the inside also.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Wendy L said...

So beautiful I love morning glory and yours are so vibrant, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

HJ said...

This card is stunning, Maria. I love the large, beautiful design and your coloring is awesome. Great job on inside, too. Enjoy your day!

Mary Fish said...

What a beautiful fusion of color and floral images!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation and gorgeous colours for our BUTTERFLY Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw. ♥ DOUBLE D ♥
 [aNNie DT member for Double D Challenges]

Donna Phelan said...

Oooh I like your color choices, they do look more like Morning Glories than Petunias lol That image is glorious complete with beautiful butterflies! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Butterflies, Donna, Design Team Member.

Sonny P. said...

Really pretty and did not need any embellishments as you chose not to do. Beautiful colors and I have to agree with others …...they do look like Morning Glories . Who cares …………. they are still works of art !!

Leslie Miller said...

Maria, your card is exquisite with those beautiful flowers and butterflies! I also think they look like morning glories and could go either way. I always love to see your coloring, and this stamp is gorgeous! Your summer sounds like lots of fun activity. We've just returned from a week away and now I'm catching up at home. I'm so glad to see you playing along in our Double D challenge!

Aileen said...

Beautiful card my friend, I so love blue flowers, its a shame nature doesnt give us more blue flowers cause they sure do make us happy when we colour them. Fabulous card and as always perfectly finished off.

Rebecca Gillard said...

Such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Moving Along with the Times Beckie x