Thursday, October 4, 2018

Just add Sparkle.....

Hello everyone: This month of October we at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE are celebrating our second Anniversary, I can't believe that it's been already 2 years since this challenge blog, that celebrates FLOWERS was created by the totally talented Aileen Ryan and Vivien Hodge.  It's been quite a ride, full of fun, support, love, care and patience, I'm one lucky, lucky gal having all of these wonderful ladies to work with.
My teammates and I want to thank all of you who have participated in our challenge for the last 2 years, we hope you'll continue to play along with us this year.
I also want to thank my amazing teammates, they are incredibly talented, kind and generous, it's a privilege to be in their company.

So, to celebrate THE FLOWER CHALLENGE second Anniversary, we want you guys to add SPARKLE to your cards, the more sparkle the better.
Here is my card and I hope it will inspire you to come and play along with us in our gallery.
We have a surprise for the lucky winner that I'm sure you'll love so, get your glittery goodness ready, create something sparkly and come to join the fun.

This is an image from the Power Poppy set called POINSETTIA. I stamped it on a die cut panel of water color paper with Versafine Black Ink and clear heat embossed it, I colored it with SU markers, I added some shimmery Rusty paint to the little fruits and using a glue pen, added some light green glitter to the flower.  I truly hope you can see it, it's really hard to photograph the sparkle.
The die cut is from Spellbinders and it's called A2 Tranquil Moments


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The border on the top is from a retired SU set called "Delicate Details", the sentiment is from the Poinsettia set and the small flower from another Power Poppy set called Merry Littles.

So I hope you come and join my teammates and I and help us celebrate our second Anniversary.
Please remember to make FLOWERS the focal point in your cards.
Please add our challenge banner to your post when you add your cards to the gallery.
You can participate in 6 other challenges only.
No back linking.
Only new work, please.

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...

Oh my ! This is LOVELY !! The details on your card really make it a BEAUTY ! Love the soft colors .

Leslie Miller said...

Surely I can color up some sparkly flowers for this challenge! This is sooooo beautiful, Maria! The sparkle is amazing in your photograph, but anyone who stamps knows how much more fantastic it is in real life, so this looks like it would light up a room! Beautifully colored and framed. Inspiring!

Mary Fish said...

plush and lush florals.

Ina G said...

You certainly picked the perfect die cut to show off that beautiful stamp Maria. Your colouring is exquisite. Love the lacy inside. I have that stamp too and love it.

Bobby said...

That die cut is the perfect background for your lovely, shimmery flowers, Maria. This is one gorgeous card.

Viv said...

Another gorgeous card my lovely friend ! I can see all the shimmeriness here just amazing inside and out ;) hugs Viv xx

Gwendolyn said...

Gorgeous stamp and wonderfully coloured Maria! I also love how you decorated the inside of the card. Hugs, Gwendolyn

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful and so very how it looks mf.
xx Karen

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card Maria and I love this image and the frame as well as the green glitter! So pretty!