Sunday, November 4, 2018

Spring Blossoms in November.....

Hello, hello: I can't believe it's November already!! where did the year go!!!  But I hope it has been a good year for you guys and that you are all geared up for the upcoming Holiday Season.
So, the theme over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE is SPECIAL OCCASION so, we want to see cards celebrating Birthdays, Weddings, Accomplishments, a New Baby, Engagement, etc.  
I created a Congratulations card, I hope you like it and then you go to our challenge page and check out my teammates' amazing creations.

This beautiful image is from an old Flourishes stamp set called "Spring Blossoms" illustrated by Marcella Hawley, this set came out in 2013 and now, Marcella has this lovely image on her Power Poppy store in DIGITAL FORM so you too can enjoy it.
I stamped this image on a panel of watercolor paper that I embossed with this pretty embossing folder from Sizzix, with Stazon black ink using my MISTI, I colored it with Sakura Koi watercolors and then, I gave it some shading and highlights with my Prismacolor pencils. 
After I was done coloring it, I placed the panel back on my MISTI, inked my stamp with Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed it, sometimes after coloring with Prismacolors the stamped image kind of looses the edges so stamping it again brings back the nice outline.


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called SHORT STACKS, the flowers on the corner are from the same Flourishes set, colored with Prismacolors.

So come by THE FLOWER CHALLENGE blog and play along with us, my teammates have some beautiful cards for you to get more inspiration from.

Please remember to upload our banner to your blog post and make FLOWERS the main focus on your card.  You can enter 6 challenges INCLUDING OURS, please.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my post, I want you to know that I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Leslie Miller said...

Oh! There's my card! I have this stamp as a PP digi, but don't remember it as a Flourishes stamp. It's so beautiful! Just last night I was running my fingers over the embossing on both the image and card panel. Very tactile and wonderful to hold in hand. I really love the inside sentiment, too, and the little flowers in the corner. So pretty!

HJ said...

I love this beautiful card, Maria. Those flowers are so pretty framed with that EF. Enjoy your day!

Aileen said...

so beautiful Maria, love that floral bouquet you have used and the colours, perfect. As is that amazing embossing folder.

Mary Fish said...

Wow! You nailed this flower challenge. Such a beautiful die cut frame around them, too!

Karen Dunbrook said...

gorgeous the eb bkg and the way you added colour to the bouquet.
xx Karen

Viv said...

Another amazing card my lovely crafty friend! love that stamp and your colouring is so great too, well done again ;) hugs Viv xx

Ericka Strange said...

Maria I love your card. The embossing is so beautiful with these gorgeous flowers. Love the coloring too. Beautiful job!

Bobby said...

That embossing makes a beautiful frame around your lovely bouquet, Maria. What a gorgeous card!