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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

TWOFER CHALLENGE #5.....

Hello everyone: Well, I'm a bit late with my cards for the Twofer Challenge #5 so I'm precariously flying under the radar with these cards but, the weather is really awesome and we've been enjoying it, that's my story and I'm sticking to it, 😉 so here are my cards to participate in this awesome and super fun challenge.


And here are the individual cards.


This one has an image from House Mouse called "Hummingbird Feeder", I masked the Hummingbird to add the butterfly die cut from the Stampin' Up! set "Watercolor Wings", the pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley and the sentiment from Flourishes.

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This is how the INSIDE of the first card looks like.


The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called GO WILD and the fireworks from a stamp set by The Ton called PYROTECHNICS.

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Here is my second card.

 

This card has an image from another House Mouse set called "Fall Commuters", I only wanted this particular image so I covered the entire stamp with lots of painters tape, carefully inked the mouse and a bit of the stem of the leaf, removed the tape and stamped it on my panel, it was awesome to see I got the image perfectly stamped on the first try. After this, I sponged the sky, the grass, stamped the little flowers and the sign, then, I created the butterfly with the small image from Watercolor Wings.

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This is how the INSIDE of this card looks like.


The sentiment is from two old Flourishes sets.

I would like to play with the following challenges.


Art Journal Journey "Flora and Fauna"

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #194 "All Creatures Great and Small"


Pearly Sparkles Challenge #28 "Things with Wings"

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.







Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tiny Clothes Line.....

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Hello everyone: Once again the RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE has a fun and versatile sketch for you to play with, here's the card I made and I hope it will inspire you to come and play along.


It's been a while since I made a baby card so I went into my collection of baby stamp sets and found this one from Flourishes called "Hello Baby" dating back from April of 2012, this set has the sweetest images and sentiments for babies.
I stamped this cute clothes line on a die cut piece of watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with SU markers, I sponged the sky and grass with distress inks.
The sentiment is from another adorable Flourishes set called "Baby Love" stamped on a die cut banner from Spellbinders.  The little Rocking Horse came in a bag of baby buttons, I just snipped the back to be able to attach it with a glue dot to the card.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from the "Hello Baby" set, and the baby rattle from the "Baby Love" set that came out back in August of 2009, I always bought my Flourishes sets right when they were available for purchase, didn't want to risk missing out on them.

I hope you come and play with us at the RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE and make sure you stop by to see what my teammates created to inspire you.

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.

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.

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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.