Friday, May 10, 2019

Just My Style.....

Well, when I saw the mood board over at Double D Challenges (I'll put the board at the end of the post, it's so beautiful) a faint memory of a really fancy hat, with feathers and flowers came to my mind, I thought about it and decided to look for it on a box where I keep my plain rubber stamps.  I found it, all the way at the bottom and it looked like I've used before perhaps when I bought it? Who knows, it's been a long while since this stamp was inked up, this stamp is from Blank Page Muse and, as you can see, it's really very pretty.

I decided to stamp it on Vellum with gray Stazon ink and colored on the back side with some SU markers and Prismacolor pencils, but when I saw the front the colors were not as bright as I was hoping so, I braced myself and colored it on the front, you can maybe see the outlines of the pencils, I really tried to be careful going over them from the stamped image in the back. 
After I finish coloring it, I sponged some distress inks around to try to hide the score tape I used to glue the Vellum to the card stock, the sentiment was also in this box but this one I don't know where it came from. I placed some enamel dots from Gina Marie Designs to give the panel a little bling.
I also went with sponge daubers around the feathers to make them more feathery.

This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The punched detail is done with a Fiskars punch, the sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Sassy Succulents and the little shoes from a super old stamp from Katie and Co. but they might be out of business because the only place I found this stamp is on Ebay so you can check it out there.

I want to play along with the following challenges.

Gorgeous Mood Board.

Challenge #226 "Feminine"
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog

Challenge #26 "Flower Power"

Challenge #382 "Colour It"
The Paper Shelter

Simon Says "For a Special Lady"

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.


  1. Oh Maria this is gorgeous! I'm so glad you went 'digging' for this stamp ... it fits our challenge perfectly! LOVE the colors ... just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Kentucky Derby Inspiration’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. I get so excited when I see one of the entries on our challenges that goes over the top to make a great card. Isn't it amazing that we can remember( almost) where our stamps are? The coloring is fantastic and I love that you took the chance to color on the front of the vellum. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Kentucky Derby Hat Inspiration" Challenge. I know that we will see you again.
    Barbara DT Member

  3. I just love that an old favourite got to shine unexpectedly! What a lovely result! Your colouring on the vellum looks fantastic to me, and I love the bright colours you chose - they just go so well with your sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!

  4. Wow, Maria! This is absolutely stunning! I love your design and choice of colors. Perfect for our challenge! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Kentucky Derby Hat Inspiration"!

  5. How pretty ! Love that sassy feather . This would be a perfect hat for the Kentucky Derby !
    Pretty colors !

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  7. Lovely card with a different image and beautiful colouirng
    Thanks for joining us
    DT The Paper Shelter

  8. Ohhh, this turned out beautiful, Maria! The vellum makes it so soft and creates the most perfect no line coloring. Wow! And the little shoes inside complete the ensemble. How wonderful! I know you have a ton of stamps, so remembering this one was remarkable. It's perfect for the Double D challenge!

  9. Stunning!

    Thank you for joining us on the "Flower Power" challenge at SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
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