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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Herb Garden.....

Hello everyone: Well, here I am with another card featuring plants, perhaps is my desire to see greenery all over the place but since I can't have that yet due to this fierce cold weather, I'm happy to color this cute little herb pots.


These images are from an Altenew set called "Garden Grow", I had it for a while but never inked it up until now. I love the sketchy look of all of these cute garden images, there are a whole bunch and it's perfect to create little garden scenes like this one here. The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called "Sage Advise" 
Stamped all of the herb pots on watercolor paper with Memento black ink, dry them a bit with the heat gun because I wanted to watercolor them, which I did with SU markers.
The brick wall is from a Tim Holts embossing folder.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


All of these images are from that Power Poppy "Sage Advise" stamp set.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.


Colour Crazy Craft Challenge

Make a Scene, mine is a garden scene.
Catch The Bug Challenge Blog

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

Friday, March 8, 2019

Even When I'm Prickly.....

Hello everyone: I love succulents, they are as beautiful as they are hardy, they require very little maintenance, looking pretty and green all year round.
This card is made with another NBUS set from My Favorite Things called Sweet Succulents.  I think I bought it last December during one of those "end of the year sales", love those, don't you? Then, I splurge a little and got the dies.


I just stamped the little plants and pots on watercolor paper with Memento black ink and colored them with SU markers. The "shelve" is from a window sill die set, I just gave it a bit of a shadow to make it look flat on the top.
The sentiment is from the set die cut with a banner die from Spellbinders.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The border is from "Delicate Details" (SU retired) and the sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called "Sassy Succulents"

I'm playing along with the following challenges.


Color it Green. 
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog 

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

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Sit, Stay.....Heal.....

Hello everyone: Some time ago the CAS style was hard for me to embrace but now, I totally get it and I really like it, I think I'm getting better at it too.
So here this CAS card created with an NBUS stamp set bought last year that I'm inking up for the first time today.
This card will be on its way today to a dear Triathlon friend who had his appendix taken out 3 days ago, he's back home being pampered by family and friends, I know this card will bring a smile to his face.


Aww!! I think this is just about the most endearing image of a pooch healing, I've seen our grandkids' doggies with the infamous "Cone of Shame", LOL!! the doggies are never happy wearing it.  Stamped the image on watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed it.
Simple image to color real quick with a bit of Derwent watercolor pencils and SU markers for shadows.
I stamped the sentiment but it kind of look like it was floating there so, I remember a tutorial bySandy Allnock where she created signs and little scenes for this particular stamp set so I CASEd' one of them for my card.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The border was stamped with the retired SU set called "Gorgeous Grunge" and the sentiment is from a Stampabilities set.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.
Anything Goes/option Circles.
Whoopsi Daisy Digi and CD Challenge

Papercraft Challenges

"C is for CAS"

Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #124 "CAS"
Cardz 4 Guyz

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

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tiny Dancer.....

Hello everyone: I have a very sweet card to share with you today that I printed a while back but never got around to color, and I'm glad I did because my printer is misbehavingšŸ˜«as I write this post, I think we might need a new one, ughhh!!
Anyway, here is my card.


This image is from Mo Manning Digital Pencil and it's called Ballet Practice, I love this graceful young girl.
I don't know about you guys who use digital images but I have a hard time coloring them because the ink bleeds, I can't use watercolors so I used Prismacolor pencils but still, I must let it dry completely and I think that's why I kind of forgot I had it. It was ok to use the pencils with the paper stumps dipped in Gamsol, I think the ink bleed just a bit by her neck.
The sentiment is from a super old Flourishes set called "Orchids" (2011).

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from another old Flourishes set called "Old Fashion Florals" (2013), the butterflies from (I think) Penny Black.

I want to play with the following challenges.

I think this image speaks for itself.

Digital Image totally hand colored.
addicted-to-stamps-challenge

A sentiment+One Digi Image+ One Matted Layer+Prismacolor Pencils.

Cards for Boys or Anything Goes for Kids.


Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog



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

Monday, March 4, 2019

Primroses and Shaving Cream?????




Hello, dear cardmaking friends: It's time for a new theme for you to play with at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE and this one I know you'll like a lot because it's ANYTHING GOES, woohoo!! so I hope you find some time to create and join my teammates and me at our gallery.
This is the card I created for your inspiration.



The image is from a Power Poppy stamp set called Potted Primroses.
I stamped the image on a piece of white card stock with Memento black ink and colored it with my Prismacolor pencils and a paper stump dipped in Gamsol.
Our theme is "Anything Goes" so I decided to try a technique that is a bit messy but fun to do, it's called the SHAVING CREAM TECHNIQUE, I love, love the beautiful designs you get with it, any combination of colors will look awesome.
The top panel was die cut with a circle die and propped with foam dimensionals on top of the colored panel, I adhere my fussy cut flowers on top of that also with foam dimensionals, the sentiment is from the set.
I added some pink mate enamel dots for a bit of "bling?"

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.



The sentiment and the little pot with flowers are from the set, the top lace from a retired SU set called Delicate Details.
So I hope you come by THE FLOWER CHALLENGE to check out what the rest of the team created for your inspiration and come join us in the gallery.

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