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Friday, March 22, 2019

C'mon, Eat Your Veggies.....

Hello everyone: I'm here today with a fresh and delicious card made with the image of one of my favorite veggies.....CAULIFLOWER!! Love this beautiful "bouquets" of creamy goodness that taste amazing whether in soups, salads or grilled, my goodness, my mouth is watering, can't wait for the grilling to start.
Here's my card and I will play with it on a few challenges at the end of this post.



This card is a CASE from This Card by Narelle Farrugia I saw on Pinterest, I just changed the direction of the design making the card vertical. Thank you Narelle.
A simple card, really. Just grabbed some scraps of card stock and Gingham paper from my stash and using an old Friskars punch I decorated the white strip.  The image is from a Power Poppy set called Farmers Market, colored it with my Prismacolor pencils.
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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


 I often use several stamp sets in order to create my cards, especially to add the sentiments.  This inside panel was created with some green scraps for decoration, the sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Sage Advice and the two little plants are from an Altenew set called Garden Grow.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

GINGHAM


"Think Spring or add some Green.

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

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Vellum again.....This time a Rose.....

Hi there, blogging friends: I'm really loving watercoloring on Vellum after I heat emboss the image, there is still a bit of warping but I think, somehow, the melted embossing powder keeps the image nice and almost flat. 
So here's this card that I will enter in a few challenges.


This image and the sentiment are from a Power Poppy set called Everything's Even Rosier, the embossed design is from a Cuttle Bug EF.
I stamped the rose on Vellum with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder then, colored it with SU markers and a damp brush, the butterfly is from a retired SU set called "Papillon Potpourri", I added a bit of gold paint to the leaves and the butterfly I borrowed from my granddaughter Vanessa and then, fussy cut the rose.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The border is from a SU retired set called "Delicate Details", the sentiment is from the same Power Poppy set.

I would like to play with the following challenges.


Challenge #15 "Watercolor"
Crazy for CAS

"For a Special Female"
Dragonfly Dreams

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

Monday, March 18, 2019

Stain Glass Jar.....


Hello everyone: I was doing some sprucing up in my craft room over the weekend and I came across this pretty die from Elizabeth Craft called "Ginger Jar", unfortunately, it's sold out but not discontinued so I hope they bring it back, it's really beautiful and you can really do all kinds of combinations with the pieces of this flower and curvy lines. 


I die cut the jar out of gold foil paper and glued it to a piece of watercolor paper, after it dried completely, I colored it with Sakura Koi watercolors.  I left it to dry again and then I filled each section with Glossy Accents to give it that stain glass look. The branches are die cut with a Memory Box die called "Grove Branch", the little flowers are from an Altenew set called Moments in Time, this little flower was so hard to stamp, I don't have a block that small so I grabbed my glue pen and put a mini glue dot on the lid and then, I attached the flower stamp, it worked really well.  The sentiment is from a SU set called "By The Bay".
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Here's a close up of the jar so hopefully, you can see the wells filled up with the Glossy Accents.


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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The border is stamped with a retired SU set called "Delicate Details", the sentiment is from an Altenew set called Recollections and the little branch from the Moments in Time set.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

My choice was die cutting.


                   

Challenge #172 "SPRING"

This is the Ginger Jar die set I used, I looked for it but I think it's discontinued, so sad, it's really beautiful.

  Ginger Jar

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

HELLO, I DON'T HAVE THE WORD VERIFICATION OPTION ON, IT'S TURNED OFF LIKE IT'S ALWAYS BEEN.  I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M GETTING THOSE VERIFICATION PICTURES SO, IF YOU'RE GETTING THEM TOO, I APOLOGIZE.  I HOPE YOU STILL LEAVE ME YOUR LOVELY COMMENTS.
THANK YOU.