Tuesday, April 28, 2020

A Robin's Mother's Day..............

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Hello everyone: I hope all of you are doing well, I keep hoping that soon things will go back to a new "normal" for us, although I feel for all of the thousands of people who have lost loved ones or are sick themselves with this virus.
I also want to thank all of the caring doctors and nurses around the world who are taking care of everyone who's affected, God Bless You!!!!!
I'm thanking also the workers at grocery stores, the post office, pharmacies, gas stations, etc., we are eternally grateful for your selfless service.

Now, my teammates and I at SHOPPING OUR STASH have a new challenge for you for the next 10 days, with Mother's Day approaching, we want to see cards for Moms, here is mine and I hope it inspires you to play along.

This card was created with 4 different Stampin' Up! sets, I really love it when I can combine my stamps on my cards, I really SHOPPED MY STASH to find each of these sets, they are part of my most cherished ones.
Thank goodness for the MISTI, it helped me position each image to create this sweet, little Spring/Mother's Day scene.
The nest is from a 2009-2010 SU set called "Nature's Nest"
The Robin, the little eggs on the inside of my card  and foliage are from a 2011 SU set called "Nature Walk"
The sentiment is from a 2009-2010 SU set called "Teeny Tiny Wishes"
The butterflies are from a 2012-2013 SU set called "Papillon Potpourri"
Each image is stamped by applying the marker to the rubber stamp on the MISTI using different colors, (Check out this video by Virginia Lu) it's a great way to give your images a watercolored look. 
I added some shading with my Prismacolor pencils.

This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from a 2012 Stampabilities greetings set called "Card Phrases"

I hope you hop over the SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge blog and check out my teammates' creations, get inspired and come join us in our gallery.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

#14 "Springtime"
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge blog

#55 "Spring Things"
Double Trouble Paper Crafting

Thank you for stopping by today.
Stay healthy, safe and keep on crafting.

Sending lots of love and cyber hugs.


Barbara Godden said...

This is so pretty all the elements of spring. I love the watercolouring look. I have 3 of those sets. Fab. card.

Chris Dring said...

Wow! What a lovely card, Maria! If you hadn't said anything, I would have thought that was one large stamp! Well done combining them all!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card teammie!
Robins and their pretty blue eggs have always been one of my favourites (maybe from singing Robin in the rain as a kid in school??).
Love seeing them in my garden :)

Chana Malkah said...

Lovely card, Maria! I was just sitting at my kitchen window watching the sole hummingbird using our feeder. Hopefully her family will arrive soon. Your card is cheerful and beautiful! Thanks for the uplift!
Chana Malkah

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great that you can use so many of your stamp sets for one beautiful card... love the stamping technique you used for a great coloring effect. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and ArtsyStamper.

Sonny said...

Pretty ! Love the watercolor hint !
I have Cardinals all a flutter in the yard ,but have not seen a Robin yet !! So thank you for your pretty Robin on your card .

lauren bergold said...

oh maria, this is so beautiful! i love that you were able to combine a bunch of stamp sets to make this perfectly unique and brilliant mother's day card! (& YES the MISTI is such a game changer, i feel confident stamping right on a surface instead of cutting all the elements out!) ♥

Donna Scholz said...

A beautiful card, Maria!!!! Love how you've used a robin and her nest for a Mother's Day card! Your colors are lovely and the card will DEFINITELY be appreciated! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

Carole J said...

A beautiful spring card! Love the eggs in the nest as the theme for Mother's Day! Thank you so much for joining us at ARTSYSTAMPER DIGITALS. Please come back soon. x

Melanie R said...

Such a special card for Mother's Day, Maria! Each element blends with another but each also stands out from the rest. I especially like the Robin and bird nest. Great card. Thank you for playing along with us Double Trouble #55.

Leslie Miller said...

How beautiful this is, Maria! The stamps are just gorgeous and I especially love how you gave color to the image. The Robin is particularly life like. A lovely botanical print worthy of framing!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So pretty - just perfect for the wonderful spring day we are having here in NJ! Happy Sunday!

Kellianne said...

This card definitely speaks so much Spring! So cute! Thank you for sharing it with us at Double Trouble :)