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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Knit, Knit,and Knit some more...........

Hello everyone: When I was about 9 years old, my maternal grandma taught me how to Knit and Crochet, besides teaching me how to bake with yeast, make cakes and cookies and a lot of Mexican dishes over the years up until I left home at 21 as a brand new bride.


When I saw this beautiful set from Flourishes back in November of 2012 I bought it on the spot, it reminded me of my sweet grandma, her room with her sewing machine, her drawers full of fabric, yarn, and crochet threads and the warmth of her hands as she was guiding mine through the movements of needles and hook, sweet, amazing memories!!
I stamped the image on watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed it then, colored it with SU markers.
I embossed the back panel with the beautiful SU embossing folder called "Tufted 3D", I love the quilted look it gives your card stock, the pattern paper is from an old and retired like from Lili of the Valley.
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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


I embossed the top with that beautiful EF, the sentiment is from the same Flourishes set.

I would like to play with the following challenges.

The Card Concept
I was inspired by the colors.
Clean and Layered.


Stinkin' Inkers Challenge
"Warm Up"
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge Blog

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Sunflower Thank you......

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Hello everyone: The new challenge over at RETRO RUBBER is a favorite of mine, Tic, Tac, Toe is fun to play with because you have lots of combinations to choose from so, my teammates and I hope you come along and join us in our gallery.
This is the card I made using the vertical line on the right, "Pattern Paper, Thanks, and Nature".  I encourage you to come and check out my teammates' beautiful creations for more fabulous inspiration.


The image is from a Power Poppy set called In Praise of Sunflowers, (released and bought back in 2016) and it's a beautiful one.
I stamped the Sunflower on a panel of Bristol Smooth mixed media paper with Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed it, then colored it with Sakura Koi watercolors and fussy cut it. I have a tip for you about fussy cutting an intricate image......I always put some painter's tape behind the parts of the image that might rip when cutting them, in this instance, I applied the tape behind the stems of the leaves and the little bud, that way you make the paper a bit stronger and easier to cut. 
The pattern papers are from my stash, the sentiment is from the set.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from another Power Poppy set called Sassy Succulents, the small Sunflower is from the sunflower set.
I hope you come and play along with us at RETRO RUBBER, please don't forget to use at least one stamp that is one year old or older and, if you can, let us know the age of it, we are all about using our old and sometimes forgotten stamp sets.

Thank you for visiting me today.
Hugs.




Sunday, January 26, 2020

Falling Petals........

Hello everyone:  I'm slowly but surely getting back into my MOJO so I'm sharing this card today done with one of my favorite Altenew stamp sets.


This is the "Persian Motifs" and these beautiful images give you the option of coloring them any color you want to suit the occasion.
I stamped them on a panel of watercolor paper with Versafine black ink, clear heat embossed them and colored them with SU ink refills. The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Simply Camelias, I also added a few enamel dots from Gina Marie Designs.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from another Power Poppy set called Short Stacks and the flower in the corner from the Altenew set.

I would like to play with the following challenges.


I just used the left side for my card,
I hope it's ok.

"Anything Goes/optional twist "Flowers"

Thank you for visiting me today.
Hugs.
Maria.