Thursday, March 4, 2021

Bird of Paradise in Purples.

 Hello everyone: As always, I hope you  and your families are doing well in these difficult times. The Pandemic is not over so please, keep wearing your masks.


The new theme over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE is "Shades of PURPLE and I'm really thrilled because this is my most favorite color.

This month we are welcoming the awesome and creative Michele Ferguson, her blog I Card Everyone is a feast for the eyes, I hope you go and visit her, you won't be disappointed.  Welcome, Michele!!💖

Also, this month, we are being sponsored by Beccy's Place and she is generously donating a $10.00 AU gift code voucher for you to go shop at her online store, so go and take a look, there are lots of awesome images to choose from. 

Beccy also provided our team with all the digital stamps we used for this challenge.

We have a fabulous Guest Designer this month, her name is Colleen Balija, please go check out her blog irishrosecreations, her cards are beautiful.

Here's the card I created to invite you to play along.

This is the INSIDE.

This is what I used.

Beccy's Place beautiful "Bird of Paradise" digital image.
Prismacolor pencils.
The die-cut words "Beautiful" and "Friend" are part of a set my dear friend Sonny Peterson gave me as a gift for Valentine's Day, thank you, Sonny.
SU "Bordering Blooms"
SU "Papillion Potpourri" butterfly stamp and punch.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you hop over THE FLOWER CHALLENGE to get more inspiration from my fabulous teammates.  Don't forget to read our rules, they are few but important.
Stay healthy and safe.



I Card Everyone said...

Maria, you are so very sweet - thank you for the wonderful welcome!
I was wishing for a Bird of Paradise this week - you've made my wish come true so beautifully! What a gorgeous card! xx

Cardsncraftsnyc said...

Tour card is so beautiful Maria

Sonny Peterson said...

Love your BEAUTIFUL flower my dear FRIEND !
This color is heavenly ! Just the right color for this flower !

Lisa said...

I have always love the color purple, in any shade. Lovely card Maria. Also, I recognize the friend die. Our mutual friend Sonny sent me the exact same thing.

Viv said...

This is so gorgeous my lovely friend! You coloured those pretty flowers so perfectly too, hugs Viv xx

Donna Ellis said...

What a gorgeously colored bird of paradise, Maria! The image is beautiful, but your take in creating a fantasy bird in purple is even more spectacular! I love it! hugs, de

Loll said...

Gorgeous card with those amazing Bird of Paradise flowers, Maria! Beautifully coloured flowers and beautiful design with the intricate framing and black base. xx

Patti Willey said...

What an amazing flower! Love all the die cuts and Sonny’s gift! What a sweetheart! She knew you’ll put them to good use!

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous, Maria! What a great digi stamp and so beautiful in purple!

Nora Noll said...

This is so pretty!! I LOVE your coloring!!

Aileen said...

so so beautiful Maria, love this flower and your colouring of it. looks amazing xx hugs Aileen

Bobby said...

Such a beautiful card, Maria. The BOP look wonderful in purple and the gentle shading behind them makes them really stand out.

TaeEun said...

Your pencil coloring with soft blending looks always beautiful, Maria! Love the subtle ink blending in the background!