Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May Challenge at Craft A Scene


     Good Morning!  This month, at Craft A Scene, the challenge is "Spring Flowers".  I though about this one until mid month, and decided to use an old PSX stamp from my collection.  It has Wisteria, Iris, Tulips, Jonquils, Forget-Me-Not's, and a flowering Dogwood or Cherry! The # is K-2151.  I think that covered most of the flowers in my garden.

     I started with a bright coral card stock for the base.  Layers of Out of Print, and Indie Bloom, from Basic Grey were added.  My image was stamped with Versafine Ink, and clear embossed.  Copic Markers were used for coloring.  I then cut out the image with a Labels Twenty Three die, from Spellbinders. The sentiment is from an Impression Obsession clear set, called Spring Seals.  I punched it out with an SU! scalloped circle punch.  Peach/Coral ric-rac was added, and topped off with pearls.

     It is so funny, but back in the day, I fell in love with so many stamps, would buy them and stick them in the drawer.  That was because I had no clue how to even begin coloring them.  If it were not for our blogging friends, new products, and people who are willing to teach us,  I think that many of these beautiful images would remain tucked away.  Thanks for the inspiration you share with me, each and every day!

16 comments:

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This is beautiful! I love your coloring. I'm touched by your words and feel the same. If not for all of you out there I'd still be looking at stamps and not knowing. I still remember my first GinaK set, which was really my entry into card making. I brought it home and it was on the sheet of rubber and had no idea what to do. LOL That is when I met all my blogging friends and I pick up inspiration everyday from all of them.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Well, you did an awesome job on this gorgeous card! I love the image and so happy you decided to give it some color. I always wanted a front entrance like that with lots of flowers, guess I will just live through your card :)

Becky said...

I totally agree, I would not know anything if it were not for blogs. :)
This card and image is gorgeous! Awesome colors and coloring.

Olga said...

this is totally drop dead gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft A Scene this month!!!!

Patti J said...

Totally agree, Mary Anne! Blessings to all of my on-line friends. I've learned so much in the last three years! Girl, your card is gorgeous! Beautiful coral CS, beautiful coloring - wonderful scene! Hugs...

Payne Holler Cards said...

HIIIII I finally made it to visit (-: home with the hives and lovin it LOL
love this card and you are so right! cant believe how much I've learned these past two years ...
couldnt imagine having a bear in my yard! AND those strawberries are amazing - thats one strong plant - your card was adorable!
thinking we have enough rain now!!! the ark can go back to the mountain (-'

Carol L said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous scene you've colored! I love this door with all the gorgeous flower, especially the wisteria! Beautiful job on this card my friend!

Sue W said...

Wow what a beautiful card Mary Anne!!! Love everything about this one!
Sorry it's been a while.....Painters are in here :)

lada_vl said...

Simply beautiful!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is a real stunner my friend! I know what you mean about learning new things from our friends!

Sue said...

Stunning card. Love all the flowers, wish my front entrance was so beautiful! Love how you colored it, and your right, before the internet and blogging had to depend on getting to out of town stores and classes....so much info now it's mind boggling!

Thanks for your kind comments on our new puppy. She has some big paws to fill...but so ready for a dog in the house.

Hugs
Sue

JD said...

Beautiful card. I know what you mean about putting craft things in a drawer and never using them...I went to my first stamp show about 20 years, came home put three stamps in a drawer and there they stayed until about 4 or 5 years ago, when I finally got them out and used them. Like you said, the problem was...I didn't know what to do with them...thanks to so many helpful people including you, Mary Anne...(when is the next get together? Hint, Hint? smile...

stampinganja said...

Wow, you did a beautiful job with the stamps! Love the colouring and all the details! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene.

NancyD said...

Really lovely scene! Love all your wonderful flowers. Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene for our Spring Flowers challenge. NancyD

Deanna said...

You did a awesome scene. Love the colors and detail.

Gail said...

Gorgeous card!