Thursday, January 8, 2015

a little ditty about joe and donna


As in Joe Cocker (how poignant that the new STAMPlorations stamp set yields this sentiment?).
And Donna Mikasa. Yep.

If you came looking for my mojo overload post, just scroll down a bit. My mojo is still going super strong, so I'm sneaking a second post in today because I absolutely wanted to:
1. play with my new STAMPlorations stamps
2. join Kara's 200 Weeks of Inspiration challenge and
3. join the fun at the first MFT challenge being headed up by Susan Opel

So I chose:
1. one of the Bold Sentiments: hashtag authentic stamps
2. this card of Donna M.'s to CASE and
3. the MFT sketch which I admit I'm following loosely. Very loosely ;)



Used my MFT Patterned Triangle BG to white emboss watercolor paper. Watercolored using the wet to wet technique. Heat embossed the sentiment with gold onto vellum and adhered the CASEd three gold sequins. Voila!

BTW, I had intended to cut down the panel and round the corners in a nod to the sketch, but I couldn't bear to get rid of any of that beautiful watercolor.

Great idea for a challenge, Kara. Will have another go at it soon. And I will also join my friends at Happy Little Stampers, who are challenging us to watercolor this time around.



Thanks for visiting, friends.

30 comments:

Loll Thompson said...

So pretty Maria! Love this watercoloured background ... I can understand why you didn't want to downsize the card front and loose any of that beautiful design. Using the vellum was perfect too so that the watercolouring can show through. Love the elegance with the gold embossing and sequins. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card Maria, I wish I could make cards like you! The watercoloured background is fabulous.

Michelle said...

Beautiful! You've combined some of my favorite elements. Love the gold bossing and I adore the watercolor.

Laura B. said...

This card makes me DROOL!!!

donna mikasa said...

Me and Joe? Oh my....don't tell my husband! I absolutely LOVE your card, Maria!
Thanks for the honor of a shout out and a CASE!

Kara said...

Really beautiful! Love it! Thanks so much for joining me!!

Anita in France said...

Voila indeed, Maria ... lip smackingly delicious! Anita :)

Deepti said...

Ooh la la!! love this beauty, the sentiment in gold looks amazing :)

Kara Lynne said...

Just beautiful! Love that gold embossing, and the water coloring is dreamy.

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!! The gold embossing is wonderful with those soft colors!! Totally know the song...heard in person and loved it!!

Susan R. Opel said...

A nod to the sketch (I totally see it - I stretched the heck out of it - see tomorrow's post). A nod to my favorite song in the world (not Joe Cocker). Gold, vellum, and sequins. Maria style technique-y artisticness. You playing in the MFT Challenge.

Yeah, baby.

Kim Heggins said...

Your card is just beautiful Maria...I love that background and the gold embossed sentiment, shear perfection.

Lindsey said...

So glad you didn't trim it down. I couldn't bare to lose even a smidgen of that beautiful background either....it is gorgeous as is!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Truly FAB-U-LOUS Maria! Amazingly, soft, elegant and dreamy! Hazel x

Cornelia W said...

Great soft colors - looks like you are becoming a second Debbie Hughes!

Happy Dance said...

LOVE this, Maria!!!! Your mojo is working overtime, and is ab fab! LOVE this card, oh, wait, I already said that...but it's true. This is super. You go girl!!!!! Happy weekend. Bev

hellerlittle said...

Oh Maria die Karte ist so "beautifull" ich liebe diesen Verlauf mit dem Mix in Gold
LG hellerlittle

Jennifer Earley said...

Fantastic background! Love the gold title!

thestampingbug said...

So gorgeous! Love the triangles, the muted watercoloring and the design. So deelish!

Kylie said...

WOW, I LOVE it, Maria!! Just beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Michelle said...

Maria, I've been admiring and admiring this card so much! I just had to pop over and finally leave a comment! I love that grungy gold sentiment against the gorgeous watercolour background.

cm said...

Stellar card, Maria...you water-colouring is divine, and pairing it with a gold sentiment on vellum (beautiful) really allows it be the star of the show! Utterly fabulous!
Hugs~c

Jill said...

Oh my-I'm so digging this! Just awesome and so well done! Sketch loosey goosey is all good! Thanks for joining us on the first challenge!! Hope to see more! :)

Veronica Z said...

Your card is 100% drool worthy! I love every single detail!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Wowzers! The soft watercolor background with the vellum and gold embossing makes this card so elegant!

Becca Cruger said...

Maria, I ADORE this. It's so soft and charming and I am loving that glint of gold. Beautiful!

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, this is fabulous! I love the loose watercolour through the embossed triangles, and that sentiment looks stunning in gold.

Martha said...

OH, Maria, what a BEAUTY this is!
I love everything about it!

Shanna Shands said...

I love this card so much but cannot figure out how you mourned the vellum and there is no show of adhesive. How did you manage it?

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations for being a Fave Five over at the HLS Watercolor Challenge, Maria! Well-deserved!! Hugs, Darnell

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