Thursday, April 30, 2015

guest star at Winnie & Walter - premiere Addie's Garden


Have you arrived here from day three of premiere happenings for Winnie & Walter's April/May release?  If not, be sure to check out the stamp set and the beautiful projects The Talent and my co-guest star, Maya have created with it. Ready for some artsy floral stamps? They're all the rage these days.

Today Winnie & Walter are premiering - In Bloom: Addie's Garden.  Please take a moment to go see the full set here.

My first card combines my love for randomly-stamped backgrounds with sentiments heat embossed on black CS. The sentiment is from The Big, the Bold and Comfort.


I added some color to the blooms with watercolor pencils and my water brush. A few fussy cut vellum leaves add some dimension.

On the next card I finally tried the stamping-in-Antique-Linen-and-then-watercoloring technique. I've been so chicken, but when this cool leaf outline image jumped out at me from the set, I thought about creating a pattern with it. That idea became this sympathy card.


My pattern turned into a pond. And my "Pfingstrose" turned into a "Seerose"! Well, "a rose is a rose is a rose", right?  Once again, I created a sentiment using the wonderful set, The Big, the Bold and Comfort.

I stamped the leaf multiple times, flipping it around as I went. And then I grabbed some blue and purple watercolor paints. The real ones. In a tube. I'm happy with the result considering it was my first attempt. I enjoyed it so much that I heat embossed a few blooms and watercolored them too!


Including the hydrangea. I am a total sucker for the blue/purple ones. I buy one every year. And kill it over the winter. And have to buy a new one. Get the picture? This watercolored hydrangea adorns another sympathy card.


My stem is hand-drawn with a Versamarker.  I stamped the leaf with Versamark onto acetate and then stamped onto CS to get the mirror image.

I chose the words "sorry for your loss" from The Big, the Bold and Comfort adhered them to a lined acrylic block and stamped multiple times on my cardbase, using the lines on the block and my cutting mat to keep things straight. Kinda. I blended some Stormy Sky and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks onto the base to soften it. For a bit more interest I wrapped some gold thread around the stem.



One more cutaways card to sneak into this post. Using the fabulous leaves from Maggie's Roses.


And I stacked "prayers" from The Big, The Bold and Comfort cutaways with two black and one metallic light pink layer.


I'm entering these cards to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where it's Anything Goes this week.

Tomorrow I'll be sharing the last sets from Winnie & Walter's April/May release. They also happen to be my favorites ;)

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards Maria, absolutely beautiful.
    Mayuri
    x

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  2. All are gorgeous, Maria, but I love the trendy addition of black on a couple up there! Beautiful work, once again!

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  3. These are gorgeous! Love these new stamps, there soo beautiful and look amazing how you watercolored them! I like the added interest with the gold thread on your stem!

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  4. These are gorgeous! Love these new stamps, there soo beautiful and look amazing how you watercolored them! I like the added interest with the gold thread on your stem!

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  5. You did a FABULOUS job with these gorgeous floral stamps and dies, every one of your cards is a mini work of art!!!

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  6. I love Addie's Garden; I love x. love what you've done to make all those lovely images shine. I can't wait to have a set allllll my own!
    Hugs~c

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  7. Oh WOW, Maria. Your cards are really lovely! Addie's Garden is a beautiful set.

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  8. At the risk of sounding repetitive, these are all fabulous! Absolutely creative, absolutely Maria!

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  9. Oh, Maria, I'm too swooning to type, so see yesterday's comment! Plus, today my favorite is the hydrangea, which I love to pieces!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Wonderful, terrific, fabulous. Those are the adjectives that come to mind to describe your cards.

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  11. These are soooo beautiful!

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  12. I am loving all you creations of W&W :) so pretty and soooooooooooo gorgeous !

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  13. Sharp intake of breath, Maria ... every time I scoll through these gorgeous cards! Your watercolouring is awesome ... perfect with the gorgeous fluid lines of all these fabulous blooms! Soothing, calm, serene! Hugs, Anita :)

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  14. Wonderful work!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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