Thursday, October 22, 2015

day 3 STAMPlorations spotlight - Folk Flowers


Welcome to Day 3 of the STAMPlorations October release Spotlight where it's all about Shirley's new set called FOLK FLOWERS. One of those sets where there is so much you can do with it, you don't know where to start!


Seriously. And thus I started actively using the black hole lovingly known as Pinterest! Seriously. As in, need some inspiration? Check out my board devoted to Folk Art here.

I opted to go with a "Wycinanki" inspiration I had seen a long time ago. Oh those colors!

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I used this image to determine my colors and create the layout for my card. But... I chose to use black cardstock. And colored pencils. And white embossing. This is what happened.

Easy peasy. I may give this same design another try with a technique I used here to achieve more brilliant colors. Thanks for visiting today.

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here, as well as a Flash Linky Party where you can hook up FALL FLOWER cards you've made.

As always, Shery is being generous with the prizes:
  • SEVEN (7) commenters randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a $10 gift certificate.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $25 gift certificate.
  • THREE (3) players randomly drawn from the Fall Flower Flash Linky Party will each win a stamp set from the new release.
Enjoyed another relaxing coloring episode while coloring in the heat embossing with colored pencils. Thanks for the encouragement, Kathy R.


And I'm hooking up at Addicted to Stamps and More #167 cuz I made lotsa marks with my pencils ;)


27 comments:

  1. Stunning...just beautiful color and contrast.

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  2. I also went to my friend Pinterest! Love your coloring on the black

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  3. The coloring on black is cool. Love the card

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  4. This is such a gorgeous card. The white embossed flowers on the black background POP, and the colored pencil coloring is perfect. Thank you for inspiring me:)

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  5. Wow !! Gorgeous card ...I love your design and coloring !

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  6. Love the use of colored pencils and white embossing... they look perfect for the black background :) thanks for the hop... :)

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  7. Beautiful work!! Love the inspirations you have chosen!! And a nice take on that!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  8. Pretty! Yes, I know about that Pinterest black hole! It's actually been good for my genealogy/history research more-so than my crafting although you can't tell that by all the pins I have. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. You understand perfectly about the Grinch! LOL! Santa was supposed to have gotten me water-color pencils last Christmas and I think he fell down on the job! Have a great day!

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  9. WOW!!! This turned out awesome. I have never colored on black. I'm going to have to try this now. TFS

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  10. I've never tried to use colored pencils on black paper but you sure got a WOW out of it.

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  11. That's stunning! You really nailed the folksy style.

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  12. Such beautiful use of colour! Beautiful folk look too - love it! Thanks for the blog hop and for sharing your creations with us Karen x

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  13. Love you source image, it is so striking Maria, it is a beautiful make.

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  14. Wonderful design! Such vibrant flowers!

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  15. Love the effect of the white embossing and colouring against the back background!

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  16. Love, love, love this stunning card. The black, white and colour is a fabulous contrast Maria.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  17. A real wow card. Loved the use of the black background and your colouring is gorgeous x

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  18. love the design and the coloring on black cardstock - thanks for sharing your project at ATSM - Hugs, Tanja

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  19. What an amazing glow around your folk art design, Maria ... love how the white embossing and jewel colours really pop against the black! Hugs, Anita :)

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  20. I can't believe how well you got the colours to show off the black card! what's the secret? Your card is so beautiful and perfect for the style of the flowers.

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  21. Stunning card. Bountiful inspiration to be gathered. Absolutely have to give this technique a try. Cheers

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