Thursday, August 25, 2016

the succulents have landed

So have I! It's adios vacation and back to normal life in Germany for me. Which includes unpacking my suitcase. And organizing all my new stamps and dies and inks that came back in it ;)

My very first Waffle Flower product just happens to be this succulent stamp I fell in love with. And did you see the current challenge at The Heart Desires?


Succulents and geometrics. Yum. Here's what I did.


 I should mention I also took a glance at the current Waffle Flower challenge and pulled my colors from it. Stamped the Winnie and Walter Multifaceted randomly with yellow - see that pillow on the sofa below? Used some PP from a new (yes, I did bring home two small PP pads - need them like I need a hole in my head) Studio Calico pad. And the dark strip along the bottom was from a kleenex box - thought the dark mimicked the dirt and the fireplace well.


Heat embossed the potted succulents with green (thanks WOW! Embossing Powder for my win a couple months back!!! I'm joining this month's challenge too) on vellum and fussy cut. In a nod to the rounded pots of the succulents and the wicker tray on the wall above the fireplace, I die cut a circle from PP to back the vellum with. Added a couple leaves from Essentials by Ellen Gourdjus cut from shimmer cardstock. And finished the front with "happy" from Papertrey.


Think I was channeling my inner Kate with those layers ;)

A STAMPlorations happy happy birthday sentiment is included on the inside, along with another circle die cut from my kleenex box ;)

Thanks for coming by today and always. I really appreciate your visits ♥ CU soon.

15 comments:

  1. I love, love, love this--all those fantastic layers! So glad you joined us at THD!

    Toni

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  2. This is all very cohesive and designed to perfection, Maria! I love how you used the PP and the Kleenex box as part of your image. I love doing that, too, but I have never made anything layered this much or this seamlessly!! PS Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful time! I was worried about you all when I heard about the tornado damage in MI. Hugs, Darnell

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  3. This is a SUPER cool card, Maria! I love the mix of patterns and your use of vellum!

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  4. This is a fabulous card. I love how all the elements are so different yet they come together so beautifully well. The vellum on top is perfect and I love that you used a piece of a tissue box - that is very green and Eco! Love! Xx

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  5. WOW!! Looks seriously awesome!! I love your selection of those pretty pattern papers! Look at that subtle blend of the geometrics with those succulents - what a stunning card!!

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  6. It's not easy to mix patterns, shapes and colours in a "clean" way... but you did! Stunning card!

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  7. Oooh, this is beautiful, Maria!
    Thanks for joining us at the Waffle Flower Challenge!

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  8. Oh my, you're back with a bang, Maria ... such a delicious card! You've combined so many fantastic elements, a lovely light dreaminess with added texture and interest that keeps me wanting to go back and take another look (and another!). Can't wait to see what else you brought back in your valise, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

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  9. love your fun take on this challenge! All your patterned papers are fab! Thanks for joining us at THD!

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  10. Oh! This is cute! Great take on the inspiration pic!! :)
    Suchi xx

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  11. All of your layers and elements work together so perfectly. I love the succulents embossed on vellum. So cool. Thanks for joining us this month at the Waffle Flower challenge.

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  12. AMAZING collage and pattern elements! Thanks for linking to the Waffle Flower Crafts Challenge!

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  13. Um Yes to the YUM. This is so pretty Maria! I love all the different layers and details. Yay for crafty shopping!
    Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires!

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  14. Stunning! I love the layers and the element you used! Awesome! Thanks for joining us at Waffle Flower Crafts!

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  15. You are such a pal-- thanks for the shout-out Maria. You've been with me since the beginning of my online creative journey and here we are 2 years later, nearly 3 (?), and I am so glad we are still inspiring each other. You are seriously one of the few who keeps design and designers on their toes. SO appreciate your style, and this card is no exception! Yes to all those elements-- the cacti have the appearance of being stitched on the vellum. Does it look that way to you? Such the perfect green. Love the sneak of gold Julie-leaves in there! Thanks for playing along at THD-- can't wait to see what you come up with for the September challenge!!

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