Sunday, January 1, 2017

MMCC #31

Well hello 2017! First the crazy rush to get ready for Christmas. Then a couple quiet days with family around the tree (and dining room table - seems all we do is eat!) Then the nice and laid back days between Christmas and New Year's. And suddenly here it is, January 1st, 2017!

I wish all of you lovelies who still stop by the blog nothing but the best for the next 365 day trip around the sun!!!

It's no surprise we're starting off the new year at the Mixed Media Card Challenge with this theme.

I went CASsy with a housewarming card using watercolors!

Stamped some STAMPlorations Shirley's Houses in gray and one with black on watercolor paper. Messy watercolored it with Gansai Tambi red, orange and yellow and fussy cut it. Gave the windows a welcoming glow with sparkling H2Os. See the sparkle below?

Before adhering the house I masked the two houses and stamped the foreground with Stampendous Floral Tapestry. I applied embossing paste (colored with yellow acrylic paint) through ARTplorations  Clouds and stamped my sentiment from Stampendous Baby Girl  to look like a plume of smoke from the chimney.

There you have it. CAS yet a little messy! Again Happy New Year and thanks for coming by here! I hope you'll have time to join us at the MMCC this month.

I'm joining these fun challenges too:
Basteltraum #48 - Watercolor
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Time Out #73 - "With Each Sunrise we are given a Chance for a New Beginning"


  1. Ooh! CAS mixed media! I love it! Happy New Year, Maria! :-)

  2. Such a yummy card. Love the grey houses in the background, clever CAS and mixed media x

  3. This is so whimsical, Maria, I love it!

  4. Adorable card...just love your wonderful look!

  5. Fabulous card, Maria! And a very Happy and Blessed 2017 to you and yours, too!! Love this sweet 'new home' card. The colors on the one house, and the fade-to-gray ones in the back. Your placement of the sentiment was just brilliant; I see it perfectly, but it doesn't detract from your focal point. Wonderful card, my friend! Bev

  6. Fabulous card, love how you used the house stamp
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  7. Fun and whimsical, Maria ... what a cute neighbourhood, set amidst the flower gardens and basking in the yellow glow of that gorgeous sun. Love the well trained smoke rising from the chimney ... there's a warm fire in that cosy little home! Wishing you a wonderful 365 days to come too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. Maria I ADORE this. So many clever elements, like the ground and the smoke as the sentiment. GLORIOUS. Thank you for sharing with us at Time Out! Jenny x

  9. This is so gorgeous Maria - I love the way the one watercoloured house stand out against the the black and white ones! And the way you incorporated the sentiment - genius!! Love love love! Thanks for sharing at Time Out! Jill

  10. What for a wonderful card you made. Thanks for joining in bastel-traum blog. Hugs Ute (DT)

  11. Maria, your card looks so awesome! I love yellow - specially in this (often grey) time of the year...
    Here we say: It hit me out of my socks! :-)

    Greetings from
    Wiebke (KomMa-designed)


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