Wednesday, April 29, 2015

guest star at Winnie & Walter - premiere Lola's Bouquet

If you're looking for my mixed media card for The Card Concept, please click here.

Back for day two as a guest star for the Winnie & Walter April/May release! If you missed day one you can find it here, and the Big Giveaway is here. Ready for some floral stamps?

Today it's about a stamp set created with Joni A. of The Talent - In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet.  Yay, Joni! It's a multi-step stamping set, you can see the full set here.

I created several cards. Here we go.

CAS. Me likey.

Pretty simple with masking. I stamped the sentiments from The Big, the Bold and Friends then nestled the vase from In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet into it. I masked the vase and stamped the blooms and their centers in black. Then I drew stems with a Sharpie. I replaced the mask with its negative and stamped all the dots (from Scenery: Big Bang Confetti) with yellow, red and blue inks. Voila!

Can you say Murano glass? There are actually teeny tiny dots in In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet which you could use for this technique too.

Simon Says Clean and Simple at the Wednesday Challenge blog. OK. I'm in!

Next, inspired by this pin, and using the roses from this set, I created this card.

Clustered the roses, some red, some pink and some left black and white. In a nod to the first Kate Spade inspired card I ever made, I decided to adhere the panel to a yellow base. Thus the embossed sentiment (from The Big, the Bold and Friends) in yellow too.

The strip of PP along the edge is B/W, (but glossy and reflecting the light goofy in the photo). I added a couple tiny pieces of B/W washi and a gold die cut heart to fill the empty bottom corner.

Ready for more? The next two were Maria-trying-to-think-outside-the-box. The first stamp in the set that actually caught my eye was the filler image that immediately made me think of dandelions. Maybe cuz it's that time of year again ;)

I stamped some of the bloom outlines in two shades of yellow on my creme cardbase. Then I watercolored a panel sky blue and created my meadow scene, mixing heat embossing and dye inks. The wafting seeds (headed for my yard, no doubt) are actually those three little dots you can see near the top middle of the set! Just love those little dots.

Another image I love is the one I've stamped in two-tone yellow in my meadow scene. Isn't that fabulous? I added a sentiment (will premiere on Friday) and a touch of washi and called it done.

Even further outta-da-box... did you notice the rectangular vase in the set? (There are over 50 stamps in this set, folks!)

I channeled my inner Mayuri and had a go at it. I was also inspired by Shirley B. and Darnell K. Can you guess how?

The sentiment is part Sugar Rush and part gotta-come-back-on-Friday . Yep, more individual words, but in a fabulous new font.

Channeled myself here. The solid red rectangles were stamped using the reverse of the vase stamp. The impression wasn't great although I had used some foam adhesive to fill in the hollow area of the rectangle when I applied it to my acrylic block. So I grabbed a star stamp and added a few stars to the red rectangles. Complementing the die cut stars from Big Bang Confetti cutaways.

News flash: my Cutaways arrived this morning so I ran to my Big Shot, grabbed the Fiction paper pad from Basic Grey and created these two cards.

I used the Audrey Cutaways for the scalloped edge mats and butterflies, In a Word: Hello and on the second card The Big, The Bold Friends.

Whew! If you stuck around til the end, vielen dank! If you're hungry for more, come back tomorrow for another lovely floral set.


Deepti said...

These are all so pretty and so very creative at the same time :)

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW, Maria! You must have had a fabulous time with these stamps/dies? No wonder you made so many gorgeous cards! What a release!

Diane Jaquay said...

You're rocking these new products BIG TIME, Maria!! I adore the vase you created on the first card, so darned CLEVER and beautiful! Can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow :)

Shelly said...

Ooooh, these are so pretty! Fabulous!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Fun and fabulous cards! You seen to be a guest designer all over blog land!!!

Darnell said...

It's too much. Truly, it's too much magnificence in one blog post!! Where to start?? I simply love them all! Thank you for the unexpected shout out, too! I love your swirly version, especially how you carried the swirl out to the corners!! Hugs, Darnell

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

OMG - you were BUSY!!!! Great cards, altogether!!!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Ooops, forgot to congratulate you on the GDT spot!

Lisa Lara said...

Wow what gorgeous creations Maria. I so love how you did the vase.

Geri said...

Oh, my gosh...these are all so fun!!! I can tell you are inspired by these products!!!

cm said...

Oh my, Maria...Your array of gorgeous cards here have sealed my decision: I need the entire release! You've truly worked magic with these products...creativity and fabulous!

shirley-bee said...

Oh, these are all wonderful! Great Murano glass vase, and I love the b/w/coloured rose clusters. Yup, I see dandelions, clever use of the stamp. And I'm glad to have inspired you, thanks for the shoutout. Off to see the next instalment :)

Anita in France said...

Maria! Wow, really wow ... what a fantastic day of showcasing! LOVE that Murano inspired vase ... went in for a closer look and was amazed! Glorious rose clusters, especially with the diagonal stripes ... and such a delicate wildflower meadow ... I can almost feel the gentle breeze wafting through it! Cool and graphic blocks ... and such pretty news flash cards ... wasn't it fun to open that Cutaways package?! Hugs, Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

WOW...where do I start? So many incredible cards and each one is just so beautiful!

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