Tuesday, February 16, 2016

it's a happy blue world

I love Pinterest Inspired Challenge. The last inspiration photo totally spoke to me and this month's is no different. Had to play along and it was the perfect chance to give my new watercolors a test drive.

I heat embossed Penny Black Retro Pattern BG stamp onto watercolor CS. Then I went to town randomly watercoloring the little spaces. No thinking. So soothing. Thanks for the 30-Day Coloring Challenge Kathy R.!


It's amazing how just by adding a bit more water, you get such a range of hues with the colors. Strong stuff those Gansai Tambis. Added the sentiment from Bold Blooms to qualify for the current Mix It Up Challenge at Ellen Hutson. I'm also joining in at Seize the Birthday (without candy toppings) cuz I plan to use this as a masculine birthday card.




And then I dug out this bridal couple who had come to live at my house just before Shirley B. brought out her bridal couple stamp set. They kinda got lost in the shuffle. But don't they look great paired with some Essentials by Ellen loveliness? And a touch of color to her bouquet.


My sentiment is heat embossed "best" and die cut Merry and Bright. I'm joining the Cupcake Inspirations, Simon Says Wednesday (One Layer)Challenge up your Life and Stempelkueche challenges too.



24 comments:

Hannelie said...

2 beautiful... no... 2 stunning cards Maria!

~amy~ said...

These are both fabulous! Really lovin' how you were inspired by the first card.

Ashwini Rao said...

So pretty! Love both the cards!! Love the coloring in the first one! And the second one's so stylish! Awesome! :)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Awesome cards ! Loved the shades of blue ..lots of patience coloring in those tiny shapes but the out come is beautiful ! Second card is very stylish !

Kristie Goulet said...

These are beautiful cards! LOVE them!

SonjaK said...

Beautiful cards, Maria! I especially love the first one. And I'm so happy to ready you love your Gansi Tambis. They sure are wonderful and I hope to see you creating more with them in the future. Love your second card too. So CAS and yet so romantic. Thanks for playing along with us at the Stempelk├╝che challenge.

Susanne Vargas said...

These are both fantastic! Love the randomly colored background on the first and the wedding card looks elegant in an artsy way!
So you like your Gansai's. I am very tempted to buy them but have already Schminke's and cheap Pelikan's, which I use most often... Do you know how they compare to the Gansai's?

Leigh Penner said...

Two wonderful cards! I especially love the beautiful background you created on your first card! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

Tracey McNeely said...

Two incredible card Maria, I love your watercoloured background--wow!

Mac Mable said...

How delicate and pretty is the first card. Serene and beautiful second card. Thank you so much for the inspiration x

Diane Jaquay said...

These are both amazing, Maria! I love the colors on the first card, they make me hap hap happy!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Steffie said...

Thank you for joining us at CUYL!
Awesome Cards!
Hugs from Germany!
Steffie

TaeEun said...

Two beautiful cards! The first one is so refreshing with the bit of yellow! Love the sweet colors! And the second card looks so chic and stylish, superb!

Ruby N said...

Very beautiful cards :)

Indy Owens said...

Such an elegant and beautiful wedding card! So glad you were inspired by this week's LOVE challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Loll said...

Two amazing cards, my friend. LOVE your embossed and watercoloured background. Those colours are so bright and fresh. And your wedding couple is so adorable! xx

shirley-bee said...

They're both fabulous, Maria! I love all the different hues on your first card (thanks for adding it to the Seize The Birthday gallery), and your second card is absolutely stunning! The vellum diecut flowers, the touch of colour on the bouquet, the sentiment - I'll be CASEing this one!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful bridal couple, Maria ... love how some of the flowers from her bouquet are cascading down the card! Swooning over your soothingly coloured background ... it's even soothing just to admire it ... LOVE! Hugs, Anita :)

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Oh WOW! That blue card took my breath away! The wedding card is gorgeous, too. What a happy day for me - two awesome inspirations!

cm said...

Duo of delight here, Maria! Your pinterest inspired card is fabulous, especially with the pops of yellow. The bridal couple: elegance and class! Thank you for sharing this gem in the Cupcake Inspirations gallery!
Hugs~c

Anni said...

Such a beautiful card you made for the Pinterest Inspired challenge! The pattern is so cute!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Pinterest Inspired Challenge!
Anni

Cris G said...

Congrats on your win, you've been rocking the Pinterest Inspired Challenge... love this card! Your second card is also beautiful and very elegant!

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous cards - the color balance is so perfect on the watercolored card and what a stunning, elegant and fun wedding card!

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