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11/24/2015

Northwoods Fall Vase

Good evening. Hope that your day went well and was either relaxing or productive - just as you needed it to be. Help me shout out a big warm welcome to Ksenija of Sweet Kobylkin. Ksenija was a most enthusiastic participant in the HLS November Christmas Tag Challenge, which is how I got to enjoy her wonderful work. She had so many unique & lovely tags...I was amazed at the diversity of styles, each one more lovely than the previous ones! So give yourself a big inspiration treat and pop over to say Hello to Ksenija.
Here's another card using one of the pretty Northwoods stamps...



- Image was colored, and then got mixed up under some other things, and got a bit crumpled. After putting under layers of something to try to straighten it out a bit, just die cut with the S/B Labels 8 and made a shaped card. Used some DI Weathered Wood around the edges, and Voila, it's done. Think this might be Mr's Thanksgiving card this year. Have another one that is in the works, but it might not get finished. Don't you love sunflowers? They are always so cheery on fall days I think.

Posted another pretty card to enjoy on the Cards by Friends section, which I hope you'll have time to enjoy with us. It's such a blessing to have talented friends who are thoughtful enough to send a pretty card to cheer you up. I am feeling better each day, but low energy levels. Trying to keep up with the commenting & it's a joy to enjoy all the lovely cards on everyone's blogs. Brightens the day immensely.

Thanks for visiting & big hugs.

Don't forget the fantastic sale over at DeeDee's Digis.
 
 

38 comments:

Carol L said...

Wow! SO this is a card, eh? I thought it was a ceramic piece! It's colored beautifully and I love the subtle sponging around the edges! Simply stunning!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh such a stunning bouquet!!

Margaret said...

Love that image Mary and such great colouring.
hugs
Margaret M

Hazel said...

Another lovely design Mary. Beautifully coloured. Hazel X

Patricia said...

Wow! Oh! Wow! Mary that's more like a painting rather than a card.
Love, love, love the image so beautifully coloured.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Maxine D said...

What a great save Mary, and your card is beautiful!!! Good to hear you are on the mend.
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Thanks for your reply on my blog.

I love this one. The flowers in the vase are so pretty.


Hope you have a good day. Sue

Aileen (mum) said...

Hi Mary, just wanted to stop by and say thank you for your wonderful comments on my blog and for becoming a follower. Love your cards, your colouring is just beautiful. Away looking after mum and dad at the moment so will need to come back and look more later. xx Aileen

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!! Love the image

Donna Hanley said...

Very, very pretty with all those gorgeous fall colors in the bouquet. I have a beautiful vase shaped exactly like this one in bronze and white and I'm getting ready to take out the fall flowers and put in the poinsettias. How the time flies. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Veerle said...

Wonderful stamp Mary, love this card.
Hugs x

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mary!! I love the pretty vase of flowers!! You colored them beautifully!! This is gorgeous!! I love it!!

I hope you and your family have a safe and happy Thanksgiving my friend!! I'm thankful for our friendship!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna said...

Beautiful card, Mary! Your coloring is exquisite. Happy Thanksgiving.

scrAPpamondo said...

Another amazing image and so beautifully coloured!!Love the distressed edges,they give a lovely pop-out to the bouquet!

Pat said...

How pretty Mary and I love the beautiful colours and your artistry in applying them. These Northwood stamps are a joy! I love the shape you have given it too and that nice gentle blue background. Glad you are beginning to pick up now! x

Pat said...

Mary, I forgot to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your day! x

Petra Swart said...

What a beautiful bouquet of flowers, Mary!!!! Love the shape of your card!!! The colouring must have taken you quite some time to do, but it was worth all the effort - your card looks fabulous!!!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugz

Team Clark said...

Another beautiful creation, Mary! You are a coloring genius! Beautiful work! Thanksgiving hugs, Autumn

cuilliesocks said...

Just so pretty Mary, I love floral cards and this image with it's beautiful colours is so lovely, Kate x

Sarah said...

Oh my Mary, this is absolutely wonderful. Such lovely colouring xx

Carol said...

This is so pretty Mary, what a gorgeous image. Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow...hope you have a wonderful day. Carol x

Camille Short said...

Mary, I love what you did to this image!

pam said...

Beautiful coloured image Mary, glad you manage to save it..
colours are gorgeous.
Pam x

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card...love your vase filled with those beautiful fall flowers! Wising you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Stampsnob. said...

This is colored perfectly it is very attractive.............Lis

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful image and fabulous colour I love sunflowers too
Carol x

Loll said...

Beautiful image ... and expertly coloured Mary. I am always in awe of your colouring skills! Happy Thanksgiving to you and Joe. xx

Mrs A. said...

What beautiful colouring. The sunflower are gorgeous. Hugs Mrs A.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous coloring Mary! I especially like the distressed edges of the die cut shape. The perfect addition! Happy Thanksgiving Mary!

Bonnie said...

I do love sunflowers and this is a beautiful bouquet of them!

Redanne said...

The bouquet of flowers is just stunning and your colouring is superb (I don't see any sign of crumpling...). Happy Thanksgiving to you! Hugs, Anne xx

Donna Ellis said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Mary! Your beautifully colored sun flowers are gorgeous in this shape! Love the vibrancy in your masterpiece! Hugs, de

Birgit said...

Love the card and that stamp! One can colour it in so many ways. You created something so very pretty to look at

Donna said...

Beautiful image and lovely coloring Mary!

Pia S said...

Beautiful coloring, very detailed and your card is a beauty!

JD/ Jill said...

This is really pretty! Lovely coloring!

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous vase of beautiful blooms, Mary ... your detailed colouring is just awesome! Hugs, Anita :)

Pippa said...

Beautiful, Mary.