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8/11/2016

Northwoods Pots of Flowers - Thinking of You

Welcome, and this post shares another image from the past. Think this was a borrowed stamp, but liked it so much, may have purchased it - must check the Northwoods collection. I love these stamps, but they are wood base, so take up quite a bit of storage room. Additionally, the images are usually large enough, it makes a card front without any extra additions. These stamps are very high quality, so detailed, and I've yet to have one not stamp well. Also fun to color.


- added more contrast to the previously done copic coloring...put in some grounding, and die cut with a stitched rectangle die. The image was so large, trimmed down after die cutting, and edged with DI Walnut Stain. This card is still a bit larger than my usual 5.5x4.25, so will require a custom envie.

- SU border scallop from some textured dull gold added at the base to balance out the card front.

- WoS added to the flowers, edged with DI Antique Linen while in the die. Mounted on Bazzill textured c/s. The LSS used to put discontinued Bazzill colors on sale at good prices, so would buy neutral colors when possible.

- Hand cut sentiment, stamped with Memento Elderberry, stamped off once, to get less vivid color. Edged with the Walnut Stain. Thought about adding some sequins, decided to leave as is.

Hope you like this one. Thanks for stopping in, come again when you have time. Hugs & Blessings.

48 comments:

  1. Wow!! Such a fabulous colouring on these stamps! Your pots of flowers look stunning, so bright and vibrant!! You have made an amazing card with them! The banner and the vintage look of the base match very well with the image! Great work!

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  2. Ohhhhhhh such gorgeousness! Mary, the image is beyond beautiful, and your coloring is amazing! Your artist self has definitely greeted me this evening. Loving everything about your masterpiece! Hugs, de

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  3. So very pretty! The image is wonderful but your coloring really makes this card. It's so vivid and your shading looks fantastic.

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  4. Oh, this is so beautifully colored! I still have lots of wood mounted stamps so I know what you mean about storage... so much easier with clear stamps! But I still love them and don't want to get rid of them...

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  5. This is a burst of summertine on a card Mary, loving the glorious flowers and bright and happy colours.

    B x

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  6. Hi Mary, I love the card and the mix of colours.

    Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

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  7. Mary this is fabulous - love your wonderful colouring, and the simple mounting lets the stamped image really sing.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. A fabulous image Mary and your colouring is stunning,your shading gives it so much dimension...I have so many lovely wood mounted stamps must give myself a to do list and use a few!.....hugs xxxx

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  9. Beautiful card. Love your spring flowers.
    Valerija xx

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  10. A super floral card, love your colouring on this image .
    Lorraine

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  11. Gorgeous coloring on this beautiful stamp. Wonderful card, Mary. Enjoy the upcoming weekend.

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  12. Beautiful!! Love the coloring!

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  13. Beautiful Mary and such lovely shading in your colouring, and the stitched rectangle with the bit of gentle inking, and the scalloped border and simple fishtail banner for the sentiment, finish it simply but very prettily and allow the flowers to take centre stage. x

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  14. You are really working through that box, Mary! So glad you pulled this one out as it made a really beautiful card! I love all the details of the flowers and your shading on the pots is wonderful! I love how you've added the banner! Hope all is well with you and you have a great weekend!

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  15. Wow! Loving this card Momma Mary! That image is just gorgeous, love how you have colored it up too. I sure am glad you are using some of your precolored images Momma Mary, you are getting some fabulous cards from them!! Hugs, Brenda

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  16. It really is a lovely stamp Mary and as always, you have coloured it beautifully! Hugs, Anne xx

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  17. How absolutely stunning is this, Mary! Just stunning!

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  18. The coloring is great and I'm so glad you kept all these images. They are really beautiful and you may be too hard on yourself (as we all are). The pots are shaded so well too. Glad you are almost back to normal and the bath looks beautiful.

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  19. Oh so beautiful Mary, I love the image and you've make it so colourful, brilliant colouring by the way. Lovely layout too, Kate x

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  20. This is gorgeous Mary! Such a beautiful image and you have coloured it to perfection. Love the shading on all your flowers. xx

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  21. Oh wow, it's absolutely stunning, Mary!! You colored the beautiful flowers perfectly!! What a gorgeous card!! The stamp is fabulous!! Have a great weekend my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  22. This is gorgeous, your coloring is amazing!

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  23. Gosh what wonderful colours and colouring, a SUPER card, with so much detail, I don't think it needed the sequins. Love it.
    Faith
    x

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  24. Impressive coloring and design. You're right, this kind of image does not need anything else. And it works for any occasion. I can picture this as one colored in different shades of grey and being used for a sympathy card too.

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  25. This card makes me really happy. I used to love this big stamps with lots of coloring. Somewhere along the line I realized I didn't have the time to dedicate to them. They still make me think of that time and remind me of my grandmother in law. She loved this big lots of coloring stamps too. She had a bit more time than me! Love it! Happy bright colors and lots of bits and bobs with the sponging, the border, and the off stamped greeting. Very nice!

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  26. Gorgeous colouring on this beautiful image Mary, love this stamp.
    Pam x

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  27. Your copic work is SO expertly done, Mary! This image is just gorgeous but your artistry brought those blooms to life! Beautifully done~

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  28. A superb image for either Spring or Summer and I do like am image that takes up most of the space so you don't really need any embellishments, not that I use a great deal of embellishments anyway, sometimes they are overloaded and take the eye off the image.
    Well that's my humble opinion anyway.

    Kath x

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  29. Fabulous stamp and beautifully coloured
    Carol x

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  30. WOW, Mary, what fabulous colouring! A beautiful card with a really lovely image. xx

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  31. Your card is soooo pretty! You did a fabulous job of coloring, the shading and highlights look wonderful!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  32. A store near me used to have those stamps--really beautiful images, as is this one! Love your coloring, Mary!

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  33. What a gorgeous card Mary! Just love this overall look. Such lovely lush colors on the image and the sentiment is so pretty.

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  34. Hi Mary,
    Just saw your comment from March - have had heaps going on - new man, new house, new full time job... so havent blogged in a while... hope to get back into it soo!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving nice comments... Mxxx

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  35. oh wow hun,fabulous stamps,and oh boy you have coloured,them to perfection,stunning colours and the detail is just exquisite so so beautiful hugs Cherylxxxxxx

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  36. Wow Mary its beautiful, I love when you can make the whole card from one stamp. I know what you mean about the wood ones taking up room but who can part with them, they seem to have such quality about them.
    Your colouring of this stamp is beautiful with all the different colours and shadows. Love it.

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  37. Beautiful!! Beautiful coloring!

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  38. Beautiful flowers None of which do well here Love the strong colors .............Lis

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  39. Wow wow wow!! Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous Mary!! I love the stunning details in the image and you'r done an amazing job coloring it!! So happy and beautiful!! :) HUGS

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  40. Beautiful card Mary, great copic coloring.
    Hugs Veerle x

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  41. Hi Mary, sorry not been visiting so often lately. We are in full flow with wedding and moving 'stuff' so have not had much time. I have looked in on all your lovely cards over the past couple of weeks. The new bathroom looks really good. I sympathise with the dust problem and have that to face in our new house. The builder has been putting in a log burning stove so there is plaster dust everywhere. Decorating is on hold for a bit until he has finished. The walls need one more coat of paint but will need to be wiped down first to get the dust off and my study/craftroom has yet to meet a pot of paint! The wedding is on the 27th of this month and our moving date is the 23rd of next month. Hopefully after that it will get a bit calmer! Take care. Pippa x

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  42. Missed a lot of cards during my vacation...so I scrolled down and enjoyed your beautiful and so diverse style! Always great to come looking here and see with what you came up again! Hugs, Gerrina

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  43. This is lovely Mary. If you do find the stamp it would look good in vanilla with a butterfly or two.!! Hugs Mrs A.

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  44. Hi Mary,
    what a superb card, and I love that wonderfully stamped image.
    Your colouring of that stamp is ace and very lovely.
    A great design as always also.
    Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  45. It has been awhile since my last visit. Love this stamp. I must see if they are still in business. Your coloring is amazing. excellent.

    Love Hugs and Blessings,
    Jim

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  46. What detailed loveliness, Mary ... such a delicious burst of colour in those blooms! I've enjoyed wandering through all your recent cards too ... and hearing that your bathroom saga is about at an end. It must feel so good to finally have it finished ... and not to have artisans coming and going all the time! Bon weekend, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

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  47. You coloured this image so beautifully. It is a lovely stamp with lovely colouring!

    I like this card, MAry. It is fun to make a card with a large stamp and let it dominate the card front.

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  48. Wow this is gorgeous Mary! great coloring!
    xoxo Olga

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