Muse #164, TE Share Joy #34, Winnie & Walter Rerun #10, Winnie & Walter JITW, STAMPlorations CAS – May

Hello … bonjour!  Happy Mother’s Day to everyone celebrating in the USA and Australia!  I’m popping in with a card that feels a bit different for me … not sure how it came from my fingers, but it was fun making it happen …

Muse 164, TE Share Joy 34, W&W Rerun 10, W&W JITW, STAMPlorations CAS - MaynullI started with a panel of watercolour card, made a paper mask to place where the vase was going to be, and stamped the blossom-y leafy sprigs three times, using a Molotow pen to mask them where needed.  First time with the Molotow … needed to be really gentle taking it off … there were one or two spots that ended up a smidge raw!  The paper mask was removed, the vase was stamped, I used Zigs to do some loose layered watercolouring and topped off the sprigs with some Wink of Stella.  All the stamps are courtesy of Winnie & Walter.  The panel was adhered to a card base, I added a slender strip of colour along the edge and finished off with a STAMPlorations sentiment.

I’m playing along with …

Muse – Michele’s gorgeous card is below (voila, Michele, see you in the gallery!!)

TE Share Joy – Sketch/Inspiration … I went with the photo

Winnie & Walter Rerun – In Bloom: Addie’s Garden … blossoms/leaves

Winnie & Walter – Join In To Win

STAMPlorations CAS – Anything Goes … without the option of Magenta

That’s it from me for now … see you Thursday for a top up over at Time Out … have a great week!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂



43 thoughts on “Muse #164, TE Share Joy #34, Winnie & Walter Rerun #10, Winnie & Walter JITW, STAMPlorations CAS – May

  1. Jen W.

    Anita, this is gorgeous! Your coloring is perfect especially the shadow around the base of the vase – I can never get mine to look that good!!

  2. lollthompson

    Gorgeous card Anita. Great job with masking and grounding your vase. The flowers are beautiful. xx

  3. susannev2014

    Why do you think it is not you? It’s beautiful and perfect as all your cards are! Great job masking, too! Really wonderful card down to the last detail!

  4. djkardkreations

    This is a bit out of box for you, Anita, except that it has your unmistakable flawless execution and design!! I think it is gorgeous and so fitting for all the challenges! Missing you, mon amie!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  5. MIchele F

    Look at you!! Stretching oneself is very good for the creative soul, I’m told!! You’ve had a gorgeous first try with the Molotow, Anita! You’re masking and floral arranging have truly paid off – so beautiful! You’ve made me SO happy that you’ve played at Muse this week – it has been such fun having your beautiful creation in our gallery! xx

  6. kimheggins

    Miss Anita…what an amazing card! I just love your sweet card, those flowers are simply wonderful. Hope you are doing well…miss you lots.

  7. Shona Chambers

    This is so lovely and I can totally still see your style in this design. Fab idea to colour the leaves from the W&W set and such a great CASE of Michele’s card. Looks like a winner to me!!

  8. Joyce M.

    Oh, my. This is stunning and so well done. I love the look of those flowers masked and colored. I used the same ones, but I like your way better. Your vase is colored and shaded so perfectly.

  9. born57

    It’s stunning Anita ! Oh my gosh and the shading is gorgeous,the masked flower are perfect! This is so you gorgeous ,crisp and clean ! Hope you have a wonderful week ! Hugs

  10. BarbGhig

    This may be out of the box for you, but it’s absolutely gorgeous, Anita! Beautiful details, and lovely take on Michele’s Muse card…I love it!

  11. Susi

    What a beautiful card, Anita! I love how you used the same leafy image to create the “bouquet” in 2 different colours!

  12. Jacquie

    This is gorgeours, Anita! Love the vibrant purple & green foliage and amazing shading on the vase!

  13. Brenda Lawrence

    Wow, this is a beautiful card Anita! I love the way you colored your vase and of course the foliage just is stunning in those colors. Your shadow on the “table” looks amazing as well. Very beautiful card to let someone know that you are praying for them. Hugs, Brenda

  14. Bobby

    Your arrangement of leaves/flowers in that perfectly colored vase is terrific, Anita, and the shading gives so much dimension. Beautiful, beautiful card.

  15. conil

    Whether you think it’s different or not, it’s a beautiful card. The color pops against that lovely grey vase. Just the perfect image for that sentiment. Can’t imagine the patience it took to mask those sprigs with the Molotow…but the coloring came out perfectly.

  16. jmhave44

    It’s a beautiful vase of flowers. Still with your CAS skills in play, but your coloring is fantastic. The pen was good to use on the stems I expect. I’ve had pretty good luck with the Molotow pen, and no raw places as yet. What I did find, is that one pen did great, but another one, sort of left ‘blue spots’ on the surface after I had rubbed off the mask. Not sure if it was the paper used, something wrong with the pen, or operator error. The first pen worked nicely…TFS & Hugs

  17. Cat Craig

    Oh this is simply gorgeous, I grabbed me right away in the muse gallery. I knew I’d see it again in my bloglovin list. Your masking made for the perfect arrangement.

  18. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Beautiful and serene – sometimes those cards just happen! Molotow pen??? I only know Molotow cocktails, LOL!

  19. kate

    Gorgeous card Anita 🙂 Love the colours and great stamping…i don’t think ive used the vase stamp yet , after seeing this i think i will finally get it inked up.
    Kate xx

  20. Petra

    Oh, this is such a pretty card, Anita – your flowers are so beautiful and the vase is so lovely!!! Wonderful shading with the greys and the strip on the side!!!!! The sentiment looks great – lovely fonts and fit perfectly into its spot!!!!! Big congrats on being in the winner’s gallery at Muse!!!

  21. Rose J

    This is a really lovely card! Very tranquil & elegant. Your watercolouring is gorgeous & I’m so glad to see it made the final 3 at Muse. Well deserved.

  22. cmayne

    Your vase filled with blossomy, leafy sprigs is so beautiful; an arrangement I’d love to set on my kitchen table to brighten up the room. Impressive colouring. After allll this time of having them in my possession, I STILL can’t create anything presentable with my Zigs! Yeesh! You’ve provided incentive to try…just once more *grin*

  23. J. E. Shay

    Beautiful card, Anita! I love how you used the leaves in the vase to create a delightful arrangement. Many thanks for joining in on our Rerun Challenge.


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