Wednesday, January 8, 2014

hello 2014 (STAMPlorations, SCT, CFC, ATCAS)

It's a new year (yes, I'm just emerging from the fog of Christmas holidays as the kids go back to school today) so HAPPY 2014 to you all.  Hope it's off to a great start!

I'm sending warm thoughts to those of you stuck in the deep freeze.  We are and have been quite balmy over here for awhile.  I may regret saying this, but I'd prefer the cold!


Well  I wanted to hook up at STAMPlorations where I'm so thrilled to be joining the talented DT next month.  This month's challenge is "Stamps and Feathers".  Since I don't have my Trendy Feathers yet, I reverted to this design, deciding to call it a feather!


So I got myself a new Cat's Eye Queue - Rain Forest.  Probably influenced by the "emerald" and "mint" of 2013.  Just in time for the "orchid" of 2014.  Whatever.

Stamped the little squares with those green hues and a couple Delicata gold ones.  Gold structure paste through the old stencil again and then a die cut.  Or two. (And therefore I'm joining the fun at Addicted to CAS where the challenge is "Die Cuts".


Now I don't know if this is my word of the year for the new year, but it certainly stands for something I'm hoping to get more of in 2014 - face time.  As in, "Hello girlfriend, glad to sit here and drink a glass of wine with you."  So I'm joining the fun at CASual Fridays CFC#125.


And since the theme is "Anything Goes" over at Simply Create Too for Challenge #52, I'm joining my teamies over there with this card too.  It's a happy 2nd birthday to Diane and her just-for-fun challenge and this time there are even prizes to celebrate!  Join us for the fun.


Whew!  Thanks for visiting today.


Supplies hello:
Paper: cardbase TPC, Neenah white, aqua DCWV
Stamps:  PTI
Ink:  Cat's Eye pigments, gold Delicata
Tools: stencil, die PTI
Other: gold structure paste Goya

22 comments:

Loll Thompson said...

Fabulous design Maria. Love the colors and the embossing paste "feather". Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll xx

Laura B. said...

Love that perfectly stamped row of squares and gorgeous gold paste! Happy 2014 to you! Here's to a fabulous year!

Deepti said...

Love the colorful row of squares a lot. that gold paste, I think I will have to but one too :) Thank you sharing with us at ATCAS!!

shirley-bee said...

Love the "feather"! The Delicata gold squares look fab interspersed with the rain forest squares. And we picked the same word for CFC!

Wida said...

Gold is good that's what I always say! Happy new year talented lady!

Happy Dance said...

Works as a feather for me! Love your courage to use the paste. I'd be wearing it, walking in it, and scraping it off the walls! Really brilliant design. Love this one, Maria! You so rock. Bev

alexandra s.m. said...

Lovely card dear Maria!
Love the contrast between the gold feather and the spring palette ;)
xx

Joni nina Andaya said...

Gorgeous card Maria! The gold leaf is awesome :)

Nonni said...

Beautiful card, I love the colors and your creative feather! Welcome to STAMPlorations! xx

Kylie said...

LOVE your die cut and that gold paste! So great to have you as part of the team at STAMPlorations. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

Cornelia W said...

Hi Buddy, you inspired me to play now instead of waiting for my set! Gorgeous card!

Joyce said...

Beautiful card, and I love your hand made feather.

Basslady said...

a very clever and creative card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun feather -- fabulous dual die -- Thanks for playing at ATCAS!

ps - glad to have you on the STAMPlorations Team too! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

You have such a creative hamster up in your head, Maria! I mean, c'mon! Another amazing design and a winning card in my eye. That handmade feather is glorious and who even thinks to make a colorful handmade row of squares for grinding the design. Grounding? Well, you know what I mean. Great "word" for 2014, too! Me, in awe!! Have a great weekend and if I didn't tell you before, congratulations on the appointment to STAMPlorations and Happy, Happy New Year!! Big hugs, Darnell

... rok said...

a fresh and energetic hello-card … a good way to start the year !!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Hey, it's never too late for mint and emerald! LOVE it with the gold, and that paste is awesome. So wish you were closer and we could sit and have some face time! Love your sentiment behind the simple "hello". And glad to see you at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Maria: I love your CAS card--Clean & Simple is very difficult for me and I really admire when it's done ssssoooo beautifully as you do--We're so blessed to have you as a member of our DT family.

Diane

Barbara Murphy said...

LOVE this! The staggered sentiment is a perfect detail for this CAS design.

Alice Wertz said...

wonderful flow with the stenciled image. very pretty card! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Congratulations on your new DT gig!! Yeah, I'm pretty much blown away by this card. The gold paste has the best texture. I love, love the stenciled squares--the colors look super chic. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Wida said...

paste comes in gold?! what?! I need that! thanks for playing CFC!

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