Saturday, May 24, 2014

happy birthday, teamie! (AAA, sprinkle of imagination)

We're having another birthday party over at STAMPlorations.  Can you guess who it's for when you see this?

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OK, so imagine a luscious, satiny bow tied atop this cake. Or atop a card that rocks big, bold and beautiful colors.  Like B/W and hot pink? Getting any ideas? How about this...

Happy Birthday, dear Vicki!  This card of hers is the one I chose to CASE for our birthday celebration.  Alas, my journey took a few detours.  Interested? If not, just scroll down to my card ;))

So I'm thinkin' "black and white and hot pink with polka dots." Then I see this card Vicki posts and decide I have to incorporate the "gelatos, stamped and dry embossed" thing too. Hmmm - maybe some pieces die cut from a "techniqued" piece of CS, layered over something die cut from B/W PP??

At the same time I see the current challenge photo at A Sprinkle of Imagination and can't get it outta my head. Love that doodled feel... B/W, ya know?

Then enter AAA Cards. Have you heard about this new challenge blog?  Vicki introduced me to it. Clean and simple with some twists.  How fun.  And here is Linda B.'s card to be inspired by this week.

SOOOOO. See the subway art look of the sentiment on the inspiration card?  Ding, ding, ding... STAMPlorations SUBWAY ART: Dare blew into my mind.  And dots, lots of them.  But how to make the doodled flowers play a role too?? And of course a bow, cuz a Vicki-CASEd card must have one?? Well I veered off the big, bold and beautiful road and headed down the lotsa white space one. And this happened.

These are my wishes for you in your "new year", Vicki.  Hope you had a very happy birthday ;))

I'm hooking up to the two challenges which inspired me.  To clarify, at A Sprinkle of Imagination you are to use at least three of the colors.  I colored the centers of the black blooms lime green, but ya can't hardly see it in the photo :(   I'm also joining in at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where it's about "botanical bliss". I think Ashli's project over there inspired me a bit too ;)

Have a wunnerful weekend, all.

Supplies for image the impossible:
Paper:  CS Bringmann
Stamps:  flowers Hero Arts, sentiment STAMPlorations
Ink : Memento black
Tools: tag die Hero Arts, embossing folder Cuttlebug
Other: gelatos, colored pencil, twine


  1. What a super card! Love that it's basically black and white with a bold pop of hot colours. So pleased you joined in our game at AAA Cards.

  2. Maria I am sooo glad you joined us at AAA with this fabulous take on Linda's card!
    Hope to see lots of your beautiful creations in the up coming challenges!

  3. This card totally rocks - love the b&w which the pop of colour! I love reading about your creative process too :) Happy Birthday to Vicki - I am sure she will be delighted with this card!

  4. Beautiful! A wonderful 'case' of Vicki's style, infused with your own flair. Love the sentiment stamp, the flowers and the colourful polka-dot panel. Vicki will absolutely love this, as do I!

  5. Your card looks supercool Maria, very powerful black/white stamping combined with these bright colours! Thanks for your sweet comment, have a great weekend, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  6. Maria two fabulous cards and such ha perfect CASE of Vicki's card too! Happy weekend.

  7. Stunning! You are quite a graphically bold artist....I LIKE that! Just a great take on our Guest Designer card! Thank you for playing at AAA Cards, we hope you had fun and will continue to bestow us with your fabulous style! Cheers, Victoria Lavender

  8. I love our card for the AAA challenge. Very striking!

  9. Fabulous. Loved reading of the twists and turns in your creative process.

  10. Did you ever rock that subway art card!!! I love that you did that black/white look to the background

  11. Love reading about your creative process as much as I love your cards! Another beauty from your corner of the Weinberge!

  12. OH SUCH A FABULOUS CARD! The pop of color with the subway -- yep awesome! Thanks so much for today's "party" -- simply fabulous!! :)

  13. Your clean and graphic take with the pop of color on Linda's card is terrific, Maria! Thank you for playing at AAA Cards!

  14. Wow...what a fabulous card! I love it and the black and white with your water color tag, simply beautiful.

  15. Your creative journey brought you to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with this gorgeous design, Maria!! Holy Moly Cow!! Hugs, Darnell

  16. Such a gorgeous card, Maria! I love all the techniques and your water color tag is fabulous!
    Congrats on your well deserved win!

  17. Beautiful cards and I like the stamps you used. Thank you for entering the challenge with A Sprinkle of Imagination.


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