Thursday, August 16, 2012

IBSIC#22-Featured Artist

Hi Friends!

I am truly honored!  I was recently asked by Joanna Munster with
Inspired by Stamping to be the featured artist for a week!
She as the most wonderful sketches/inspiration photos to follow for the
challenges! Please check out her wonderful line of stamps and

So, the challenge this week was to follow this fab sketch...

I couldn't wait to see what goodies I could come up with to do this sketch
justice!  I used a Tattered Angels frame and sprayed it with glimmer
mist.  A few dies were used for the focal point.  I felt something was
missing, so I adhered silver glass in the center near the sentiment.  Lace,
ribbon, pearls and a beautiful Prima flower were added to finish off the

Please go over and check out the super amazing blog and play along.  You
will be inspired by the very talented design team!  Thank you so much
for dropping by today!  Take care, hugs!


Paper:  Kraft Outlet, My Mind's Eye, Close to My Heart
Stamp:  TPC Studio
Ink:  SU(Choc. Chip), Tea Dye(Ranger)
Frame:  Tattered Angels
Glimmer Mist:  Tattered Angels, Tattered Leather
Dies:  SU(Framelits), Spellbinder's(Fancy Tags)
Pearls:  Paper Studio
Lace:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Flower:  Prima
Twine:  PTI
Ribbon:SU((Pool Party)


  1. Maria, congrats on being the featured artist..what an honor. Your card is the colors, the musical paper,and gorgeous flower. Great job with the sketch.

  2. Congrats on being a featured artist. You SO deserve this because your creations are stunning! Hugs! xx

  3. Hi Maria, Congratulations on being featured artist, very well deserved...

    Your card is gorgeous, love the distressed feel and the elements and coloours you have used together are beautiful..

    Hugs Kelly

  4. Congratulations, Maria! What a gorgeous and elegant card you've designed for your featured artist spot! I just LOVE all the layers and love the stitching and layered trims. The touches of glitter glass in the center are stunning. This is beautiful!

  5. Hi Maria,

    The candy arrived with me this afternoon, thank you so so much for this very generous goody box..It is wonderful and is going to keep me happy for hours..

    Have a good weekend
    Hugs Kelly

  6. Congratulations, Maria! This card is beautiful! I love the combination of blue with brown.

  7. Maria, congrats on being chosen as featured artist...your creation is lovely. Thank you for visiting my blog and good luck...

  8. Congratulations, Maria! Your card is so beautiful! Love the soft colors, the flower, the lace and the bow! Gorgeous work!

  9. Hello Maria! I was so excited to see you are our guest at Inspired By Stamping. :) And I must have a loose nut in my head, 'cause I could have sworn I already commented on your GORGEOUS shabby chic card, but my comment wasn't here. (can you hear the wind whistling right through my ears? aye yi yi!)

    I love your vintage/shabby style. You've always got a delicate, feminine, soft style I love to see!

  10. Hi Maria this is the prettiest card I have seen today what a stunner and how beautifully made well done Hugs Elaine

  11. Wonderful card and sentament.


  12. Congrats on your GDT spot, so well deserved Maria! Beautiful card, gorgeous colours and a fab design!

  13. So Happy for your Maria! That's Wonderful! Congrats!! And what a Beautiful Card too! love the combo of Pretty die cuts, dp's and your Fab stitching too! The touch of Sparkle is Perfect! Just a Lovely creation! 8-)


  14. Congrats Maria! That's great news and of course your design is over the top gorgeous with that beautiful blue and tan color palette. Love it


  15. Congrats on being a featured artist! Your card is truly stunning! So elegant! Love the shades of blue, music paper and TA frame! Gorgeous, Maria!

  16. Congrats and well deserved, Maria. Love this wonderful color combo and the beautiful lace and bow.

  17. This is gorgeous, Maria! LOVE that stacked, sentiment centerpiece, and your trimmings are yummy!