Friday, March 6, 2009

I'm A Gardener and Club Anya Challenge



Hi Friends!! I have exciting news to share. . . . .drum roll please. . .well I was chosen to be part of the Greeting Farm's new Spring Gardener Team!! Whoohoo! I didn't expect to be chosen but I was hoping I would. You sometimes get chosen for these DT when you least expect it!! I'm really excited to get started!! What is a Gardener? Basically, I'll be a design team member for 3 months from April to June. Check out the other new designers on the team. If you haven't seen the Greeting Farm stamps and digital images. . .well, stop by their online store and you will, and I mean you will, fall in love and want to buy them all!!

Now to my card. . .this is my card submission for the Club Anya Sketch Challenge. Okay. . . I didn't start off creating this card for the challenge. I drew the picnic blanket and the tree and I thought, hey. . .it kinda can pass for the challenge. You have to sort of imagine the blanket is the half circle on the bottom of the sketch. Check out the sketch and tell me if my card follows the sketch.


Okay, do you see it now? I think it fits the sketch in a creative way. LOL! You do have to use your imagination to see it but I will submit it anyway.

I colored Anya with my Copic Markers. . .someone asked what color I used for the hair on my first Anya card a few days ago. I can't remember who it was so I'll post it here. . .for this card, I used Y19, Y35. Y39, YR15 and YR24. Sort of a mix of yellow, orange and brown.

Initially I was going to draw a small paved path with trees in the background but I didn't have enough white space to draw the scenery so I decided to draw a tree and picnic blanket to give the appearance that Anya was at the park.

My drawing of the background was sort of a last minute idea. I didn't even think that tree would fit but it worked out in the end.


I dressed up the inside too! Just something simple.

Well, I cannot express how happy I am to be part of the Greeting Farm design team. My stint with them will start in April but you'll be seeing more cards using their stamps from now on because I bought a bunch of them recently! Yay!!

Hope y'all have a fabulous day!!

Card Details:

Stamps: Greeting Farm Ridinghood Anya Digital Stamp, Rock the FarmK&CO Designer Paper, SU Real Red, Cool Caribbean
Ink: Copic Marker
Accessories: Deja View Brads, SU Word Window Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon, Prima Flowers, JoAnn heart brad

48 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Hey Maria so happy you are a gardener, what fun.

Bona said...

Congratulations Maria! I'm so excited for you. You so deserve it. You're such an inspiration and you're so awesome at what you do. Wow! I had to show my daughter. I can't believe you drew that tree and basket. I thought it was a stamp. I love your cards.

Denise said...

Congrats Maria! This card is so pretty, you are such an artist. Love all your creations.

Randi said...

Congrats Maria!!
Oh, I love this gorgeous card. Red and Turquoise is one of my fav combos!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

CONGRATS MARIA!! and WOW WOW WOW to this card! I LOVE it!!

kadie said...

Maria! This card is AMAZING! I have been a long time admirer of your work and was SO excited to see that I get to be on a team with you!! Yay and Congrats! Thanks too for your sweet comment!

Danni said...

Yay!! Congrats!! So happy for you!!
Love your card, so clever and cute!!

Cassie said...

i think it's great!! what fun card - you are super talented!! congrats on the DT gig - can't wait to see your creations!

Michelle said...

Congrats Maria! You so deserve it - your work is amazing!!

Love your Anya card!

WickedPixie said...

Congratulations Maria! It doesn't surprise me a bit that you were chosen! I love your work! Beautiful card here, too, as always!

Jodi said...

Whoo Hoo!! Congratulations girl! You did an awesome job drawing in your background. =)
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Cathy said...

Huge congrats Maria!!! You really deserve this and I'm so happy for you!!

I love this card so much!! I can send you my addie so you can send it to me right away!! That tree and everything about it is just stunning. Great job!!

Hugs, Cathy

Tracy.H said...

Congrats to you Maria!! I can't wait to see what else you come up with. I love, love, love The Greeting Farm!! :0)

Margie said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats Maria! You sooo deserve this :)
Your card is amazing - I love the background you drew - you are amazingly talented ;)
I cannot wait to see what y'all come up with in the new challenges!

Tessa said...

beautifull card!!

Melyssa said...

WOW!! Jaw dropping gorgeous card!! The details the colouring the drawing EVERYTHING is amazing!!

I am honored to be on the Gardener team with you. Congrats!

Rita said...

Congrats Maria, I'm so happy for you!!! You are so talented & they are very lucky to have you creating for them...you go girl!!!

This card is gorgeous!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Maria, she is Beautiful..... You are a wonderful Gardener!!!!


Vicki

Catherine said...

Congrats, Maria!!!! Such awesome news, but no surprise at all to those who've been following you and enjoying your creations! I'm so excited for you, not only for this adventure, but also as you work with and get to know Kadie. She is one of the most wonderful people: super talented, funny, and kind.
Have fun! Congrats!

Hugs,
Catherine :)

DebbiexxMade with Lovex x said...

hi maria-totally stunning as ever and a big big congratulations you inspire so so many
debbiexxx

pescbrico said...

I love hte dimension on the hair! Great job as usual !:0

Joy said...

Congrats on being the newest designer! you do such wonderful work, coloring, layouts, embellishments, etc! this card is so sweet and adorable! you always make your cards stand out! have a happy friday!

Martha said...

congrats!!!
well deserved!! ;)

MacKenzie said...

I'M SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU MARIA!!! YES...I'M SCREAMING!!!

Stephenie said...

Maria I am so happy for you!!!! I saw this over on their blog and about flipped for you! You so deserve it. I cannot wait to see what pretty creations you come up with.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Congratulations Maria! Way to go girl. You are just a busy bee these days... being on DTs and stamping full time!
Awesome card! Love the great colors and your drawing is fantastic! TFS!

Mary said...

Congratulations for becomiing a Gardener.

I love your card it is so sweet and very colorful.

Mary

Becky Carafa said...

Congratulations, Maria! How fun! And I just love Ridinghood Anya, she's definitely my fave!

Rleen said...

WOW! Maria, CONGRATS!!! You deserve it. I love your gorgeous card the image is so cute.
TFS!

Elena said...

Congratulations Maria!!! I am so HAPPY for you!
Your cards are always inspirational! You will be the best Gardener!
Love your card! Your drawings are awesome!

Alaina said...

Congratulations. . . you deserve it! Great card.

Peggy M said...

Maria.. you work very hard and your creativity is unbelievable. I love getting your updates as they as inspiring. You deserve this opportunity. Best of luck!

Teri said...

Wow! I can't believe that I'm #33 to comment!! I was having withdrawals from not blurfing and seeing all of these fabulous creations! Congrats on being a gardener designer for The Greetings Farm!! Your riding hood anya card turned out so beautiful!!! Great coloring and I love the blanket!!

Lilian said...

Maria! Congratulations on being a Spring Gardener! Your cards are simply amazing and will be looking forward to more of your creations! Have a great weekend!

Angie said...

Congratulations on being a gardener! I love your card, that background is fantastic.

Mariska said...

Oh this card is just amazing Maria and I just saw the announcement of you being one the gardners on the Greeting Farm blog... and so right they are to ask you to join them. Can't wait to see what you come up with with their gorgeous stamps, I'm sure it will all be amazing like your work always is. Congratulations sweetie!!

xxx
Mariska

Shary said...

Big congrats Maria, love their stamps. Looking forward to seeing your creations. Have a great weekend xxxxx

Eva said...

Maria, huge congratulations to you!!!! I adore your work, and I am so glad you were picked, soooo deserving!!! Can' wait to see your work with their stamps!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOOHOO!! Congratulations! You deserve this! I will look forward to seeing your creations.

Great card too!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

YAAAA!!! You ROCK & Anyas rock too. :O) I'm so excited for you and for them. What a perfect fit! This card is stunning. You are the queen of colouring. Wish I could take lessons. I just LOVE the turquoise cape against all that warm & bright gorgeousness. Congrats again! :O)

retiredheather said...

Wow! This card is absolutley great. I love the way you created the 3D effect. Congrats also on the new DT...I know you will be a great asset.
Hugs
Heather

Cami said...

CONGRATS, Maria, on becoming a "gardener." Every seed (card/project) you plant will help "flourish" their business. Your card is so pretty and I love the 3-D look. You're so awesome! I'm so happy for you. Hugz, Camille

Diane said...

Way to go Maria!!! Congrats girl!!
They are very fortunate to have chosen you! Cause your work is fabulous as their stamps!!
Can't wait to see your creations!

Risa Malieta W. said...

Congratulations Maria! I'm so very excited for you girl. You see, when one door closes, another one opens! You will be the perfect asset for Club Anya and I look forward to viewing more of your creations.
hugs
Risa:)

Janna said...

Congratulations!!!!! I am so, so, so happy for you!! You really deserve it! You do such amazing worka nd can I tell you how much I love this card!!! Wow, I think the blanket works perfectly for the circle at the bottom and I am still blown away by the fact that you drew in the background! Incredible!!! I really need to try out the cutting the hair and popping it off! I really like the deminsion you create by doing that!!!

Congrats again!! I can hardly wait to see what you create!

SMiles,
janna

Sankari W. said...

Woo-HOO!!! Congratulations Maria!!! What an exciting news!!!! You are sooo uber talented and such an inspiration to me always!!! I am sooooo happy for you and can't wait to see all of your creations!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this card - the colors, the texures how you did the dimensions in her hair !!! HOLy WOW!!! you really knocked this card out of the ballgame - it is just fabulous!! And you drew the tree and the blanket!!???!! WOW!! And it totally follows the sketch!!! Congrats again Maria!! Sending you lots of love!
Sankari :)

Heather said...

Maria,

This card is very cute!!! I love how you used Riding Hood Dorothy and your coloring!!! You have such a way with your coloring you make it look like no other person can!!!

I love the little scene you created and I love the entire card!!! Great job girl!!!

Now Congrats, Congrats, Congrats on getting on the Gardener Team!!! I am so so so Happy for you!!! You rock every project girl and deserve to be on this team!!!

Heather

Lise Roy said...

Congratulations!
You are so talented, I am not surprise at all!!

Your card is gorgeous as always..

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