Thursday, January 29, 2009

Come ON Spring!


Anybody who stops by here regularly will know I love combining different challenges... a challenge in itself. So this week, the Created by Hand challenge is to use pink and red. This valentine card uses an Impression Obsession Leigh Hannan heart stamp, called "My Funky Valentine," paired with one of Suzanne Canon's Quietfire Design sentiment stamps made from her exquisite hand calligraphy. My friend Catherine was kind enough to lend me this set when I saw this lovely card on her blog. I don't have this stamp set, although it's an older IO set, but having had so much fun with it, it's definitely on my wish list! I coloured this with a combination of Prismacolour Premier Art Markers and Touch markers, with a smattering of glitter on some of the hearts. I used my new Martha Stewart heart border punch on a piece of the red velvet paper.

Now, you KNOW that I just love love LOVE living in Nova Scotia! I even love winters and snow and ice and nesting in my cosy home. But sometimes...just sometimes...I need a little hint of things to come in spring.

So this week, the Immpression Obsession designers were challenged to create something related to spring. This is one of the just released Leigh Hannan stamps from Impression Obsession, and it reminds me of all my beautiful flowers just waiting to grow, in just a couple of months. I used Prismacolour Premier markers and Tulip Fashion Glitter inside a Nestabilties cut and embossed frame with Bazzill core colour cardstock, with a little light sanding.


This is another new Leigh Hannan design...with some tiny punched flowers and Swarovski crystals for the "mandatory" bling factor. (lol)


I hope you'll have the time to stop by the other IO designers' blogs to see their spring-y creations:


Daniela, Dina, Kelli, Laura , and Michelle (our new guest designer!).


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!

16 comments:

krcrafts said...

I love how you made the blue frame! Both cards are so pretty!

IsaNorris said...

yeahhhh, I'm not the only mad one who loves winter and the snow !! LOOOL
Beautiful card Deborah! I think it'll be a while before we see spring again :)
hugs
isa xxx

Anne said...

Hi, Deborah! Lovely cards. I especially like the valentine. The calligraphy sentiment is great. I especially like the pink glitter in the heart! :-)

Julie Koerber said...

WOW! These are all fabulous! The card in the frame is absolutely a work of art!

Jennifer said...

Zowie! So many beautiful, BEAUTIFUL pieces of artwork to oohh and ahhh over. And that is exactly what I'm doing. The elegance and gorgeous colors you add to these Impression Obsession stamps is wonderful! The first was going to be my favorite. But wait...the blue spring card...now it has to be that one...and then you post more. WONDERFUL, Ms. Deborah. As always, your cards are all wonderful!

dini said...

I love love love that pitcher image - and you paired it with my favorite color...I'm going to have to pull it out again!

Shar said...

Great cards! So pretty!

Daniela said...

Beautiful cards, love the bling!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Deb these are all fantastic. So wonderful design and stamps. Perfect.

Femmy said...

beautiful cards!! love them all!!

scotspanda said...

gorgoeus cards hun, I especially like the first one, that stamp is stunning :o)

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Tami B. said...

Stunning cards. I feel a little lighter after seeing them. The glitter heart is amazing.

Yogi said...

Well for not using those colors, I love the way you colored in your heart. Very pretty.

maiahs_momma said...

Love your cards...so beautiful :)!

Hugs,
catherine

Lisa Renéa said...

Gorgeous! Brilliant cards!

Gabi Mewi said...

All of them are really beautiful, but the big heartimage from the very first card is "heavenly".