Sunday, April 4, 2010

LOVING Spring!


Aaahhh, the birds are chirping, the sun is shining, gardening chores await. I am SO grateful for all these signs of spring, after our snowy winter!

I needed a thank you card today, so I went online, checked out the various challenges, and created this one to meet these: the Sisterhood challenge is to find something to be grateful for; Secret Crafters' challenge is "How does your garden grow;" the One Stop challenge is paper piecing; the Flourishes challenge is to use one of three photos as inspiration (I used a floral quilt).

The stamp I used here is from Impression Obsession, coloured with Prismacolour Premier Art Markers and Copics, and I used a Martha Stewart punch on the bottom border. I have a confession to make. When I initially coloured this image, I used blue on a couple of the tulips...the overall look was dreadful! (lol) And BLUE TULIPS? What was I THINKING!? So, I stamped the image again, coloured the offending tulips pink to match the pinks on the band and ribbon, paper pieced them, and voila! Saved! If you look at the close-up, you can see the offending colour underneath the paper pieced tulips. LOVE it when I can save a card from the trash bin! ;)





Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today! I wish you a blessed Easter, and a happy, creative week!

7 comments:

Diane Davies said...

What a pretty card! I love the 3D look of the flowers. I am grateful you joined in with us at The Sisterhood. : )

Shirley said...

Absolutely beaudacious!!!!! How very very lovely, Deb! Love the layering too! How elegant!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely beautiful creation! Love your choice of colors and the dimension looks awesome! Thanks so much for joining us over at The Sisterhood! We do hope you will come back again and again!! Happy Easter to you!!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! I think blue tulips would be fun! :) Lovely card!

Micki said...

Great Spring card. Love the popped up flowers - the 3D look.... Thanks so much for joining us at the Sisterhood this week :-)

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Gorgeous card. Love the 3-D flowers and the 3 tabs on the side. Thanks for joinging us this week.

Lisa B said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the layers and the glitter...it gives it a nice touch.

I am grateful that you played along with us this week over at the Sisterhood...hope to see you next week!