Sunday, 25 March 2012

Spring Is In The Air

Good morning folks and Spring really is in the air today as we not only have the most gorgeous sunny day here, but it's also time for a new fortnight's challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and the theme this time is Spring Is In The Air - how's that for perfect timing!
The Design Team have some absolutely stunning projects lined up on the catwalk this time and we are as ever sponsored by the lovely Marina of Cottage Crafts who will be giving a voucher worth 7 euros to spend in her online shop.
My card this time is quite a simple one as it includes my current favourite bird stamp and I didn't want to overload the card with too many embellishments.


The lovely bird is by Stampendous and was stamped with Archival Coffee ink then coloured with Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Pumice Stone Distress inks with a little detail added with Promarkers. I cut the image out with the Papermania square parenthesis die set and inked the edges with Crushed Olive.
I made the background panels using my Easy Inking Background Technique (link to the tutorial is on my side bar) using Shabby Shutters, Milled Lavender, Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet Distress inks with a lovely sprig stamp from a B Line Designs cube. The pink border was made with a long block and then trimmed with a Papermania scallop lace border die.
I assembled the card as you see, adding a touch of detail with stitched ribbon together with a layered flower coloured with Promarkers (with a Card Candi centre), rose leaves punched with an X Cut punch and emboss punch then inked with Forest Moss DI and text from the Artistic Outpost Birds of a Feather stamp set.

Challenges for my card:
Crafty Ann's - Spring/Easter
Fairy Fun Fridays - Spring Fling
Simply Create Too - It's Spring
Paper Play - Spring Colours

That's all for now and hoping you have a great Sunday.
Hugs, Fliss xx

25 comments:

Ephemera said...

Hi Fliss, gorgeous card, love your beautifully subtle colour tones and love your fabulous background papers, simply stunning. Have a great day. xx

iReneM said...

A lovely spring card, Fliss - so preety and fresh
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss, It really is a gorgeous stamp you have chosen as your main image. I have checked out your tutorial, and used the technique a couple of times...and it is a fun technique. When I look at this card the stamped branches and leaves make the bird look right at home! Beautiful.
Dot x

brenda said...

The sun had just come out here as well Fliss and looks very promising.

Your pretty card just yells out Springtime.

B x

craftattack said...

Lovely, spring like card! Here spring has arrived, too! Hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

Can see how you love this stamp, its beautiful. A gorgeous card.
Yvonne x

Fiona said...

Such a pretty card Fliss and I love the sprig stamp, I'm sure it is very versatile. Isn't this weather great, have you been down the beach?

Anonymous said...

Fliss
Such a delicate card, the colours and papers and the bird, he is the star of the show.
Wishes
Lynne

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Fliss! Just love the softness and the beautiful bird image on your card. So well done. Planning to check out your tutorial. Thanks for sharing! Bet is he's, Yvonne

Pia S said...

This is sweet! I love the image and the papers are so nicely put together.

anna christensen crafts said...

This is so beautiful, I love your gentle colour palette and your backing papers are wonderful! Anna xx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Fliss, your background papers are beautifully coloured and stamped. Love the image.
Avril xx

Victoria said...

What gorgeous soft colours!

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Fliss, the colour combo you've used is gorgeous. Sue C x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fliss, wooow, I mean - WOOOOW! Your card is stunning, love the simplicity of the design and your stamping is just stunning! WOOOOW!!! xx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Fliss! Very spring like

Terry said...

What a sweet little bird! Truly a wonderful card with such pretty Spring colors! Happy Sunday!

Claire said...

BEautiful card Fliss, gorgeous background and that little bird stamp is fab
Claire xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Stunning card Fliss, that little bird is lovely and you were so right to let it take centre stage. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Ellie said...

GORGEOUS, love the background!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful card with great spring feeling. Love the color scheme.

Mynnette said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! LOVE that soft bird image and your flower with all the leaves behind it is the perfect accent! :)

Suzi said...

A beautiful spring card, love your paper choices. Perfect for our challenge. Thank you for sharing your adorable work with us at Fairy Fun Friday. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs
Suzi x

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Felicity: wonderful Spring card--love it. Thank you for entering Simply Create Too's Challenge #9--"It's Spring???" Don't forget: Our new challenge begins this coming Friday.

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Shirl said...

An elegant card Fliss with such a tranquil image, everything looks so soft and delicate.

Hugs Shirley x x