Monday, 28 February 2011

Spring Has Sprung

Hello everyone, I'm finally back to blogging after several busy days and internet problems over the weekend. I hope you all had a lovely weekend.
I have a card to share which I made using the gorgeous Spring colours of this week's Play Date Cafe challenge and I have to say the photo inspiration really does make you feel like Spring is around the corner (even though it was 4 degrees first thing this morning!)

I stamped a flower from Hero Arts Antique Engravings CL427 in Memento Rich Cocoa and added a small leaf from Hero Arts Real Flowers CL426 in the same ink. I then sponged Shabby Shutters Distress ink on the card and around the stamped flowers. I stamped a few extra flowers in the same ink.

I coloured the flowers with Promarkers. I then stamped a Hobby Art butterfly 3 times in the brown ink and coloured them with Promarkers. I cut the butterflies out. I embossed a strip of card sponged with Dried Marigold Distress ink with the Cuttlebug Herringbone folder. I assembled the card as you see, adding a sentiment by Hobby Art cut out with a Nestabilities die and sponged with the Marigold ink. I put this on a scalloped mat coloured with the same Aqua Promarker as the butterflies.

I'm also entering this in the following challenge:
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 44 - Anything Goes (plus a sentiment)

Thanks for looking,
Fliss x

17 comments:

craftattack said...

Great card and I wish spring would start springing here!

Sally H said...

Wow, Fliss! That is stunning!

Tameko said...

Stunning card. I really like your color chaoices & embossing. Thanks for joining us at SS!

Netty said...

Gorgeous card Fliss and love the colour combination. Annette x

Chris @ My Arty Attempts said...

Beautiful Fliss, I have that lily stamp and like normal I wouldn't have thought outside the box and used it a well as you. xxoo

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Fliss, the colours are gorgeous, a great card. Hope the internet is all sorted out now.
Take care and have a good week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Fiona said...

Fab Fliss, wonderful background as always and lovely colour combo.

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorouges hun the colurs are just perfect,beautiful design hugs cheryl xxx

Susan Allan said...

Your piece for the challenge is beautiful. I lov ethe way you have used the blue for the butterflies...they really 'pop' off the page..., perfect colour for your accent colour, lovely!

I wish I could identify the flowers, but I am not sure exactly which flowers they are.

Perhaps, one day, you could give me some felting tips, I think that is more difficult than spinning.

Sue xx

papertrails leaver said...

what a fbaulus card! Love the butterflies flying off the page! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-) Amy

Claire said...

A beautiful card Fliss, a sign of spring coming. I love the colours you used, especially on the butterflies.
thanks for your comment.
Claire xxx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Artful stamping, that's what this is! I love the look you achieved with your stamping and coloring. Thanks for playing with us at the Play Datea CAfe!

Sarah Anderson said...

What a beautiful, happy, colourful card Fliss - I love it, it's so eyecatching. Thanks so much for joining us in the play date cafe this week :)

Michele said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Very nice job; your creativity is an inspiration to me :) Thank you for sharing!

Jaclyn Miller said...

This is so eye-catching. I really like how you left a few flowers uncolored so it looks like they just fade into the background. Thanks so much for playing along at The Cafe again this week.

Tracey said...

Stunning stamping, gorgeous combination of colours, thanks for sharing xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss, this is a gorgeous card. I love the flowers and butterflies and those colours are so striking.
Thank you my friend for your support this last couple of weeks, its really helped me to get through some tough days to know i have caring friends who genuinly are there for me. Fliss thank you ... your friendship is special to me.
hugs June xxxx