It doesn't feel much like spring at the moment - its cloudy, rainy and pretty chilly too! Never mind, it could be a lot worse! My card is quite spring like though, spring coloured flowers to brighten things up!
The flowers are cut out with copier paper using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die. The leaves are a different Sizzix die. I watercoloured them with various colours of Distress Inks which had been watered down on a white tile as a pallet. Then I stamped over them with various stamps to add texture. As the flowers were rather flimsy, I gave then a spray with Crafters Companion Spray and Shine to make them a little tougher so they now have a sheen to them. I am not sure if I should have left them as they were but its too late now! I used kraft card as my card base and the square of white card has been distressed around the edges with scissors and then Distress Ink. The words 'Spring' (Clarity) and 'Flowers' (Sheena Douglass) were stamped on snippets of card in Vintage Sepia Versafine and edged with Distress Ink, cut out roughly and added to the card along with wooden beads to the flower centres and splatters of the watered down inks in the background.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey - Spring is in the air.
Pixies's Snippets Playground Week 224 - Use Snippets - mine are the sentiments.
Make My Monday - Watercolour - I watercoloured my flowers.
All of these blogs are awesome!
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Take good care of yourselves! Christine xxx