Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Spring Has Sprung

A spring card today, I'm sure many bird houses across the country are full of nesting birds, my garden is certainly alive with the sound of birdsong.
 I picked up this stamp and pretty paper pack, from Trimcraft's Forget Me Not range, in The Works yesterday, and couldn't wait to have a play.  I've used my Spectrum Noir pencils to colour the image for a soft look, I rather like effect they give on kraft.  I added a bit of faux stitching for added interest to the papers and topper.
To embellish, I added some lace, some yellow silk ribbon, a bow, and some flowers made with Xcut dies.  I made the flower centres by squeezing a big blob of Eucalyptus Stickles in the middle of each bloom, then covering it with moss green micro beads.  When the Stickles dries, the middle shrinks, leaving a raised ridge with a dip in the centre, much  like many real daisies.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Cardmakers - #136 - Wings
Papertake - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #80 - Use a Punch or Die
My Time to Craft - #286 - Get Krafty
Just Us Girls - #287 - Spring
Make My Monday - Birds and Inspiration Pic - I was inspired by the pink flowers
Sweet Sketch - #49 - Sketch

16 comments:

  1. I really need to give stamping on kraft a try. Yours is stunning. So soft, so elegant. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

    Linda

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  2. Wow Wendy ... this card is amazing. I Iove how you stamped on the kraft ... so visually interesting!! I'm also in a bit awe-struck over your sewing in a circle so neatly. I don't have that skill! Thanks for sharing this lovely with us this week!
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

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  3. I thought your stitching was real! A lovely finishing touch to a fabulous spring card.
    Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

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  4. What a beautiful spring card, love the image and that you stamped on kraft paper, would love to give it a try. Thanks for joining us. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

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  5. This is gorgeous - lovely spring image and pretty flower embellishments really do make you think of the sunshine!
    Hugz Tinz

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  6. Gorgeous spring card, love the colours and design. Gail xx

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  7. This is so pretty and just screams spring!! Something we really need where I live! We're still feeding our winter birds!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  8. Beautiful, thanks so much for joining us at MTTC

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  9. so stunning wendy.really pretty image and i love your beautiful design and colours ;D

    xx coops xx

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  10. Love that image and how you colored it! Great take on that sketch! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 80 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  12. Thank you for sharing your beautiful crafting with us for Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge. Marlene DT

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  13. Fabulous card Wendy.
    Thanks for entering our 'Wings' challenge at CCM&More.
    Hugs Kimx

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  15. Very pretty card with lots of lovely detail.
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at MMM.
    Fliss DT x

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  16. What a simply gorgeous card, beautifully coloured! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more.

    Jackie

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