Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring is in the Air


I love these Spring designs!  I just had to have a stash of them for myself, so I stamped myself silly after the stamp camp, and this is what I got : ).  Lucky me!
I'm really having fun with this emboss resist technique lately.  The focal point here was created on white card stock:  I embossed the flowers with clear embossing powder (clear on white matched the white paper better than my white embossing powder on white paper).  Then I sponged the colored inks around the flowers, and stamped the French Script print in blue (Marina Mist) on top of the flowers as well.  Of course, the embossed flowers resisted all of the new ink.  This card looks so "soft" to me, I love it.

I did it--I made a card with yellow as one of the main colors.  Not an easy feat for me, but Springtime is just the right time for such an undertaking.  Combine Daffodil Delight with Almost Artichoke and Certainly Celery and with this, my favorite butterfly set, "Flight of the Butterfly", and I couldn't lose.    Isn't it Springy and happy?

I laugh now about how much I love butterflies because it makes me remember the time my mom and I were driving through town forever-ago, and when I saw some fake huge butterflies stuck to the side of someone's house, I thought that was the ugliest decoration I had ever seen.  And so Mom and I have laughed about butterflies ever since (no offense to the real ones that always make me smile when they fly by).  But now, I love using them in my creations, especially when they're little, or teeny-tiny like some of these!  This card design followed one that I found online, at least in part...but I changed a few things.  And, since I didn't have the cool designer series paper that the other artist used, I made my own!  The butterflies were die-cut from what was originally plain pink card stock (Regal Rose), which I decorated with my own stamps and ink (Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red, and White ink with Vintage Vogue images in a very "sloppy" random pattern).   I love these almost Christmassy colors made into a Spring theme.  (And I just love that teeny-tiny butterfly!)
I hope you enjoyed these designs, and feel inspired to create or send or give something Springy on your own!