Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Has Sprung!

My dafodils are finally displaying their color in all their glory and it is such an encouraging sight!  I know parts of North America are still struggling with snow but in the North West it is sunny and approaching 15 Celsius - almost balmy after our super cold days earlier this month.

Most of the blogs are cellebrating Spring so here is my card in answer to some of them.


The card base is Rose from Stampin Up and the designer paper is from some of the new stash I purchased last weekened meeting my blog friend - My Mind's Eye, Life Stories Lavender Plaid.  I think the ribbon might be Bo Bunny but I am not sure because I bought so many that day.  The bling actually came from the dollar store!


The image is from the new Magnolia collection that I received in my subscription last month.  I used Copics: YG21, YG23, YG25 for the little leaves and G07, G14, and G17 for the larger leaves and grass.  The pink flowers are RV21, RV23 and RV29.  The wood is E35, E37, and E59.  Then I used the blender pen to work in some lighter streaks.


 This great verse if from my Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection #3.  I am looking forward to getting my order of new verses in the mail soon! Spellbinders scalloped hearts completes the scene.


This new flower (just made today) is something that I have been working on for awhile, trying to perfect the technique that I saw on the StampARTic blog.  I'll be doing my own tutorial soon!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

ODBD - new to you (paper, ribbon, image)
Just Magnolia - bingo (gems, flowers, ribbon)
Outlawz - Spring


Well, I think I might have to go pull weeds if it gets any warmer. 

Happy Stamping!

11 comments:

Sara I. said...

This is gorgeous!!! Love how you did the flower -so beautiful and the ribbon is divine! The sentiment really is perfect in the scalloped heart which you don't see often! wonderful work!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Hi Nancy! Wow, what a fabulous card! I love how the scripture fits in the heart die and your spring scene is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with ODBD this week!! God Bless!

Candy said...

A most lovely card, Nancy!
Your wood colouring is excellent!!!
So are your flowers of course :o)
A beautiful hand made flower. Really like how you have combined it with your wonderful bow. Great sentiment for Easter.
Thanks so much for joining in our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy

Reflections from Granny said...

What a beautiful card to go with a beautiful verse, thank you for sharing.

Blessings, Lori m

Sherry Kushibab said...

A lovely card Nancy. Think you did a great job on your flower (I have been playing a lot lately making my own too). Your coloring on the image is awesome. Good luck in the ODBD challenge....I won some stamps on their blog hop a week ago, maybe you will too.

Sheree said...

Beeeeautiful Nancy! I just LOVE the image...we gardeners love things like that... and your colouring is perfection! Your background dp looks like it would be from C.R.Scrapbook Room? It's beautiful, regardless.
Another masterpiece! I'm off now to check out the tutorial for that flower 'cuz it's so darned pretty!

Sheree said...

I found the template for the baby carriage!
http://nikiestes.typepad.com/files/baby-carriage-template-4.pdf

Dana said...

Oh wow Nancy!! Gorgeous card, beautiful sentiment, fantastic coloring and that flower??? Amazing!! Cannot wait to see your tutorial!!
Hugs~
Dana

cabio's craft corner said...

Nany, delightful coloring on the springy image and that flower is so gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge and hope to continue having your support :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Angela said...

Beautiful job Nancy! Your coloring is lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog. hugs, Angela

Betty Wright said...

Nancy, this is beautiful! Love the scripture in the scalloped heart...so wonderful! Whenever I see this scripture I want to sing it...Chris Tomlin song stuck in my head! Beautiful coloring and the flower with gingham is scrumptious! I must find your tute on that! Thanks so much for playing ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge!