Sunday, March 23, 2014

~~~~~Sending Springtime Wishes~~~~~

Hi All,  this is my Classy Cards 'n Such blog post today.
I have a bunch of new stamps to use and decided to do a bit of stamping,
as it seems I have been doing lots of die cuts lately
and ignoring my poor HUGE stamp collection,
plus I am afraid I will forget how to "color"!!!

Don't forget we have a weekly challenge at CCNS, this week it is 
"Raining Cats and Dogs".
I hope you will join in, there is always a "fabulous" prize!!
And ALL Cheery Lynn Dies are 35% off using the code AWCLD,
including the one I have used below..but hurry as once gone,
they won't be restocked!!

Hello Classy Friends,
Diane here with you today, sending some "Springtime" your way!!

When I saw this beautiful stamp set by Inky Antics "Spring Blooms"
 in the Classy Cards 'n Such shop, I scooped it right up!!!
I have a love for all flowers and "tulips" are at the top of my list.

I choose the color as I "once" had tulips this color in my own garden....
I was so proud of them and every morning would take my coffee and
stroll through my beautiful gardens to see each morning how they
had progressed.  Well, guess what, one morning I went out and NO tulips!
The "lovely" deer had a nice little breakfast on them sometime in the night!

I started my card using the Anna Griffin "Matelasse" embossing folder.
For the next layer I used the Anna Griffin "Flourish Medallion" die. 
 I know you can't see a lot of it, 
but I just loved the way it set off the next layer, which happens to be
 the Cheery Lynn Designs Polynesian Sails Oval die.  
I think stacking the two together gives off a bit of a "lacey effect"!

I stamped my image on a Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large.

The image was colored with a watercolor effect using TH Distress Ink  Markers
using the colors Peacock Feathers, Ripe Persimmon , Peeled Paint and Worn Lipstick.
I also used "Wink of Stella" clear glitter pen on the leaves for a bit of shine!

The sentiment is the from the same Inky Antics set "Spring Blooms"
I finished off my card using several Baby Pearls White.

Thank you for visiting with me today and will "see you" again soon!!!

Entering in the following challenges:

Speedy Fox .... Inspiration photo below

Crafty Catz .... Bling It Up

 Creative Corner Challenges ....A Little Texture


Ros Crawford said...

I should think that's a perfect take on the photo challenge! Gorgeous colouring Diane ... and I love your lace effect frames ... they work perfectly! Sending hugs!


Beautiful card Diane love the colour's thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Hugs Dianne xx (DT)

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful spring creation. Love the embossed card base. :)

Jac said...

Beautiful card, love the effect of layering the 2 die cuts very pretty, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Diane!! The flowers are so beautiful!! I love the dies you framed it with!! The embossing is fabulous!! I am starting to see a bit of green peeking through the soil so hopefully the flowers will be blooming soon :) Have a great day :)

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Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just beautiful Diane! LOVE that pattern paper panel ... really makes the background color pop! Beautiful coloring (you haven't lost your touch by any means! LOL). Beautiful and Springy! PERFECT! Just what I needed to see today!

Joan Fricker said...

Pretty card Diane. I love that you used pattern paper to cut out the Oval. Great job on your coloring.

Leslie Miller said...

Bee-U-ti-ful! I love your color matches, and I've got a thing for flowers in a vase stamps. If I lined them up, along with the digis, I could reach China. Your coloring is lovely and that little Wink of Stella is perfect! Still waiting for my pen to arrive at a local shop.

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card! love how you framed around the image-so pretty and LOVE the gorgeous image! Your coloring is amazing!
Sherrie K

Angie said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful die cuts! Great job with photo inspiration! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends challenge this week!

crafty said...

Love the way you have used all the dies.Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner

Stampsnob said...

This came together very nicely....Lis MFP