Friday, March 23, 2012

Oh, Springtime!...

This is definitely one of those TGIF end of the week days and with the weird, wet, rainy weather we've been having, I am glad it is officially spring! 
I started with the awesome sketch challenge at Taylored Expressions (sketch by my fellow Baker's Dozen teammate, Jen). I was also inspired by the Flowers Challenge over at Lily Pad Cards and thought I'd try out a new challenge, the PaperPlay Spring Colours Challenge because I want to change things up a bit.

I have been making a lot of bright cards of late and thought I would go with an unusual color palette for Spring. I went for muted colors with some gray sponging around all the edges because, after all, showers bring flowers, right?

I am also dabbling in trying out some misting spray. I sprayed the background paper and I love the distressed look it gives. I also added dimension to the flowers by double-stamping and fussy cutting before popping up with some foam tape. I love spring...what is your favorite season?

Stamps: Faith in Bloom and sentiment from Spring Cottage (Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper: Darling Dear (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Choice Snow (TE); Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Dies: Labels Fourteen (Spellbinders)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
Accents: Pumpkin Spice Mister Huey (Studio Calico)
Tools: Corner Chomper (WRMK)


Miriam Prantner said...

Oh I just love this card! It's so pretty and the paper is PERFECT!

Julie M said...

Oooh, this is wonderful, Regina. I love the images, the dimension - fab papers and colours too.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Mary Fish said...

impeccable job with the sketch! hugs, m

Jen Shults said...

This is just awesome! I love the papers and the dimension in the flowers! And I love that you mixed up the flower sets... this is so so pretty!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the layers on this card! ;o)

Anonymous said...

This is simply lovely Ms. Bean! What a neat and interesting color palette, and your layout is crazy creative! Such a pleasure to stop by here. XOXO

Tracy said...

I can't think of any other word than W*O*W! Regina you are the queen for thinking outside the box. I absolutely love what you've done with this sketch!