Sunday, February 20, 2011

Think Spring

Hello everyone.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was pretty nice ... except for the weather.  Yesterday was cold and windy but at least the sun was out.  Today it's cold and raining ... a dark and dreary day.  Sounds like a perfect day to stay inside and make cards, right?


Yesterday when I was surfing the blogs and challenges, I ran across a sketch from The Sweet Stop Challenge Blog that I liked.  Their challenge is a sketch with a spin ... Think Spring!  Believe me, with all the nasty weather we've had this winter, spring is constantly on my mind these days.  And I had the perfect image for their challenge, too.  I used Meljen's Designs Swirly Daisy Pot on my card today.  Doesn't it make you think of spring?  I colored my image with copics and colored pencils and added some stickles to the center of the flowers.  I punched out a little butterfly and added some tiny pearls.  And then I tied some embroidery floss bows through my buttons and added those to my card.  A very clean and simple card.


Don't forget to stop by the Meljen's Designs Challenge and Inspiration Blog to check out Melissa's latest release.  You'll also find all the details about the latest card challenge.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Allsorts Week 91  -  Inspired by Nature
Alota Rubber Stamps  -  Using Nestabilities #53
Charisma Cardz Week 7  -  Spring Has Sprung
Creative Cottage Challenge 33  -  Fabulous Flowers
Creative Inspirtions Challenge 99  -  Plain and Simple
Do You Stack Up Challenge 7  -  Dots
Dutch Dare DDCC100  -  Sparkle/Glitter/Bling
Guylou's Inimitability  -  Anything Goes
I Did It Creations Challenge 43  -  Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 4  -  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly  -  Putting on the Glitz
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #76  -  Use Green
The Sweet Stop SSS96  -  Sketch with a Spin

Stamp:  Meljen's Designs - Swirly Daisy Pot
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Nestabilities,  buttons, StarDust stickles, floss, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, pearls

30 comments:

theCook said...

Beautiful! I love this sketch, had a go too, but shhh... it's a secret!

Debbie said...

Hi Anita, What a nice spring image...Beautifully coloured too. This is a lovely sketch isn't it? Debbiexx

Dorcas said...

Hi ANita!
Beautiful!!! I love this. :-)

Emily Keaton said...

Anita, this is just beautiful!! Definitely the bright eye candy that I needed on a cold, wintery Sunday. I love both of those sweet buttons. :)

angelwhispers said...

A beautiful card and such happy colours!!

Really cheered me up looking at this bright card its so different!!

Love Chanelle xxx

Shelby Goolsby said...

Such a sweet card!! It definitly put me in the mood for spring with all of those cheery colors.

snailzpace said...

this looks like a fun sketch, anita! love the bright spring colours in your image, which is beautifully coloured. wow, how do you tie those tiny cute bows?

Dawn Easton said...

So sweet! Lovely spring image and colours!

Jo said...

Lovely! Your colouring is outstanding! Thanks for joining in this week at DYSU. Hope to see you next time!

Peggysue said...

Oh, I love these bright colors!! Super coloring on the flowers. And such perfect little bows on those buttons!
Thank you for joining our Lots of DOTS challenge at DYSU. Please join us again!

Cindy said...

Such a cute card. Your flowers are so fun and pretty! I also love your layering. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey this week. hugs ~ Cindy

Lisa Jane said...

wow what gorgeous spring colours .. love the layout too..
Lisa ;)

Jeanette said...

I'm ready for Spring and this card fits the bill. Love the cheery colors. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

michele hileman said...

Awesome card. Thank you for joining us at IDIC

Becky said...

Beautiful card and awesome colors and coloring. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely card hun! Thanks for joining in this week with our Plain & Simple theme over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday’s Challenge Blog! xxx

Miranda said...

very cute card Anita, it's lovely
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week
hugs
Miranda

WencheP said...

I love it! Beautiful coloring, makes me think of summer.... Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Fleur said...

A real pretty card.
Thanks for joining my nature challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Whimsey said...

Bright, cheerful, happy- love it!

Pami said...

Hi Anita, this is a gorgeous card, I just love that image, such a lovely spring feeling! Pami x

shell said...

Lovely card Hun. Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week.
Shell xx

clare brown said...

this is beautiful and I love this image.Goodluck at charisma this week

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so sweet, beautiful coloring.

Peggysuez said...

That little flowerpot just makes me smile! Colored exquisitelly! And yes, it does make me think of Spring! Thanks for coming alongside us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

Jill said...

gorgeous card love the colours and the papers so pretty thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Guylou said...

So Springy and so pretty!!! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's.
Cheers!
Guylou

Miesje said...

Such a very pretty card! I really like it. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

What a beautiful spring card Anita!! Your coloring is just FABULOUS!!!

Rebekah said...

What stunning work thanks for joining us at the creative cottage hugs Rebekah xx