Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Flowers

I hope you're enjoying your weekend.  Our weather hasn't been very nice here ... rain, rain and more rain.  But all that rain will eventually bring some lovely spring flowers, right? 

Speaking of spring flowers, I picked up this cute little Flower Pot 1 over at Bugaboo Stamps.  This image is so easy to color and I thought it would be perfect for those little cards you sometimes need to put together quickly.  I used copics and colored pencils to color the image.  I added some Creative Inspirations Paint to the flower petals and centers.  I used Blush and Tutu Pink on the petals, and Sunshine on the centers.  These paints add such a pretty pearlescent shimmer to the flowers but unfortunately I can't seem to capture that with my camera.  I paper-pieced the flower pot and then added some shading to it.  We also have a new challenge for you over on the Creative Inspirations Blog.  Our theme this week is Spring and I hope you can join us.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Bugaboo Stamps Stella Says Sketch Challenge 108
Crafty Creations Challenge 165  - Flower Power
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 212  -  Spring Flowers
Simon Says Stamp  -  April Showers Bring May Flowers
2 Sisters Challenge 87  -  Flowers

Stamps:  Bugaboo - Flower Pot 1; My Favorite Things - sentiment
Paper:  Echo Park - Springtime; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Creative Inspirations Paints - Blush, Tutu Pink, Sunshine, EK Success zig zag chain punch, Nestabilities


  1. Anita this looks gorgeous! Love the bright spring colours and that flower pot is cute. Isn't it annoying taking photos and not being able to pick up the details! It still looks lovely though :)

  2. Beautiful card, love the papers and your shading is fab!

  3. Oh I have this freebie too, it is shmasing! Hope to have time to creat as lovely card as you did. Hugs! Mojca

  4. Beautiful card! I love how you paperpieced and colored the flower pot ♥

  5. So pretty the colours and dp's too hun :o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  6. Beautiful card Anita, love the colours.
    Wendy xx

  7. Lovely card Anita, very spring-like indeed!

  8. gorgeous card anita.fab pretty image and colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  9. Such a pretty spring card, gorgeous!
    Helen x

  10. Beautiful colourful work Anita hugs Rebekah xx

  11. Beautiful card! Big hugs Jo xxx

  12. Awwwwwww, . . . that's so sweet, Anita! I love how you used that pretty, springy EP paper!

  13. Those papers are just perfect for your flower image. Thanks for joining us for 2 Sisters flower challenge.

  14. Anita, this is so bright and fun! Just screams Spring! Love the colors!Thanks your for sharing your creativity with us in our “Stella Says Sketch” challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate your participation! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  15. very pretty! love the cheery! thanks for playing this weeks challenge at catch the bug!

  16. Anita - I just LOVE what you did with this one - your coloring of the image is gorgeous and I love the papers you paired it up with!

    We're so happy you joined us for theCatch The Bug NEW “Stella Says Sketch" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you’ll join us again THIS Sunday for a new sketch challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Kaymin Kreations