Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hummingbird

I'm SOOOO ready for Spring! Oh, that's right, today is the FIRST DAY OF SPRING!! WOO HOO!!! Just in time for a winter storm warning for my local area. We may be getting 4-7 inches of snow. Yippee.

Please, can someone send us some heat and sunshine to the Midwest?! I'd be most appreciative. ; )

Okay, here's the card I did today to give me that Springtime feeling:

images (c) Stampin' Up!, 1990-2008

I played around with a new technique on this one, but the pic doesn't show it really well... it's called "magic pattern" becuase of the background pattern under the images. Can you see it on there? In person you can, anyway. I had to dig up my watercolor crayons for this one and I was thrilled because I hadn't used them in a long time and let's face it, they cost me big bucks. I also was able to use the distressing tool I purchased which I also don't use often, AND I used that Sweet Shop extremely-wide ribbon that I had sitting around for what seems like forever, so this card became a win-win-win situation for me!! After distressing the edges, I went direct-to-paper with my Apricot Appeal inkpad to highlight the distressed edges for a cleaner, more dimensional look. And by using some fresh springy colors and a bright theme of hummingbirds and flowers, I conjured up enough perkiness to move onto making some Easter cards fo rmy family after posting this. Now, back to my workstation!

Sets: Pretty Amazing, Time Well Spent

Colors: Lavender Lace, Apricot Appeal, Celery

Other: Watercolor crayons, aquapainter, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Versamark, Sweet Shop series ribbon (SU!), distressing tool.

7 comments:

Haylie said...

Awesome card..I love how you combined the two stamp sets! Very pretty!

Lesa said...

It does look so springy! I hear ya on the waiting on spring. We still have several feet of snow in our yard. Wahhhhhhhhh!!! I am hoping it is gone by July. Sigh....

Kerry J. said...

So pretty! I can totally see the pattern - cool technique! I am so ready for spring too! Love that you used your stash!

Deborah said...

Very cool! I must give that technique a go! Spring has sprung! Deb

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty, and I love the colors!! I can see the pattern, and it is a lovely effect!

We got the snow storm here..yuck!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Gorgeous card. I think I'm going to have to cave and get that stamp. My m.i.l. loves hummingbirds. He looks so pretty & fresh in green! I have a tutorial to my magic pattern technique if you'd like to link to it, :0) Mel

http://melstampz.blogspot.com/2007/12/magic-pattern-bella-tutorial.html

or http://melstampz.blogspot.com/

Julia said...

Perfect card for spring! very cool technique!