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.