Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Spring!

Yeah, the calendar says it is spring in the northern hemisphere so it must be true! Hopefully the weather in my little corner of the world will start to believe it is true and get a tad warmer and less icy. In the mean time, what better way to celebrate the vernal equinox than with some spring splendor in card form and a brilliant Robin William's quote.

Today, I am sharing a card that is based on Cardabilities sketch #119 and inspired by the beautiful seasonal mood board this week over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog and Spring Blooms challenge at Inspiration Emporium.

Supplies: floral mask, butterfly and quote stamps, flower chipboard, and patterned papers (Magenta), card base (Studio G by Hampton Arts), Teal Zeal Momento ink (Tsukineko), Lilac Posies Fireworks spray and Wedding White irRESISTible (Imagine Crafts), Black Archival ink, Lime Stickles and Shabby Shutters Tim Holtz Distress ink (Ranger), leaves branch punch (Stampin' Up), Bubblegum and Coconut gelatos (Faber-Castell), light green watercolour pencil (Reeves), Stardust Gelly Roll pen (Sakura), jewels (misc.)

I used the Magenta bossoms mask with Wedding White irRESISTible spray. Once it had dried, I spritzed the masked area with Lilac Posies Fireworks spray and embellished the flower centres of the background with Lime Green Stickles. I stamped my favourite Magenta Butterfly with Teal Zeal Momento Ink, outlined it with a Gelly Roll Stardust pen, and then fussy cut it out.

The chipboard flower was scored and shaped prior to colouring it with the Fireworks spray. I added shading and details with Bubblegum and Coconut Gelatos and a light green watercolour pencil crayon in the centre area. For the leaves, I punched them from the patterned paper and added depth by shading with Shabby Shutters Tim Holtz Distress ink.

This photo shows the dimensional details of the card.

Hope your first day of spring is a cheery one. For some added cheer, check out the sites for some beautiful springy eye-candy!



Carole Dion said...

Nice and colorful!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Cassandra, this is beautiful! Very elegant CAS style. Great interpretation of the sketch.

Bobbi Smith said...

Beautiful Spring card Cassandra, gorgeous color! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inspiration Emporium! Bobbi xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a beautiful interpretation of our sketch! Love the concept. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Cardabilities! We hope you’ll join us again real soon! Good Luck!

Lizzyc said...

This is so pretty, I love the quote too.. thanks for joining in with Cardabilities!

Tetiana Arkhipova artv157 said...

So pretty! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Cardabilities!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Such a lovely design! So pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


vairatka said...

Lovely card!!
Thank's for joining Cardabillities challenge :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Such a pretty Spring card! Love it!!