Sunday, 23 February 2014

Spring Bloom

It could be a bit of wishful thinking, but I have decided to start working on my Spring and even some Summer themed cards. Despite all the snow we still have outside, it seems to be getting just a bit nicer, so here's hoping!

The image I used on this card is by Cheryl Alger for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps from the set called "Let's Dish the Dirt". I used paper from the Little Yellow Bicycle's  "Hello Spring" 6x6 paper pad to create a quilted look (squares are cut 3/4") on the card. 

The flower was created using the MFT Layered Rose die. The top flower I ran through my Xyron sticker maker to add adhesive to the top and then sprinkled it with glitter.

The image is coloured with Copic markers. I played around this time with creating a background behind the image. For the grass I used various shades of green and just flicked the marker until the area was covered. The sky I used 3 shades of blue. Starting with my lightest blue shade, I just worked my  way up colouring the darker shade at the top. I really had to work in the blending due to the difference in shades. 

This was actually my second colouring with the background. For my first, I actually tried to work clouds into the background. It was okay (I suppose), but I was not happy with the results. I think I was a bit too ambitious with the clouds and shading I was trying to achieve.

Inside the card, I added another sentiment and image from this set. There are 3 great images in this fun set.

Image: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Let's Dish the Dirt"
Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle "Hello Spring"
Tools: My Favorite Things "Layers Rose", EK Success scallop border punch
Other: Glitter Ritz Micro Fine Glitter, American Crafts Twine, Yellow enamel Dot

Kraftin' Kimmie: # 218 Spring Colours
Sassy Cheryl: #203 Punches and/or Dies
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Lovely Layers
Shopping Our Stash: #139 Embellish me
Curtain Call: Cozy Quilt

I {heart} Sketches 54: this is my first play with this challenge. I really loved this sketch and I saw the "quilted" look for the bottom as soon as I saw this. 

Thanks for stopping by to check out my first Spring card. Please come back soon. Have a super day!



  1. Cute, cute, cute!! I love this card! The image (inside and out) is adorable. I love the quilt you made! So perfect! And I love how you made your embellishment! Perfect for our challenge at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  2. Wonderful take on this week sketch! And love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at From The Heart Stamps i {heart} sketches challenge.

  3. Oh Tracy thank you for this burst of spring time colors. They sure do cheer up a long winter day! Thanks for sharing with us at Sassy Cheryl's dies and/or punches challenge.

  4. Tracy..Love your card!!! Love the darling image and the way you used your patterned paper on the side panel is fabulous!!! Love the mix of prints. Thanks you for joining us at FTH sketch challenge. hope to see you again soon.

  5. Your coloring is wonderful! And the colors are so wonderful too...the brightness and cheer remind me of spring. So glad you played in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge! Good luck!!!

  6. Oh, how precious. I agree. Your coloring is wonderful!
    Thanks for playing along in the PUNCH/DIES challenge this past week with my Sassy Gals!!!

  7. super fun card!
    Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call-Cozy Quilt!

  8. Tracy I love your design. Such a lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sassy Cheryl's...Hugs, joann

  9. Awesome background! Thanks for playing with us at KKS :)

  10. So cute-great colors, wonderful design and the inside, wow! Someone is going to love getting this. Thank you for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!


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