Mar 25, 2012

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight. 
It was a tad difficult to get my head around this one as we are now in Autumn here and all the flowers my are drooping and leaves are falling....heaps!
 

Springtime...blue skies, butterflies and flowers all pop into my head and are my inspiration for this challenge.
The background is a mixture of DI, ivy stamped onto tissue paper and glued on, stenciling with white acrylic ~ are all techniques used for the background
So just a muck-around piece really...and I just kept going until I was happy with the shades (I really wanted the blue to be almost white in the middle).
The butterflies and blooms are fussy cut...
-and the blooms inked with DI, raised on mounting foam and glossy accents and beads were added to finish them off.
Oh, and the leaves are hand made, punched and DI'd and scrunched etc...

My goal was "freshness" and "new life" so I hope that I have achieved that.
I seem to be really getting into the experimenting side of stamping and having so much fun with the inks this year.  A new phase for me I think, and soooo much more fun! In a very different kind of way.

Welcome to the new members this fortnight, it is fantastic to have you aboard.

Just a reminder that FSC have had to start their followers list all over again, so if you get a chance you will need to sign up again...it was a blogger thing!
Pop on by anyway and check out the awesomeness of the Design Team!
They are truly amazing.  They have created some very refreshing designs.

35 comments:

Shelia said...

Love the colors and details on this beautiful spring card. Thanks for playing along in this week's challenge at DRS Designs.

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Thanks for sharing in Let’s Ink It Up’s *Show us your flowers* challenge and good luck !

Hugzzz

Tammy, LIIU DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Wow really amzing technique and card. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

SuzanneK said...

Fabulous stamping Dot, absolutely love it. I am with you I can't even think about spring, but loving our Autumn weather. Thanks for taking part in our flowers challenge this month at LIIU. Good luck. Hugz Suzanne x

SuzanneK said...

Fabulous stamping Dot, absolutely love it. I am with you I can't even think about spring, but loving our Autumn weather. Thanks for taking part in our flowers challenge this month at LIIU. Good luck. Hugz Suzanne x

SuzanneK said...

Fabulous stamping Dot, absolutely love it. I am with you I can't even think about spring, but loving our Autumn weather. Thanks for taking part in our flowers challenge this month at LIIU. Good luck. Hugz Suzanne x

Redanne said...

Beautiful colours, love the butterflies too.

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card, love the bright colours, real promises of warmer days.
Yvonne x

Ephemera said...

Asolutely stunning card Dot, love the vivid blue and the gorgeous glossy flowers with the butterflies, such an uplifting card. Have a wonderful day. xx

Terry said...

Hiya Dot, thank you for sharing your spring creation with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, I love your fabby colors and your background is just great, great job. Hugs Terry xxxx

Rose said...

Dot, your techniques rock on this beautiful springtime project! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's Light Airy Spring Colors challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

lynne said...

You definitely captured freshness and vitality.
Stunning colours on your background.
Wishes
Lynne

Terry said...

Dot, you absolutely have captured "new life" in this blooming creation! Love, love, love that background and those fussy cut blooms are certainly a beautiful way to celebrate Spring, even during Autumn! Happy Sunday!

Mrs.B said...

It maybe Autumn for you Dot,but,its Spring on your card. Love the gorgeous bright colours, and your blooms just pop. Fabulous background.
Avril xx

girlia said...

Love the spring and happy colors here. Blue is my favorite colors. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Dot, your card is just gorgeous! What a superb array of flowers and butterflies and I love using tissue paper for backgrounds, too ;). Truly amazing my friend! xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Dot, the flowers really pop ! Sue C x

Susan Hogan said...

You certainly achieved your desires! This is absolutely fabulous! Thanks for joining in the fun at LIIU! Hope to see you back next month!

Yvonne Garner said...

Another lovely card, Dot! Love how the white center pulls you in. Very vivid blues against the flowers works so well. Have a great week! Best, Yvonne

Claire said...

Hi Dot this is gorgeous! Keep on experimenting if this is the result. The background is gorgeous and sets the glorious flowers and butterflies off to perfection
Claire xx

Karin said...

Love the bright colors of the flowers! Thanks for playing along at DRS Designs!

Pam said...

This is such a rich, gorgeous collage! Thanks for participating in our challenge over at DRS Designs and good luck!

Chrissy D said...

Ohh this is GORGEOUS! Thank you for joining us in the DRS Designs Challenge! Please join us again this coming Thursday! Have a great week!

Ellie said...

Beautiful card!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, these colors rock. A wonderful card with fantastic elements.

inkypinkycraft said...

The colours in you flowers are beautiful!! So rich and vibrant, great hugs trace x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love your colorful creation full of spring feeling.
Anja

Dilsaver Designs said...

Beautiful & bright flowers and I just love the butterflies! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for your "Welcome Spring" Challenge :)

Marjie Kemper said...

How beautiful! Love those flowers... wow! Gorgeous coloring.

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Dot: wonderful Spring card. Thank you for entering Simply Create Too's Challenge #9--"It's Spring???" Don't forget: Our new challenge begins this coming Friday.

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous piece Dot and truly refreshing with that fabulous background.
hugs ~brenda~ xox

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Love this artwork Dot. You are very creative. Thanks for sharing. Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

I am new and would love to have visitors and additional followers. Thanks

Shirl said...

I just love that music Dot it's one of Andrew and mines fave pieces ...Wow who can believe it's Autumn down your way and for a muck around you have made an absolute masterpiece again.

Hugs Shirley x x

Cazro said...

your card is so beautiful. Sorry I haven't been around much lately. Caz

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS creation... and I love the music that played to me when I arrived... UB40 - one of my fave bands! it still confuses me that you have Autumn now and not Spring, mind you, it doesn't take a lot to confuse me lol Happy Easter x