Monday, 25 March 2013

Awake Sweet Spring

Good evening blogland.  Hope everyone had a great weekend.  It's holding sunny and cold here.  I really think Spring has taken a wrong turn.  Lots of challenges are looking for a spring theme and I had this beautiful stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps that made me think that's how Spring would look asleep and maybe the butterflies are trying to wake her. 


I started with Tando Creative Arabian Styled Arch Frame.  I just wanted to use one of the arch pieces and cut a card to match the shape.  I painted the arch with white acrylic and then added some Distress Ink Dusty Concord to it and the card.  Then I embossed the card with Sizzix Thickets embossing folder and highlighted the raised image with Brilliance Rocket Red Gold and Galaxy Gold. 


This photo was taken at a slightly different angle and shows the shimmer really well.  



I stamped the image, Rachel Anderson's Sunset stamp, on white card and then added some Dusty Concord, spritzed with water and blotted it with a paper towel.  This gave a lovely aged mottled effect.  I fussy cut the image.  I stamped on the arch with a flower stamp from Crafty Individuals CI-293 Floral Circle set and Dusty Concord.  I backed the arch with a piece of lace and added some paper roses and a fabric flower with pearls.  I added some butterflies die cut from card I made using alcohol inks.  I used the smallest die from Cheery Lynn's Mini Dimensional Butterflies. 


Here's a close up of the sleepy Spring and the butterflies.  I hope they wake her soon!  

Entering this for the following challenges
Tando Creative Challenges - Flowers 
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge - Think Spring
Kortgleder Marsutfordring - Var
It's All About The Vintage - Think of Spring with Lace
Simon Says Stamps - Easter/Spring

I'd like to thank Holley for sending me this lovely stamp after her month of celebration in February.   

Hope you all have a wonderful week.  Thanks for dropping by.  Take care and I hope Spring is with us all soon.  

9 comments:

  1. Pretty card! Thanks for joining in the fun this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

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  2. Very nice. Unique shape. Thanks for joing us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

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  3. This is so beautiful, the stamped image is perfect on that lovely background.

    Sylv xx

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  4. What a gorgeous creation! Love the embossing and golden effect! Thanks for joining my challenge over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

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  5. Such a gorgeous arch...love the texture you have achieved. Thank you for joining in with It's all About the Vintage, wishes Suzanne xx

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  6. So pretty, love the tutorial.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

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  7. Wow! This arch is so beautiful! I love the gold highlights. Thanks for joining the Tando Challenge!

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  8. Was für ein schönes kleines Kunstwerk.
    Du machst tolle Dinge.
    Liebe Grüße, Anja

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  9. very pretty arch - liking the background technqiue - thank you for sharing at tando creative this month.

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