Thursday, March 5, 2015

IO Challenge- Think Spring

Greetings everyone.  Today we are celebrating Spring.  It sure doesn't feel like Spring though!  We are expecting quite a bit of snow today, so it is hard to picture flowers and warm breezes. 

For my first card, I wanted to share one of the new Easter dies.  I used the Girl With Easter Basket DIE260-I along with the Grass Border die DIE060-I. For the background, I used watercolor paper as well as some yellow and hot pink Dylusion sprays.  I sprayed a bit too much and over blended the colors more than I wanted.  I ended up with a bit more orange than I intended.

I wasn't planning on doing a second card, but when I told my friend Chrisi that I had to make a Spring card to post but wasn't feeling very "Springy" with all the cold weather and snow, she said I should make a winter card with a Spring flower peeking through.  So, I made this card for her:

I colored the Daffodil E12000 with watercolor pencils and added the Welcome Spring saying  A5499. For the background, I sprayed some white irRESISTible spray.  I had never used it before, but I quite liked it.  It added some texture and kind of looked like snow.  Here is a close up of the spray.  It is completely dry, so you can see it is actually kind of glossy:

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Beth Norman said...

Two wonderful cards. I love the bright orange. The silhouette die is very interesting. I like how you made a snow/spring card for your girlfriend.

Donna Dacy said...

Lovely cards. I love the silhouette and the snow on the daffodil is so realistic....could happen but hope it doesn't. :D Great designs and TFS