Thursday, May 2, 2013

I'm Thankful For Challenge

Today, the Impression Obsession Challenge is "I'm Thankful For...."  Personally, I am thankful for so many things.  I am thankful that a family member's medical prognosis is better than expected.  I am thankful I will get to visit my mom for Mother's Day.  I am thankful for incredible friends and the crafting community.  I am also thankful the Washington Nationals finally won a game against the Atlanta Braves.

For today's challenge, I wanted to say I am so thankful for Spring flowers and warmer weather.  Our yard is in full bloom and so beautiful.  It makes my heart so happy just to look at it.

There are dogwoods:

And azaleas:

And assorted flowers:


For my card, I used the Dogwood stamp (E12002) and tried to color it like the dogwoods in our yard.  They are mostly white with a little pink at the edges and yellow centers.  I used watercolor pencils for the edges and some yellow Flower Soft for the center.

For my background, I combined the Cover a Card Rolling Waves (CC123) and Cover a Card Circle Fusion 2 (CC110).  I layered blue Colorbox Chalk inks to represent the blue sky we had today, but when I find a combination of backgrounds I like, I often stamp more in other colors.  I stamped an extra background in browns to use at a later date:

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Pattie J. said...

Beautiful image, flowers are the paint brush of spring. ...have a good day.

Craftyfield said...

The fussy cut Dogwood image is great against the CACs background.. who need DP ! Love your Dogwood photo too, it lends itself to a painted flower portrait.

Beth Norman said...

Your card is so pretty. Thank you for the inspiration.

Lynne said...

Your card is lovely but your gardens are beautiful. What a wonderful view to inspire you.

Mary Ann said...

Love your card!Your garden is awesome,after 7 years,I am trying to remake a new garden,Have a good one!

Larissa Heskett said...

SUch a FUN card!! I LOVE the design!! THANKS for sharing your Thankful Theme and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Greta said...

Gorgeous card! I absolutely love your background! Now I have to add those CAC stamps to my wishlist!