Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Spring Fever

Do you have Spring Fever yet?  I sure do and I am anxiously awaiting for the snow to be gone and the temperatures to warm up.
This month, I am so happy to be the Guest Designer at Serendipity Stamps.  Aren't these stamps just the most gorgeous!  Our theme this month is Spring Fever.

http://serendipitystampschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2015/03/sscb41-spring-fever.html
I began my card by stamping this happy sentiment called And I Say to Myself in the bottom right hand corner.  I did the sentiment first so I could have a better idea how to stamp the flowers around that and have them in the right areas so the card would look balanced.  
Next, I used the Tulip Vase and stamped the tulips around the edges using black Memento ink.  I did that by first stamping the image onto my acetate sheet with my Stamp-a-ma-Jig which helped me know where to position the flowers without the vase.  I also wanted to show another way to use that stamp if you only wanted the flowers and not the vase.
To colour the flowers, I rubbed my Distress ink pads onto an acrylic block and using water and a paint brush, watercoloured my flowers.
When all was dry, I drew in a black line border to pull it all together.

I hope it gives you a bit of a Spring-time feeling.  I hope that you get a chance to play along with us in the challenge this month.

If you would like to see what the rest of the Design Team has created you can find them all here:


I am adding my card to these challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays- SPRINGTIME MELODIES

Less is More- THIS MAKES ME HAPPY
(seeing Spring's arrival)

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

CAS on Sunday- GIRL POWER

Addicted to Stamps- CLEAN and SIMPLE


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Serendipity/ Distress ink/ Memento bl ink/ Blackline pen/ paint brush/ acrylic block/ Stamp-a-ma-jig

44 comments:

  1. This is lovely, as I said on HLS forum - your choice of the rich plummy reds is just great

    KAthyk

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  2. A beautiful card Karen, such a fabulous image and sentiment.
    Pauline
    x

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  3. Oh, Karen! This is gorgeous! I've used this tulip stamp but not like this & I love it! The black line really defines the space. So good to have you w/ us this month!

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  4. Such a beautiful card Karen....just perfect ;) Viv x

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  5. OH MY! THis is just stunning - I love the sentiment so much but the flowers just pop with colourful beauty!

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  6. What beautiful flowers on your card and there is that awesome saying too! I just adore your card design.

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  7. Oh, Karen, this is gorgeous...absolutely stunning! I totally love how you've used the tulips and the "frame" with the beautiful mat. And the sentiment is fabulous! Totally in love with this card, sweet friend Hope you are feeling better!! Warm hugs...spring is coming!

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  8. This is a beautiful card filled with a wonderful sentiment and beautiful flowers. The frame you drew adds so much. Your coloring is lovely. Super job!! TFS

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  9. What a joy to read All your details for your Gorgeous watercolored card Karen. I love how you designed your card to make it so perfectly balanced and then pulled it together with your drawn line! TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  10. Hi Karen and congrats on your GD spot! I almost forgot but I have you mentioned on my blog now.
    Wow you sure made one gorgeous card with these Serendipity Stamps ! I love the way you colored the beautiful flowers and I am a huge fan of that sentiment! Take care!

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  11. Oh my, these stamps are wonderful and what you have done with them is nothing short of spectacular!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  12. What a clever way to use the Tulip Vase stamp and I just love how you've coloured the tulips. Altogether a beautiful card. Karen x

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  13. Fabulous sentiment and love the floral 'off the edge' look.
    Amazing layout and a great take for the challenge
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  14. So totally gorgeous ... and a breath of fresh air!! Love these spring flowers and how you've masked and stamped to use the vase of flowers in a whole new way. So creative and clever!! Congrats on being GD at Serendipity. Loll xx

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  15. Congrats on your Guest DT spot at Serendipity! Gorgeous flowers, Karen! Definitely gives me spring fever :) I also really love this sentiment and how you created the frame...Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

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  16. So gorgeous, Karen......must hop on over and check out these stamps!

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  17. Everything about this card is so fabulous, Karen. The stamping, coloring, design. Superb.

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  18. Karen, this is absolutely stunning! We are so excited and lucky to have you at Serendipity.

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  19. Wonderful card - love the sentiment and the dark tulips.

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  20. Great colours. Must try that with the distress inks. Hugz

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  21. Such a pretty card the stamps are gorgeous and so is the design.
    Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. :)

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  22. What a beautiful spring card, Karin. Love the sentiment and the beautiful flowers!

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  23. Lovely card for a girl!
    Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday!!
    Mariken xx

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  24. Gorgeous coloring and card Karen! TFS!

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  25. This is stunning Karen, I love the way you colored the flowers and drew the line around!!

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  26. Simply stunning! Love your coloring and image is so beautiful Karen. Thank you for visiting my blog :) Hugs xx

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  27. LOVE this card--brilliant way to use a bouquet of flowers.

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  28. Karen, your card is beautiful! I love the simplicity of it and that wonderful sentiment. (What a great song to replay in the mind and not even want to get it out!)

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  29. Stunning card Karen! Thanks so much for joining us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  30. Really gorgeous card!! Love the flowers and your outline frame!! Beautiful sentiment too! ;) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

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  31. Lovely color! Really precious card. Thanks for sharing your tips!

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  32. This is lovely, I adore the colour you chose for your tulips, and tulips are my favourite flowers. This was a great way to stamp the flowers and the frame you added at the end looks great to balance everything. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week, Anita x

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  33. Sorry for my late visit, what a fab card for our happy challenge! The perfect sentiment!
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Anne
    Less is More

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  34. I LOVE that sentiment... and your card is beautiful!!!

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  35. Lovely card and such a great sentiment!

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  36. Lovely card and such a great sentiment!

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  37. Pretty card! That sentiment is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  38. Beautiful flowers and they go so well with the musical sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Rebecca x

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  39. Stunning card, Karen! Your flowers and hand drawn frame are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!

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  40. What a beautiful card and great sentiment! Hugs Laura

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  41. This one of the prettiest cards i have ever seen.

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