Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spring has sprung...

Spring has sprung?
Don't you wish.
This multi-layered card evokes the fresh clean skies and the beautiful blooms of spring. The flower from Papertrey Ink came in three sizes and was stamped, colored and then the smaller one mounted on top to add a 3-D effect. Scalloped "artisan circle elements" adorned in blue and white pearls 
were used to set off the focal point of the flower display.

Creative Details
Images: "In Bloom" floral stamp (Papertrey ink)
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry Designs
Colors: Copic Markers cool shadow, robins egg blue, lilac, pale cherry pink
Scallop Embellishment: Artisan Elements (Pinkpaislee)
Embellishments: Satin bow, vintage button, ferns, blue/white baby pearls, crystal hairpins, lace

Cute Card Thursday (#153 - sketch)
Creative Cottage (#33 fab Florals)
Do You Stack Up (#8 anything goes)
Papertrey Ink bloghop (sensational scallops)
Pink Elephant (#94 - buttons, lace and ribbon)
Really Reasonable Ribbon (#18 - spring)
Shabby Tea Room (#50 - buttons and bows)
Southern Girls (#3 - brads, gems or dew drops)
Tuesday Throwdown (#37 - 3-D effect)
365 Cards (#359 - blue, button, distress)

Where did my creative adventure take me today? ...
 To that first day of spring where the skies are a perfect blue and the air fresh and clean.
Stay warm harted.

Top 3 - Tuesday Throwdown (Feb. 2011)


  1. Beautiful card. Love the flowers and all the layers. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  2. Gorgeous card with lovely coloring...
    Great to have you join in with us Southern Girls!!

  3. very beuatiful Elizabeth it's gorgeous
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week
    hugs Miranda

  4. Elegant is the word I have selected to desribe this work of art. All of your specialties are represented; beautiful color combinations, the layering, and perfect copic coloring. However, for me, it is the hairpin "securing" the flower in place that is the perfect touch on this card. I love it!

  5. Wow...this is very elegant and pretty! Love all the dimension it has! Great job! ♥♥♥

  6. Very those colors and all the layering!!

  7. I LOVE how you framed your focal image- just stunning!

  8. Thanks so much for visiting me, Elizabeth!! Love delicate! I love the varigated colors in your flower and that Artisan piece...I've been wanting some of those. So many pretty details!! Looks like someone else (besides me) is ready for Spring! :)

  9. Beautiful card. Love all the details

  10. Your card is gorgeous. The layers and textures are beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  11. So very pretty, Elizabeth! Makes my heart yearn for spring!

  12. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  13. Very pretty and perfect for our buttons and bows challenge! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week!

  14. A beautiful 3D flower and I love how you've framed it! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls!

  15. So beautiful! Love how that flower is colored, reminds me of the inside of a shell!

  16. Gorgeous card, absolutely love it. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  17. What stunning work thanks for joining us at the creative cottage hugs Rebekah xx

  18. So beautiful! Gorgeous colouring on the flower! Thanks for joining us at SGC :)

  19. Oh my shabby goodness, this card is absolutely beautiful! Wonderful job with our challenge this week at TPE ... thanks for joining us :)

  20. Wonderful card! Love the layering, colouring and the frames! Fab!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Southern Girls this week. Hope to see you again soon! Marie x