Friday, March 20, 2009

Think Spring!

We are patiently awaiting for Spring to arrive here in New England! Temperatures are slowly heading in the right direction and we've had a bit of rain instead of snow over the last couple of days, so we're off to a good start!

This week's Blogger's Challenge is called, "Think Spring". The perfect opportunity to try out my new Cheep Talk set from Stampin' Up. The branch is colored with Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip markers, and the sweet, chubby bird is stamped in Pacific Point ink. I then cut the branch and birdie out and used Dimensionals to adhere it to a circular piece of paper from the Delicate Dots pack. The celery layer of patterned paper is from Imaginisce and the two rectangles of Pacific Point are from the Patterns Designer Series Pack. I added some paper piercing, but the card still needed something more, so I added a white Hero Arts button. That wasn't quite enough, so to balance out all of the color, I knotted a piece of Pacific Point ribbon and glued it to the button. I'm happy with the way it finishes off the card. The design is a variation of one of the sketches from Paper Crafts magazine. I turned the sketch on it's side and changed the placement of the sentiment and the accents.

Are you in the mood for some more Spring creations? I kind of thought that you would be...lol! Just click here to see what the other ladies from the Blogger's Challenge group came up with. I do hope that Spring is in the air in your neck of the woods. Thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles! :D

19 comments:

Heather said...

OH I LOVE everything about this card!!! The colors and that little birdy :) It just caught my eye immediately and sure brightened my day:)
Have a great weekend and I hope spring arrives soon for you :)

Nikki Bond said...

Very cute! Love the colors and the layout! Fabulous! {SMILES}

Kristen said...

Such a sweet card. Are you in Mass? I live in NH and still have snow on my front lawn. Argh! Have a great weekend. great job with the challenge.

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the colors and your layout!

Lisa Bohler said...

That layout is fantastic!!! Love the colors and the detail of cutting out the branch!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Great card! Love the colors and the layout! This little bird is so cute!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very Cute! That set is so adorable and fun. I love how you stamped the branch and birdie and then cut it out. Perfect for Spring and the "birdies" were sure singing here this morning.

Patti Chesky said...

I love it all...the colors, the layout and the stamp set!!

Kerry D-C said...

It's so pretty! It's so CUTE! (hahahaha) Seriously, it IS!! Love the colors!

Chrissy D said...

Great Sketch, WOnderful color combo - DELIGHTFUL card! TFS!

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Fantastic card, the colours are so good. Great layout.

:) Marcia

Rachel Hope said...

Love the layout....super cute card!

LeAnne said...

Such a fun colorful card! TFS!

tonistamps said...

WOW Kim! Love the colors, and your panel background. Fabulous!

Connie Paxman said...

Love how you color blocked with the paper and swung in a nice dimensional curve with the branch...
Awesome card.
connie paxman

Lisa said...

Great spring card! I really like the layout.

Lori said...

What a fabulous card! I love the color combination and layout. The bird looks great against the patterned paper panel--I never would have thought to try that.

Barbara said...

This is such a great card! I love the circle....and the cut out bird on the branch image (such patience!!). I feel a CASE coming on!

Crissy Armstrong said...

This is beautiful!