Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring is in the air!

I don't know about where you live, but here in Southwestern Ontario we have been getting some real spring like days as of late. Although we have had a couple chilly days this week, those 80's of last week are still very much with me. Now, I HOPE this means we aren't gonna have a super HOT and HUMID summer because I don't want that....but mid 80's, no humidity I could easily take until say maybe November????? I know I'm asking a lot but maybe the weather God's will hear me!

So what does spring mean to you? To me it most definitely, without question, means cleaning up the backyard and getting that ugly cover off the pool. I spent several hours this past weekend pulling grass that migrated into my flower beds. Usually it is weeds, but this year it was GRASS! I'm sure that was due to the mild winter but it was a CHORE and I was one achy babe come Monday. Once the grass/weeds are pulled I ponder over what I'm gonna plant. The garden around our deck is a mix of shrubs, perennials and open space to tuck in some annuals and every year I switch it up. Pull some perennials, add other ones and change the annuals.

With all that in mind I thought Stamping Bella's Sadie by Mo Manning was the PERFECT image to bring on our Spring challenge this week.

Now for the deets, I stamped her on bella's BESTEST paper and paired up with Basic Grey Oxford. I used a Stamping up punch on the 'lined' paper and sponged it with Scattered Straw distress ink. The flower names were stamped with a VERY old set of snap alphabets (the little individual alphabets snap together so you can make words...I wish I could print so perfectly random!)

Only copics were used on the image, I ONLY used pencils for the blue shading, grounding and some shading on the paper pieced pieces. Now you know HOW MANY copics I use when I use them took me a crazy amount of time to finish this one...

E000, 00, 11, 21, 50, 51, 53, 33, 35, 43, 44, 47, 49
Y000, 00, 13, G20, 24, 43, 85, YG03, 23,
R20, 22, 24, 39, BV000, 00, BG53, 72, 75, 78
B91, 93, 95, 97, 99, W2, 4, 6

We are back to a sketch next week....are you feeling a trend here....every other week we are featuring a sketch. We know everyone loves them, but that doesn't mean you can't play on NON-sketch weeks....just take one of your fav sketches out there and use it along with a stamping bella stamp and you are good to go!  Enter your card in both challenges and you could win a double whammy!

Now if you want ANOTHER WHAMMY you could upload your card to our SCS gallery and use the keyword BELLARIFFIC1214 for yet another chance to win some bella bucks!

This weekend promises to be another good one with Sunday the better of the two days. I gonna 'try' to focus and get some colouring done on Saturday so I can spend Sunday out in the yard again. Oh how I love spring!


Pauline said...

Beautifully put together. Fantastic colouring, love how you put the names of flowers on the lined paper - super idea! Great layout as well!

Sandy said...

Love it!!

Dana White said...

This is a true spring image! No 80's here so it's a good thing I was in Cincinnati last week! I'm just happy there isn't any snow in the forecast here!

Unknown said...

Beautifully colored, super-adorable image paired with the most perfect papers!!! Fantastic card!!

Leslie said...

Lovely!! Love the paper piecing and your handstamped list!!


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