Saturday, 30 March 2013

Happy Spring

I've used the BIRD PARTY stamp from 100 Proof Press to create a Spring inspired card.

My background piece is white watercolour card coloured with Dylusions Ink Sprays, adding sea salt whilst the ink is still wet then setting aside to dry. Once dry I added some white hessian type material as a contrast adding the perforated edges from the watercolour card to the top and bottom of my card, secured in place using the tiny attacher.
I coloured a panel with mowed lawn and salty ocean Distress Inks, applying the ink to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and mopping up the ink with my card. I then samped the BIRD PARTY onto the coloured card with black Archival Ink and added some stitching to the top and bottom of the panel. Two hearts have been cut from white card and coloured with mowed lawn Distress Ink, adding black soot to the edges along with the sentiment "Spring is here", perfect for this time of year, although we do not have those Spring temperatures yet, I am still holding out hope for the Easter holidays as I really do need to get out into my garden and do some clearing and sorting. To complete my Spring card I have added a pewter bird attached to the hessian in the background.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Tracy x x x


Amanda said...

Perfect in every way! Lovely card and just captures that spring feeling. Have a good weekend
Amanda x

Fuchsia said...

Loving this color so bright and cheery !

Annie said...

Hi Tracy....what a fab colourful make. Really like those stamps and the contrast of the fabric.

Happy Easter and I so hope the temperature improves too.

Annie x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Love your bright Spring creation! The background looks deliciously inky :). Hope you have a lovely Easter! Hugs xx

butterfly said...

Delicious card - just love those birds, and you've definitely inspired me to have a go with the sea salt - time to raid the kitchen!
Hope you're having a lovely Easter weekend!
Alison x

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful! I really admire the way you are able to manipulate inks. Always a beautiful result!

Brenda Brown said...

Such a fun piece Tracy, gorgeous colours and elements.
Happy Easter Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xox

Redanne said...

The party birds are such fun on this gorgeous background and love the addition of the fabric which makes the colours really pop. Hugs, Anne x

craftytrog said...

A beautiful Spring card Tracy! Lovely colours & layering!
Happy Easter,
Alison xx

Buttons said...

A fabulous burst of colour and I love those birdies. Have a wonderful Easter, hugs Jenny x

Suzanne C said...

so Tweet! They are adorable and the colors fresh and happy!

Michelle Webb said...

It sure is, I'm loving our little warm snap right now. Love your bright blue card, and those birdies. Michelle x