Sunday, 6 March 2016

Bring On Spring

The challenge at Stamping Sensations this month is Flower Power! Our sponsors this month are the terrific    'be Creative!     and they have given us a great prize to offer - pop over to the Sensations blog and have a look!  I hope you will share all your floral themed creations with us this month!
I got out an old and rarely used stamp set for this card - but Ranunculus relate to Spring so the stamp set got an airing as hopefully Spring IS just round the corner. They are gorgeous blooms in real life and I love the upright stems and pretty flower heads.

I opted for a CAS card as I didn't want to detract from the flowers.
I still have the eebie jeebies when stamping direct onto card - this one only took 2 attempts and then as you can see I ended up making one layer into a couple anyway!
After stamping I coloured with Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry for the flower heads and Mowed Lawn for the leaves. Mounted onto a coordinating pink card before wrapping round the pink grossgrain ribbon, then layered onto the base card.
I added a couple of pink sparklies (as a girl has to have a bit of bling somewhere....)
Finished with the sentiment - which I think rates amongst one of my faves.
Other Challenges -
Gem of a Challenge - Spring
Crafty Friends - Floral
Suzy B's - A/Goes with a spring twist
The Pencil Case - New blooms/spring flowers
Just Us Girls - Flowers

Hope you can find time to join in with us this month - and if you can't think of anything to do please have a peek at my teamies makes - am sure you'll be inspired there! x


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A gorgeous Spring card Viv. I love the pinks and greens and it's a great sentiment x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Viv and I can't wait the sun to get warmer...I've had enough of being cold now...


brenda said...

A perfect array of roses for the theme Viv.

Hope you have a good Sunday - dare we hope for another three I wonder.

B x

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card, such pretty flowers and lovely sentiment.

MaryH said...

Love your distress coloring on these lovely spring flowers. How pretty they are in pink, and I'm so glad you let the flowers be the focal point of your card. The simple embellishments you've added are just perfect to enhance the image, and add some soft texture. Well done, on the coloring, as well as the great design layout. TFS & Happy Sunday. Hugs

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning flowers Viv, beautifully stamped! I love Ranunculus.
Val x

Celeste Goff said...

I own and adore this stamp set! You've done a beautiful job with it!

Meggymay said...

A beautiful CAS card Viv, love the flower images.

Yvonne xx

Kathleen said...

Just love this, sorry running late so short but I hope sweet.


Mrs A. said...

I love your colouring in with the distress inks. That is a gorgeous pink. hugs Mrs A.

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful, elegant design!
Thank you for joining in with our challenge at The Pencil Case! Jane (DT) xxx

Chris Dring said...

This is such a sweet card! Love those flowers and the design of your card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Dora said...

This is a great card. beautiful are these roses.

Linby said...

Love those roses and what a great sentiment.

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful flowers! I love the colors and layout! Nicely done and thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

Pia S said...

Love how you colored these roses. Such a well designed and pretty card...

Leslie said...

Fabulous project with so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Crafty Friends "Floral" challenge!
Leslie, Crafty Friends DT
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Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT
Really Reasonable Ribbon DT
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Pat said...

I love your row of pretty pink Ranunculus Viv and the sentiment together with the gorgeous ribbon finish it beautifully. x

Viv said...

Gorgeous gorgeous pink creation here Viv, love the roses ;) Viv xx

Tracy said...

Hi Viv
This is gorgeous, and I love the design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x