Sunday, March 7, 2010

C'mon Spring!



So are you JONESIN' for spring like I am? Oh my, I cannot wait! I decided to make another card with the sponged sky technique. This time I paired it up with MFT's Love Birds set, which is available at Stamper's Dream. I just LOVE this tree...so pretty and so easy to color. The layout is Mercy's Sketch 63.

I added some eucalyptus stickles to the leaves. The DP behind the oval panel is Lush Blue by My Mind's Eye, the edges are sponged with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass ink and I added small dots of waterfall stickles. The clouds were also sponged with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and the grassy areas were sponged with Certainly Celery. The DP panel, sentiment tag, and oval are all up on separate layers of foam tape.

Here's a close-up of the sparkle and that shimmery sheer teal May Arts ribbon:



Thanks for stopping by and enjoy what's left of the weekend!





SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: Love Birds (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Lush Blue DP by My Mind's Eye, PTI Cream
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Memento Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Copics
Accessories: May Arts Sheer Teal Ribbon, Eucalyptus and Baby Blue Stickles, Spellbinders Tag, Green Adhesive Rhinestone, Oval Nestabilities, Foam Tape
Card Size: 5" Square

34 comments:

Terri said...

Love how you did the sky! And that ribbon is super yummy, such a beautiful teal color! Great card, thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Bring on Spring, YEAH! Gorgeous card Denise! Love the color and sponging! And how 'bout Kevin winning AGAIN yesterday!? He's on a roll!!

chercroppin said...

Simply beautiful Denise...love all of your details : )

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, Denise! I love it that you took that MFT Love Birds set and used it in a totally different way. And those are my favorite colors! :)

dolcreations said...

Bring on SPRING!
You inspire card after card Denise! Hallmark needs someone like you!!!!
You too, have a wonderful weekend!

Kim said...

This card definitely says "Spring"! Like a breath of fresh air!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous, my friend! I haven't inked this set up yet, but I plan to very soon! I love the sponging and that beautiful shimmery ribbon! Fantastic!

Barbara said...

Adorable, Denise!! And yeah, I'm ready for it!

Sue from Oregon said...

speed scrolling through my google reader and had to stop and stare at this wonderful creation...so simple yet so wonderful!

Monique said...

I can't wait for spring!! Love this card your sponging is flawless and I love the glitter on the leaves.. :)

Vicki said...

Awwwwww....spring!!! Can't wait for it.

Love the card Denise!!!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

I am SO READY for Spring! Beautiful card... I love the soft colors.

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Wow! it's so soft and pretty! What a gorgeous card!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous. Beautiful colors.

Riet said...

Ohhhh Denise,what a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Im very ready for spring!! Love your card Denise!!

craftypixie said...

oh wow what gorgeous colours on this card,it hit me as soon as i came on to your blog. Love it! love everything about it

Wendy x

Joan said...

Oh this is stunning Denise! It's so soft and delicate and I just love those leaves!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh just that tiny little dot of sparkle makes the designer paper so pretty Denise! What a lovely encouragement to spring on this card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! So soft and sweet!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Denise! Love the sponged colors! :o)

Marisa said...

Beautifully soft! Gorgeous card :D

Amy Sheffer said...

WOW!!! Love the colors and the beautiful sponging. Such a light, airy, wonderful look!

JD said...

Very pretty. I love the soft colors that you used...

Jo Bear said...

Beautiful, soft and very pretty. Love the touch of stickles on the leaves - just perfect!

Joanne B. said...

How sweet is this? Congratulations, your card is being featured on the MFT Blog today as one of Our Favorite Finds!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a lovely, and refreshing card! I am so looking forward to spring too! Love all the sponging!

Heather McNally said...

Beautiful! So fresh!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! So soft and delicate and your sponging is AWESOME!!! I love the touch of sparkle you added to your tree!!! Just Gorgeous!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so beautifully springy....tfs

Lori said...

Gorgeous!!!

Tasha said...

This is stunning, the colour is beautiful and the image is gorgeous
love tasha xx

sanjeet said...

Simply beautiful Denise...love all of your details : )
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Tanya said...

Very pretty. Beautiful colours.