Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thinking Spring!

My favorite part of Spring besides not having to wear coats and boots is watching everything begin to green up.  That and the fact Spring = LOTS(!) of Mud was my inspiration for today's card:


Using a 2005 Hero Arts (HA) stamp G3664 Leaf with Stitching I "walked and wiggled" it through some Ranger wild honey, peeled paint and pine needles distress inks on my craft sheet, lightly misted it with water and stamped it three times on a piece of vanilla cs.  The sentiment is from 2011 HA CG275 Birthday.  The patterned paper on the base card is from a 2006 Stampin' Up collection called "Spring Showers" - I guess whoever designed it was also thinking about how Spring Showers bring not only flowers but mud too!

Other Materials Used:  Stampin' Up cs and butterfly die, Mark Richards pearls

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!

12 comments:

Barb said...

I laughed at your "mud" comment. That's exactly why I haven't cleaned the rugs at the front door. They're just gonna get filthy again! Love this beautiful card. . .the mix of the soft blues and greens are striking with the dark, "muddy" card base! Love it, Robin! :)

AnitaRex said...

Robin this is ever so beautiful! I love those colors on the leaf!!! This card is so springy with the mud, so not looking forward to that!

CinnamonSally said...

This is such a pretty card Robin, love the effect you have created.

joy said...

Funny how we even welcome the mud after so many cold snowy days, isn't it??? I love this card so much; the colors make me happy.

Lin said...

So pretty, Robin! Love the pretty color of the leaves you achieved!!

Anette H said...

Love this, Robin! Gorgeous!

Rosemary said...

this is such a pretty card, robin! love that leaf stamp you used!

Tiffany said...

Robin! You make the most delightful cards, this is no exception! Love the gentle colors and that butterfly is gorgeous!

Brenda said...

I just love this card Robin! I adore that brown distressed paper in the background! Your butterfly is adorable and that beautiful leaf stamp is just gorgeous the way you coloured it!

Sanne said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous stamping Robin - so beautiful :)

Lisa said...

That leaf stamp is wodnerful and so is the way you've colored it! And who knew mud could be so beautiful? :)

Nat said...

beautiful design Robin! I love how you walked and wiggled, you have created such beautiful colours and effect on your card!