Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Spring Garden


Hi everyone.  It's great to be back in my studio again.  The past few weeks have been very hectic and it's nice to finally have a break and be able to play! :)

I made this card for this week's Muse Challenge (#54 - card by Therese Calvird).  I loved Therese's beautiful spring card and used similar colors and layout.  It's not very often that I have a colored card base, so this was a challenge for me! :)

I love this stamp set from SU! (Simply Soft) and have made many cards with it - I never get tired of these beautiful flowers.  I used the marker layering technique to color in the blooms so I'm entering this into the latest challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More - #82 - make your mark (use markers).  The sentiment is from a stamp set that I received as a gift from my good friend Debbie ... love this sentiment and perfect for so many occasions!

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Just a quick note about our family.  Last Sunday I held a baby shower in honor of my DGS Cooper.  It was such a fun afternoon and my cousin graciously took lots of photos.  Wanted to share a couple of sweet six-week-old Cooper and his beautiful parents. :)  The lighting was low so the pics are a bit on the blurry side.











Stamps:  Simply Soft (SU!); Fluttering By - sentiment (Verve)
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, watercolor
Ink:  Staz-on Black, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Pretty in Pink, Raspberry Ripple, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  blender pen, white gel pen



Challenges:
Muse #54 - Therese Calvird
ATS&M #82 - Make Your Mark

26 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Very pretty - love the wildflowers. And what a sweet little baby - such a treasure! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Gorgeous, I want this stamp now !!!

Anita in France said...

Such a lovely card, Loll ... the soft drift of wild flowers is gorgeous! What a sweet DGS you have! Anita :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Pretty card Loll lovely stamps

Anne

Lee-Anne said...

Love that row of flowers, Loll! Great color choices on this beautiful card too! Oh and speaking of beautiful...Cooper is just adorable! Thanks for sharing more pix!

Bonnie said...

Awh! Cooper is adorable and his parents look so happy! Love your bright little flower garden and it's so pretty with the green background!

lostinpaper said...

Such a beautiful card Loll. I just love how you have coloured these flowers, they really pack a punch!

Susan said...

Gorgeous flowers on your card, Loll - I have to try that marker layering technique. And I really like the coloured cardbase with it.

Thanks for putting in photos of your sweet grandson and his parents! You must be loving being a grandmother!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Everyone is expelling a huge sigh when they see this, Lolly, as we are all soooo ready for spring and this card is definitely the next-best-thing!! Beautiful!

Speaking of beautiful, thank you for sharing the adorable photo of Cooper and also of his beaming parents!! Hugs, Dolly

Karen B said...

Gorgeous card Loll - love the colours and this stamp set is so pretty. Fab photos of your wonderful grandson Cooper......what a handsome chap!

Karen x

sandie said...

Adorable little chap Cooper is! And lovely spring card, coloured beautifully. Thanks for sharing with is at ATSM

Benzi said...

Loll, this is such a delightful card with those pretty flowers and I really like the green base. Your card is like a breath of fresh air. I am longing for Spring.
That precious grandson is really growing. What a sweetie.

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, Loll! Those flowers are so delicate, and that baby is soooo gorgeous!

MaryH said...

TFS your sweet family. Little one is delightfully precious and looks like he is being a really good little fella. He looks so contented in this photo. And the pride comes through from his young parents too. You have a lovely family to be proud of. Loved the card too. Marvelous coloring on your posies, and looks fantastic against the green card base. TFS & Hugs

Deepti said...

I love the panel of flowers :) and Cooper is so cute and chewable ;)

Sue said...

The stamps are lovely and you've used them beautifully Loll, gorgeous card. xx

Hayley Kew said...

Super cute baby boy and gorgeous card!!! I love how simple it is but the colours adds such a fun element :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More. We sure hope to see you again soon!!!

Karen M said...

Beautiful card Loll - I love your pretty flowers! Little cooper is adorable & I love the photo of his proud parents too - hugs xx

byheleng said...

What a lovely spring card! Love the flower cluster and your coloring :)

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you colored your flowers, Loll...such a pretty card!

And, what a beautiful family you have! May God bless baby Cooper with lots of happiness and the best of health!

Danielle Vincent said...

Ohhhhh cute grandson - how delighted you must be Loll! He's precious.
Your card is wonderful. I love to see that colored cardstock base. You're right - it's not your normal style, but you rocked it like you do everything you make. LOVE it! Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Greta said...

Nothing sweeter than a new baby in the family--darling pictures! Your card is beautiful & perfect for the Muse challenge!

Deborah Frings said...

Such a beautiful card! The flowers are so pretty. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

BTW - fab family photos!

Tanis Scott said...

Very pretty. I thought about using this set, too. Love the colors.

Jacquie Southas said...

What a perfectly named stamp - the image is so simply soft & pretty and perfectly colored! Congrats on your sweet grandson :)

Sherry Butcher said...

Great love the colors, the stamps and the coloring. TFS.