Sunday, January 13, 2013

Spring Window Box


Hi everyone.  Yesterday I had fun hanging out with my crafty girlfriends.  We played in the art studio all afternoon and each made two cards.  Here's my first one ... and it fits two challenges - Inspirational #2 - Photo Inspiration (see picture below) and Color Throwdown (CTD224 - Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, So Saffron).  Love these colors ... definitely made me think of spring flowers.

Here's the photo inspiration:





Stamps:  A Word for You (SU!)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, So Saffron (SU!); pale purple (unknown)
Ink:  Basic Black, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Perfect Plum (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Arched Madison Window die and Small Window Box die (Poppy Stamps), mini sun punch (Punch Bunch), Hydrangea Punch (Martha Stewart), Itty Bitty Flower punch (SU!), Leafy Branch die (C.C. Designs), Pine Branch punch (McGill), sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig, stylus, mat, white gel pen, and glue



I die-cut three of the window dies and glued them together to create a thick die.  I glued it to my card front and then glued down a few leafy branches and pine branches at the bottom before gluing on the window box.  Then I added flowers, each which have been punched out, sponged on the edges to add depth and shaped with my stylus and mat.  I added white dots to the centers of the pink flowers using my white gel pen.

Here's a close-up of the window and flower box:





23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow Loll! This is amazing! So glad to see you back at Inkspirational this week. I LOVE the window and the flowers. So much detail work on your part! I also adore white on white. Absolutely stunning!
- Shauna

Valerie said...

Gorgeous Loll your window box is glorious!
Val x

Karen Bourke said...

Beautiful Loll and a gorgeous change of season using your window die (was in love with your Christmas one with the poinsettia). Lovely fresh Spring colours.

Karen x

Patrice said...

This is beautiful Loll. Love those 'spring' colours.

Ольга Ланковска said...

I do always watch your cards they are so beautiful! So is this one. Very tender and fresh! :-)

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, Loll, this is stunning! I love the added thickness to the die (never thought to do that) and your delicate flowers are gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Color Throwdown!

Danielle Vincent said...

Hi Loll - this is so awesome - just LOVE that window die! I wish when I looked out my window I saw flowers right now instead of snow. Hugs D

Pia S said...

Such a lovely, clean design! Love the little pops of color from your flowers against the white - very effective!

denmo said...

A lovely bright, colourful card. White on white with splashes of floral delights! lol..hugs..Denise (UK) x

sandie said...

Loll this is really beautiful, I LOVE the clean white background and window and then the collection of colourful flowers and leaves, just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational and hope to see you again next week.

Ellen said...

Loll this is just stunning! I love the white with just a tiny pop of colors. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week! :)

Jackie W said...

So pretty and cheerful! And just the right touch of spring, especially as winter is back today here in Michigan.

Gita said...

I saw this card on Inkspirational...so pretty. New follower too. :-)

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful Spring scene! I love all those pretty flowers!

M said...

Love the all white look with the explosion of colourful flowers. Fantastic.

Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Marina

Mynnette said...

Such a gorgeous card, Loll! LOVE the beautiful white on white window and all those fabulous spring flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at Inkspirational and hope you join us again SOON! :)

Meighan Wheller said...

Fabulous take on our challenge Loll. Love the window and the colour choice just adds that little bit more :) Lovely work. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational. Regards Meighan

Lisbeth K said...

Oh, this is so classy and clean, white on white is so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week, hope you join us again for our next challenge too :)

Ruth M said...

Drop dead gorgeous card Loll! Love those pretty flowers against the crisp white and love that you built up the window layers to add dimension - fab idea!
You are a CAS queen!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inkspirational & I hope you join us again very soon! Ruth x

Yvonne Garner said...

Such a striking card! I love it. Thanks or joining us at Inkspirational. I hope to see you here again next time.

Nikki said...

This is gorgeous Loll. I love the clean look and those flowers in the window box are just beautiful. Thanks for playing along again this week at Inkspirational.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

This is such a pretty CAS card - the splash of colour against the white frame is wonderful. Absolutely Love it!
Sylvia.

Anonymous said...

Simply fabulous, beautifully CAS and such a hopeful cheery card.

Marie