Wednesday, March 11, 2009

TSSC60 Looks Like Spring

It felt like Spring here over the weekend, then on Monday it SNOWED! I am sick of all this winter weather that just won't go away. I colored this pretty stamp to remind me that Spring is close and hopefully the last snow is now melting away! I hope anyway.
This card was made for Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge, TSSC60. It was harder for me than I thought it would be. I changed my mind about the strips on the top many times. Actually I never would have thought this paper would have gone the best after I colored the image, I guess you just never know till you try different things! The butterfly was stamped and colored twice so I could cut one out and pop part of it up to give the illusion of it flying. I also painted it with sky blue Shimmerz so it would look like it was soft. The flowers were stickled so they would look a bit like morning dew with the sun hitting them. I tried out my new cloud maker on the backround, boy do I love that thing, it makes it so easy and fast to make a different shaped clouds. I did the clouds really light because it was my first time using it with an image that was already colored and I didn't want to make a mistake.
Stamps: SU, Rubber Stamp Tapestry
CS: SU Baha Breeze, Neenah white, and DP SU
Ink: SU Choc Chip, Copics
Accessories: Nesties, Shimmerz, Stickles, SU scallop punch, antique brads and clip, Michael's ribbon
Thanks for stopping by and looking. Let me know if you like what I have created!


Peggy said...

OMG..I love this. The coloring job is fantastic!

MJ said...

Very nice, I love the oval over the strips. Great idea and great card, thanks so much for playing along.

Kristen said...

This card is fab. Perfect with the layout. Love it

mamichelle said...

It's so pretty and springy, Mary! I'm stick to death of the snow too. Bring on the spring!

Pia said...

Beautiful Mary! I am tired of winter too! I can't wait for the sand to be gone! My floors are a mess