Time for a new challenge at DIES R US. Are you ready to Think Spring? With the record snows in some areas I know many of you are ready for the first sign of spring. In California, the almond trees fill out with soft pink blossoms in February. Since we have many almond orchards surrounding us, I am looking forward to the day they begin to flower. .
Last fall I made a similar card using fall colors and liked it so I thought I would make another one with a spring theme. I sponged a sun then covered it with a mask so I could sponge a blue sky. I layered the bench grass and tree and then framed the scene. A couple kitties and my scene was done.
New Mood Board and New Challenge over at Double D Challenge Blog and as usual we have a wonderful mood board. I liked the soft pastel colors mixed with white so I used that for my inspiration.
I love it when I see a mood board that allows me to use something I have not used for awhile. I pulled out My Favorite Things Chevron Cover Plate for this challenge. I cut it four times so I would have a variety of colors and patterns.
My fabulous PTI papers were perfect for this design. I had lavender moon, spring rain, and harvest gold paper packs. I enjoy these papers so much that I had several others on my wish list so can you imagine my happy dance when they put them on sale for their anniversary (marked down from $12 to $ 1). I got every color on my wish list. since I cut it four times I saved the parts I did not use so I can make three more cards. I used PTI Wet Paint 2 for the sentiment and added one of my homemade flowers and some greenery. This pattern would make a cute baby card.
Out team is always so impressed with your entries in the challenges. There are so many talented designers and we are glad the mood boards inspire you. Here is the prize for this challenge.
I can't wait to see what you all come up with. Visit the Double D Challenge Blog to see details and find more inspiration from the team.
This week's PTI challenge was a lot of fun and fit in with some new dies and papers I just received from their gigantic sale. I have been wanting their spring woods stamp and die set for some time and had them in my cart waiting for the fabulous paper sale so I could get them along with several of their designer pacs. Lexi Daly had the Make it Monday Challenge this week and her theme fit right into my new purchases. She challenged us to use patterned paper with die cuts. To see her challenge and get the details go HERE. I cut the birds form twig wreath paper pack and used a sheet of the spring woods paper pack for the background.
The paper pack made this a quick and easy card, but I like it. I used some of the twig wreath paper on the bottom and stamped a sentiment from the spring woods set. I will enter this at the PTI challenge and also at NBUS challenge 10 since I have never used any of these things before. I can't wait to play with the stamp set which includes branches, birds, and flowers now.
This lavender and lace mood board is very feminine and it was fun to make a card using it for inspiration.
I needed several birthday cards this month so while I had my materials handy I made a few cards using basically the same design. I originally made this card for the challenge but I thought it looked more pink than lavender enough even though the PTI paper is called lavender moon. I embossed the bottom with a Swiss dot embossing folder. I tied a ribbon from lace, added some greenery, a couple of Wild Orchid flowers a sentiment from Sue Wilson and some enamel dots.
I decided to make another one in lavender and purple card to post on DD Blog. I used some Gina K card stock in shades of lavender and purple. I doubled the border on this card using two of the dies from a Sue Wilson set. Frantic Stamper Ivy, Tim Holtz ferns, and some lace from my stash are the backdrop for a lavender silk flower. the bottom is embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder
The Prize for this Challenge is this beautiful border.
My teammates have outdone themselves with this board. Go visit the Double D Blog and the pull out your lavender and lace.