Come On Spring

February 13, 2015
Hello Thursday and we are one step closer to Friday.  How has your week been going so far?  Are you ready for the weather to change?  I am sure residents on the East Coast are
since some of them have been getting more than their normal share of snow this season.  Living out here in Texas it may snow one day a year and the cold doesn’t sting as much as on the East Coast.
 Today my card is a greeting to the season that we are all waiting for “SPRING”.  I used the sketch for this week’s Freshly Made Sketch Challenge#173 and the color palette from
this week’s color throwdown #329.  Don’t you just love those colors?
Hello Springcolor throwdown#329




Since I knew my duck was going to be colored in shades of yellow I stamped him with Memento Dandelion ink so I could work on my no line coloring and I placed my umbrella in a way to make it appear as though my duck is carrying it using Tuxedo Black.  After he was colored up I cut him out using partial die-cutting so I could keep him and the umbrella as one piece.  When I finished I was left with small sections of where the die did not cut and I finished it using my detail scissors.  I stamped the top portion of the umbrella on the red pattern paper and pieced it on top of the original cut.

 Next, it was time to create the tag background.  Using my airbrush system I created the grass by airbrushing green copic marker over a stencil I cut using my Silhouette Cameo.  Once I was satisfied with that it was on to the sky.  For the sky I used the airbrush
again and followed the Sea and Sky tutorial that Jennifer Dove provided on her site a few
weeks ago.  During assembly of the tag I noticed a small flower stamp, so I decided to place a few on my tag to pull it all together, in addition to placing some foam adhesive on my duck and umbrella to raise him from the background.
Supplies used:
Paper: #110 Neenah Solar White for base and focal tag, Recollections Black, Citrus Green, and Purple Passion, Simple Stories Sn@p Color Vibe for DP;
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Hello Baby and Inky Antics Tulip Duck for the word spring;
Dies: Little B Tags;
Embossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts Linear;
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Dandelion, and Grape Jelly Ribbon: The Paper Studio
Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is going well.


  • Reply admin February 17, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Thank you Joan.

  • Reply Joan Ervin February 17, 2015 at 3:38 am

    I love your take on both challenges…the little scene you created with the CTD colors is adorable and I love the sketch you used!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

  • Reply Kim S February 15, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    It's SO sweet! Wonderful scene on the tag – the airbrushing is a beautiful look. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    • Reply admin February 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you

  • Reply paige February 15, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Adorable! Love the scene you created on the tag!

    • Reply admin February 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you

  • Reply admin February 15, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Thank you Karren.

  • Reply Karren February 15, 2015 at 4:00 am

    Great job combining challenges! The beautiful bright colors look so good on the scene you've created. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  • Reply Kim K February 14, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    What a cute spring card! Sometimes I look at color challenges and just shake my head at the colors… so I'm always amazed at what people pull out of their hat. You really brought this one nicely together!

    • Reply admin February 14, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Thank you Kim.

  • Reply Broni February 14, 2015 at 1:32 am

    Oh Lordy, I am SO ready for Spring to be here! Your card brought a smile to my face! Love that precious little scene you created! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the Color Throwdown!

    • Reply admin February 14, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Thank you Broni

  • Reply admin February 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Thank you Shelly.:-)

  • Reply Shelly Schmidt February 13, 2015 at 5:11 am

    Wonderful card- I love your airbrushing, and I think this color challenge is kinda hard- and you put it together beautifully! Love the pop of red with the umbrella and the bow.
    Shelly SCS gals

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