Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Happy Spring

I have a card today that works for THREE FOUR challenges!  I love when that happens!


supplies: Papertrey Ink's Friendship Jar Spring Filler (flowers and sentiment), Spectrum Aqua markers (Blossom, Begonia, Rose Pink,  Sunflower, Amber, Bud Green, Moss), backing paper from My Mind's eye Bramble Rose, pale pink hand-dyed seam binding

The challenge at Make It Monday is Fussy Cutting, as it is at the Power Poppy blog, and the challenge at the Spectrum Noir May challenge is to use their products with flowers!

I kept my card very simple and let these lovely tulips be the star of the show.  It's such a shame that when tulips are cut, they last only a short time.  So this is my way of enjoying a paper bouquet of them for a bit longer!  I stamped them on watercolor paper, colored them with my Aqua Markers and a water brush, then fussy-cut them out and popped them above the board background, tying on a soft ribbon and a tiny tag..


ETA: Thanks to Theresa's comment below, I'll also enter this into The Card Concept's current challenge, in the Clean and Layered style:


31 comments:

Theresa's Studio said...

Lovely card, Lin! Great job on fussy cutting. When I saw your card, I thought of the challenge at The Card Concept...your colors, grey wood background and bow is a great match. Check it out http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2015/05/card-concept-35-frilly-fabulous.html

Diana K said...

Lovely perfection! Beautiful colouring and fussy cutting.

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful! So so springy and fresh! The wood grain background is a great touch. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing in our Cut it Out challenge this month!

artful-notions said...

Lin these are so beautifully colored and shaded, absolutely gorgeous! The fussy cutting looks perfect!

Linda said...

Gorgeous tulips, Lin. Wonderful job fussy cutting and watercoloring.

Virginia L. said...

Wow wow wow! Love the bouquet with that wood-grain background! Way to ace the challenges, Lin!

Leigh Penner said...

As I was reading your post, I thought: "She could totally enter this into The Card Concept's challenge, too!" Then I saw that you did. LOL!
I love your beautiful card, Lin! It's wonderful!

I Card Everyone said...

Lin your tulips are too-luscious! My favorite flower in Spring!
=] Michele

Cindy H. said...

What a lovely card! It's just gorgeous! Great job of fussy cutting, too.

Jacqueline said...

What a happy bunch of flowers, Lin!!

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous card Lin, LOVE the contrast of the background and the flowers. You might want to enter it in the TIMI challenge atThe Craft Stamper too? (Stamping this month)

Lisa Elton said...

GORGEOUS card Lin!!!

Bonnie T. said...

Love the weathered wood background and beautifully fussy cut tulips. Pretty spring card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lin all I could do is gasp! What a gorgeous bouquet of tulips. Funny I sold all of my PTI Friendship Jar sets and this isi the one set I never got and have always loved--I guess it is never too late. ;)

Tracey McNeely said...

...andthank you for sharing at the Card Concept!

Cindy C. said...

Wow what a pretty card for these challenges!! Good luck!

Greta said...

Love this sweet bouquet, Lin--beautifully colored tulips!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Lin! Love the pretty PTI tulips! Fantastic job coloring them!

Dawn T said...

a beautiful card Lin. Those tulips are really pretty and look amazing.

Susi said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the BG woodgrain DP you used - a lovely, soft colour that lets these beautifully coloured tulips take centre stage!

Keri said...

Gorgeous spring card! Love everything about it! :)

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Where there is a will, there's a way and you've proved that with your beautifully hand cut floral bouquet. Amazing design. Thanks for taking on the fussy cutting challenge for this week's Make It Monday!

Marcia Hill said...

Such a beautiful bouquet of fussy cut tulips...lovely, lovely card Lin! :0)

Marybeth said...

Yes,those tulips sure are the star of your card, Lin and colored beautifully I might add. Beautiful fussy cutting and gorgeous card perfect with that background.

LauraJane:) said...

So glad you linked up at TCC! Your coloring with the Aqua makers is lovely!

Colleen said...

Beautiful bouquet of tulips...love your coloring! Great job with the patience to fussy cut that bouquet!

Kerin said...

Gorgeous flowers and the perfect DSP to go with them! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Joyce said...

This is so gorgeous. I almost used this stamp for my MIM card, but then found another Friendship jar flower that I has never seen even one measly drop of ink. I love how your flowers are painted so beautifully and tied with that gorgeous bow. Your woodgrain paper is the perfect backdrop for your beautiful bouquet.

Bobby said...

Your card really stood out to me in the gallery and I had to come take a closer look. It is truly beautiful, Lin.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, these tulips are beautiful, Lin, and I love how they pop against the weathered wood background. Another stunning card! Hugs!

Joan V said...

Lovely card and great fussy cutting. This bouquet will surely last and not wilt. Good luck on all your challenges.