Monday, February 23, 2009

Spring Basket

Are you ready for spring??? From the looks of this card, you can see that I am DEFINITELY ready! I AM NOT a cold weather person, and I long for some fresh spring days!

The stamp I used for this card is from the Flourishes clear stamp set called Signs of Spring . There are sooooo many great images in that set. And I know I will be using it again and again.

I stamped the image on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with Detail Clear embossing powder by JudiKins.


The stamped image was colored with Tombow (water based) markers and blended with a damp paint brush.

The scallop border was punched and embossed with a Martha Stewart border punch. The tiny pink gemstones are from Hero Arts.

I have no idea who makes the designer paper. It's been in my stash for AGES! The cardstock is Frosted Yellow , Frosted Amethyst and Vibrant Pink .

I'm off to warm up some leftovers and chill a bit! Whew! It WAS a Monday, wasn't it?

Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be back soon with something new.

11 comments:

Carol said...

I am SOooooo ready for spring and I'm loving this card!! The b/g paper is perfect to put me in a spring mood, and the image is colored beautifully! I LOVE those tiny gemstone accents too! What a refreshing breath of spring - I'm loving this one!

mimiburroughs said...

Great card! I love it!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Your coloring ROCKS on this, Michelle!!

catdidit said...

Oh this is sooo gorgeous Michelle! LOVE your watercoloring and yessss ready for some warmer weather too!!

Sandy said...

That does say Spring/Easter...so pretty.

Amy Sheffer said...

Such a beautiful card, Michelle. Just looking at it warms me up!! Beautiful coloring and perfect papers!

resmith said...

Beautiful!! Love the colors.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is sooooo pretty Michelle! I love the plaid bg! And your coloring is beautiful!

Silke Ledlow said...

Michelle - this is such a beautiful Spring card!!!

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

Oh Michelle, I am SO coveting this card! I adore it!

Julie Koerber said...

Oh Michelle, this is too pretty! I love all the extras you added to this card! Wanna know something funny? I actually went down to my stamp room after I saw your card because I have scraps of this very paper in my paper drawer!! Unfortunately, I can't help solve the mystery. My scrap doesn't have any info on it! ;-) I just cracked up that we have had the same paper for ages!!!!