Thursday, February 9, 2017

It's a Purple Spring

     This seems like a good day to think about spring and Morgan's Artworld has a new challenge starting today.  Our theme is "Add Flowers" and that certainly fits right in with spring.  One of the ways I know spring is arriving is the advent of my irises peeking out of the long green leaves on their plants and the blossoms bursting forth on the almond and apricot trees.

     I chose this image (Fae 37) because of all the spring flowers in it and it just seemed to shout "Spring!"  :-D


     The image is colored with chalks, applied with a cotton swab.  The shading is done with polychromos pencils.  I matted the image and decided that it called for a round card so used one of my QuicKutz dies to cut the card shape, then added the image piece.

     I dug through my stash, found the purple layer of flower petals, then pulled out a bit of sheer green lace to make the second layer of petals.  That was done by hand sewing a loose running stitch along one edge of the lace and then pulling on the thread until the petal shape was achieved.  I sewed the two layers together, adding a clear bead to the center to hide the running stitch.

     The sentiment is printed, hand cut, and matted with the same CS as the image mat.

     Challenges:
Classic DT Open
Colour Crazy Craft
Crafty Creations
Double D
Lemon Shortbread
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Outlawz PAM
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Petal Lu
Stempelsonnen

      Morgan's also has two new releases this month and here's a quick look at them.

 Image may contain: drawing Oberon & Titania  Image may contain: drawing Fae 6

     That's it for me today.  I do hope you're going to dig out some flowers and come play with us this fortnight.  This is my last post as a DT member for Morgan's but I'm looking forward to being inspired by what you submit.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

16 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card Connie
Dianne xx

Diane said...

Gorgeous card and so beautiful with all it's flowers! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT

*Vicki* said...

Wow Connie, this is absolutely gorgeous! What a stunning image and you've done a brilliant job with the coloring! Love the circular design as well! HUGS

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Stunning!! The soft coloring is gorgeous! Very pretty!!
Thanks for joining us at PIP Challenges! We love seeing your work!!
Hugs,
www.pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com

Darlene said...

So, so pretty Connie! Awesome coloring and beautiful design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘LAVENDER & LACE’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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Annette Stapylton said...

Stunning. Love it.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Anna-Karin said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

Dewi Lestari said...

Stunning! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
Hugs
Dewi

Dreja said...

Klasse gemacht. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne.
LG Dreja

Birdie said...

NanaConnie, another stunning creation. The chalks give such a beautiful softness against that pop of deep violet. Thanks for entering this in the PIP challenge this week.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful image and beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see more or your creations.
Kathy DD DT

Chrissy said...

Beautiful image and colouring, just lovely.
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Chrissy DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

Terri Winske said...

It is such a treat to see your creations, and this one is no exception! Beautiful soft colors make this the perfect spring card! Thank you for sharing with us at PIP Challenge this week!

Michelle Windsor said...

Fantastic creation love it Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous.
Faith
x

Leanne said...

Love the color and the flower is a bonus, great job! Thank you for sharing this wonderful project, and remember if you haven't followed us please do so for a chance to win.
Leanne DT/LPCF
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends