Sunday, 12 March 2017

Chocolate Baroque: Spring Will Follow

Hello again, friends! I'm back with another spring themed project for you. Today I have an uplifting card for you using stamps from the Glorious Spring A5 sheet by Chocolate Baroque.

I started by blending Distress Inks to create the sky (Chipped Saphire, Weathered Wood and Broken China) and grass (Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn) background. Then I stamped the primulas on a separate sheet of Canson watercolour paper with Archival Jet Black ink, coloured them with Caran d'Ache Suprasoft Pencils and fussy cut them. After I worked out the placements, I stamped the catkin directly onto the background with Archival Jet Black ink.

I adhered the primulas off the card, and trimmed one edge and left a couple of leaves hanging off the card. Next, I stamped the sentiment directly on the card with Archival Jet Black ink. And now for the finishing touches: Stardust Stickles on the primulas; shading around the plants with Faber Castell Big Brush Markers.

And one final touch: little white dots around the catkins to add some movement. I like the idea of them swinging in the gentle spring breeze.
Challenges:
Artistic Stampers March: Springtime
Paradise of Stamps #54: Spring
Stamping Sensations March: Close To Nature

There you have it ... a simple yet encouraging card. I'm hoping Spring will get here soon. It's been teasing us with a few good days so I dare say it's on its way.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a Blessed Sunday.

Beijinhos!

11 comments:

  1. Stunning card and gorgeous colours Asha..loz

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  2. Such beautiful work Asha.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  3. Lovely card .and thanks for your instruction . It's always appreciated . Jan

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous Asha, beautifully coloured and designed, Kate x

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  5. A fabulous sweet feel Asha, LOVE the little white dots around the catkins, they give a magical look to them! Fab inking on the back, adorable sentiment and -WOW!- such amazing primulas, they pop out so well!!! Love any detail of this card!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous card design and you colored them so well. I love your work.

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  7. A really pretty card with one of my favourite sentiments. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

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  8. Gorgeous card and your background is amazing Asha!

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  9. Such a pretty bright and cheery creation Asha and the Primulas are coloured beautifully,many thanks for joining in with our 'Close to Nature' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  10. I love this! The background is so pretty with the sky colours. I love the bold colours used on the plant especially the greens and the white and glitter just makes it feel magical.

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  11. There are some details and final touches on this card that add that special extra, lovely!

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