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Monday, 22 March 2010

Spring has Sprung

Well it had yesterday, it was the most beautiful sunny morning, with gorgeous blue sky and the first signs of buds on the trees and finally some flowers in the garden. I went out to feed the birds and it was warm enough to sit out and have a drink and enjoy the sunshine. I love this time of year, the garden is starting to spring in to life after looking so drab and dull over the winter and the birds and bugs are everywhere. My morning cuppa in the garden was the inspiration for this card

I made the meadow scene using my brayer and assorted inks, I stamped with versamark first to give some faint flowers and grasses, i love to see the images appear through the ink using this technique. I then overstamped with flowers and grasses stamps from Elusive images. The tag was created in the same way using a verse from my new themeplate from elusive images (patchwork butterfly). I stamped the butterflies on vellum with black versafine, embossed with clear ep and then coloured with some shimmery chalks. the are lot brighter IRL but the shimmer hasn't shown up too well in the pic. I attached them with some silicone glue to give them some dimension and finished the card with a twist of yellow ribbon.

Its a good reminder that spring is here as this morning is it cloudy cold and windy. There seem to be a lot of 'Spring' type challenges about this week so I'm entering this card in to following challenges:
Magical Crafts which is Spring/Easter
Flutter By Wednesday which is Green with of course a butterfly/angel/fairy
Dragons' Dream Tag it On which is Got the Floral Bug
Allsorts: Spring is in the Air
Lots to Do: Springtime
Rosie D's Challenge: which is Green Yellow and white
Just Scraps which is New Beginnings with a pastel theme and also the inspiration behind your new beginning project
Thanks for looking
Claire xx


  1. Hi Claire

    And what beautiful inspiration your garden gave you, just beautiful. Isn't it wonderful to be able to get a feel of Spring at long last.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Rosie D's and Allsorts this week.

    B x

  2. It's stunning Claire! I love your gorgeous meadow scene! You do such wonderful work with your brayer! and those butterflies are beautiful!

  3. Stunning work, this really brings spring!
    Thanks for joining in with us
    at Rosie D's, good luck;-))m

  4. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D's Challenge with this lovely card!

    Saskia :)

  5. A beautiful work of art

  6. Wonderful tribute to the Spring solstice which was actually Saturday but Sunday was near enough! Beautiful card.

  7. Oh Claire - what a fabulous creation - your brayering is lovely and the satmping is brilliant. Great design too.
    Beryl xx

  8. Hi Claire,what a pretty card!! Those colours are so pretty and perfect for our challenge!! Thanks for playing at MCFC, love Steph

  9. Neat card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  10. I just love this card the meadow scene is beautiful the butterfly's a delightful and the tag just finishes it of beautifully. Thanks for playing along Magical Crafts.
    Carol Ann xx

  11. You are bound to win something with this beautiful card. Love the green and I like the 'lattice' ribbon on the left side.

    Janet xx

  12. Beautiful card Claire, I love the vellum butterflies
    Beryl x

  13. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. Just a gorgeous card! I love the brayering and the colours are so pretty and springlike. Thanks for joining us at MCFC this time.
    Hugs, Donna x

  15. Wow Claire, what a gorgeous scene! Love the colors and all of those beautiful butterflies! Thanks so much for joinign us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

  16. Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog Claire and thanks for playing along at Just Scraps. Your card is gorgeous and I long for a beautiful spring morning to inspire me as it did you.

  17. It's truely beautiful, Claire. I have this plate and love using it. I love the card and tag. Thanks for dreaming with me this week

  18. A stunning card Claire - love the way you've coloured it

    Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week xx Hilda

  19. Wow Claire this card is stunning. I love everything about it.

  20. Just perfect for our challenge,
    Very very pretty card, love every thing about it.


    Hugs Angel

  21. Love the layout and your Irish Blessing!! Wonderful!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!

  22. Wow Claire this is really lovely and very spring like. Fantastic brayering. Cathy xxxx

  23. Hi Claire
    WOW WOW WOW this is simply stunning!!!
    Fabulous in every way - thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
    Take care
    Debs x

  24. Wow Nice little project there Claire
    Thanks for joining MCFC this fortninght Good luck

    Liz xx

  25. Awesome piece! Great freehand art! Very lovely. TFS!


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