Good morning folks, I've got a Spring themed project to share with you today although it certainly doesn't feel like Spring in my neck of the woods yet. I've used the gorgeous new Spring Foliage stamps from Chocolate Baroque for this card
I've used memento inks to brayer the background, on coated cardstock Memento inks are my favourite for brayer work as they come is such beautiful clear colours. I've also used my Splodge Away Mat, which I absolutely love!! It makes brayer work sooooo much easier and saves wasting so much ink. I didn't do any masking at all as I wanted the stamps to do all the work. I just brayered green shades at the bottom of the image (New Sprout and Bamboo leaves) and at the top I used Dandelion, Tangelo and Rosebud to create a pinky peachy sky. I used the same colours on the background but this time I used plain cardstock and a blending tool to give a slightly different effect.
Next I stamped the foliage stamps using Bamboo leaves, repeat stamping before reinking to give some depth to the foliage. The butterflies (from Rose Tree) were made by stamping on acetate and embossing with Gold embossing powder, next I cut them out and applied stickles (I used Tropical Tangerine, Paprika and Lime Green) to the reverse side, left them to dry and then folded the wings up a little. Here's a better pic of the butterflies
The sentiment is stamped in brown Memento ink, its from Loving Sentiments and is one of my favourites, such lovely words and the font is gorgeous. I've used dark brown card for matting and layering. I didn't want to add a lot of embellishments so I added some green ribbon and a rose.
I'm entering this one in these challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: Anything goes
Brown Sugar: anything goes
Crafty Ribbons: anything goes with ribbon
Delightful Challenges: think Spring
Stamp and Create: spring
There She Goes: flowers
Well I'd better get my skates on and go to work, have a good day folks and thanks for stopping by for a visit today.