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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Promise of Spring...

Have had a bad case of cabin fever - and this is as close to a Spring challenge as I can get - a PROMISE of Spring!  Mo Manning's image expresses my current state of mind... the birds are outside my window, the wind is blowing like stink (and the tree pollen is thick on everything) so I am staying behind closed doors till I can emerge into the clear, clean, warm sunshine.  Heavy sigh.

Started with a layer of DP from Studio Calico that is like an inlaid floor or wall - really different! I added three strips of dark brown to indicate a peak of the house and then went wild with the little tiny brads that are like screw heads up close!  I put them in the boards of the peak, and on all the corners of the wood framed window - check out the close up.

 Mo's image was colored with Copics, fussy cut and edged with dark brown ink to keep the white edges from showing.  Finally it was elevated with foam tape to create some depth to the layout.  I added punched branches that are getting green - but that have not flowered yet.

This card should be eligible for the following
Digi Tuesday #206 - Springtime (Promise of Spring)
Paper Take Weekly - One Paper Taker (1 DP only)
Divas by Design - Butterflies & Birds
DP2 #181 - Spring
2 Sisters #140 - Blue and Green (bird and clothes)
IMAGES:  The focal image is by Mo Manning at Digital Pencil Too  
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from "Heyday Collection" by Studio Calico; base CS is stash
EMBELLISHMENTS: Punched branches are from a Martha punch; brads are stash; 
INKS: The image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!


  1. What a fabulous card and just perfect for our challenge this week at Digital Tuesday

  2. Gorgeous love all those wee screw head brads they are just perfect for this, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  3. Wonderful! I love to use those little brads like that. The DP is really cool and your image is colored beautifully. Thanks so much for playing at Mo's!

  4. oh gorgeous Ginny, love your design and such a fab image, thanks so much for joining us this week at Papertake weekly, Karenx


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