Sunday, March 20, 2016

Just Fly


There's a challenge over at the HMFMC#215 that's "pastels" so I made a spring-like card using a watercolored background piece. I sponged inks on watercolor paper and spritzed it with water to blend the colors. I allowed it to dry completely, then embossed it with a Darice basketweave ef. The HM image was colored with Copics, and I used some fluorescent colors for the dragonfly. I sponged some clouds with Tumbled Glass ink, stamped some tree tops and added a Unity sentiment. Both panels were die cut with Lil Inker stitched rectangles.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. We were fortunate enough to dodge that predicted snow, so all is calm in PA today.

Carol

18 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Your embossed watercoloured background is so lovely, Carol!! Fabulous matching with the cute mouses in the top layer! Great pastel tones!
Hugs, have a sweet (and warm) Sunday! :)

jimlynn said...

Whee.....how fun and cute. Love the watercolor background and of course that precious image and the clouds. FUN and pretty.
Great news on the snow missing you too!
Lynn

Brenda said...

Love your background watercolor Carol! It is so pretty and soft to me. I also love that you embossed it, gives so much texture to this card. I love, love, love the HM image, you have colored it up so pretty, love that you added the tree tops as well to this cute scene. I am super glad we dodged the snowstorm! lol Hugs, Brenda

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Pretty pastel background and a sweet springtime scene, worthy of celebrating NO SNOW!

LesleyG said...

so soft, so cute, so happy, love it ! xxx

MaryH said...

Glad to hear the snow missed you. This is a perfect card to celebrate this event! Love your w/c & embossed background, which works terrific with this March wind HM card. These little meece are so cute, and the cloud effect is wonderful & so well done, with the tree tops just peeking out at the bottom corner. The dragonfly makes a super kite to drag them upward, and what a perfect sentiment on this card. Bound to inspire whomever receives it! TFS & Have a wonderful week.

Stampsnob. said...

Okay this is waaay too cute .................Lis

Lee Mae said...

Hi Carol! What a cute card - I love those little mice and they are always up to something! The watercolor background looks terrific as a background - great idea, and the embossing adds such a nice touch.

It was good to hear from you - thank you for your kind comments about my card. I had to put my two chihuahuas to sleep at the end of of 2015, one in October and the other in December. Those two little dogs were my closest fur baby companions for 17 years, so it was especially hard to let them go. Of course being shortsighted, I named my blog Boxes of Dogs and now I only have one little one who sleeps in a Costco box.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

aussie aNNie said...

Love the embossed water colour b/g Carol and your sky effect is fabulous. How cute are these mice, only on paper....xx

Jean said...

Pretty springtime card. Lovely pastel water colour background and your clouds are brilliant. Great image and sentiment stamps as well.
Jean x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just adore the colors! Great idea to do tree tops! I saw some snow around 6 pm near the mall but as I got closer to home it was gone. It can stay gone.

Snoopy von said...

Gorgeous card, Carol! Love that background too. Thanks so much for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good luck!

Hugs,
Snoopy ​♥

Sue said...

Hi Carol, wow, love that background paper you created, you clever girl. And the silly mice riding the dragon fly, so darn cute. Great little scene you created with wonderful detailing. Thanks for sharing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs
Sue

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Carol, a fun image and great sentiment - lovely pastel colours.
Pauline
x

Donna Hanley said...

Love those pastels with the basket weave embossing. Your choice of fluorescent colors for the dragonfly was perfect. Terrific sentiment. Fun card. We got about 3 inches of snow, but it was all gone by the evening. Have a good day.

Sue from Oregon said...

What a great sentiment paired with this image...Perfecto!
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

♥ Sue Kment

scrappymo! said...

I am drooling over this fabulous card. I love the background you have made...and the image piece is a dream! The clouds are wonderful! This is a sweetest image too.

Christine said...

Super gorgeous take on the Pastel chall theme...stunning soft colours love how you created this pretty scene great card ..

Thanks for sharing with us at HMFMC..this wk.

smiles Christine x