Thursday, April 13, 2017

Spring!



Today's card has a real feel for spring with all of those bright colors and cute Penny Black image. I had some 2x2 samples of dsp given to me a long time ago and had no clue what to do with them, so I cut 1" squares and pieced them all together to make the background for this card. It includes all the colors of the inspiration board below. The Penny Black image was colored with Copics, and then I added a layer of crackle glossy accents to the little boot. The sun was done with a Lil Inker die and the orange center was done with a Poppystamps holly and berries set of dies. The ribbons were snippets from my stash and the image and aqua mats were cut with lil inker stitched rectangle dies.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

The Penny Black Saturday April Challenge - Spring or Easter

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - make a spring creation using this inspiration board:


The Happy Little Stampers April challenge - anything goes with dies.


Have a happy spring day everyone, and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

17 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

How precious is this one! Love the background you created to use the perfect colors. My bin of hedgies is still sitting at the table, as once I pull them out, I just need to play with them! Really sweet, Carol!

Heidi Stamps said...

I love that background! The image is so cute and I like the funky ribbons too! Great card!

scrAPpamondo said...

This is not only so colourful and spring-like, but also very cute and sweet!! Love the little hedgie in the boot and the stitched sun! The ribbons pieces are a beautiful detail!
I wish you a very Happy Easter!

aussie aNNie said...

Sweet card CArol, love the added gorgeous papers and design. Wishing you a lovely Easter, I will be back in a couple of weeks, though I have scheduled posts..xx

Wendy said...

How cute & colorful, Carol! Love your background with the mix of papers! They go so well with your adorable image! Penny Black has the cutest images! This is a perfect spring card guaranteed to brighten someones day! :)

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Carol, an adorable image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like the quilted look of the background. What is appealing is the hodge podge look to the quilt, not your usual thought out matching patterns. It makes me think of the "left overs" quilt my grandma used to make. Cute card with an adorable hedgy!

Stampsnob. said...

OMG this is delightful .....Lis

MaryH said...

Always love your 'quilt' cards. This must have been a tiny bit tedious piecing the 2x2 squares, much like the actual quilting might be! Perfect background for this little cute hedgie. Love those crackled boots. I've been experimenting with different brands of crackle paste and not got anything of note as yet! So I'm especially admiring that texture on the boots. And you know I adore the hedgies! Delightful card. TFS & Hugs

Greta said...

Darling image & such a fun background! Glad you joined us at PBSC!

Janice M said...

What a fun BG and a great way to use up those scraps! I have this little guy, Love the way did up his boot and the added sun die cut is the perfect little touch!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

So cute! Always wonderful

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Carol! It's so cute and just perfect for our challenge.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Brenda said...

Love this card Carol!!!! It does indeed scream spring and who doesn't love spring?! I love that sweet image-I really need to get me some of these cute stamps like this. I also love your background, what a great use of those beautiful papers you were given. And the ribbons, how cute is the way you did the ribbons?!!! Love it! Hugs, Brenda

Daffodil Cards said...

Fabulous card, LOVE the quilted background, suits the image beautifully.
Faith
x

Susan Renshaw said...

Fab design!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
Susan
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Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

so fun and cute. Love that image. Beautiful card
thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers
Barb Housner (DT)