Sunday, February 03, 2013

Think Spring !

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend & are keeping warm.   Welcome to all the new followers & visitors to my blog,  I'm very happy to 'see' all of you here ! 

I'm looking forward to Spring, especially when I started 'working' with the gorgeous new stamps launched this month at Chocolate Baroque.   There are several new sets & all so beautiful !

I love to garden & get excited when the first flowers from the Spring bulbs pop up.   My card features the two Crocus designs from the new Spring is in the Air set.  This A5 (half page) set includes a variety of beautiful & detailed designs that are wonderful for colouring.  


I used some Basic Grey paper that has very little design and stamped the Crocus over top and coloured using my Prisma Pencils.  I also blended a little Distress Ink around the outside of the sheet.

The narrow purple strip is a piece of Dylusions painted paper that was cut off another design (which you will see later).     The pretty Crocus with the writing behind was also coloured with my Prisma Pencils.   I added a little glitter, blended a little Distress ink around the edges & used a die cut from Spellbinder (S4-202) behind it.    "Beauty" is from the wonderful Artistic Expressions set.


And here is a look at the new  Spring is in the Air set.  





I hope you have enjoyed this little taste of Spring!   If you have a chance, please hop over to Chocolate Baroque's Design Team Blog to see what my talented team mates are up to !  If you leave a comment at Glenda's post here you could win a set of the new stamps

Thanks for your visit,
Shirley

28 comments:

Felicie said...

This card is absolutely beautiful Shirley.I love it a lot.
Greetings
Felicie

friemelchen said...

Oh Shirley, die Karte ist so wundervoll, die Motive und Farben einfach himmlisch!

Karin said...

a wonderful card,beautiful colored and i love the crocus stamp! Greetings Karin x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

WOW WOW What a beauty Shirley. Love the composition and the fantastic spring colors.
lovely greet and nice Sunday
Marja

Martina Heß said...

Was für eine schöne frühlingshafte Karte. Die Farben passen alle harmonisch zusammen. Einfach toll!!!
Liebe Grüße
Martina

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the way you stamped & coloured onto the patterned paper & your use of black & mauve on this are just beatiful with the warmth of the paper. I love the way you picked that up with your distress inked edges too. One of my favourite flowers - they're just poking their heads up from the soil at present.
Paula (PEP)
PS - your positioning of the sentiment is lovely the way the eye is led down along the swirl onto the focal image.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a beautiful card Shirley, gorgeous colouring of these wonderful Crocus. When they start to show their heads I feel that spring is on the way, unlike Paula though I not seen any where we live yet.

Hope you're having a great weekend.
Sue x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Waw Shirley, your card look moer and more beautifull!! I really really love this one beautiful flowers, beautiful colors and design!!!Great work!!!

Greetings
Maria

Saakje said...

Beautiful design Shirley.
I love the crocus and the colours you used.
I think this stampset is a must have for me. Hopefully Posthumus has it Wonderfull card you made and thank you for sharing.
B.G. paper is sometimes so nice for backgrounds right? I still looked again at your card and the stampset.
I can't wait for having it.
"Lieve groetjes Saakje.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Oh yes I think spring, dear Shirley!
Your card brings really spring feeling to me. They are early flowering and delight our eyes and noses:-) Love the colors of crocuses and their flavor also of hyacinths.
Have a happy sunday and a good start in the new week,
xox Anja

Janny said...

What a beautiful stamps are they and what a special card you have made ​​of it. I love the crocus am d beautiful colored. Janny

Sue said...

ohhh love this set of stamps Shirley and I adore what you have done with the crocus ones such stunning colouring huggles hun xxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

And beauty it is, not only the stamps, but your card even more...great spring feel Shirley!

greetings, Alie :-)

Marijke said...

I also am looking forward to spring and this card makes that I hardly can wait till i'ts here, lol, it's beautiful

Gerrina said...

It;s great how you combined the two different stamps! To me if I think of a crocus I always picture them in this kind of purple... I love the snowdrops in this set. And they are a few days away from opening in our garden! It was dry for half the day, so I was outside this earley afternoon and worked in our garden... Just love to watch the seasons change there! Hugs, Gerrina

Rosie said...

So wonderful. I love every detail on your card. And I want to have spring

Claire said...

Hi Shirley, this is a really stunning card. The composition is fab and I really love the colours you've used. Gorgeous! Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

linda said...

another beautiful card shirley! we are supposed to get an early spring and i can't wait. i think i need to check out the dylusions; i love the colour and your colouring on this.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! I imagine you can hardly wait to see crocuses popping up in your yard. I am enjoying potted tulips. They don't last very long, but I'm going to refrigerate the bulbs and bring them back out to enjoy them later LOL. The vibrant colors in your card make me sigh. I can almost smell the crocuses. Such a vivid "lavender", and quite striking against the white script background. The antiquing around the edges is really looks great against the backdrop of your masterpiece - so a gorgeous background! You're incredible.

Joce Turner said...

Totally gorgeous, loving the colours and this stamp is beyond gorgeous!

Bärbel said...

Eine wunderbare Stempelplatte mit den Frühlingsblühern und eine traumhaft schöne Karte! Ich bin ganz begeistert, Shirley.
Liebe Grüße.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Thank you Shirley for this excellent spring flair for me .. gives me the hope of spring will come soon...

I need this ...
those vibrant colors make me happy!

Ellen said...

Hi Shirley!
What a gorgeous spring card1 Love the dylusion sprayed strip! Beautifully done my friend!
Big hugs!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, boy, does this lushilicous card ever warm the spirit! Great job, Shirley! I'm pinning for future CASEing, too; I have a very similar image I could make work for this, so TFS!!

Bonnie said...

Such a beautiful Spring card, Shirley! Wonderfully stamped and beautifully colored! I love the crocus and have a yellow one in bloom by my front steps.

Marn said...

Hi Shirley! What a beautiful card, with this spring feeling to it! Wonderful crocuses and the purples are great for it, spring colour for sure! Beautiful stamps from CB, really nice! The purple strip across it is really pretty too, with the bling! Gorgeous card, well done!
Warm greetings, Marlene

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! Soo Pretty Pretty Shirley! Love the springy colors and lovely crocuses too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

weim house said...

Found this wonderful card on pinterest! I love your colors! and layers! Reminds me how beautiful it is outside right now with all the bulbs and shrubs blooming ! Love all the color and smells! :) Thanks and hope you have a wonderful weekend!