Sunday 22 February 2015

a hint of spring.....

Hello there. That is my wishful thinking, that spring hurries up as then summer wouldn't be so far away. Having been home this week and having had a good dose of spring, this weather seems grayer than ever, more than 50 shades...... sorry I couldn't resist.

On this card I used the new fab cracked pistacchio distress stain from Tim Holtz. I love this new shade of green. I think it goes super well with blues and it was really needed.
So I used a piece of water colour card to create topper. I smeared cracked pistacchio and salty ocean distress stains and spritzed with water and picked up with card. I dried card in between applications and continued picking up colour until I was happy with background.
I stamped some flourishes on green side using fern green and library green archival ink.
The sentiment is stamped in hydrangea archival ink on the blue side.

I did the same on another piece of card using squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, tattered rose and spiced marmalade.
I stamped the scribbled flowers in 2 sizes with black archival ink and fussy cut the flowers. I added distress glitter to centres and some more sparkle with a clear wink of stella. 
I attached the flowers as shown and matted on  pearlised navy paper.

All the stamps used here are from Hobby Art.

I hope you like my offer today, Theresa xx

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Simon says stamp Monday challenge - a piece of paradise (dreaming of spring)
TTCRD - anything goes
Sister Act challenge - anything goes
Sunday stamper - use something new (cracked pistacchio)


  1. Very pretty! I love the flowers. Thank you for joining the "Paradise" Challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  2. Beautiful and summery Theresa! Xx

  3. I love this card and I so want Spring to Come! Gorgeous! thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work with us at Through the Craftroom Door this week and please come and join us Again soon.

  4. oooh lovely, gorgeous choice of colours and I loves the watercolour effect... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x