Thursday, 3 April 2014

Spring Parade


Good morning.  Hope Spring is arriving in your area.  It has been teasing us here where I live.  We still have snow but I can see signs of life starting in my gardens.  Can't wait to see the tulips.
Today, the challenge at Splitcoast is to use something from your stash that is at least a month old but has not been used before.  Right away, I thought of this stamp from Penny Black called Promise Me.  Isn't that a great name for the promise of Spring?  When I saw this stamp, it just screamed watercolouring to me so I coloured the flowers with Memento markers and sprayed with water before stamping to give a watercoloured look.  The sentiment is a super old one from PB, love the font. 

Adding my card to these challenges:

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps; Penny Black/ Memento markers/ mini mister/ Bl Memento ink




16 comments:

Cheryl First said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful stamp image, and I adore all your watercoloring on all of your cards - it's done so well! I always manage to spray too much water, and no matter how hard I try, I end up with a dribble or splat where it's not supposed to be almost every time. Your cards are wonderful, and while I don't always comment on each one, I do stop by to gawk. :)

Davi said...

So Beautiful Karen! I love those watercolor looks you created and the banding on each side really give a wonderful finish look ;)

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful, Karen! These colours are perfect for Easter!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, how beautiful, Karen! I agree - these are fabulous colors for Easter, and I love the watercolored look and the beautiful sentiment! Lovely as always, precious friend! Hugs!

Gabby said...

Lovely CAS. :)

Jackie said...

This is really beautiful Karen! Love those flowers & colors you used!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Simply Create Too & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!!!

maria f. said...

Wow, Karen, you are rockin' the watercolor look. I have tulips in my garden just like these and they are in bloom now. It was so nice to get back from cold MI and see them. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too with this beauty too!

schristian said...

Beautiful card. Really like the watercolor in the tulips.

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful! really like the watercolored look. You have inspired me with this card. I like the layout the colors, and yes the "spring" look, I am so ready for spring weather...

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous watercolouring, Karen!

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Karen: Beautiful Easter card . I love your wonderful water colored tulips. Thank you for entering our Easter/Bunny Challenge at Simply Create Too.

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://SimplyCreateToo.blogspot.com
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Deepti said...

This is beautiful !! love the color and the stamping ur did :) Thank you for sharing with ATSM!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! This card is breathtaking. It definitely promises that spring is coming. So gorgeous.

Cathy said...

Such a striking card Karen, love the watercolor effect, Cathy x

Danielle Vincent said...

The colors on this gorgeous card make we want to swoon! SO Beautiful Karen! Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Anonymous said...

Your tulips are simply stunning, great colours. Thanks for joining us at ATSM. Monika