Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Think Spring!!!!!


swimbikerunandstamp: Think Spring!!!!!:

Hello everyone: I'm just about ready for the Winter to be over, as I get more.....err.....more "mature", the cold months seems to just drag and drag along and in the mean time the majority of us, are stuck indoors, looking out our windows to our barren and snow covered flower beds, hoping that soon, the firsts signs of renewal and rebirth, will start peeking out of the frozen ground to delight us with color and beauty. So, when the CASology challenge announced the Cue Word for this week was EGG, my mind went immediately to Easter Eggs and this sweet image from Lili of the Valley.


I stamped this image onto a panel of Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored it with the aqua painter and SU markers, I added some grass to it with a teeny stamp from Art Impressions. I sponged a bit of Broken China distress ink around this ducklings and their mom to give the scene some depth. Then I embossed this panel with the retired SU Tulip Frame embossing folder, that is it, I didn't want to stamp a sentiment here, I felt it would disturb the main image, instead, I stamped the greeting inside.


This sentiment is from the dollar bin at my local craft store and the Daffodil is from a retired Flourishes set called "Signs of Spring". 
Here are a couple of pictures of this sets.
I buy unmounted rubber stamps if they offer them, I just trim the excess rubber and put some double sided tape in the back to stick them on the MISTI or acrylic blocks, I get the best impressions all the time, like with photopolymer stamps, only this are not clear.
Here is the Cue Word for this week's CASology challenge, hope you will give it a try.



Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping, hugs.

18 comments:

  1. Ha! Arent' those ducklings the cutest! Love them for Spring and Easter just darling they are!

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  2. Ha! they are the cutest Patti, very sweet indeed.

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  3. That really is a beautiful stamp with all thise little ones and a great combination with the daffidil; you made a fun and beautifully coloured card!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leave a comment! Good luck with the challenge!

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    1. Thank you Gerrina, this challenge made me think of Spring, perhaps it's because I'm tired of the cold.

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  4. Your posts are so poetic! Love this splash of spring and watercoloring, Maria!

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  5. Oh Mary, you are so kind! I love writing, (I truly do).
    This challenge was perfect for this image, I love this family of duckies.

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  6. What sweet soft Spring colors! Love that embossed frame around the design! We have some crocus blooming. Spring isn't too far off! Thanks for your encouragement at CAS Mix Up. Hope to see you over there next month.

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  7. Thank you Bonnie, I also like the way the frame looks around this sweet little Easter scene. I'm looking forward to the first challenge on March 1st.

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  8. You have certainly brought springtime to your blog with this sweet Easter card, Maria! I adore it!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  9. Thank you Darnell, I think everybody who's enduring the cold weather is just as eager for Spring to get here!!

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  10. At this point, I wish my flower beds were covered with white snow, but ours has melted & all we're left with is brown! Like you, I'm sooo ready for spring and the color it brings to the landscape! I just want to go to the park!!! :)
    I love how you've framed this sweet little scene with that beautiful embossing! I can't help but smile looking at this! :)
    Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology this week!

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    1. Thank you Melissa, I think Spring will show Her Face real soon, I can't wait to see the real flowers all over.
      This little duckie family is so cute, it's impossible not to smile.

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  11. Sweet Easter image! The coloring is soft & beautiful - thanks for playing along with the CASology challenge this week!

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    1. Thank you Jacquie, this challenge was really fun to play with.

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  12. Lovely and sweet, Maria. Looking forward to Spring! :) Super coloring.

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Melissa. Keep thinking Spring!!

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  13. This is SO very sweet, Maria! Those ducklings are adorable, and your choice of embossed frame gives it a fairytale quality. I agree - placing the sentiment inside is far better, as it does't interrupt your beautiful scene. Love it! SO glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  14. Thank you Hazel, I enjoyed so much participating in this challenge, the theme had all of us thinking Spring.

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.