Spring time,hopefully, is just around the corner. This sentiment is expressed on so many blogs. In fact we are supposed to get a taste of spring Sunday and Monday with the temperature in the low 60s. And this morning the trees are casting shadows! Woohoo-a sunny day!
This morning is the deadline for Lisa Johnson's first Poppy Seed Challenge. I love her concept of three details to include on your card.
For my card I chose the Year of the Flower:Violet stamp. While we normally think of violets being all purple, there actually are many varieties of violas. Some of my favorite violas and pansies are the sorbet variety. Here is a picture of a Lemon Swirl sorbet viola which was the inspiration for my card.
Yellow center in the flower and the card base
Three gems in the center of the violet and one dotting the i in the sentiment
I stamped the violet in Rich Cocoa and colored with Prismacolor pencils, blending with baby oil.For this card I wanted the softer colors I get with colored pencils as compared to the richer colors of Copics. I mounted the violet on an embossed flourished panel to loosely mimic leaves. The border punch is a new Martha Stewart pansy punch which I had to order as soon as I saw it. I tied this bow several times. I have such a time getting satin ribbon tied tightly. It was turning into satan ribbon by the time I called it quits.--LOL. Any tips you'd like to share for working with satin ribbon? Thanks for stopping by and I hope the sun is shining on you today.
Stamps: A Year In Flowers:Violet, Take Three:Spring(PTI)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Ripe Avocado (PTI)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, Lemon Tart (PTI)
Other: Prismacolor Pencils, Pansy Border Punch(Martha Stewart), gems and ribbon (Hobby Lobby)