Monday, February 15, 2010

Spring IS on the Way

I have decided to enter the SPCC Challenge #35 with this card which has colours that closely resemble the ones requested.

I had loads of fun as well as some very frustrating moments using watercolour paints and a mister to create some *wash scenes* on Arches 140 lb watercolour paper.  I wanted to try it for the 1st time and have some completed ones on hand for to use as backgrounds on some cards.

A couple of Hampton Art floral rubber stamps that I purchased on etsy also arrived and I used them for this card . . . eventually deciding against stamping a sentiment on the front . . . allowing the card to be used for almost any occasion!

Pearl-adorned butterflies cut with my Martha Stewart punch give the only dimension to an otherwise one layer card and make it easy for me to easily mail it anywhere :o)


Susan Raihala said...

Beautiful card! That wash background is so soft and pretty!

Dallas said...

Thanks! I'm proving to myself that it's never too late to try something new :o)

Jacqueline said...

This is beautiful! Love the Spring colors!

Dallas said...

Thanks Jacqueline!

I'm off to browse your 2 blogs now since I've already enjoyed your flickr photos!!

Susan said...

I just love the watercolor background, as well as the butterflies and the stamped image.

Dallas said...

Thanks Susan!

I love doing the watercolour backgrounds but need to keep reminding myself that less paint sometimes produces more of what I want :o)

emily said...

So sweet. Great job!

Emily-SP Diva

Dallas said...

Thanks Emily :o)

Megan at PPC said...

What a gorgeous card!

Please check out my blog candy and NEW color combo challenge at:

-Megs :)

RobbynW said...

I really like how soft those colors are for this challenge! Great idea to tone it down, fabulous card!
Robbyn - SP Diva

Julie said...

Great job on the background. I've been wanting to try it too.

Dallas said...



I'll check out your color combo challenge to see if I have any card stock close to what you request :o)



Thanks - it was fun!



They turn out different every time and I love that :o)


Happy Crafting to all of you!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Soft and beautiful - job well done!!!!!!

Deanne SP Diva

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

This is beautiful! Love the watercolor! Great job! Thanks for joining us at SPCC!

Dallas said...

Deanne + Stephanie ~ THANKS :o)

Monica said...

What soothing colours... love it!

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