Sunday, March 20, 2011

Challenge #13 - Is It Spring Yet?

I know by now everyone is asking "Is It Spring Yet?"  Well the answer is "yes".  At least it is in blogland.  This is the theme of our challenge the next two weeks.  Anything and everything "Springy"  is acceptable.  How about some flowers, sunshine, raindrops, and of course we can't forget the birds and bees.   

I  have a wonderful sponsor for this challenge.  It is Alpha Stamps.  They carry an extensive  supply of collage supplies, rubber stamps, stickers, and charms as well as brads, eyelets and tags.  You will have to check them out.  Just click on their name above to visit their site.

Now, almost anything you create will probably qualify.  The rules are short and easy.
1.  Be a follower on my blog.
2.  Post my challenge on your site.
3.  Link directly to your entry and not to your entire blog.

Ok, let's get crafting some feelings of Spring.

Below are some inspirational pieces.

Alpha Stamps provided the picture that inspired this card. Having studied art history (many, many moons ago)I loved all that were on the sheet, but this one was my favorite one. I did stamp over the picture as some people are apposed to nudity, myself I consider it art and has been art for centuries. The picture was trimmed and layered onto a very dark blue cs, then onto a mullberry that has gold run through it. (LOVE, LOVE this stuff). The collumn is from TPC stamps, the sentiment and flowers are from Inkadinkado. Is it spring yet? cause Girls just wanta have fun.

My creation is all about traditional spring themes: flowers and bunnies. what can I say? I love them. first of all I'm obsessed with the millefiori technique from technique junkies. it is the springiest technique I've ever tried! and bunnies give you an awfully cuddly feeling. this card is on designer paper by basicgrey, with bunnies cut out from a twisted papers vintage image. the "joy" letter stamps came from pixie press, the flower from hero arts and the spiral is by connor's collectibles. I hope you are feeling springy too. If not, this challenge will surely help get you in the mood!
I am so looking forward to spring. For my card this challenge I used an image from a collage sheet provided by our sponsor, Alpha Stamps. I thought the beautiful woman looked so lovely and springlike there among the foliage and flowers. To accentuate the feeling of spring, I added one of my favorite butterflies from Heartfelt Creations and used various shades of purple or lilac, such a wonderful spring color. The border die cut is a Spellbinders die. The background stained glass stamp is also from Heartfelt Creations. I think that the sentiment, from Club Scrap, is really uplifting and hopeful.
I don't know how many of you are old enough to remember Tiny Tim who use to play the Uke and sang "Tiptoe Through the Tulips", but I thought about it the whole time I was working on this card.  However, I am not using tulip; I am using pansies.  My card has a top layer of cardstock on which I used the Faux Barnwood technique.  The main images (the dancer and the group of pansiers) are from my sponsor, Alpha Stamps.  The saying is from Moonlight Journey.  The ring the girl is dancing through was made using two scalloped ovals from Spellbinders.  The oval frame itself was made from a background on an old calendar.


  1. Beautiful work from the DT!! Thank you for another fun challenge!
    Nancy :D

  2. Great inspiration from the DT! Hope I can get my thinking cap on!

  3. All terrific from the DT, Annette x

  4. I can't wait for spring, maybe if I play along it will get here sooner, great samples from the DT!
    hugs Lynn

  5. I just discovered your wonderful blog and decided to enter your challenge. In Texas, we usually go straight from winter to summer so springtime is only the short prelude to H.O.T.! LOL Still, it's nice to have milder weather for a while, however short. Thanks! Anne

  6. Yeah...Spring has definitely sprung here in the South! Thank you for a fun challenge and all of your DT cards are beautiful! Hugs ~S~

  7. Hi Vicki! Love your challenge! The sun is shining today and it's fairly warm out so my thoughts have turned to spring. You stated just about anything and everything goes so I'm submitting a two-for. It has spring papers and spring flowers on it. Your challenge badge is permanently on my sidebar.

  8. Great challenge - found your site through the Feline Playful blog - following now really great cards from the design team - thanks x

  9. Yes Vicki I do rember Tiny Tim. Besides his song, why was he so famous anyway?LOL. I do love your card very sweet. If I can get it together this week Ill enter this challenge. Thanks for all the inspiration and wonder comments.Gerri