Friday 15 March 2024

Spring is in the air!

Nat is setting our challenge at Daring Cardmakers today and she’d like to see signs of spring! Anything goes that makes you think of spring as we head into a new season with longer days and everything coming to life. 

I’ve gone floral with a lovely magnolia. I’ve never had one but always admire them when I see them in other people’s gardens, they're a very showy sign of spring! I haven’t managed to play at Retro Rubber for a while and this seemed the perfect opportunity as the current theme is spring flowers

I stamped with very light ink and did “no line” colouring with pencils on the lovely neutral-toned Strathmore paper. Die cut with a stitched rectangle die and mounted simply with a wide border on a white card with a fineliner run around the edge of the image panel.

Magnolia by Stampendous (I’ve had mine since 2018)
Big Day Today (Waltzingmouse Stamps, no longer with us)

Bristol board
Strathmore Tomed Grey

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)
Fade Out by Ink On 3

Coloured pencils 
Stitched rectangle dies A6 size (Paper Rose)
Brown fineliner


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the soft colors you used on your magnolia, Joanne - so pretty against the grey!!

Wavejumper said...

I love this one. So soft and that wonderful font.
Very pretty pencil work!! hugs Margot

Handmade by Natty said...

That's really pretty Joanne, and I always love seeing that sentiment set from WMS in action. :)

Dotty Jo said...

Always love colouring on kraft! Your card is gorgeous, Joanne, jo x

Claire Grantham said...

Your no line colouring is perfect. Beautiful card, love the kraft background. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Neva Cole said...

Love the flower on the Kraft cardstock and the no-line coloring is divine! Thank you for playing along at Retro Rubber!