Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring?


Spring will be pretty. Just give it a week, When flowers are blooming down by the creek. Bees will be buzzing as trees start to bud, But for the moment I'm covered with mud. Snow has been melting, since winter is through, Replacing the whiteness with puddles of goo. I stepped off the sidewalk and into the ooze. Next thing I knew, I stepped out of my shoes! Mud on my ankles and mud on my clothes. I stumbled face-first and got mud up my nose. Spring will be pretty, but I must confess, The first days of spring are a muckety mess!    ~Dave Crawley


Such is life at our household these past few days...
 

TiffanyDoodles just released a whole assortment of new digital stamps at the store, this crocus image being one of them. After printing and coloring the image with ink and water and adding the sentiment, I embossed the entire panel and adhered to the card base.


I hope you all have a fun, safe and special Easter Weekend!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Ivory) Georgia Pacific

Stamps: (Crocus Digital) TiffanyDoodles, (Sentiment from Teeny Trees) WMS
Ink: (Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke Pigment) SU, (Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger
Other: (Woodgrain Embossing Folder) PTI, (Colored Pencils) Prismacolor

38 comments:

  1. Beautiful, a gorgeous image bea utifully coloured, and I love the textured background.

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  2. Oh Karen! This is so utterly gorgeous! I love how the woodgrain shows through the flowers but that the flowers are still the focal point. Stunning!
    Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend. :)

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  3. holy mackerel...that's one gorgeous card!

    I've seen your name popping up for bloggie designs...wooooo hooooo!!!

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  4. What a beautiful card! I love these flowers transparency on background embossed. Happy Easter Karen!

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  5. Love the embossed woodgrain... I saw this on Tiffany's site the other day and wondered when you were going to showcase it. Glad you didn't fall into the mud!

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  6. So beautiful, Karen! Your watercolor technique is just incredible, and the embossed woodgrain takes it to the next level. Love it!

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  7. So pretty, Karen. Love the sweet water color feel of the flowers and that wood grain is the perfect finishing touch. Gorgeous!

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  8. Love the visual about spring! I keep saying...TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF! Love your card...the woodgrain embossing with the inked edges is wonderful!

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  9. Wow! This is so beautiful. The woodgrain pattern and the watercolored image just looks stunning!

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  10. This is amazing! The coloring is so true to life and your choice to use the woodgrain pattern brings a unique quality that sets your cards apart Karen! Fantastic and Superb!

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  11. I love that you embossed the entire panel after coloring. I MUST try this. This is gorgeous!

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  12. Lovely card karen. I just made my first purchase from Tiffany doodles today.
    Jenny x

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  13. This looks amazing - I love how you have embossed the whole image :)

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  14. PS. Congrats on reaching 200 followers :)

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  15. This is gorgeous Karen! Oh I love the colors of those flowers! Great work!

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  16. You do such an awesome job with the TD image! Love this card--so rustic and beautiful--all the same time!

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  17. love the woodgrain texture you added to the piece. beautiful card, Karen! have a beautiful Sunday! =)

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  18. oh this is just Amazingly gorgeous.. I heart this card.. wonderful techniques :D and colours

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  19. LOL! Cute poem! Gorgeous colouring on the flowers and I like the wood grain over the whole image.

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  20. Beautiful card Karen. The poem was cute. I love that embossing folder!! :-) Hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family!!

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  21. *gasp* So gorgeous, Karen! I love the textures and colors, not to mention such a pretty image!

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  22. oh WOW Karen, I love the effect you achieved by embossing the wood grain on those exquisite flowers!!! Outstanding!

    Happy Easter!

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  23. love the water color effect on this gorgeous card, karen! its been raining forever here, so i'm living your cute poem) happy easter to you!

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  24. Love! Love the textured woodgrain bakcground! :)

    P/s: Sorry about the stumble in the mud...but I'm happy that you've got better weather now!

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  25. Oh no, mud on your shoes is no fun. Hope you have a happy easter. And loving the way you use trendy woodgrain on your card

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  26. That woodgrain background is totally awesome!!!!

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  27. Gorgeous card Karen! love the effect!!!
    Happy Easter to you too ;-)

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  28. Gorgeous - the woodgrain is the perfect choice!

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  29. Gorgeous, Karen! I love what you do with digi images!

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  30. WOW. You are truly amazing, Karen. It was already amazing if it was flat and only you would think to emboss that with woodgrain to make it over-the-top fabulous.

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  31. It's fantastic! I really thought you had colored the flowers on wood! Gorgeous tones and fabulous coloring! :)

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  32. Lovely card beautiful. greetings Janny

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  33. Wow, what a great card, the embossing looks so good, I was wondering if it was a stamp.. until I finished reading your post:-)

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  34. WOW! What a masterpiece, Karen! I absolutely LOVE the way you embossed your watercolored image with the woodgrain pattern!! Looks AMAZING!!!

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