Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Has Sprung




Spring has sprung over at the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog! Welcome to the Lawnscaping Blog Hop! These hops are so much fun, and the challenge site is so much fun! You should have arrived from the very talented Karin's blog

I'm celebrating the arrival of spring with a card that feature's Lawn Fawn's Blissful Botanicals, a bit of ink and lots of intense, happy colors. I stamped a few select images from the set in a cascading manner onto kraft paper and then colored the leaves in with colored pencils. I was inspired to pull out the pencils for the current Lawnscaping Challenge!

There is all sorts of details on the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog regarding the hop, but here are a few details:
The hop lasts until the evening of April 8th where you have the chance to comment on all stops for a chance at winning prizes from sponsors like Lawn Fawn, and The Sweet Stamp Shop Stamp.
Your next stop is the newly announced Stamping Royalty winner (congratulations!) Danielle Walls!

114 comments:

Christiana said...

Wow! Just look at all that detailed coloring! Amazing, Karen!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun card, and I love that you're celebrating spring-- I had a spring bbq tonight for my staff and it snowed on us!

Annette said...

Wow Karen...i love how you did your background...so cool

jen said...

Love how the pencils look on the kraft!

Jay Gee said...

The coloured pencils on the kraft look fantastic Karen - very cool :)

Joe Shien Shien said...

wow...I'm so amazed with your colorful background....

lostinpaper said...

Love it Karen! How awesome is that colour on the kraft, it totally pops!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOW! This is an amazing card! LOVE:)

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Your card is FABULOUS and so is your coloring! LOVE your design!

Happy Easter and have a wonderful day and a great hop! Hugs, Karin

Pendra said...

Gorgeous card... Wow, those pencils have beautiful color even on the kraft background. Beautiful!

lenny said...

Wow! Really great card!
Nice colors!!

Luanne said...

great coloring and the butterfly just pops up

Alice Wertz said...

love love love your beautiful background. those happy colors are too much fun. fabulous card, Karen!

Kimmy said...

Amazing! It looks like a fabulous piece of patterned paper. Gorgeous card!!!!

Linda said...

that is a great card! the colour against the kraft is just fantastic! I must try this technique soon!

Barb said...

stunning card Karen (as usual) I love that botanicals set...you've colored it beautifully!

gRiSeL™ said...

LOVE your background and all that coloring detail!! The white butterfly wraps it all together very well! Lovely work! (:

Laurel said...

Oh wow! Just wow! I never thought to use that stamp set in such a fabulous way! I love it! Love the layout, the bold colors.... It's fantastic! YAY! I love it!!!!!

Eve said...

luv the design & coloring esp. on kraft card stock is amazing! :-)

gscrapbooks said...

Great coloring!!!

Lefki said...

Very beautiful and colorful background.

Jeanette M. said...

Wonderful colouring! Beautiful card, Karen.

luluvision said...

love the simple card! Love the background! You did a great job!

Kelly said...

the coloring is just beautiful! Love the look on kraft paper. really pops!

Yainea said...

I love colored pencils on kraft, so cool and pretty! :)

Tami B. said...

Wow, I thought that was patterned paper you bought. You did a wonderful job on this.

Lisa said...

Wow Karen I thought this was paper...beautiful stamped background!

Kara Lynne said...

What a striking contrast between the background and the butterfly, beautiful!

Chari Moss said...

OH Karen I love what you have done here! Wow!

Hilde van Rijnsoever said...

Wow, awesome job coloring on the kraft! Happy card!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

gorgeous card!

LadyDiane said...

Beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing.

Emm said...

Fabulous background! The white butterfly really pops against it!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is fabulous! I love how you created that background and the coloring looks so neat against the kraft! Love it!

Danielle said...

Just beautiful! I love the coloring on kraft- it's so vibrant!

Rina Damay said...

Beautiful Background!!! Love it

elizabeth said...

Absolutely gorgeous background.

cardsbymo said...

The colored pencils look like you colored them with chalk. So bright and beautiful!

Tina M said...

Wow, you really acheived some bright colors with pencils! I thought it was all marker until I read the description...great job!

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness! Just look at the amazing detail! What a fun and unique Spring card - love it!

Raven said...

wow, just wow.

Katie said...

Great coloring!

Samantha Mann said...

eek!!! the coloring on those leaves are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wowza! i'm blown away.

Lisa T said...

Cool card! I love the effect of colored pencil on kraft.

Patricia H said...

The coloring looks wonderful against the kraft! I will have to remember this.

Ryann Salamon said...

So, so pretty Karen! I love the colored leaves and the simple but effective sentiment in the center. Lovely card!

sharon g said...

How cute that you colored the leave allll different colors!

*Alison* said...

I just love the colors you used.. your card is stunning..hugs

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Nicely done. TFS

~Tammy~ said...

A Big WOW!!! This is super cool! A piece of Art!

lisajak78 said...

this is such a pretty card - loving the colors on the kraft!

Lisa said...

this is such a pretty card - loving the colors on the kraft!

AmyJ said...

Wow the detailed coloring is so pretty. I love your card.

Wondercraft said...

I love the look of the colors on the kraft paper!

Serena

Linda-d said...

ouuu, i like the background. very nice!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous, Karen! Coloured pencils look so awesome on kraft and I love the blank butterfly as a sentiment panel. Brilliant!

Pam said...

Ooooo, this is gorgeous!!

Virginia L. said...

Love tour stamping and coloring, Karen! Beautifully done!

Lucy Newton said...

The leaves are gorgeous, well done Karen!

jengd said...

Cute! LOVE what you did with the background- the colors work beautifully on the kraft paper!

Thayer Family said...

i like the multi-colored leaves. it's great for spring but also creates some ideas for fall. :)

missstamper said...

Stunning!

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! I'm so amazed with your colorful background....its such a beautiful card!!! hugs...xoxo

Elise C. said...

Wow, your card is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Sara Grafton said...

I love colored pencils on kraft! Beautiful card :)

yyam said...

Oh wow! Love the awesome colours! :)

Tamara said...

wow, great card!! TFS

cutiephinphin said...

Beautiful card! I just love using color pencils on kraft.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg this is amazing love the coloring on the Kraft !!!

Tracy said...

Love your colouring :)

artfuldelight said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!

Laura Jane said...

GOOD coloring!

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like the look of coloring on kraft.

Laurel said...

So very pretty!

Marie / Legojenta said...

So fun and interesting with the elements sort of radiating out from the butterfly =) TFS!

alexandra s.m. said...

Hi Karen,

I love how you did your background here!
so inspiring!
Thank you!!

Have a great Easter!

Crafting Vicky said...

Great card! Love the use of the butterfly for the sentiment

CraftyDee said...

Love it Karen! The colours are gorgeous and the white butterfly just pops!

Wee Von said...

beautiful card. Your detailed coloring is amazing

Jenny said...

Oh wow such rich colours and I love the kaleidoscope effect of the leaves, they really draw my eye to the butterfly :0)
Jenny x

Tenia Nelson said...

Super duper awesomeness!!!

Cris said...

wow! Amazing coloring!! Love the design and the coloring against kraft looks stunning!!

Jen McD said...

Oooh, I love the vibrant colors on kraft!

Lynn said...

Wow! The color on this is beyond gorgeous Karen!

Rachel W K said...

stunning coloring on the kraft! i just love using my pencils on the kraft paper to see what i'll get :)

Trinh said...

Love the coloring on kraft!

Melissa Shea said...

So bold and beautiful! I've go to try colored pencils on kraft!

Aimes said...

Oooh so pretty! I love how the colours pop on the kraft!
Hugs!
Aimes
x

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Holy Comments Batman!!!

Love the pencils on Kraft! Why don't I use this more! Might have to play around this weekend!!!

Maria :)

Mrs. Hill said...

What a different take for a background! I love the way the leaves all seem to be spiraling out from the sentiment! Great coloring!

Christina said...

This is amazing, Karen! I really should try my pencils on kraft--I love the vibrant colors you achieved and the way the contrasting butterfly stands out.

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

WOW! I am in total awe of your talent!! Congrats on making the Artful Delight team.

neddgirl said...

So cute!

Rebecca
brrck@yahoo.com

Cristina said...

This leaves me in awe. Amazing, Karen.

Stephanie @ A Steph-Made Life said...

This is so fun and colorful! I love to see the leaves colored with something other than the usual green!

golf_meg said...

This card is absolutely awesome. from Martha

ElizabethOrmes said...

I have not used Kraft paper, but I like how your project turned out so I may just need to try some projects with it.

zehra said...

Beautiful card, I love coloring with pencils and this is awesome

melania deasy said...

Very pretty and amazing coloring!!! LOVE it Karen :)

Eva said...

Wonderful colouring and beautiful card

Svetlana said...

Wonderful card! Like white butterfly on color paper

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Beautiful! And the coloring on kraft is just fantastic

Isha said...

Lovely card Karen. I always like coloring on Kraft. TFS

trena p said...

I love this background with the butterfly

~amy~ said...

love love love...did you hear me? I said...

w-o-w!

super fabulous Karen!

Lisa Arana said...

Wow. The coloring is so gorgeous. Seriously love this one karen!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great colors on your project!!!

glowegal said...

Beautiful coloring, I love the chalky look! Great card!

FrancineB said...

Fun card. I like the use of the butterfly diecut for the sentiment.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

that background is awesome!

Angela Crandall said...

Love the colored pencils on kraft...such a stunner!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! LOVE the cute card!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Heather Innusa said...

What a wonderful card!!!!!! I love the coloring - so bright & fun!!

Lisa Petrella said...

OH MY WORD, Karen!!! This is ABSOLUTELY FANTABULOUS!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that background you created!!! WOWZERS!