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:

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

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

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

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  4. Love how the pencils look on the kraft!

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

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

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

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  8. WOOOOOOOOW! This is an amazing card! LOVE:)

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  9. 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

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

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  11. Wow! Really great card!
    Nice colors!!

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  12. great coloring and the butterfly just pops up

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

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

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

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

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

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  18. 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!!!!!

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

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  20. Very beautiful and colorful background.

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  21. Wonderful colouring! Beautiful card, Karen.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  29. Hilde van RijnsoeverApril 6, 2012 at 8:51 AM

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

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  30. Beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  31. Fabulous background! The white butterfly really pops against it!

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

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

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  34. Beautiful Background!!! Love it

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  35. Absolutely gorgeous background.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  43. How cute that you colored the leave allll different colors!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Serena

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  50. ouuu, i like the background. very nice!

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

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  52. Love tour stamping and coloring, Karen! Beautifully done!

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  53. The leaves are gorgeous, well done Karen!

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

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

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

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

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  58. I love colored pencils on kraft! Beautiful card :)

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  59. Oh wow! Love the awesome colours! :)

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

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

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

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

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  64. Hi Karen,

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

    Have a great Easter!

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

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

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  67. beautiful card. Your detailed coloring is amazing

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  68. 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

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

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  70. Oooh, I love the vibrant colors on kraft!

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  71. Wow! The color on this is beyond gorgeous Karen!

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

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

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

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  75. Holy Comments Batman!!!

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

    Maria :)

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

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  77. 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.

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

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  79. So cute!

    Rebecca
    brrck@yahoo.com

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  80. This leaves me in awe. Amazing, Karen.

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

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  82. This card is absolutely awesome. from Martha

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  83. 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.

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

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

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  86. Wonderful colouring and beautiful card

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  87. Wonderful card! Like white butterfly on color paper

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  88. Beautiful! And the coloring on kraft is just fantastic

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

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  90. I love this background with the butterfly

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

    w-o-w!

    super fabulous Karen!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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