Friday, March 1, 2013

Playing in a Green Paradise - PPC106

Hello everyone,

Have you seen signs of spring yet?  If going through gallons of windshield washer fluid is on the list, then check that box off.  March is finally here and we are supposed to reach a whopping +6 on the mercury today!!  I know, it really is still quite chilly, but I am jumping for joy anyway.  I'm sure there will even be sightings of overzealous (young) folk in shorts or t-shirts.  After a cold winter, anything above zero feels warm for at least a few days. :o)

Speaking of spring and March, the new Playing in Paradise challenge kicks off today and is all about green and/or St. Patrick's day.  Everyone is welcome to play along; you can create whatever you like using any product you fancy as long as you follow the theme and your project has not been previously posted.  I hope you will join in the fun!


Here is what I came up with:


I made a centre step card (my first ever) featuring the beautiful new carnation image from Stampendous.  I tucked in a good luck sentiment, but this image is so versatile it really could be used for so many different occasions.  Gotta love that!

Supplies:

Stamps/ink:  Stampendous carnation stamped with black Stazon on 300g hotpressed watercolour paper and coloured with Distress inks (black soot, antique linen, forest moss, peeled paint, tattered rose).  Sentiment is from LOTV.
Paper - My Mind's Eye On the Bright Side - Two inked around the edges with DI peeled paint, white & green card
Dies - Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish (I cut a bit of it off just leaving the base)
Other - white paper ribbon, Pretty Petals carnation and blossoms, circle punch, flat white pearls


Pop by Scrapbooker's Paradise to get the details on the fab prize up for grabs and to be inspired by the talented team.  Then come and play!

Hugs and happy crafting!

Dawn

16 comments:

Jessi Fogan said...

We're not there yet, but my tell-tale spring sign? Mud. Mud everywhere. White/cream dog. Kids. Mud. lol
There's always a uni student in shorts sometime during March...usually wearing flip-flops to go with. It's a Canadian thing, I guess!
That image really is gorgeous! So detailed! I love the little embellishments, and that stunning frame!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Dawn. The image is gorgeous and coloured so beautifully. I love the design and detailing too.
Sue xx

marion said...

Such a fab card and stunning colouring, hugs, Marion

Bea und Doreen said...

absolutely beautiful.
Love your card
Have a nice weekend
Big hugs
Doreen xx

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful card, Dawn! Such a peaceful green, and the amazing herring bone background. The carnation image is gorgeous! Reminds me of the old PSX botanical images - this one is so pretty. I think I need it LOL. I like the hint of flesh tone in the shading around the greenery - of course your card is pinned so I may enjoy it many more times. hugs, de

Helen said...

oh, this is stunning!

Notes by Nina said...

Victoria is having its annual flower count.. I know don't thump me :). Your card is beautiful, I love that carnation stamp.

fairyrocks said...

This is just so beautiful. Just the perfect amount of color. Our spring sign is to plug in the basement overflow pump...not glamorous, but a sure sign. Keep smiling and creating

Linda Pekrul said...

What a fresh, beautiful card! Love that carnation stamp. (I'm a sucker for flowers.) Gorgeous frame and flower cluster!

I have two dogs so Spring means muddy footprints at the door. LOL. It also means the return of the Canada Geese. Should be seeing them any day now! Yay!!

mixamatoasties said...

That's lovely Dawn!

Have a good weekend.

Susan xx

Allison said...

Beautiful stamp, die cut, embellishment and fold...jealous!

PaperDaisies said...

Stunning card Dawn. I love it. Hugs Nina

~Tammy~ said...

Your card is just breathtaking! The card design is amazing as well and your beautiful flower embellishments are right up my alley!

Spring....what's that. We had a snow day here and they are calling a snow day tomorrow however not much snow. Just rain and cold. I have no idea why unless it's because there is snow still on the ground in some places! (It's pretty funny in parts of the US how they react to weather)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning, I love the colours the die cut frame is gorgeous and that floral image is beautiful
Lindsay xx

Gail said...

Wow, this diecut around the image really caught my eye. This is a beautiful card and the way it stands it gorgeous. I haven't tried one of those kind of folds yet. Your blog is a great inspiration for me! Hugs, Gail

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card. Lovely green and your flower is very eye catching!