Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring is here!

It appears that Spring is here in Atlanta, at least for the foreseeable future. It's supposed to be in the 70s for the next five days. I'm looking forward to it! The birds are chirping like crazy outside and it's driving one of my cats nuts! She sits and looks out our sunroom window at them and swishes her tail and whines. Then she gets frustrated and takes a nap. Ahhh, the life of a cat!

I made this card a couple of weeks ago for Beate's weekend sketch challenges (WSC69), but didn't get to submit it. I love this little Garden Friends stamp set from Penny Black and decided it would work perfectly with this American Crafts Backyard Crackle paper.

I stamped the chick with the egg three times on white paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and then stamped it over the eggs on the patterned paper so I could paper piece the eggs on the chicks to match the paper. All of the chicks were all colored with Copic markers (Y11, Y15, Y35, Y38). The panel with the three chicks in the eggs was popped up with some foam tape.

The sentiment and the group of chicks stacked on top of one another were stamped on Cryogen white paper and colored with the same Copics as the other chicks, plus a green for the grass and a pink to highlight the word spring, but I'm afraid I didn't note the colors I used for those areas.

The blue brads are from Queen & Co. and the striped grosgrain ribbon is from Stampin' UP!. I layered a couple of buttons and tied a bow around them with a burlap string and adhered them to the center of the bow. That's about it for this card!

Hope you're getting some spring weather wherever you are! Have a great weekend!


Jenny Gropp said...

These are some pretty cute chicks. I need to ink these stamps up!

Handmade by Vivi said...

cute! cute! cute!!!

Janine said...

WOW!!! If this doesn't say Spring I don't know what does... Just fab!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Really cute card and I love the polka dotted eggs. Makes a cute Easter card as well as a happy spring. Pat