Saturday, March 26, 2011

March Roses Challenge

Well, it's the last Sunday of the month, (okay, I am cheating and loading a wee bit early) and I was in charge of selecting this months challenge. I told the girls that I wanted to see Spring flowers. I wanted to be able to smell them, LOL! After the long winter, who would not enjoy the fresh smell of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and just any other posy you can imagine.

The next photo is an inside border I created to coordinate with the front.
My base is Grass Green Pure Luxury cs, and a new white I was trying out with Copics called Neena. The flowers are from a set I have had for ages by Close To My Heart. I can't find a name on it, but it has stems, flower heads, bulbs, and even a dirt pocket for an underground view. All of my word stamps are from an Impression Obsession set called Spring Seals. Sponging was done with SU! inks, and 3 of the corners were punched with an MS loopy corner punch. The butterfly and the bee were little guys I found in my stash. Stickles were used for sparkle and the only other embellishment is a single silver brad.

I hope you like my design, and don't forget to check out the other creations by our lovely bouquet!
Betty (is on break)

13 comments:

Kerrie said...

Well you have done such an awesome job on your own challenge...

Carol L said...

You've captured the essence of spring perfectly with this beautifully detailed card! I love it all!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is bloomin beee-utiful GF! Love it... talk to you in a few, I have coffee!

Olga said...

You have out done your self! This is falling out of my chair but not getting hurt gorgeous!!!! It does yell Spring, but go out side this morning and you'll freeze your butt off, cold and rainy! Okay, get ready, the coffee is made, see ya in 25 minutes...........

Peggy said...

I love this SPRING SPRING>>> wait there's snow and it's stinkin' cold here... focus focus look at the card and think SPRING!!!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow, pretty creation.

Sudha
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Janice M said...

I am soooo ready for Spring! I have 2 daffodils blooming so far, many more to go! Your card is pretty and says SPRING! Love how you did the inside.

CraftieConnie said...

Well, well, well Mary Anne-Rose! You launched the challenge, and certainly put the bar high with this card! Gawgeous as Olga-Rose would say!

CraftieConnie said...

Just a little ps: Better early than late and risk being dead-headed by Olga-Rose heheheeheheheh!

catdidit said...

Oh so gorgeous Mary Anne! I can smell them! :D

Sue W said...

Mary Anne, this is just beautiful and yes it shouts Spring!! Love your added detail and the inside border looks perfect too! It's been a great challenge I have my original card to add as well......mojo went walk-about here but I will get it through! So good to chat to you with the Roses last night it felt like we were all in the same space instead of scattered around the globe!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Sorry, about your week. I've been working 8 hour days since wed. and I'm just now turning on my computer after 3 days. Love that stressed cat and this is shouting spring although here it is about 28 and windy with a chill of about 18.

Betty Benton said...

Wow, just look at all the awesome spring flowers! and the insert for the inside is gorgeous!