Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Springtime!


     I am anxiously awaiting the smell of Lily of the Valley and Lilacs.  Winter, however, took it's time coming and now it just does not know when to leave.  I was happy to see a few Spring type challenges, to get me in the spirit of the season.

     First may I just say that I had so much fun water coloring this, it made me silly!  I started with a white panel, embossed it on my Cuttlebug with a Darice folder of half a tree. Having not used my Art Impression stamps in quite some time, I decided to get them out and have a play.  They are the bridge, clouds, pond/w rocks, and grass.  The bunny and bird are from IO, with the mom being an Anna Griffin die.  I tried to do mostly no line water coloring on my scene. There is Wink of Stella added to the sentiment and the water.

     These will be entered for the Spring is in the Air Challenge at Use Your Stuff #257.  I will also enter this in the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge with the theme "Mother.

     Thanks for taking a look!  Have a wonderful day!

13 comments:

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous, Mary Anne! Love your watercoloring and the pretty scene you created here! I love seeing when someone brings out older stamps and breaths new life into them! Always makes my heart happy and this card does just that!!! Breathtaking!! :)

jimlynn said...

What a wonderful idea to add the bunny and bird to this scene. So beautiful and I love your watercoloring. This is such a peaceful looking card! Outstanding!
Lynn

Esther Asbury said...

WOW!! That is one stunning card! I have that same embossing folder but I never would have thought to use it this way! You totally took it to a new level! Such gorgeous water-coloring - absolutely amazing!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This is stunning, your water coloring is amazing and you just keep finding new ways to use your stuff. Endless talent

Carol L said...

You have a real knack for watercoloring cards to make them look so pretty. I love this peaceful scene and all the WOS shimmer looks perfect too!

Janice M said...

I'm ready for the lilacs and lili of the valley too! They both smell so good. Love your water coloring and the scene you created. Good job!

Olga Jewell said...

Gorgeous as ever!!!

Team Clark said...

A really beautiful scene, perfectly colored & combined! Hugs, Autumn

Di said...

Wow Mary Anne, what a stunning card! I love how you used an embossed tree upon which to build your beautiful scene - it's wonderful. Your water colouring is perfection!

Hugs

Di xx

Cuttlebug Mania DT

Darnell said...

You should be working with canvas, Mary Anne! This is a frameable work of art!! Hugs, Darnell

JD/ Jill said...

This is lovely, Mary Anne!
Are you going to the stamp show?

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute card :) Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff challenge blog.
Tina DT

karrie sweet said...

That is one beautiful work of art! if I rec'd that card I would frame it to hang on the wall. Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff!