Saturday, March 10, 2012

celebrate spring

 Hello and have a Happy Spring! Here's what I'm sharing today
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A soft spring card with bluebells, accented in pink. The main image has been inked and distressed, and stitched onto a used envelope. The ribbon is hand dyed twill.

 The flourish, flowers and butterfly have been cut from a used pink envelope. They have been inked and the flourish & butterfly covered with a film of gold pearl pen. The bookplate is cut from cereal box, and embossed in a mix of copper and vintage photo ep. The butterfly body is made from layers of a small flower, sequin and brad, with stamens for antennae.


Thanks for stopping by!
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supplies: paper (The Paper Shelter), ticket stamp (Stampers Anonymous), sentiment stamp & brads (dovecraft), bookplate (Sizzix), flourish  & small flower (spellbinders), butterfly (cheery lynn), flowers (cuttlebug), inks (Ranger & Versafine), pearl pen (viva decor), liquid pearl & embossing powders (Ranger)


Karen C said...

This is beautiful! I love how you recycled a used envelope! Great idea! So glad you shared with us this week on One Stitch At A Time! Hope to see you for many more challenges to come! Best of luck in the draw!
Karen C (OSAAT DT)

Jacqueline said...

A very pretty spring card - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Cazro said...

My favourite flowers for spring are bluebells, you have made a beautiful card, clever idea recycling an old envelope. Thanks for joining us again at MMM. Caz

Marjo said...

Wonderful Card, way to up-cycle those envelopes! Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Mynnette said...

A lovely card--the coloring of the main image is so soft and very spring like! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Suzy said...

Okay this card gives me spring fever :) I love the soft touches! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety's tic tac toe challenge :)
Suzanne, TPV dt

Love crafts forever said...

Love butterfly. Thank you for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya

Anna said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Flutter By Wed.

brenda said...

Your card is so pretty, lovely work.

Thanks so much for joining in our Say it with Flowers theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

I think you card would also fit our Springtime theme at our sister challenge Penny Black and More

B x

Sue said...

Hello Hilda
Great use of re-cycled items on your card, with lovely soft colours.
Thanks very much for joining us at OCC this week we are so pleased to see your card.

Joey said...

Beautiful card I love that butterfly, thanks for joining us at Pollycraft. Joey xx

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Hilda! I love the soft colors and all of your beautiful details!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
Tammy x

jennaroo said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at TPV!!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Kaboodle Doodles.

Karita said...

Such a beautiful card with wonderful details! :)

Thank you for joining at Deep Ocean Challenge :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the details. Thank you for sharing at OCC.

Mynnette said...

This is so pretty! LOVE the ticket up at the top--and your sentiment frame is amazing! Fabulous card! :)

Dot said...

Such a lovely spring card, you are so creative. Thank you for joining our 'Distress it' challenge at FFF this time ;).