Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring has Sprung

Hi Everyone
Since it's Thursday it's time to check out the Art Impressions Weekly challenge. This weeks theme is Spring Has Sprung. A few weeks ago the theme was Watercolor and ever since, I've been working on a project and this came to be. It really reminded me of spring and I decided to submit this card for this weeks theme, Spring has Sprung, since the window box is abloom with flowers.

I had finished this card had the photo taken and was editing it and I just thought it needed something so I added a bow and rephotographed the card and edited it. That helped finish it off. That brick background... it was an experiment that was I testing and it turned out pretty good. Also, one other tip, for those of you who use the Memento markers, they work extremely well for the Art Impressions watercolor technique.I figured they would since they are water based. So, no need to buy a different brand if that is all you have in your stash. On the window, I used the Memento Rich Cocoa marker and I am so pleased with the outcome.

Supplies Used:
Art Impressions Stamps - J3379 Watercolor Window, BB2061 Sm. Vine, AA3384 Tiny Vine, AA1366 Leaves, AA3017 Daisy Bunch
Markers - Marvy #83Bitterscotch,  96 Jungle Green, 15 Olive Green, 12 Grey, Memento Rich Cocoa
Cardstock - Orange, Dark Brown

Orange and colors in that family are the colors that you will be seeing frequently since Pantone has intro'd  Tangerine Tango as the color of the year. So you will be seeing oranges of all different hues in a lot of areas, fashion, home decor and crafting too.

Try to enter a card in the Art Impressions weekly challenge, you could be the next winner. Thanks for stopping in today.


Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so pretty Barbara. I love the brick and what you did with the bow too!

Lana said...

Beautiful card Barbara and love your blog hop creation. xxx

Brenda said...

Love your brick work!

April said...

So very pretty, Barbara. I love the brickwork. Great job!

Gerlinde said...

This is gorgeous, Barbara! Love the orange flowers spilling over - so soft looking!

Donna Ellis said...

SO pretty, Barb. YOu've done a terrific remake, and the bow is perfect!

Julie Z said...

Lovely watercolor Barbara! So what's the experiment with the bricks? - they turned out great - inquiring minds want to know.