Hi and hello! This is my second post today - be sure to scroll down for my Cheddar Ale Soup & Ciabatta bread recipes if you need some culinary inspiration for the weekend. Today's card was created for the Splitcoast Stampers Limited Supplies Challenge, which was to make a card with a spring bloom or bulb on it. Tomorrow is the first day of spring and I am so excited! What a perfect challenge to get us in the mood for all the beautiful flowers and sunshine we shall soon have.
I chose a very clean, simple look that is a bit different than the layer upon layer style I usually do with Magnolia Stamps. This sweet little elf's name is Alva. She is a new line of Magnolia Stamps; Alva Sitting and Big Daisy are available at Magnolia-Licious.
I colored the image with the Copics you see above. I forgot to include the skin and hair markers this time around, but I always use the same (Baby Skin Pink, Skin White, Blush, Golden Yellow, Pale Sepia and Sepia). The mushrooms in the corner is a hint at a card you will see soon lol.
Yesterday I blended pinks and blues. I really loved the look of two different colors blended together, so went for yellow and pink today. Barium Yellow, which is very light, is a wonderful blender between the two colors. The resulting colors are so warm - I think it captures the bright, golden color of sunshine.
I am still learning to work with my new photo program and having a really hard time capturing the bright pop of colors I see on the card. I may have to break down and buy some of those Photoshop "actions" I see for sale.
I stamped the Big Daisy twice, colored both images, then cut my favorite to prop up with foam dots. Do you see how I cut into the petals, and adhered the top daisy higher than the base image? It makes for a 3D , fun look I think. One other thing I don't usually do is to wrap the ribbon around my image but I kind of like the result so you may see more of that.
I used Stampin' Up!'s Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom and Garden Green Textured Cardstocks on a base of white Bazzill Scallop Edge cardstock. The little butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch of BasicGrey Porcelain patterned paper. The alphabet stickers are Scenic Route's Happy Valley; the ribbon is by May Arts.