Saturday, September 22, 2012

Is it Spring Yet?

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!  The weather here is gorgeous - yet still gets a little too warm in the afternoon.  We usually go straight from summer to winter around here.  I'd be nice to have a little bit of fall type weather anyway.  Oh well......we take what we get.


My card is screaming SPRING to me - but I do love that season so it's ok.  The stamp I used on this is called  Dogwood 3 (H12004) from Impression Obsession.   Love these flowers!  I stamped the image, colored it, stamped again, colored it again, and then cut out the flowers and popped them up.  I used a EK punch at the bottom.  This is very similar to a card I made not long ago, and really liked the punched piece at the bottom, so based it on that card.  I added some pearls to the corners and tied a bow with sheer ribbon.

I'll enter this is the challenge at Impression Obsession (Nature Inspired).

Thanks for stopping by.............
Lynn

30 comments:

Anne Temple said...

This is gorgeous!! Dogwoods are my favorite and you've colored them to perfection. I've still got limited internet access, but had to say how much I love this!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,lovely image and design.xxx

NanaConnie said...

It's gorgeous, Lynn! Fantastic coloring. I love spring, too, but must admit my brain is totally into fall right now. :-D Can't wait for an excuse to light up the fireplace. Unfortunately, even though it has cooled considerably, we're still leaving the windows open at night.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Stunning card Lynn, I like everything about it!!
Kevin xx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a stunning card Lynn - beautifully coloured!

Dixie said...

Really beautiful, Lynn! I love the dimension of the flowers, which you've coloured so wonderfully.

Shirley said...

Lynn, it is just beautiful! And I love Spring too. Your colors are gorgeous and the whole card screams take me outside!! Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!!

Karen Howard said...

Wow Lynn, this is STUNNING! Love your coloring and what a beautiful image! Hugs, Karen

Carol L said...

Awesome coloring on those flowers Lynn! My goodness, this card just jumps out and screams spring to me! The pink & red background makes a perfect backdrop for this image, and the way you popped up those flowers looks amazing! Well done!

Linda said...

This is fantastic Lynn, I love the beautiful colours and the lovely design.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Ellen said...

Your pink dogwood flowers are so gorgeous and vibrant! very pretty!

Monica said...

Those flowers are so pretty, Lynn, and the way you have done them makes them pop right out of the card. Love the colours and the colouring. The organza ribbon looks perfect.

Love,

Monica

Tammy said...

Oh Lynn, the flowers are incredibly beautiful and so real looking! Absolutely perfect coloring and the background is just gorgeous! Wonderful card.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow Lynn! You outdid yourself with this card!!! Don't you love this stamp? I have it too! So yummy!!!

Love how you popped the leaves!!!!!

Bonnie said...

I love Spring too and these beautiful Dogwood blossoms are reminding me why I love that season! The punched lattice is a beautiful touch!

MaryH said...

Hi Lynn, just joined as a follower (thought I already had done so previously!) Saw some of your so beautiful cards on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Hope you'll visit my blog when you have time. I LOVE what you did with this stamp and punch. Your coloring is superb.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah it is spring over here Lynn so it is just fine and yes really love dogwoods too but we dont have them here too hot for them used to have them in our Melbourne garden as it is cooler down there! love this card - lattice at bottom just finishes it off nicely! Shaz in Oz.x

Tammy said...

WOW Lynn this is GORGEOUS!! Beautiful image and your coloring is stunning! Love this!
Tammy x

Donna Hanley said...

Gorgeous job on those flowers, Lynn and I, too, love the punched piece along the bottom. Enjoy the week. I'm going to try to catch up on some cards and challenges today.

Craftyfield said...

I love this dogwood stamp and how you colored it.

Faye said...

Wow Lynn, those flowers really pop! This is the most gorgeous card, fab colouring and I totally LOVE all the pink. X

Jenée said...

Spring looking or not, this is an absolutely beautiful image and card. I like the 3-D element, and the trellis border is perfect.

Shannon White said...

Wow! This Does scream Spring! 8-) Soo Beautiful Lynn! Love your Wonderful coloring on the Dogwood flowers and the Popped up Blossoms too! Just Fabulous Lady! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Marilyn said...

Fab-U-Lous! I love these colours and how you've given the flowers dimension. This is coloured so beautifully that I actually thought this was a pre-soloured picture until I read you'd coloured it. Great job!

Lynn McAuley said...

What gorgeous dogwoods, Lynn!! This card is a stunning beauty!!

Margaret said...

So pretty! The lattice at the bottom gives the impression that we are peeking over the fence to see your gorgeous dogwood blooms! Fantastic card!

Vicki Garrett said...

So beautiful! Thanks for joining us at IOstamps!

Davi said...

How gorgeous is this!! I love your coloring and the springy look :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- fabulous card! I love the flowers and the coloring is just perfect!

Sharon said...

A fabulous creation, love the colours and popping those petals makes it look so different. Well done, hugs Sharon