Spring is in the Air - In the States that is!

I have been hearing for a while now from my friends in the States that Spring is in the Air, so I decided to use this as my inspiration for a card to send to a friend in the States to let her know I am thinking of her.  I thought that bright colours and a spring theme would be perfect to add a bit of sunshine to her day.   These bright colors also added some sunshine to my day, given we have experienced a very wet summer and Autumn has commenced in a similar fashion

Stamps:  Unity February 2012 KOTM, Papers"  Echo Park, Me & My Big Ideas
Ink:  Black Memento, SU Choc Chip, Tria Markers
Other:  Ribbon from 3 Girl Jam, Viva Decor Pearl Pen, Paper Flowers, Kaiser Bling.

The best part about using a Spring Theme meant I got to use brand new rubber.  Who doesn't love using new stamps.  My February Unity KOTM arrived about a week ago, the sentiment, the two brown rows of tulips and the framed sunflowers behind the picket fence are all from this latest kit.  This type of background is simple to do and a great way to use up your paper scraps, you simply layer strips in various colours and lengths.  To finish I went over the outline of the sunflowers with a yellow pearl pen to give some texture and shine and added some ribbon and two paper flowers.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stamps - #57 Think Spring
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 145 Say it With Flowers
CCEE Stampers - CCEE1210 - Flowers Flowers Flowers

I am off to the vet today and tomorrow.  Elwood is due for his yearly vaccination, whilst Felix and BB are due for their third and final vaccination as kittens.  I am interested to see how much weight they have both put on since being here, as they both seem to appear to be growing on a daily basis, and have very healthy appetites.


MiamiKel said...

Wow, this is a dazzling beauty, so full of color and vibrancy! It's SUMMER here - all year long, lol!

brenda said...

A very bright an sunny card Danie and perfect for our theme.

Thanks so much for joining in our Say it with Flowers theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Laurie LaRiviere said...

how lovely of you to send your friend a card...and a very pretty one at that, love all the patterns you used and yes, a new stamp is a lot of fun! Spring is blooming here, a tree outside my house has flowers and I saw a Monarch butterfly yesterday, warmer weather too, about 80 degrees... :)

Karen said...

This card is so Spring like. It's bright and sunny like Spring should be. We are still waiting for some Spring weather here. It keeps wanting to snow.

Emkay said...

I love all the different colours and patterns on this. Such a great Spring card!

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Beautiful! I love all those pretty colors! Thanks for joining the SweetStamps.com Think Spring challenge and good luck!

Lynn McAuley said...

Pretty flowers are popping up all over here in Texas!!

Love your sensational mix of papers on this beautiful design!!

Kirsten said...

This card is just beautiful with the happy colors and pretty flowers
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Becky said...

What pretty flowers.