Archive for April 8th, 2011

Spring Challenge

Flourishes new monthly challenge is focused on Spring, or as the French say, Printemps. this spring is what we have all longed for after a brutal winter. Brighten your days and shake off the gray of winter with this bright and cheerful challenge.Let us see some signs of spring in your creations for this challenge! Use a ´╗┐´╗┐color combo of robin’s egg blue, some green grass with a dash of daffodil and you will be in the running to win the April new release bundle, FLLCAPR11. Deadline is April 15th at 5 PM Eastern.

Here is my card for the challenge.

As you can see I am playing with the brand new Spellbinder dies that have arrived in the store. I think the new line of dies are wonderful and you are like me it takes a bit to step out of my comfort zone with some new things. For this card I went to the guru of Spellbinders creativity, Becca “Amazing Paper Grace” and CASed a format that she had used. She has a wonderful way of putting the pieces together and I think I will take my tiime and develop my style with these new dies. The cut so beautifully and with the Grand Calibur cutting is a breeze.

OK so on to my card. The base card is a 6″x6″ in a Soft Yellow. The designer papers are both from the Prima pad of Jack & Jill. They were perfect for this card. The sentinment and chicks are from Flourishes, Signs of Spring, SS#47. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Summer Sky and the Chicks in Memento black and colorred them with Copics yellows.

The Spellbinder dies are the Fleur de lis rectangle, label eighteen and Fleru de lis motifs. I used Flourishes Classic white cardstock ans well as SU Sky Blue cardstock. A few tiny pearls and a soft green bow of an Anna Griffin ribbon top off this card.

The Flourishes design team have taken on this challenge so hop on over to their blogs so see their spring challenge cards.

OH what do you think of my new page and banner. The blog is under revision that was much needed. The page was designed by Viola Mahr. Linda Duke turned me on to her and her shop on ETSY . She was a delight to work with for a custom creation of page and banner. The work is not yet complete but I think it is love, n’est pas!

Thanks for visiting today. I love it when you visit the l’Atelier and love you comments.


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