And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spring Bringer

Hello stampin' friends!  We've been enjoying some wonderful weather's beginning to feel a lot like spring!  The daffodils are blooming and the buds on the magnolia tree are close to opening!  Hope you've had a pleasant week as well!  It's Saturday and that means it's time for some stamping fun at The Sweet Stop.  Since it's the third Saturday of the month, today's sketch has a spin..."Show me your GREEN."  I hope you'll decide to play along because a $15 prize for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will be awarded to one lucky participant.

With that being said, green happens to be my favorite color!  I have to admit though, that I struggled with this sample...couldn't seem to find the right papers or image to fit the sketch...has that ever happened to you? I did take some liberties with the sketch this week, something I don't usually do.  All in all, I do like the end result!  CMC Copic Challenge #39, open until March 30th, is "Anything Goes," so I will be entering this card in that contest as well!

Creative Nugget:  This adorable digital image, "Spring Bringer," is from Wee Stamps and was colored with copic markers.  A curvy rectangle nestie was used to cut her out...not the square called for in the sketch.  The papers for each panel are from the Sweet Threads paper pad by BasicGrey and mounted on an old retired SU! color...Forest Foliage.  Everything was stitched to a Wild Wasabi card base.  A classic ric rac edgeability, some ribbon, pearls, and a little layered flower were added to finish the card.  The sentiment, from the Rose Collage clear stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, was switched from the right side to the just seemed to fit better there.  Some stickles was also added to this little sprite's wings!

Be sure to stop by the other Sugar Babies for some wonderful inspiration and have fun with the sketch!  Be sure to use the linky tool at The Sweet Stop to upload your sample to be eligible for the prize!

Sugar Babies

           Chrissy Dickinson     

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Spring Bringer Digital (Wee Stamps), Rose Collage (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Forest Foliage (SU!), Cryogen White, Sweet Threads (BasicGrey)
Accessories: Curved Rectangle Nestie, Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities (Spellbinders),  Oval Punches, Boho Blossoms Punch (SU!), Kaiser Pearls, Ribbon (Michael's), Sew Mini (Janome), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), Copic Markers E00, E11, E13, E25, E49, E53, E59, R02, R05, R20, R21, R81, R83, R85, YG00, YG13, YG17, YG21, YG23, YG63, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, W1


Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Miss Cathy! This is SO Adorable!8-) Just can't help but smile at this little Sweetie! You've colored her up so Beautifully! Love the Pretty dp's you paired with her and the curvy rectangles look Fabulous! Love this! 8-)

Hope you have a Fantastic weekend my friend! 8-)

Big Hugs

Chrissy D said...

This is so precious! Love the stitching and that image! Adorable card! Have a blessed week, Cathy!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a darling card Cathy. I {heart} the sweet image. The coloring is fabulous and the papers are very pretty! Love the stitching too and the pearls! Enjoy your weekend girl!

merrymstamper said...

oh my dear Cathy, how do you do that...gorgeousness all around! The colouring is amazing!!! I need to sit with you. :-)

Marie said...

Wow what a simply gorgeous card with a beautifully colored image. Stunning.

Stacy Morgan said...

This is so sweet. Your coloring is wonderful.

Janice M said...

Oh Cathy she is Adorable!! I recently got 2 of the Wee stamps but have yet to use them! Enjoy your week, looks like it's going to be another beautiful one!

Bridget said...

Absolutely adorable, Cathy, such a sweet spring card!

Brook said...

Beautiful card. Your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.