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)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring to all my stamping friends!'s finally here!  Now let's pray the weather catches up to the calendar and it starts feeling like spring!

I have two cards to share with you today!

Creative Nugget:  I put my Copic Markers away for this one and thought I'd try my hand at watercoloring.  The zinnias were masked and stamped in a variety of dye based inks and watercolored with reinkers.  The small zinnia was cut with the Zinnia & Leaves Dies that match the Zinnia stamp set by Our Daily Bread Designs.  A panel of Blooming Garden designer paper also by ODBD was stitched down the right side to follow yesterday's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  This panel was attached to a matching piece of DP and mounted on a Vintage Cream card base.  The quote is from the new Quote Collection 4 stamp set just released for ODBD 6th Anniversary.  A bow was added along with several buttons which were for the "Button It Up" challenge today on Splitcoaststampers.  Even though there are only five buttons, there really are six zinnias tucked in there to represent ODBD 6th Year Anniversary!

Creative Nugget:  The background was sponged on this one and the Zinnias overstamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  The Fence Die, sentiment, and six little ladies were added to finish the card.

Here are the supplies used that can be found at the 

This card will be entered into the following challenges:
SC480 - Splitcoaststampers
Button It Up - Splitcoaststampers
ODBDSLC195 (Use 6 of something) - Our Daily Bread Designs Blog
Anything Goes #124 - Word Art Wednesday

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful First Day of Spring!



Unknown said...

The colors are quite gorgeous. The buttons speak of wonderful memories. Word Art Wednesday blossoms each week when you post your beautiful and very unique art on our page. Thank you. Blessings, Carole

Karen Letchworth said...

I'm absolutely in LOVE with that first card (although they're both lovely) but that first one reminds me of fruits with those yummy colors you've used. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your beautiful art in our challenge. It's such a blessing to me and I always enjoy seeing your lovely creations.
Word Art Wednesday

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Cathy, these colors are so vibrant and cheery! Gorgeous flowers! And I'm so glad you've joined us in supporting the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week! It's always a delight when our DT joins us and adds their beauties to our collection! Hugs, precious friend!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Cathy!! I saw the first one on SC!! I so love the buttons in the center of the Zinnia, the dimension and the colors. Love the second as well with the background you created with the fun colors and the ladybugs!! Thanks for supporting the challenge dear friend!!!
PS I miss you on the dirty dozen this more month for me as well.

Linda Carson said...

Both of these beauties are absolutely delightful! Such awesome coloring w/wc and reinkers then sponging! Thanks for supporting the CT with our 6 challenge!

Mary Decker said...

God gave you a lot of talent.. You sure use it!

Your cards are stunning!

Mary Decker said...

PS- would you please consider putting the Pinterest button on your pages?

Thanks for thinking about it!

Jo Ann said...

Both cards are exceptionally beautiful. You successfully used the same stamp and end up with 2 distinct and gorgeous results. Love the color combo of the first card. very tropical! We are so blessed with your wonderful project and hope you join us again in this week's Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I want to share this verse with you in Luke 1:37 which says, "For no word from God will ever fail." God bless, always!