Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Taste of Spring Snowdrops

It's another Saturday with the Shining the Light Challenges at Our Daily Bread Designs!  Did you know it's the first day of Spring today?  So that's our theme...create something with the theme of spring. 

I wanted to create something that shows what Spring looks like here!  Though we've had a very mild winter and the snow is about 2/3 melted, we're still in that stage of mostly soft colors, not too much spring color yet, that sort of grey blue phase.  So I took this beautiful Lily of the Valley from the Easter Blessings set, and colored it softly with my Copic Markers, adding a soft blue around the plant too, then after I was done I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the flowers to make them look like shimmering Snowdrops. 


Below you can see a better picture of the shimmer.   I sewed and distressed all the layers of designer paper (Memory Box Dewfrost), adding some teeny tiny pearls, diagonal ribbon and a punched row behind it with the sheer ribbon in a pretty double bow. 


So join us on this Spring Challenge today.  You can link at the ODBD Blog, and your keywords for SCS are ODBDSLC6

For more springlike inspiration see these great ladies today:  America Kuhn, Chris Olsen,  Francie Gumprecht, Natalie Dever, Patter Cross, Sabrina Jackson

Recipe:  Stamps:  ODBD - Easter Blessings;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sage;  Paper:  Sage Shadow, Soft Sky, Memory Box - Dewfrost DSP, Gina K Pure Luxury White;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Three Nestabilities, Fancy Tags Labels, Sewing Machine, Organza Ribbon, Basic Grey 1/2 Pearls, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensionals, Copic Markers, Pinked Heart Punch, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon. 

12 comments:

Crystal said...

Oh WOW Christine this is beautiful, What a fabulous layout and details!! Gorgeous!

True :) said...

Very very pretty Christine! Love the coloring and the distressing!
Hugs,
True :D

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, I am in love with your take of this weeks challenge!!! Your papers are so beautiful and the way you have nestled that lily of the valley in the corner...so amazing!!! I love it!!!Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS card - Christine!!! Love this unique design!!! You rock the ODBD Stamps!!! Hugs ~S~

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Christine!! I just love the flowers, your gorgeous coloring, the color and combo of papers!! You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful and elegant creations!
hugs,
Chris

America said...

BEAUTIFUL DESIGN!!!! GORGEOUS DETAILING!!!! Christine, I love the soothing gentle colors here and 'ya know im in love with your coloring GF!! tfs :)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Ooooooh Christine, this is just beautiful!!! Love that lily of the valley and gorgeous colours!!

Nancy said...

This is a beautiful card! Such soft, pretty colors. Love all the details!

Rose Ann said...

This is gorgeous, Christine!! I love the colors you've used, and of course your coloring is so lovely!!

maryr917 said...

this is a beautfiul card with one of my fav spring flowers-they are so pretty in bloom-I was just wondering how to color the flower and then I saw your idea-tfs

Leslie Miller said...

What a lovely, soft, sweet color palette you chose for this, Christine. Love how your snowdrops emerge fresh and beautiful from the tattered winter landscape.

Kelley said...

So soft and pretty!! Love these colors!