Thursday, March 4, 2010

Spring is coming!



Hello everyone!  The sun is out today and the air is fresh... there is hope that spring is just around the corner!   I made this card for several challenges including the Midnight Madness Sketch #43, shown here,

and Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge #28  which is based on this verse:

Colossians 3:17 "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

SSIC challenge was an anything goes challenge except that we were to pray and praise as we were creating.  With these beautiful new spring and Easter sets from Our Daily Bread designs, how could I not praise my Lord and Savior?!!  The hope and joy that is ours because of what Christ did for us on the cross, the the peace we have because of His resurrection, what we celebrate on Easter is beyond comprehension! 

I used the new March release set from ODBD, Happy Easter, although I plan to use this as a birthday card, with the sentiment inside.  The image is stamped with Memento, colored with Copics and cut out.  I used my Spellbinders Classic Oval and Scalloped Ovals to cut the image panel, and embossed with a Sizzix EF.  I llightly sponged about everything with SEI Chalk Ink (Clover).  I added bling (ZVA Creative pearls), Sparkle ( Stickles on the stamens, Sakura clear glitter pen) on the butterflies, texture with the CB Swiss Dot EF, and some lace ribbon.  I also added a button and lace ribbon tab to qualify for the Stamp Something Recipe

I am also entering this in the following challenges:
Pink Elephant - Add green
Papertake Weekly - Buttons, Bows, Bling
Quizotic - Leave it out - use leaves
Simon Says - Girly
Paper Cutz #30- Feminie Birthday
C.R.A.F.T. - Mother's Day or Floral Theme 
Cute Card Thursday -Use green


Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello!  I love knowing you have visited!
Blessings on your day!



38 comments:

Gloria Westerman said...

Absolutely gorgeous...I love your DP and all your butterfly's are so cute.....and the bling.....

Sandee said...

Oh Grace this is gorgeous!!!!!!

Julie said...

Absolutely stunning!! Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
Julie x

Karen W said...

This is beautiful, I'm just working on mine now also. Great take on this sketch.

MaxineD said...

What a beautiful birthday card to bless someone with!!Just adorable.
Blessings

Crystal said...

Grace this is SOOOOO Gorgeous, love love the bling and butterflies....AWWW this card just makes me smile thinking of spring...What beautiful colors Grace!!!!! hugs!

Trimgym said...

Great card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck.

Jo and Tigerlover.

America said...

This is LOVELY, perfect detailing!!

ChristineCreations said...

It has the perfect feel of spring Grace. Green and yellow is such a warm color pairing!

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

Oh, Grace! You did such a beautiful job on this! Did you stamp those intricate butterflies and cut them out or was that a paper punch? Whatever the case, this card is so beautiful and springy!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Grace - you just keep producing these masterpieces - oh how I would love a day learning from you! This is amazing Grace, every detail is perfect and leads the eye to the next!! Simply breath taking!!! Love It!! We are glad you are able to play along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we are inspired by your cards and hope to see you next week! (((hugs)))
Linda MMSC Design Team

Deborah Saaranen said...

Pretty, pretty, PRETTY! Spring IS coming! Your design is so fresh and lovely! Fantastic, Grace!

Sew Many Cards said...

Wow- what a beautiful card! I love the green butterfly trails and the lace at the top-not to mention the stunning butterflies!

Thanks for playing at Paper Cutz this week

Angela

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Grace! I love your colors! The yellow and green are so springy! Such a gorgeous daffodil too! Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us and we sure do hope to see you again next week!

Sue
MMSC DT

tina... said...

This is beautiful. My Aiko looks very much like your Ricky. Thank you for sharing your card with us at The Pink Elephant.

iluvmybugs said...

What a beautiful card!!! Love the colors and all the details!! Thanks for joining us at PCC and look forward to you joining us for more fun challenges!

Terry

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is just gorgeous, Grace! I love the colors and all the wonderful butterflies.

Dawn B. said...

I really like this paper Grace. It is so pretty.. I have a hard time using soft colors.. The new releases are really wonderful.. Your take on the sketch is perfect with the butterflies..Have a great weekend.

peggysue said...

Grace this card just makes me happy to look at . . . makes me smile to see those lovely colors and details.

Randi said...

Don't you just love this daffodil as it seems to be shouting the sounds of the trumpet. It is also nice the ODBD can be used for every kind of card.
Thanks for taking the time to share your art with us at SSCC.

MariLynn said...

Grace, this is beautiful. I love your lacy little butterflies!

Priscilla said...

Hi Grace your card is beautiful..You are a lot braver that I am using green pearls.. they look so good on your card..I need to try more new things like this, because the end result is so fantastic..You rocked the sketch and your card is FANTASTIC as always ;) Thank you so much for your participating in our challenges. Lots of cool things happening on the Midnight Madness blog right now... Sneak Peek and if you qualify we have the The Huge Giveaway
Priscilla (MMSC Hostess)

Carol said...

Grace this is gorgeous and a wonderful breath of spring. The pearls are stunning and just the right touch to offset your pretty image and marvelous butterflies. What a treat for the eyes. You are so talented. Thank you for playing along in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Grace!! I love your colors, the pearls, butterflies, and your awesome coloring of the daffodils!! You sure rocked the MMSC this week my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Lorraine A said...

absolutely stunning card :-) I just love everything about this ,,,, beautiful ! :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp abd PTW Challenges :-)
Luv
Lols x x x

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

*GASP* Grace how do you do it?? Card after card of sheer beauty!!! This is absolutely STUNNING girl!!! Love the colours, butterflies, pearls, daffodil.....OK I LOVE IT ALL!!!! :)

Pamela said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC! :)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi grace! *hugs* I hope all is well with you. I know it's been a while since I've been to visit. Sorry about that! this is just beautiful!! I hope you have a terrific sunday. :)

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Grace, another beauty from you! Love all the details on this card and embellishments. Beautiful colors too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!
Hugs,
Charlotte
MMSC DT

Suzi said...

A stunning card, love the layout, the butterflies are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi x

Anonymous said...

Hi Grace,

I thought of a great challenge for ODBD. Everyone needs to CASE one of your creations...the winner is the person who is furthest away from looking like yours. They get to spend an afternoon watching you draw beauty out of a piece of paper, some thread, some green dust etc...

What do you think? I like the idea. Then we could do the others also!

I bet your prayers and praise could be heard around the block, unless you are in your new studio!

This is such a warm, lovely birthday card. Where ever it goes, I bet it will be greeted with a huge smile!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Stephanie said...

Hi Grace! I just love stopping by and seeing all of these flowers on your cards. It's like I'm taking a trip away from all the snow :) gorgeous card - love all the texture!

Eiglas said...

Gorgeous card Grace - love the colour-pallette, so clean and bright!
Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!
Hugs,
Eiglas
x

Sue said...

Grace, your cards are always so lovely, and this one is no exception. The daffodil cut out and placed in the oval is beautiful. Love the pearls and papers you chose too. Another Great take on the challenge. thank you for sharing your card with us this week for the MMSC.

Take Care
Sue
MMSC March guest

Becky said...

A stunning piece of artwork :)

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. this week in our Mothers Day / Flowers challenge. A wonderful project - beautiful! Cheers Claire x

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Grace,what a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kim Dellow said...

Wow that is beautiful Grace! So pretty. Thanks for joining the Quixotic Paperie Challenge this week. Kim