Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring Has Sprung!

ODBD stamps, Scripture Collection 11, Fancy Frames, designed by Grace Nywening

Hello friends!  I hope that where you live, spring is giving you the tantalizing little sneak peeks it's been giving here!  Last weekend we went over 70 and it was so nice!  My granddaughter was here and we had fun doing girly things that actutally included doing some spring cleaning!  I love that she actually wants to do some work!  Oh don't get me wrong... she loves to play, but she loves to help too!  So we enjoyed getting outside and cleaning some windows, porch railings and did some gardening.  That of course was followed by girly movies and playing dolls! What fun!!!

Anyhoo... I wanted to play in a few challenges I love, and I made this card for this week's Shining the Light Challenge on the ODBD blog, and I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch. I wanted to play in Lisa's Bloggers Challenge - Think Spring, and  I also am entering this in Word Art Wednesday, which always is Anything Goes with Scripture or an encouraging sentiment, and there's always a free word art for you too!  I am also entering it in: The Squirrel & the Fox -  Autumn or Spring,
Sentimental Sundays - must include a Sentiment - Anything Goes,  Opus Gluei -  Spring has Sprung,
Glitter n Sparkle - Easter/Spring Colours, 


My springy card is all made with cream card stock, and the Scripture is from the newly released ODBD 5th Anniversary set, Scripture Collection 11.  (Don't you love this one?!)  I stamped it with Memento Bamboo ink, then I stamped the frame from the Fancy Labels set, which is made to fit the Spellbinders Labels 17.  I stamped that with Pigment Ink and then heat embossed with pink embossing powder from Stampendous.  I cut it out with the Spellbinders Label 17, then using a SB Petite Oval, I cut out the middle and popped it up over my sentiment panel.  My background is a Cuttlebug Embossing folder which I inked on the negative side with THoltz Spun Sugar before running it through.  The lower background panel is a hand cut from surrounding a Spellbinders Fancy Lattice Die which I inked with Memento Bamboo before I cut it out.  This gave just a hint of green at all the cut edges.  I added some green lace and beaded flowers, and a May Arts bow and I was almost done... but not quite!  I felt it needed something more so I stamped the dragonfly from the Faithful Friend set, inked a tad with pink, and cut out. Here are the sets I used:

SCRIPTURE COLLECTION 11

FANCY LABELS 

 FAITHFUL FRIEND

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Blessings,






22 comments:

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Grace! Love the layers and all the beautiful embellishments! Glad you had a fun girls' weekend with your granddaughter! Hugs!

Rea said...

Beautiful card with lovely details. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Beautiful, the sentiment is so wonderful on a spring card and your colors are so perfect for spring as well.

Where ever did you find that wonderful glass like flower embellishment

Grace said...

The beaded flowers came from the bridal dept at Michael's!

Thanks so much for your kind words!

Karen Letchworth said...

How elegant and just absolutely STUNNING, Grace. Those beaded flowers are the perfect touch. Great eye for a good accent.
Thanks SO VERY MUCH for sharing this in our challenge. I'm blessed to have seen it!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. Finally used my first of those MME papers from Michaels.

Cards By Jan said...

Thud...Gorgeous grace!!
hugs

seamom said...

WOW! There is nothing else I can say..... but.....WOW again!

Mary Ann said...

Love your card,Beautiful,So very spring,It is beautiful weather here also,It is in the 70's...

JoAnn said...

This is gorgeous. Love the colors and the frames. TFS

Caitiumom said...

I love your card too. I ESP like the scripture set 11 too.

MaxineD said...

Grace this is so sweet - lobe the flowers and the trellis behind them.
The scripture stamp is beautiful.
Blessings
Maxine

Jennipher said...

Love everything about this Grace! All the pink and green flows so well together. Another Top Notch creation from you.

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, just love that framing, pretty lattic and the dragonfly and the bead flowers are perfect touches with it!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow! Wow! Superb and stunning is all I can say!! Love it Grace!! One of my faves!! So soothing and elegant!! Gorgeous layout and embellishing!! Thanks for supporting the challenge this week!! You are such an inspiration!!
hugs,
Chris
TTYT!

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Absolutely stunning! I cant say anything other than i love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

Judy said...

Grace love, this is absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous card! LOVE IT!

xo

Electra said...

Wow, this is stunning! I love all of the special details you have used to make this such a pretty card! Thanks for joining in with us at Opus Gluei!!

Cathymac said...

Your card creations are always so gorgeous, Grace! Love the pretty embossed background...the beaded flowers and dragonfly accentuate the wonderful verse beautifully! Thanks you so much for playing along this week for the Shining the Light Challenge!

Greta said...

Oh how beautiful--Some of my favorite colors!

Rosemary said...

Oh Grace, this is absolutely lovely. I think the colors, Psalm, and extra touches just make this so classic and elegant. You have a great eye for color and style, and this certainly meets the Opus Gluei challenge for spring has sprung! Thank you thank you for playing with us and sharing your creativity. I hope you return for our current challenge, I would love to see what you make of it!

Kelley said...

YUMMALISCIOUS!!!!!

Kellie 0:) said...

Absolutely gorgeous. TFS