Saturday, March 15, 2014

Feels like Spring


Feels like Spring wherever you are.  I got inspired by a couple challenges that mention Spring is in the air or close here is my card.

Inside of the card I stamped some butterflies and flowers in matching colors from the front, just to add some color.

I used water colour paper and stamped with distress inks (wild honey, red barn, crushed olive and faded jeans) butterflies and flowers (stamplorations artiful flutters, electric florals) and leaves (fiskars road trip).  Let them dry for a few minutes, I then used a water coloring brush and went over the butterflies, flowers and leaves to give them a subtle water look.   That is my background for spring, happy colors and new life.

I then cut a strip of water color paper and put some distress inks (red barn, wild honey, faded jeans, dusty concord) on my craft sheet and made a strip of color as you see for the background of my banner for the word Spring (foam letters that stick on), then I spritzed with water and dabed with paper towel, you can see the water splotches, cool.   I then cut a background design paper for the banner (creative pl vintage paper).  Then i placed the banner with pop dots onto the background.

I wanted to add some dimension so I paper punched out some butterflies, dragonfly and leave with the work ahhhh, for the delightful Spring on its way. I also added silver glitter glue to give some bling on the card, and a pretty yellow flower for that extra touch.


I really enjoyed making this card.   I found a cool way of water coloring images, stamping with distress inks first, let dry a bit, then use water color brush and start coloring in the images.  I like the soft water color effect.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges :-

STAMPloarations - Monthly Challenge - March Stamps and Spring

Addicted to Stamps and More! - challenge #86 - Anything Goes

Crafting by Designs - Things with Wings (2nd entry)

Crafting for all Seasons - Spring into Spring

Love to Create - challenge #106 Anything Goes

Make my Monday - Spring

The Crafters Cafe - challenge #54 Flowers

Thanks for Stopping By - Enjoy your Spring where ever you are in this beautiful and wonderful world of ours.

See ya soon MONika


  1. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.


  2. Beautiful, inside and out. Thank you for sharing with us At Make My Monday.
    Rosie x

  3. Wow Monika, what a fun, colorful card! I love the background you made -butterflies and flowers are the perfect pair! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations!

  4. Colourful Spring Card looks great.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

  5. So pretty, your colorful spring card - love how you decorated the inside, too! Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations! Hugs, Cornelia STAMPlorations-DT

  6. Monika, your card is perfectly spring to me! Love how you created the background. Can't really go wrong with flowers and butterflies done in wonderful spring colors! Glad you're over your crafter's block and that you're creating again.


  7. This is cute. Love the flowers and butterflies in the background. Thanks for playing along this week at the Crafter's Cafe. Shannon DT

  8. Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining our MMM Spring challenge.
    Fliss x
    MMM DT

  9. I wish it felt like spring where I am but it most definitely feels like winter still! lol Your card makes me feel warmer though with all of your bright colors. :) I love the rainbow effect. Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)