Friday, February 17, 2012

Spring has Sprung

Happy Friday! Welcome to the February Waltzingmouse Blog Party. If you just happened to stop by (thank you!) we would love it if you could join us. You can find all the Blog Party details on the Waltzingmouse Blog.

This month's theme is 'looking forward to Spring' - and I am! Even though we have had a very mild winter this year, I am certainly looking forward to the changing of the seasons. I have noticed that the birds have started singing, and my spring daffodils have even started to poke up from the soil. There's no going back now!

Here is the card that I created for today's hop.

I combined images from L'il Buddies and Spring Baskets. The whimsical line images in both of these sets coordinate so well together. I started by stamping the bunny first and then the daffodils. I used a mask for both images when stamping so that I could give the illusion that the bunny was sitting in a little patch of daffodils. I cut my masks from post-it notes and store them on the plastic sheet from the set they coordinate with. It can be time consuming to cut a mask out, so its nice to be able to get multiple uses out of it.

I colored the images with Copic markers. When I was in Amsterdam a few years ago, we visited the Tulip Museum and I signed up for a catalog of spring flower bulbs. Not only does the catalog have tulip bulbs, but the most amazing variety of daffodils as well... so many different yellows and peachy colors. I thought it would be fun to tap into that when coloring my flowers.

A little stitching and a punched border finished it off. A cheery little card!

I hate to be a tease (ok, I kind of don't ;), but before you go I just wanted to share that the new Waltzingmouse February release arrived in my mailbox on Wednesday. It is *fabulous*.. I can't wait for you to see - and you won't have to wait long, sneak peeks will start tomorrow lucky ducks!

So I'm sure you have tons of other blogs to visit, so I apologize for being chatty, but I'm glad you stopped by. Have a super day!

Anya

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Recipe
STAMPS: L'il Buddies, Spring Baskets - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Rustic White, Melon Berry - Papertrey Ink
INK: Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink
OTHER: Threading Water Punch - Fiskars; Copic Markers; Sewing Machine

33 comments:

  1. This is FABULOUS Anya - Amazing stamping, coloring and design - impressed as always!
    Hugs, Karin

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  2. This is such a sweet card. I love all those flowers and your masking is really terrific. That bunny does look like he is sitting there in the midst of all those flowers.

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  3. Anya this is fabulous! Perfect creation and coloured beautifully!

    Ali x

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  4. Absolutely love the daffodils. So pretty, and the bunny is just fab! Love it!

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  5. Wow! Anya, this is sooo lovely. Your colouring is super Kx

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  6. Very cute and Springy! Great colouring too.

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  7. So stinkin' sweet :) Love that adorable little bunny amongst all of those daffodils!!

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  8. Love the colors you used on this sweet spring scene Anya! My daffs are poking their first leaves up as well!

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  9. Super spring card, Anya! Appreciate the masking effort - it paid off well. I store my masks the same way, but I use Eclipse paper tape from Judikins. Seems to last a little longer than post it notes due to the finish. Now why do I not have that bunny in my inventory? Must rectify it immediately! LOL!

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  10. I love the little scene you've created - just gorgeous!

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  11. Cute card Anya. Really feels like spring! Lovely coloring.

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  12. such a sweet card and I really like the highlight across the sentiment

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  13. Thanks for the tip about storing the masks - I threw mine out... now I will save them. Love your adorable bunny - wonderful card.

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  14. Such a sweet card, sigh. Lovely colors, beautiful coloring, and the subject matter...every time I see that bunny it makes my heart happy!

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  15. Eeep! Super cute and super spring!!! I love this Anya! :)

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  16. Daffodils are my favorite flowers!

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  17. HOLY MASKING, Batgirl, chuckle....ANYA! I just love it! The little daffodil field all perfectly colored, and that bunny gets me every time. Love the little awning at the top, too. PS...Your blog is looking fabulous, especially the backgrounder :)

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  18. I'll second kelly!! LOL!!!! this is super sweet, love the multi colour daffs!! gorgeous as always!! hugs!

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  19. Oh Anya, your card is so Awesome!! I LOVE the beautiful scene your created!! Love, LOVE this!! Great job!!

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  20. I die!!
    LOVE this more than words can say...
    that lil guy amidst all those flowers...
    just LOVE!
    It's so gorgeous...
    I just die! :)
    Oh! And the blog is looking fabulous too! :)

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  21. You all are killing me with that adorable bunny!!! And your stamped flower background is perfection!

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  22. Wow Anya! I missed the Blog Hop but had to check you out. Your card is so pretty!!! I love the flowers and the bunny - just a happy card. Your coloring is beautiful and so clean! That sentiment highlighted is a great idea.

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  23. What a charming Springy scene you've created Anya!! Love your sweet little scalloped border and line of sewing!! Beautiful!!

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  24. Your card is just adorable. I cant wait to see what is new and cant wait to buy my first stamp set this time.

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  25. Fabulous row of pastel daffodils, a great design.

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  26. Your card is just gorgeous! It's a beautiful colours combination.
    I love the delicate and elegant cards.

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  27. This is so gorgeous and cute!!

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  28. your coloring is gorgeous, excellent work!

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  29. Oh WOW, Anya I LOVE your card. The way you masked and then coloured those images to perfection, oh just think it looks amazing! Love the way you were inspired by the flowers in Amsterdam - they are absolutely stunning aren't they - just like your card x

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  30. This is just so cute! I love that bunny, and with the daffodils and the butterflies--just perfect!

    Chris

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  31. Such a fun card, Anya! Your masking is amazing and the colors are so springy! Love it!

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  32. So cute Anya! Love the sweet WM bunny in the Daffodil garden! Sure sign of Spring!

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  33. A bit late going around after the WMS Blog Party but still really enjoying all the fab inspiration... thanks for sharing!!!!
    Robin

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