Sunday, March 20, 2016

Springtime Dogwood Blossoms


Happy Sunday, and happy first day of Spring! Here in the Northeast we are expecting a little snow tonight. Hopefully it is the last of the year. To celebrate the arrival of Spring, Jaydee has a timely theme challenge for us at The Paper Players, Clean and Simple: Celebrate Spring!


I was inspired by the branches and blossoms in the beautiful inspiration photo. They made me think of flowering Dogwoods, a sure sign of spring. I used my Dogwood stamp set from the Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society and stamped it three times, masking off as I went. As this is a clean and simple challenge, I resisted the strong urge to add sequins or candy dots!

 


For my layout, I was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I'm also playing along with Addicted to CAS where the code word is Delicate. 


Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Dogwood, Pansy (Technique Tuesday)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Basic Black, Soft Sky (Stampin' Up)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Hello Die (Mama Elephant)



Thank for stopping by, and please visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players!  We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too!

Inky hugs!

17 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous card, your colouring is beautiful. Karen x

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  2. Yes . . . spring is in the air with this card . . . wish it was with our weather. Great coloring.
    :) Nancy Farrell

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  3. How very pretty Sandy - those dogwoods are so delicate and beautifully coloured (I love the hint of blue around the edge) and the diecut hello is the perfect sentiment. Spring here we come!

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  4. This is so pretty....they look so realistic! Your coloring is just amazing! Perfect for the inspiration photo!

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  5. Sandy, another stunning card. You really rocked that sketch! Your coloring is super.

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  6. Your flowers are beautiful....and so is your coloring! Wonderful spring card!

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  7. So pretty, nice coloring! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

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  8. Beautiful card, your colouring is wonderful, as is the layout.

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  9. This is beautiful, Sandy! Your masking and coloring are superb! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  10. Sandy this looks amazing! LOVE the delicate blossoms!

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  11. Gorgeous CAS card, Sandy! Beautiful Copic coloring, and stunning design! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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  12. Stunning CAS card, Sandy. I adore your dogwood blossoms and your coloring is perfection. Gorgeous card, my friend!

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  13. Beautiful coloring!I love the hello die too. What a great design!

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  14. Sandy, I love dogwoods! Pink ones are so rare! This card is the perfect CAS Spring card! Happy Easter, My Friend! XX

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  15. Sandy, unbelievably, you created such a gorgeous image with just few Copic markers! Your colour scheme is so appropriate to our Code Word this week. Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to CAS. - Sweet Kobylkin

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