Sunday, March 4, 2018

PP383 Spring has Sprung

Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players! This week the amazing Jaydee is our hostess with a theme challenge: Spring has Sprung! 

I don't know about you but I am more than ready for the arrival of Spring. I'm also happy to dive into my stash of floral stamps. I was inspired by the tulips in the challenge badge, and inked up this new-to-me set for the first time. I colored my tulips with Copic markers, sponged a sunny yellow background, and combined it all with a sunny sentiment. 

I'm also linking up my card to The Flower Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge; both themes are Anything Goes!

Stamp Sets: Spring Flowers, Flip Flop Season (Simon Says Stamp)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Smooth Watercolor (Bristol)
Patterned Paper: Sunny Days Ahead (Echo Park)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Mustard Seed Distress Ink (Ranger)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Spring Flowers Dies (Simon Says Stamp)
Accessories: Sequins (Simon Says Stamp)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to 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 :)


JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Sandy. Love your coloring of those pretty flowers and the sponged background sets them off nicely.
Have a wonderful day.

Barbara said...

Do I love flowers? Yes! Do I love this card? I sure do.

laurie said...

I love your spring blooms! The sunny yellow adds just the perfect background too. I think we are all ready for spring the way it sounds visiting all the blogs today...hope it comes soon. Have a great day!

Jan Clothier said...

Oh Sandy! I've been desperate to comment on this beauty as I love the bright background, the absolutely glorious stamp set, fantastically coloured blooms and your lovely layout. Actually, there's nothing not to love in this - it it perfect. Have a great week.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Beautiful card, those tulips are gorgeous and you colored them perfectly.
Love the sunny background and the awesome layout.
Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again soon.

Julia Aston said...

The yellow sponging behind your layered tulips really make them pop!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Sandy! I saw pictures of tulips like this at the Philadelphia Flower SHow.....but all inside, none outside!! Soon enough, we just need to hold on through a couple more nor'easters and we'll be on the other side to welcome spring!

Nancy said...

Really a gorgeous card Sandy! The yellow background is subtle and strong enough too! The tulips are beautiful! Our temps are finally where they belong! It was way to hot to quick! HUGS!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Sandy! I love the way you have used Simon's Spring flowers, they look wonderful.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love that you went with red tulips too Sandy - that sponged background is fabulous and really shows them off to great effect and is so sunny. Gorgeous!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh my, another gorgeous one Sandy! Your soft but bright and sunny background is a beautiful way to make these gorgeous red tulips pop! Love the clean black lines of the image and how you’ve coordinated it with the bold sentiment. Such a fabulous layout too. Stay safe and warm in your crazy winter weather—keep dreaming of spring!

Annie S. said...

I can feel the sunshine on your card, showcasing those beautiful tulips. A perfect spring card that should bring warmer weather...we hope! Hope you're having a great week!

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, this is so beautiful! I love tulips! They are my favorite flower! They are all in bloom in ATL and tonight is supposed to freeze. BOO! The sunny yellow background just makes these beauties shine! I sure hope you stay safe in all that snow in NY! XX

Stef Perry said...

Your card is so bright and happy Sandy, I love the vibrant red tulips against the yellow sponging! We're fortunate here in Western Oregon, Spring has finally shown it's face a bit this weekend, but this card sure brightens any day regardless of the weather!