Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday.
I hope you all had a great week. I certainly did - and the feeling of Spring in the air made it even better :-)
Talking of Spring - that's what inspired my card for Barb's challenge at Addicted to CAS this week. Barb has a great code word for us:
It's also the challenge where we welcome our guest designer Beate Rauer
of Stampelomis Bastelkeller. I hope you will drop by her blog and check out her fabulous card for our challenge.
When I saw the challenge, I knew it was about time I pulled up my big girl panties and used a set that terrifies me! I bought three of the Seasons set from Papertrey Ink - Spring Hills, Autumn Hills and Winter Hills. I've used them a couple of times, but trying to create a "scene" from them absolutely terrifies me. I am just not good at "scene" cards. However, I decided that as I had purchased the stamp sets, I really needed to use them!
I used the single houses from both the Spring and Winter sets to create the houses and the sheep from the Spring Hills set. I colored the background with Distress Inks and a blender and the houses with Copic Markers.
Here's my card:
I hope you will play along with us this week, where our challenge winner can win this great prize from our sponsor Createasmile Stamps:
On a personal note:
Spring is on the way.... oh, yeah! Even the Chickadee's agree with me. I have woken up to their "see saw" call every morning. I welcome their call every year. This morning I woke up to a sound that took me a few minutes to realize what it was. RAIN! It's been so long since I had heard rain on the roof, that I really took a minute or so to realize that the sound was the rain running down the roof and down the downspout! It also meant that some of the snow melted in the wetland and woodland and there are now brown spots scattered among the snow that is left!
Lou arrives home from his trip to Asia tomorrow and is going to be very surprised to find the temps almost 30 degrees warmer than when he left! I've also noticed the days are getting much longer. The one thing I realize though, is that I would miss the snow if we didn't live somewhere it snowed. I spent 20 years in Africa and it only snowed once in all that time. It was declared a city holiday so that the kids - of all ages - could go and play in the snow and enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity!
I'll be back with my Paper Players card tomorrow. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you that need a little lift tonight.
- Stamps: Spring Hills, Winter Hills - Papertrey Ink
- Inks: Distress Inks - background and grass. Copic Markers for the houses