Well, we got some more snow at the end of last week and it has been warm enough these last few days that it is now almost gone again. I am certainly ready for the spring flowers, warmer air and some warm sunshine on my shoulders! So, when Pat Pedder brought us this spring color challenge this week I immediately wanted to color some spring flowers! So, I chose these two tulips images by Paper Cupcakes "Tulip Bunch" and "Tulips in Bottles". The colors that Pat wanted us to use was "yellow, green & blue". I really liked this combination and would have loved to have made a few more cards, but when I wait until Sunday evening to make them time just runs out quickly
I colored my images with my colored pencils, because I love the softness that it brings to the image. The boarder punch is Fiskers. I wish that punches printed their design name on the punch itself to make it easy to identify so I could just look at my punch and tell you the name. Without looking it up I can't tell you, but I love this one and it sure looks pretty in this springy yellow. These were pretty simple designs, but I really liked how they turned out. Plus, I will be mailing them out tomorrow to a couple of my friends so I tried to keep the bulk down for a less bulky mail. My tiny butterflies are punched as well. I would consider these cards clean and simple and certainly springy. Just looking at them makes my heart a little lighter knowing spring is just around the corner!
My green in the green bottle turned out a little brighter then I had wanted it. I accidentally picked up the wrong green which was a little more bright. I went back over it with the green I originally wanted, but it did not tone it down so much. Oh well, I still think the card is pretty!
I really loved this color combo and enjoyed making my cards tonight even though it always feels like I am working a deadline. Well, I am looking forward to this week. No basketball/cheer. Is that awful of me? Just need a break is all and and would like to have some of my weekends back too, even if it is just for a short time! My birthday is also this week; Saturday. I am helping my sister move then on to an overnight date with my dear husband! I turn the big 50 and to be honest it doesn't bother me a bit. Life is good for the most part so I will just rejoice in it for now!