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Monday, 19 March 2018

DV #175 Spring colours

Today at Dream Valley we are sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls for our Spring Colours challenge.

I used ‘Will work for Carrots’ as my image, which I coloured with copics.

175 Spring colors 1

For the card itself I started with a sheet of Clarity paper from their Brighton Rock pad, which I chose because of the lovely Spring colours, particularly the peachy orange and yellow of the daffodil.

It looked like this:


I chopped it down to 7.5” square, and then cut it into 5 strips of 1.5” wide, and then chopped them down to 1.5” squares, so I had 25 squares, which I laid out like this:DSCN0855

I stuck them down onto a sheet of white paper and trimmed it up and then popped it through the Bigshot with an Embossalicious folder from Crafters companion so it looked like this:


Then I used several different shades of  Pentart Colored Metallic wax paste, picking out the embossed flowers, until it looked like this:


As kyou can see I caught it more heavily than I wanted in some areas but most of those were covered up with the image and sentiment.

This is a slightly darker version of the final card so you can see the dragonflies a little better.

175 Spring colors 2

The mats were cut from white card using a spellbinders die, the sentiment comes from Die’sire, the dragonflies are by John Next Door and the flowers were all from my stash.  Unfortunately you cannot see properly in the pic but the dragonflies have all been dusted with glamour dust so they are sparkly!.

I am entering this into:-

A Gem of a Challenge - #215 Easter Time
Animal Friends Challenge - #60 Easter
Bastel Traum - #63 Easter/Spring
Brown Sugar Challenge - #276 Spring or Easter
Crafting With Dragonflies - #100 Easter Cards
Creative Knockouts - #237 Spring Is On The Way
Eclectic Ellapu - March: Spring Is Coming
Fabrika Fantasy - #18 Spring
Hanna & Friends - #292 Easter/Spring
Let’s Craft and Create - #135 Anything Goes Option Easter
Mari Ko Creations - Bunny Hop/Easter
Moving Along With the Times - #67 Easter
My Time to Craft - #366 Easter/spring
Noor Designs - March: Spring
Papercraft Business Challenge #4 March: Anything Goes Option Easter
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Easter Inspired
Sparkles Monthly - #102 Spring Is In The Air
Stempel Magic - #149 Easter
Sweet Stampers - #18 Spring or Easter

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  1. What patience you have cutting all those squares and then replacing them. It gives a lovely effect though and the final result is superb!

  2. Wow, love that background, great card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  3. Hi Lin, your so lovely created background turned out stunning and put the cute little bunny perfect in scene. Lovely Easter card!

    Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    DT bastel-traum challenge

  4. Wow! Thanks for sharing your tip on cutting patterned paper and inventing your own layout with embossing.
    This is definitely something I'd love to try out in the future... thanks for the inspiration and playing along with our challenge this month!
    Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  5. Wow! This is amazing! That background along with all the layers are fantastic! Thank you for joining us! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Be sure to join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges! next time!

  6. your card is so sweet!
    Thanks for joining the hanna and friends challenge blog.

    Sternenglanz x

  7. Gorgeous card Lin :-) the background is absolutely fabulous! that was a labour of love, but well worth all of the effort, the embossed paper looks amazing! I love the little bunny wiling to work for carrots too, how adorable is that!! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  8. Stunning and cute easter card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.

  9. Such a fun card! Love all the details you used!
    Jess @ freshbyjess
    Proud PB DT Member

    Thank you for joining in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  10. Wow, Lin, this is gorgeous! What a fabulous background, it must have taken ages to cut out all the squares so neatly, but they are so beautiful! Fantastic work, hun!

    love Maggie xxx

  11. Fabulous card. I love the background you created. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at ‘Lets Craft and Create’. Jonnece DT

  12. Just as pretty and fresh as spring TFS Let's Craft and Create........Lis

  13. Lovely work, thanks for sharing with Fabrika Fantasy Digis!

  14. Pretty card, love the flower cluster. Thanks for joining us this month for our "Spring/Easter" Challenge at The Brown Sugar Challenge.

  15. Hi Lin gorgeous Easter card love the soft colour combo great take on the chall theme.

    Thanks for sharing with us @ AGOAC this time.

    smiles Christine x

  16. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Easter” challenge over at Stempel-Magie.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Stempel-Magie)

  17. Hello Lin!
    Super pretty Easter card! Love your background!
    Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge.
    Hugs Marlene

  18. Wow this is gorgeous Lin! I love how you've created the background, it's very creative. I'm loving the Easter colours & all the layers.Simply adorable. Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one :)
    XO Lisa @ Papercraft Business

    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!
    Join us at the Papercraft Business FB Group

  19. Adorable card, love the image, colors and background! Thank you for sharing with us over at Brown Sugar Challenge! Hope to see you again!
    Betta scrap DT

  20. Pretty card great idea with the background. Great bright colours.

    Thanks for joining us at sparkles monthly challenge

    Tracey dt

  21. A fabulous card, created from an interesting background project. Great spring colours. Thanks for playing along at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz DT


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