Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring is here

or at least - that's what we all keep hoping. I guess everyone is ready for some sun this coming weekend. What better way to celebrate Easter than out playing in the sun, enjoying that latte, feeling the heat on your skin and listen to the birds singing.......sigh....... I do hope that's what I will be doing this Easter at least.

This week (for TIOT)we should come up with a Easter or Spring project. Well - I wanted to make a card reflecting Spring, since I made the Easter kit last TIOT. So here you have Young Julia with purse - getting ready for a walk in the park in her Spring outfit with matching purse ;-)
I coloured her with my copics - and I need to tell you - I am sooo pleased with them now.
Remember - I purchased a kit of 36 sketch markers - but still complained about not having enough colours. Well - after ordering the copic bundles from Susana - well - problem solved!!
So useful and perfect (well - of course you will read soon that I need more - but that's just the way it is for us in the cardmaking business - right ;-)

Paper and DPs are from our local shop Pysselakuten. Added some crushed velvet flock (Cupcake and Limeade)on the edges around Julia, on the heart on her t-shirt and for the ribbon in her hair. Oh - I almost forgot - not sure if you can tell - but I added some smooch on her belt - to make it look more metallic and shiny.

The pink flower ribbon is from the Doodlebug Boutique trims - Cupcake.

Punched out a flower from the DP - to make the cardstock show. Added a button and Bella Bauble for the center of the flower.

Then I added some flowers to the swirls on the DP - to get the Spring feeling. The spacers is part of some goodies that I received from my sweet friend Marlene yesterday (Thank you sweetie).

Well - there you have my recipe for a perfect Spring day. Hope you will play with us and upload your projects to PCP or SCS - using the keyword "TIOT13". Make sure that you pop over to Susana's Store blog to see what the rest of the DT ladies came up with.

Happy Easter everyone and I will be checking in on you after the holidays.



Justine said...

So fresh and pretty. Thank you for your well wishes yesterday.

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

gorgeous Anki! love the pretty flowers. So perfect for spring! I am glad you are loving your copics1 I have not yet tried them :)
Are you getting a nice holiday these days?
Judy xx

Maria Matter said...

Anki, this is lovely! The colors, the flowers are all so springy! Julia is colored beautifully and looks so happy to be out on a spring day! Love the way you layered her!
Blessings, Maria

Susan said...

How cute is she with her little purse and pretty paper? I adore this cutie and Love the flowers you used with her. She's just a little sweetie and is just beautiful!

Hugs to you,


Jeanette said...

Gorgeous card Anki! Love the fresh spring colors and of course your sweet image!
Thank you so much for the invite for the PCP party last night! I had a great time and wow...that was some special guest. I didn't see you there but I guess it was pretty late for you! Hugs Jeanette

Suzanne J Dean said...

So cute Anki! Love the soft, spring colors you used & of course Julia is a cutie-pie! Great job with the challenge!

Happy Easter!

Riet said...

woww Anki,what a gorgeous card,l love the stamp and flowers.

hugs Riet.x

Tammi said...

Hi Anki, I love your sweet spring card, it's lovely! Your flowers are pretty and I like how you did the bottom one. Glad your enjoying the copics, they are a bit addicting! :) Have a blessed Easter...hugs!

Danni said...

Such a nice spring card! Love the happy colors and the flowers are such a great touch!!Wonderful job!

Jodi said...

This is a very pretty card, I love the flowers you used!!
Jodi =)

Anonymous said...

a fabulous spring card Anki,
hugs rachxx

Christine Riley said...

Just beautiful! I love the layout and colors.
Hugs, Christine :)

Susana M said...

Hej Anki,
Always heart your unique layouts and clever use of the fun flock and the rest of the detail pulls it all together :o)
Tons of Karlek and Kramis

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a beautiful tribute to Spring! You're card is simply adorable, and I'm loving the flower embellishments. Well done, my dear.

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Beautiful coloring, love all the flowers! That little images is the sweetest!!

TaraG said...

This is super gorgeous, Anki! Love the great spring colours and your fab colouring with Copics...I know we can never have enough colours, can we!? I love how Julia's belt is coloured with the Smooch it looks soooo Metallic....I noticed right away,smile!!!
Thanks for the sweet comment, hun! You are just the bestest,smile! No Magnolias yet but I will give it more time and as soon as they arrive I will let you know!!!
Thanks for all your help I really appreciate it so much! Have a fabulous Easter with your family!!!
Big Hugs,t

meas vardag said...

Hej där!
Hur är läget? Har inte varit inne på din blogg på ett tag men jag har försökt att uppdatera mig lite nu. Korten å stämplarna är jättesöta och fina. Härliga färger och jag hoppas att våren har kommit för att stanna nu! Glad påsk å må så gott!/ Anna

meas vardag said...

Hej där!
Hur är läget? Har inte varit inne på din blogg på ett tag men jag har försökt att uppdatera mig lite nu. Korten å stämplarna är jättesöta och fina. Härliga färger och jag hoppas att våren har kommit för att stanna nu! Glad påsk å må så gott!/ Anna

Tab said...

Gorgeouse card, love the image and the colours that you have used! Those Copics are so addictive!
Hugs Tab xxx

Crissy Armstrong said...

I love this sweet girl you illustrated and this card you made with her. Bless you, and Happy Easter!

Bev said...

What a gorgeous card sweetie. Love that adorable image and the pretty papers. Such a fab design too xx