Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Spring Trio

Happy Wednesday, y'all.  Does it look like spring in your neighborhood?  The trees behind my house are all blooming, though when we went out last Saturday the cherry blossoms in DC weren't in full bloom yet.  But anyway, that brings me to the Paper Players challenge:

One of the things I loved most about living in England was the flowers.  I think gardening is England's national pastime, so in January I would see some snowdrops, February brought crocuses (croci), March was all about the daffodils, April was for tulips, May was purple with lilacs, and June brought out all the roses for June weddings.  And those are just the flowers I saw in my daily walks around our tiny village.  So I decided to make a trio of CAS spring cards for today:

I really liked how my shamrock card turned out for the Nacho blog hop, so I did the same kind of thing on these three.  I don't have current SU! stamps that look like the specific flowers I was going for, so I just used the colors of each to inspire my Flower Patch flowers.

This one is inspired by a crocus, all beautiful deep purple with a bright yellow or orange center.  I love that Bonjour, Beautiful stamp from Happy Happenings...originally I was going to do different sentiments on each card but I liked that one so much I just stuck with it :)

This one is my daffodil card, bright yellow with an orange center.  In March, daffs would spring up all over the village, even a few in my yard--and I can't keep plants alive for anything so you know they're pretty hardy if they survived being in my yard.

And last up is my tulip.  We went to Amsterdam one year to see the tulips, and let me tell you they come in an absolute rainbow of colors and they're all gorgeous.  But I decided to go with a pink and rosy red tulip for this card.

There you have it, my spring flower cards.  Hope you enjoyed them :)  I'm off once again to walk my doglets.  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Flower Patch, Happy Happenings, Work of Art
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron
Paper:  Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Flower Fair Framelits, Dimensionals


CCsMom said...

Yesssss, we're seeing the flowers out here. We're getting more and more bluebonnets. LOVE IT!!! The wind is whipping things around and the grasses around the bluebonnets undulate in the gusts. It's quite entertaining.

LOVE your cards. I am SO READY for spring!!!

stampwithsandy said...

A gorgeous set of CAS cards, Christy! The background stamping is perfect for those pretty flowers. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

Colleen Begley said...

Christy these are SO cute. Perfect CAS cards with a great layout. Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week.

Tanya said...

These are SO cute and happy! I totally want to CASE these! :)

LeAnne said...

I am SO happy to see you in the gallery...well, your card, anyway! This is my idea of CAS....happy, simple and colorful! You nailed it! Thanks for sharing these and playing with us at the Players this week!