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I Want to Scream Spring!

It’s the beginning of a new week and I have to say, I’m feeling quite refreshed! The weather is absolutely gorgeous and I just want to run outside and garden! I’ll still have to wait a couple of weeks before I start that, but in the meantime, I have some wonderful things to keep me busy! Namely, I am now an official Groovy Gurl! I am a part of my friend Beth’s (from Stamp Insanity) brand new Design Team! I am SO excited about this!!! Her images are totally awesome (My Springtime Morgan card from the other day is one of her images), and I really can’t wait to share some rad new creations featuring her line!

But, back to Spring! Sweet Pea Stamps is having a Customer Challenge and you need to make a card that screams Spring! Get all the deets on their blog. But here is my super bright submission:

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I don’t usually make square cards, but I’ve seen a lot of people over at Sweet Pea do it, and it seems to really work for the size of these images. This is one of ching-chou kuik’s amazing fairies called Love is Gone. Well here, love is just beginning with the start of a new season.

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I colored her in using my Spectracolor colored pencils, and I have to say… I had a blast doing this one! I think all of the shading came out fab! Click on any of my pictures to see them bigger!

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I love these flowers. The are made of this divine shimmery fabric and are from Creative Impressions. The purple swirl is a Sizzix die. I was thinking about adding some ribbon, but I just didn’t want to go overboard with all the details I was adding. I’m always so afraid that I’m going to take away from the fairy! But, I’m really pushing myself to channel my inner Randi Wall (isn’t she just the best?!?!), and add a ton of fabulous layers and textures. I’m getting there!

So, my babies just woke up from their naps, so I think it’s time to go for a walk! Enjoy your day!!!

Comments

Sara said…
WHAT A FUN CARD! i can't wait for spring myself :)
Tonya Klar said…
LOVE this card! It's so colorful! Congrats on being a Groovy Gurl!!
Micki said…
Wow, I LOVE it. Absolutely love her green hair and those vibrant colors just scream Spring. Totally LOVE it!
Donna said…
Oh Hun!!! Congrast on the DT!! You will totally rock it!! And BEAUTIFUL card!! Your colouring just keeps getting better and better!! LOVING your work!! Xx
Dani said…
Beautiful card and congrats on making the team!!
Alyssa S said…
So bright, fun and springy!! I love her green hair and the shading in her wings is just perfect!!
Congrats, you Groovy Gurl!!
jennifer said…
great card! thanks for playing along, jennifer
sweetpeastamps said…
I love the green hair, she turned out wonderful. Thank you for partaking in our challenge.
Lisa Foster said…
Hi Alison!
This card is beautiful! My Sweet Peas are on their way..can't wait til they get here! I'm so excited to be on the GG DT with you! Congrats!
Hugs,
Lisa
Julie said…
Oh my, that COLORING! It's really beautiful! You did gorgeous work on this one -- happy spring!! It's finally a tad spring-like here in the East -- we're getting there!
Danielle said…
I swore I left a comment already!! IDK.
Congratulations on your friends stamp dt thing?

BTW, if I had left a message, maybe you don't know who the hell I am. I met you at S&S, and followed your link to your blog!!

It is really rad weather today. Hope it lasts!!
Alex said…
LOVE this Alison!!! Those swirly purple things are awesome!!

Congrats on the SI design team. I looooooooooooove Maddie :)
Gorgeous spring card! I really like the green hair!:)

hugs,
Laura
Randi said…
Beautiful Sweet Pea creation Alison!! It does scream Spring! I love these bright, happy Spring colors, especially the green hair and purple wings! Have a wonderful weekend!
Leigh Ann Baird said…
The colors are fabulous! Very springy card! Gorgeous!

Congrats on the DT position!
Beth said…
SCREAM it!! :) AWEsome card - perfect for spring! You rock. Have I mentioned that lately?! lol xx

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