Monday, March 13, 2017

Happy Spring by Melanie

Spring is just around the corner. Melanie here today to share a mini-card set celebrating our upcoming season. It is my favorite time of the year! I love to see the shoots of my tulips and daffodils starting to come up in the beds.

I decided to play a bit for this card set by using the Marvy watercolor pencils and blender pen. It was a lot of fun to see how the colors turn from pencil stroke coloring to blended watercolor-look.

Choosing images from the Just Believe stamp set, I cut 2-1/2 inch squares of white cardstock to stamp three images three times each. Then I colored each image in a similar fashion. The image on the left is the first, unblended image. The middle image I used the blender pen. Then on the right images I used a little more color on the edges to add some dimension in the shading.

They look similar but the blending really helps smooth out the colors and the shading. I especially love how the pink flower turned out!

I added the "Spring has sprung" sentiment from the Express Yourself Easter sticker set. Then I combined the new jute twine with matching twine and tied them to the side of the colored card. After matting with foam adhesive, I adhered the images to a 3x3 inch card base.  If you like you could put these into a clear Mini Box from SRM!

Happy Spring!  Coming soon to neighborhoods near you!