Sunday, 20 April 2014

Celebrate Spring!!



Hello Everyone, thank you for joining me and first of all may I wish you all a happy and blessed Easter Day.



It may be Easter, but
let's hear it for Spring!

is it here yet? or did I dream it?
it is certainly taking it's time
to show itself here in the North!

I am delighted to be sharing more of Catherine Scanlon-Matthews stamps today.  These wonderful blooms are from the Edna's Flowers Clear Stamp set and aren't they beauties.

Our theme at Anything But A Card this month is Spring Forward and I thought they just fitted the theme very nicely.


I made a background ATC with Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paints mixing Toad Hall and Snowflake to get this wonderful green.  Grunge paste was layered over the top using a script mask and then I stamped these wonderful flowers on cream card stock.  Just adding a little painting makes them look wonderfully 3D.

I do hope you will join us at ABAC for our challenge this month - as usual Anything But A Card and let us see you springing forward with your wonderful projects.

Thank you for visiting.

Jennie x

14 comments:

Redanne said...

Catherine's flower stamp really is beautiful and it works so well against the beautifully painted background and that lovely script detail. Beautiful ATCs. Anne xx

Debbie said...

Just lovely. The flower is super and the embossing is really nice. Debbiex

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Jennie, love the stamp and I really like the raised text texture!
Well, here in Edinburgh, Spring seems to finally have arrived, though it's still pretty fresh, but so nice to see a bit of blue sky!

rachel said...

beautiful work Jennie - I love the script - thats given me an idea! Hugs rachel xx

Nikki Acton said...

Beautiful Jenniie, such soft subtle colours, I love it. Nikki

Nikki Acton said...

Gorgeous, soft subtle colours. I love them Nikki x

Lisette Baker said...

Gorgeous ATCs and I love the colour you have created.

Chris Warner said...

Beautiful ATCs Jennie, great choice of colour and imagery, really different. Fab! Chris xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Absolutely delightful Jennie, such gorgeous stamping and design. I hope you've had a wonderful Easter weekend xx

Carol said...

Yummy x love the stencil you used :)

Aspiring crafter said...

Love the colour s you have used Jennie and a beautiful stamp,
XRuth

Aspiring crafter said...

Jennie, was just wondering which cream card stock you are using -it's really nice ,
XxRuth

Jennie Atkinson said...

I tried to email you Ruth but no luck - so hoping you visit again! I always use Stampin Up Cardstock - Very Vanilla. It has a slight sheen on it and takes stamps and inks very nicely. It is a good weight too and tends not to buckle too easily when you want to layer it over texture. I hope that helps, but just email me if you want some more info or where you an get it from. Jennie x

Buttons said...

These are so elegant Jennie. Gorgeous. Jenny x