Saturday, March 4, 2017

Spring Window

     I'm playing again in the Progressive Challenge over at The Outlawz and this month the image comes from Beccy's Place.  I had the opportunity to work with her "Autumn Window" digi several months ago and I loved it so could hardly wait to get this "Spring Window" colored.  I had even more fun with this one!  Now I need to go back and see if Beccy has Winter and Summer Windows, too.  :-D


     I used a combination of chalk markers and ProMarkers to color the image.  I cut it into a rectangle and then used a corner die (Memory Box) to cut and emboss it.  I also used that die to cut a piece of periwinkle CS, and fussy cut just the flowers to layer on top of it.

     I distressed the edges and then matted the image with a scrap of that same CS and added mulberry paper behind the die cut corner.   Both the background papers came from MHK Designs but the darker one is printed onto lilac paper and looks more purple than pink.  Finally, I layered on the white flowers and the bow.  Nothing CAS about this one but since it's so frilly and feminine, I'll probably use it for one of the female birthdays in my family or maybe a Mother's Day card in May.

     Challenges:
Allsorts
Chalk n Stock
Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Sentiments
Double D
Lemon Shortbread
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Passion for ProMarkers
Through the Craft Room Door

    I'm starting my weekend and I have plenty to keep me busy.  The list is getting longer every day and as spring approaches, I find myself wanting to get spring cleaning out of the way and play in my garden.  I have bulbs to plant (a gift from my daughter) and I want to get veggies in this year.  Freezes are done and I can safely plant seedlings.  There's just nothing better on a hot summer day than raiding the garden and making a cool salad for lunch or dinner.  Yum, I can hardly wait!    Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

24 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful card, Connie! I always treasure your lavender projects, knowing how special purple is to you! Hugs, de

Darlene said...

Oh Connie I just LOVE that image! Beautiful creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Think Spring’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab image and details.xxx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Connie, I adore this card and gorgeous design. Beautiful image too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Wendy L said...

Lovely image on your beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxxx

jimlynn said...

Wow! Connie, this is so beautiful! Love the colors you used and those daisy flowers are the crowing glory to a pretty image. Gorgeous card!
Lynn

Leslie Miller said...

I think it's especially beautiful the way you used the corner die with this. The window image fades out and so does the die. Nice! That is a very pretty window, too. This speaks spring to me! Thanks for joining us at Double D, Connie!

Donna Hanley said...

Great card, Connie. Love the corner with the flowers and they compliment that gorgeous image nicely. Happy planting and cleaning (if you can have fun cleaning) LOL

Beccy said...

What a pretty card NanaConnie, it would be perfect for Mother's Day. I love the wonderful shades of purple and lavender you've used and the gorgeous die cut and embossed corner. The flowers add lots of great texture. Well done!
Cheers,
Beccy

Dewi Lestari said...

So beautiful! Thanks for joining Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
Hugs
Dewi

Terri Winske said...

What an amazing card! I love everything about it! So happy you shared this with us at PIP Challenges!

Jeanie Ellis said...

Another fantastic card! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
TTCRD DT
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Vickie Y said...

Very pretty card! Thank you for sharing with us at the PIP Challenges.

Donna said...

Beautiful and pretty card Connie, the window scene looks stunning! Many thanks for joining in with us at Passion for Promarkers this week :) Donna ♥ x

brenda said...

A really pretty creation, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts Spring challenge.

B x

Diane said...

Very pretty card and I have that stamp and now you have enticed me to get it out and use it again! Thank you for joining our challenge Double D!
Diane DD Dt

laurigami monchat-byscrap said...


So gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs
Laurigami

Linda Mc Enery said...

A beautiful card Connie! I love that cut and embossed corner! And I love your kitties and their place of pride on your blog!!

Petra Raams said...

fabulous card, can't wait to see what you make with the winter and summer window! thanks for joining our challenge, Petra DT Beccy's Place

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful card. I really like how you die cut the image. hugs, Teresa

The Crafty Den said...

Gorgeous card Connie. I love the pretty image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful card Connie, love the embossing with it. I've just coloured mine up.
Faith
x

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful, wonderful take on the image. I have not even printed mine out yet. Just love what you did with it.
hugs
Glenda

lorby said...

What a lovely card and use of lovely colors. Thank you so much for sharing this pretty card with us at Chalk n Stock.