Saturday, March 9, 2013

My First Spring Card This Year

It is a really dreary day here today.  So, what better time to get in the craft room and make a card with a Spring theme.  Today's card has a Magnolia image.  This is Tilda with Hawaii Flower from the Butterfly Wishes Collection.  I thought she would make a good spring card.

I used SU Pink Pirouette for my cardstock.  My Designer Paper is Papermania Parkstone Collection.  My image is stamped on Neenah Solar White Super Smooth cardstock..  I sponged SU Pink Pirourette ink around the inside of the oval die cut.  The die cut is Spellbinder Floral Oval.  The Butterflies are punched out with SU Elegant Butterfly punch.  The leaves of the flowers are punched out with Punch Bunch Twig punch.  My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

I bought a package of Spectrum Noir alcohol markers the other day.  They were all in shades of Pink.  So, I thought I would give them a try today.  I colored the flower in her hair and the large butterfly on her hand with them.  Spectrum Noir Markers used: DR3, PP3, PP5.  They were alright, but I still prefer my Copics.  Which is what I colored everything else with.  Copic Markers used: E000, E00, E01, E50, E51, E53, E55, R20, R81, R83, R85, RV000, W3, W5, YG23, YG25.

Challenges Entered:
Heck of a Challenge - Spring/Butterflies and Pearls
Oozak Challenge - #12 - Anything Goes with Spring
CMC Copic Challenge - #63 - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Use Bugs/Butterflies/Reptiles
Fashionista Challenge - #13 - Pink
Inky Chicks Challenge - #5 - Use a Magnolia Image
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Pretty in Pink
Flutterby Wednesday Challenge - #230 - Open - Must use Butterfly or Fairy
Happy Campers Challenge - #12 - Flutterby Butterfly
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge - #17 - Anything Goes
Tilda's Town Challenge - #43 - Anything Seasonal

I hope you like my card and I really appreciate everyone stopping by.  Have a blessed day.


Louise said...

Very pretty card, thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town for our challenge
hugs Louise

Charlotte said...

Hi, lovely card and a fab design, live all the flowers and the butterflies. Thank you for joining us at Marvelous Magnolia this week!
Hugs Charlotte

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Hi Gale,
how lovely card you made. Love the colours and butterflies,
hugs from sLOVEnija Tamara

Chris said...

Gale, this is gorgeous. Love the pink. The papers are awesome.

Emma H said...

Such a lovely pink and springy card! Thanks for joining in our Spring challenge at Oozak!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Gale, I like the sweet Tilda, the flowers and the butterflies,thanks for joining in with us this month at Heck of a challenge, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Gale, Just adorable. Love Tilda and you colored her so wonderful, your papers and those beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative. Good luck on the challenge. We love seeing your creation.
Hugs, Patricia

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Such a pretty card, love the colours, thanks for joining us at happy campers, Pauline x

Diane said...

Super cute Gale and oh so pretty !! Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week !!

Good luck !!

hugs Diane xx

Unknown said...

Awww this is so pretty, love Tilda image and gorgeous beautiful flowers and colors. Thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments and good luck xx

Unknown said...

What a sweet card Gale! Love the colours you picked and how you embellished it, so pretty! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, take care, hugs, Ira xox

Chrissy said...

Sop very pretty Gale, fabulous colouring, love the flowers and the design..beautiful.
Thanks for joining in with us at Flutter By Wednesdays..


mandy said...

love this, thankyou for shareing at 'heck of a challenge' love mandy xxx