Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring in NYC

Good Tuesday Morning!!  I hope that your week has started off in a good way.  Mine is doing well.  I feel so great that spring is finally on it's way.  The house has been cleaned and we had our carpets done yesterday so things are all fresh and ready to bring on the new season!

Today I am sharing with you a card I made for this week's CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge CAS59 on SCS where we were inspired by photos taken in New York City.  I just love being on the CAS DT and find so much inspiration from my fellow DT members.  I hope that you will check out the link above and see what has been created for this week's challenge.

I found this beautifully inspiring photo HERE that shows just one single daffodil from a garden in Central Park.  It reminded me immediately of this gorgeous daffodil stamp I have from Flourishes.

Because I am from FL, we don't get chilly enough weather in my area to allow bulb plants to blossom like they do up north.  But from what I understand when you start seeing these beauties all over you know that spring has sprung!!  I so wish I could plant a row of these to enjoy at my house, but I guess I will just have to settle for stamping them instead!  The stamp set this comes from is called Signs of Spring by Flourishes.  It is one of my favorites of theirs.

I used my Copic markers to color in the image and I did some airbrushing on the white space to take some of the starkness away.  If you look at my inspiration photo (link above) you will see how the background is kind of blurry and dark.  That is why I chose the deep colors of the BG Origins paper for my card base and also softened the white space. I used my Nesties Label Eight to create the card base and the image panel. 

That's all for today, but have a wonderful morning and may your bucket overflow with wonderful signs that spring is coming!


BonnieRose said...

this is beautiful! Love it!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card, Kelly!!

Paula said...

I love Spring flowers too and this card is so pretty!

Kimberly S. said...

Gorgeous flowers!!! VERY pretty card!

Cassie Thomas said...

All the flowers are beautiful! Great job!