Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hope "Springs" Eternal

Hello....welcome to my world, or a small part of it  I have created a spring themed card today using Sweet Sunday Sketch #105 and a hyacynth digi from "Delicious Doodle", that had I purchased at Stitchy Bear Stamps store.I love their artists! I used Bazzill cardstock; which I cut into six pieces each, embossing  the white with Cuddlebug folder "Textiles" (one of my favorites BTW).  I placed them on a lavender side opening card,  I had cut with my Fickars trimmer and scored with my Scor-Buddy.

I  colored the digi with Derwent colored pencils and baby oil. And because it represents spring, I used Glossy Accents to randomly create dew drops on the leaves and petals. Glossy Accents is great to create dimension too. I then diecut the image with my Spellbinders classic circles and backed it with a scalloped circle in violet, also cut with Spellbinders scallop circles.

I cut a half inch strip from the violet cardstock and punched the edge of one with a Fiskars edge punch. Fiskars has a terrific selection of edge punches, (I think I own them all...opps did I say that outloud?!? LOL).
I then cut a slightly wider strip and punched one edge with the Martha Stewart "Spring" punch.
They were both mounted horizonally across the card, and the focal image, pop dotted and placed off center on the right.

I added a few dew drops (I purchased on ebay) under the word "spring" with glossy accents as my glue (unfortunately the glossy accents created a little mess around one of them [ I have to blame something, It sure can't be my fault can it?  ;))  ] And then placed another dew drop to the right of the focal point for balance. Lease note I intentionally did not carry the top strip all the way to the right, to make it visually interesting.
All in all I was satisfied with the "clean"(chuckle, chuckle) results (CAS that is).

I am entering this card in the following challenges...

Sweet Sunday Sketch #105 Feb 25  I WON!!!
Tuesday Throwdown  Feb 28  Yeah Aletha Jane!
I Did It Creations #43 "ANYthing Goes  Yeah Feb 26 Yeah Kym !
One Stitch in Time #50 Feb 26   Yeah  Lisa Jane !

Thank you so very much for stopping by, I love reading your comments, so be sure to say "hello" when you drop in. Have a truly special day today. God love you!


  1. Stunning colouring! That's a gorgeous creation.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

  2. the embossing and the wonderful image you used. Thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week.

  3. Ah this is super, what a great card for us on OSAAT this week, Thanks for playing, Hazelxoxo

  4. very pretty card-great coloring on your hydrangea - congrats btw it was chosen as the sweet sunday sketch winner

  5. Just dropping by to check out your great card! Thanks for playing along in the "Spring or Flowers" challenge at Forgotten Scraps. ;D

  6. Hi Debby, I cannot say how I found your blog but I am so glad that I did, I love your work and have gained a lot of inspiration from you. I have a question you have mentioned that you used baby oil to color this Hydrangea I love the effect can you give me any tips on how to do this technique I have never heard of using baby oil with colored pencils. You can email me at or visit my blog at Thank you in advance for any tips with this technique. Donna