Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring is here!

Well at least some of the snow is melting here and the Canadian geese started to arrive on Sunday. Unfortunately as typical we will slide through spring with lingering cool days too cold for any of the usual beautiful bulb flowers...o-ooh how I miss them! So the arrival of birds here is a huge deal for those of us who miss the spring flowers.

When Anne Goal posted her challenge theme of birds this month, I knew I was playin'! The second part of this month’s challenge is to pass on a gift/donation which also feels like a seasonal ritual. No, I not talking about my IRS donation..LOL! Hand-in-hand with major spring time cleaning to remove the dust that isn't seen during our months of darkness come the passing on gentle used items. So my bags are ready for the women's non-violent living shelter and lots of recyclables for the homeless shelter.
Kirsty at the Stamp Shack offered a color challenge this week that inspired the beginnings of my card. While her colors were bright and bold, I chose to get more acquainted with my new distress inks. I used Ranger's distressed crushed olive, forest moss, wild honey, bundled sage, tumbled glass and Momento's rose bud. The marigold prima is painted with perfect pearls. The paper flowers and leaves are cut to the center and edges rolled for added dimension.
Thanks for dropping in!


  1. Such a beautiful card and great for many different sentiments!--Rain

  2. Oh my heavens, Jan. You've captured everything I love about spring in this beautiful card. The robins and daffodils are the first sign of spring here and both are showing their beautiful colors right now. Your new distress ink colors are fabulous.

    I have several bags ready to take to the community thrift shop, but still much more spring cleaning out to do.

  3. Hi, Jan! What a terrific card! I love the vine background and the beautiful flowers along with your gorgeous bird! You definitely communicated "Spring!" with this card! Thanks so much for participating in my challenge! :-)

  4. Hi from England Jan.
    That is one beautiful card but then you know of my love for birds don't you? Our daffodils in the garden arrived in time for Easter along with some primroses and late crocus.
    Great minds think alike for I too have been turning out my wardrobe and bagging clothes to go to the charity shops.
    Stay well and happy dear friend, think of you often
    Hugs Joan

  5. Beautiful card! I love the distress inks you used. This card sure reminds me of Spring!

  6. This is beautiful! Love the extra color around the edges.


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