Friday, March 22, 2013

Tattered flowers cure spring fever

OH, I have spring fever bad!  It got dark here after 9pm last night.  In my head I know we can have another month of winter but oh, I am so-o ready for summer. Um yes, we  actual don't have spring, yes no spring flowers :-(  So a girl does what she must...MAKE ART!

With an encouraging message from Tim this morning reminding subscribers of the deadline tonight and a fun mix challenge of Rip it, Paste it, Ink it came together in my no stopping a day brightener being created today!

 To create the flowers, I colored white glossy paper with alcohol inks with the polished stone technique and cut with the tattered flower die.  Dimension was added to the petals by creasing and bending.

The background was made with printed papers. Some were created with the wrinkled distress technique and hills and valleys highlighted and were colored with mists, distress inks, distress stains and mists.

The hills in the background remind me of the snow capped mountains that can be so clearly seen for the next few months.  But my wishes for summer had me creating lots of green mountains and only edged with snow :-)  And if you note the top flower is soaking in all the sunlight.

Background for the card-Krylon gold webbing paint.

Here's to sunshine and making art!


  1. Gorgeous Jan! Love your pretty flowers and all the awesome textures you got! And what?! No spring flowers?!

  2. Oh Jan, this is just GORGEOUS! I am longing for spring flowers too! The textures our amazing! XOXO

  3. Beautiful card Jan! Love the flowers and all the torn papers. Hope spring has arrived now!


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