My inspiration came from the colours from The Play Date Cafe, which this week are lovely cheery colours which really had me thinking about Spring, along with the fact that the birds have been singing particularly loudly in my garden this weekend and the frogs have finally appeared in my pond. I have been crafting on and off this weekend, I seem to start something and after an hour take a break to do a little housework and then come back to crafting and that's how my weekend has taken shape. After two days of this routine I have finally completed three pieces for the challenges above, think I must be the slowest crafter on the planet LOL.
My first piece is an accordion card which has a very definite SPRING theme using an Outlines tulip stamp. I have used the colours from The Play Date Cafe with a small spash of blue in the button on the bottom right hand corner and there is some blue in my flowers too which does not show up to well in the photograph.
This is the back of my accordion and my swirls are in the hearts which come from the Tim Holtz Alterations Heart Wings die. I have also gathered a piece of ribbon which also created some swirls/curls.
The bird has been created from kitchen towel which I sprayed with colour and then die cut the bird using Tim's Alterations Caged Bird Die.
The flowers and heart have also been created from kitchen towel.
Hand stitching and embellishments complete my first creation.
My second piece is an easel card using papers and stamps from Papermania. The colours are as per The Play Date Cafe and the swirls are included on my paper and on the stamping in the heart.
I also added a needle felted heart to the bottom right hand corner to give some dimension.
My final piece is a simple card made with all the leftovers of my coloured kitchen towel. I simply stamped the dress image from B Line Designs onto the kitchen towel and cut out. I do not have any PARIS images so added the text PARIS and some french text to the top of my card. There are also some swirls to the top of two of the dresses, albeit small but they are there. Again this piece uses the colours from The Play Date Cafe. Enjoy your week, I am off to do a little more housework and then perhaps more crafting, I can see a routine taking shape here LOL. Take care, Tracy x x