Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Shades of Spring
Hello again, friends. We have a few new inches of snow here today. Everything is so clean and white. It's beautiful outside and oh so cozy inside. I think I'll put my feet up later and crochet a while ... bliss.
Mona's challenge over at CR84FN Color Challenge this week is another beauty. Shades of spring is what I see ... soft and subtle. And Rembrandt's quote is so very true - isn't it? Thanks for sharing, Mona.
My project started with Whisper White cardstock - layered with scraps that coordinated with the challenge palette ... the softness of yellow and shades of green. If you ever see my garden (perhaps I should post a few photos) - you will see those colors everywhere. I even dyed some seam binding with Certainly Celery Ink to add yet another glorious green. All the images are stamped with Basic Grey Classic Ink. My sentiment came from Sincere Salutations. The postage mark and script is from a retired set. That sweet little bee (love him) can be found in Nature Walk. You've seen other stamps from this same set used here and here and yes ... here too. I admit - I am smitten. And finally, the wonderful image of the Eiffel tower is from the Artistic Etchings stamp set.
The lavender heart is crocheted and an aqua button embellishment tied on with string. And my green/lavender velvet leaf found the perfect place to be - tucked in securely behind the bow.
Thanks so much for visiting with me. I hope you enjoyed your stay.