Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Mixed Media Card Challenge - Hints of Spring

It's the first of March and time for the next Mixed Media Card Challenge!  This month's challenge is Hints of Spring - optional item use a bird.  And let me tell you -   here in MA where we have had 4 weeks of blizzards, one after another -  even a HINT of spring is welcome!!
  So my hint of spring is an Easter card - with a little bunny, a bright sun - and I even got the bird into my design!  I made the card base by rubbing Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks onto my craft mat.  I sprayed water over the inks and dragged my white card base through the colors and dried it with my heat tool.  Then I used the same inks sponging them over my Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil. I flicked water onto the card with my fingers to create water spots and again dried it with my heat tool.
The bunny and her pretty bow are dies from Lil Inker Designs. I embossed her with Shabby White Frantage Embossing powder and sat her in some layered grass using an MFT die.  The Easter stamp is from Penny Black
I used the small and large sun dies from Lil' Inker Designs - embossing them using Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks and Embossing Powders in both Orange Blossom and Buttercup.  I layered them to the card with foam dots. The bird is a Remnant Rub/Botanicals from Idea-ology.

So how will you interpret Hints of Spring??   I'm looking forward to seeing your Mixed Media Card linked up over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog - where you will find all the details of the challenge - plus some marvelous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!

I'm also linking my card to the following challenges:
 Paper Players -  Theme Challenge - Think Spring
and Virginia's View Challenge - all things embossed -  I embossed my bunny and sun with embossing powder

Stamps:  Happy Easter Bunny - Penny Black
Paper:  White, Simply Chartreuse - PTI,  Gold from stash
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom and Buttercup, Ranger Distress Cracked Pistacio, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Versamark, Archival Jet Black.
Accessories:  Dot Fade Stencil - Tim Holtz, Frantage Shabby White Embossing Powder - Stampendous, Small and large Sunshine dies, Bunnies and Bows dies - Lil Inker Designs, grass die - MFT, Remnant Rubs/Botanicals - Idea-ology, foam dots.

18 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome! What a fabulous Easter creation.

Samra Leshinski said...

Such a fun and bright creation Julia :)

Deepti said...

Lovely creation, I love the layered sun and the textures on the bunny :)

Virginia Lu said...

Beautiful embossing on the bunny and sun, Julia! Love the scene that you created! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All Things Embossed” Challenge!

Loll said...

LOVE the colours and layers of your gorgeous background. And the texture on the bunny is so cool!! Great card Julia!! xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Adorable! The background is beautiful and I love the speckled bunny!

laurie said...

What an awesome background! Just an adorable spring card. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

Pamellia Johnson said...

So pretty Julia! All those soft spring colours really make me yearn for a warm day! Gorgeous! hugs :)

Deb said...

Love your Easter card! A little jealous that you got to visit Ireland...that's my dream vacation.

Okay, back to the card...love the layers and colors. Very eye-catching.

My Card Site: Creative Heart Designs

~amy~ said...

So Wonderful Julia! Happy Monday!

Annette Allen said...

that background is amazing.. i totally love this

Charlene said...

SO pretty, love the BG and colors!

Far North said...

Wow, you really set the stage with the fabulous background. Love all you colors and layers!

stampwithsandy said...

Julia, your background is amazing! I love all the die cuts, too. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at The Paper Players!

Shoregirl said...

AWESOME card!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

What a spectacular card!
The inked background is amazing, I need to try this!! Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players this week!

Sanna Lippert said...

awww...such a cute card!

maria f. said...

Wow, Julia, I don't think it gets any Spring-y-er than this. I am smitten with your background. Need to get me some Pistachio DI (couldn't find it in real stores in MI when I was just there :(