Monday 26 February 2024

New Beginnings

Hi everyone, as February draws to a close there’s the promise of spring around the corner, so I thought I would have a play with the gorgeous AALL & Create “Elegant Spring Florals” set which I bought in the A&C sale before Christmas. I also had an urge to make a triptych card for some reason, so I could use even more of my stamps in one hit! This card actually started out to be a vibrant coloured card with daffodils and tulips, but turned into a more tranquil creation with snowdrop and lily of the valley! Here it is …

I die cut the triptych base card and three stamping panels from white super smooth stamping card, then stamped the lily of the valley and snowdrop onto two of the panels. I blended Distress Oxide ink around the edges and spattered with water, then when dry I added some background stamping. I then decided it needed something more so I added some soft background stencilling.  The centre panel was always going to contain my main sentiment, so I blended DOX round the edges, spattered with water as before, then stamped the bird and spring sentiment (one of my favourite old woodblock Penny Black stamps). I coloured the flowers and bird with Distress watercolour pencils and Spectrum Noir sparkle pen. Finally I die cut three matting panels from co-ordinating aqua pearlescent card stock and  assembled the card.

Stamps: AALL & Create #623 Elegant Spring Florals, #986 The Good; Tracy Evans Boutique Designs TE4 New Beginnings, TE6 Branched Heart; Penny Black Spring Magic (2852C);
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink (Tumbled Glass); Distress watercolor pencils (Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, Picket Fence); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Morning Mist, Warm Breeze); Spectrum Noir sparkle pen (clear);
Tools: Studio Light triptych die SL253; AALL & Create stencil #110 Digits Checked.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Allsorts #769Things That Fly (2nd entry) - TOP 5
Beautiful Blossoms #14 - Anything Floral Goes (4th entry)
Creative Creases #76Anything Goes with a Fun Fold
Daisy Chain #82Flowers (3rd entry)
Double Trouble #160Fun Fold - TOP 3
Make My Monday #220Fun Folds
Simon Says (Monday) - Fur or Feathers
Simon Says (Wednesday)Beautiful Blooms
Sparkles #173Hearts and Flowers (3rd entry)
Tracy Evans FB Challenge (February) - Heartfelt (3rd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #635/636Anything Goes (6th entry)

I love spring so am really looking forward to daffodils and tulips appearing, both in the garden and on my cards! Take care, and thanks for visiting.


crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful triptych card, love the shaped top and stamps.
Carol x

meg said...

A stunning card,your layout allowing you to showcase the beautiful stamps perfectly,thank you for joining in at MMM

Ellibelle said...

Beautiful florals and bird, Pauline. The PB quote fits it all so well! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderful shape for your card, the snowdrops, certainly bring Spring, love the bird and everything about this card Pauline. x

brenda said...

A lovely delicate feel and that triptych die never fails to please, mine has been neglected of late. Lovely to see you at Allsorts this week and following the Things that Fly theme, thank you.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful creation Pauline the stamps you have used are terrific so is the background work as you say Spring is around the corner let's hope it arrives very soon we need a bit of sunshine and colour
lolo x

Sarah said...

Gosh, this is really beautiful. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts. Sarah

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Many memories of my childhood with the Lilly of the Valleys along the front wall of our house and along one side of our driveway, I can still smell their fragrance. Beautiful spring flowers card and love the haped card base and fun fold you created. Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Creative Creases.

Johanna said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation. Such and interesting fold and I like the shaped top section. Love it. Thanks for joining us at MMM, Johanna DT.

Kampin' Karen said...

Pauline, I love the shape of your fun fold and the colors. Yes, hurry spring! Thank you for sharing your creation with us for our 3rd anniversary at CCC.
Karen, DT

Diane said...

So creatively beautiful, a gorgeous fancy fold card!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun!
Diane SF Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Stencil Fun}

Linby said...

I love how you created this, it's so beautiful and a promise of Spring too. Thanks for taking part at Allsorts challenge.

Rae said...

Beautiful display, Pauline. From your choice of colors to the die cut and greetings... gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us for Creative Creases Challenge #76. Hope to see you again soon.

Rae in Reno
Creative Creases DT

Debbie Mageed said...

Wow, this fun fold card just oozes springtime! Love the beautiful images you used and keeping them pretty clean and simple then wowing us with the fun fold! Perfectly done!! Thank you for playing with the Creative Creases and Double Trouble Challenges, and I hope you can join us again soon. We really appreciate your support!
Debbie, DT
Secrets To Stamping

Donna Walls said...

Love this fancy fold design and the images are so Springtime. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.
Donna xx
Inspiration Station Challenge
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
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Melanie R said...

Such a lovely, feminine card, Pauline! The images are so delicate and beautifully colored. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble! - Melanie R.

Sarn said...

I love this triptych card. It's so pretty and - would you believe it - I got a VERY similar die to this for Christmas, which I haven't used yet. So THANKS for the inspiration to get it out to play with! xxx

Kellianne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am loving greens and blues together lately and your card is just perfection. I love the trifold and the style too! Thanks for playing with us at Double Trouble :)

Aimeslee Winans said...

What a sweet fun fold, Pauline, so pretty!
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge!
xoxo, Aimeslee DT