Thursday 21 March 2024

Spring Tulips

Hi everyone, this month’s ATC swap over on the Visible Image FB group is on the theme of Flora and Fauna. I decided I wanted to interpret this as spring florals, and to make something bright and cheerful for spring days. I actually made these a while ago, but my swap partner this time lives  in Australia so I had to wait patiently for them to be delivered!

I took a large snippet of stamping card, spritzed with water and sprinkled some of my neglected Brushos to make a background, sprinkling and spritzing until I was happy. When dry I cut it into a 5” square and a rectangle 3.25” x 2.25”. I stamped three tulips onto a separate card snippet and coloured them with Zig pens then fussy cut out. I stamped tulips onto the inked panels for placement, then added black dotty stencilling and white heat embossed background script. I  stamped the word “Spring” onto the card, and matted onto a black and orange border cut from larger snippets.  Finally I stamped some script onto the tulips and attached, then stamped “new life” onto a separate scrap of card, cut out and attached.

Stamps: Visible Image Sketched Tulips;
Media: Versafine Clair (Nocturne); Versamark; WOW ultra fine white embossing powder;  Kuretake Zig Clean Colour watercolour brush pens; Brushos (yellow, leaf green); Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink (Black soot);
Tools: Visible Image stencil - Halftone.

Here’s a closeup of each with challenges I would like to enter.


Beautiful Blossoms #15 - Anything Floral Goes (2nd entry)
C.R.A.F.T. #713 - Easter/Spring - TOP 3
Creative Crafting Uncles #51 - Spring and/or Easter (2nd entry)
Creative Inspirations (March) - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Fab 'n' Funky #591 - Spring (2nd entry)
Four Seasons (March) - Spring (3rd entry)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Easter/Spring
Snippets Playground #476 - Use Snippets - WINNER
Word Art Wednesday #639/640Anything Goes (4th entry)


Crafts Galore Encore #121 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Crafty Addicts #11 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Double Trouble #162 - Spring Florals (2nd entry)
Everybody Art #553 - Spring (2nd entry)
Little Red Wagon #748 - Florals (2nd entry)
Outlawz (March) - Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone (2nd entry)
Paper Funday #63 - Anything Goes
Retro Rubber #226 - Spring Is On the Way!
(I have had this tulip stamp set for a year)
We Love 2 Create #2 2024 - Anything Mixed Media Goes (2nd entry)

Take care, and thanks for visiting.


Mariann Jakobsen said...

Wow so beautiful Pauline! Fresh good colors. Awesome background! Love it!!

Chris said...

Beautiful card and ATC set- love the tulips and the stunning background, the colours are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing at Fab'n' Funky.

Ellibelle said...

They are absolutely beautiful! Love how vibrant the tulips are! Thanks so much for joining us at the Four Seasons challenge!

Donna Walls said...

This is such a sweet ATC, and the tulips are so pretty in bright yellow. Thanks for playing along and sharing your lovely card with us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. We hope you’ll share again soon.
Donna xx
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
Paper Funday Challenge
Inspiration Station Challenge

Donna Walls said...

Oops...forgot to thank you for playing at The Paper Funday Challenge also!
Donna xx

brenda said...

That's exactly the way I would have interpreted the theme as well Pauline, such lovely bright and cheery creations and my we do need that in crafting as the weathers not playing ball.

B x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous ATCs and backgrounds,love the beautiful tulips and Spring colours.
Carol x
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Addicts.
Carol DT x

coldwaters2 said...

These are so beautiful Pauline the image and colour look gorgeous so does the background ACE cards
lolo x

Claire Grantham said...

These are stunning mixed media cards. I love that you embossed the scripty text. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Di said...

Wow Pauline - fabulous work! Love the tulips and the Brushos backgrounds are stunning. Lovely!



Uschi said...

Wow, this is perfect for our spring theme for the Everybody Art Challenge. Thank you for your participation. Your card is really so colorful. The tulips seem to shine and your background is just so enchanting. And I love your sentiment. For me, spring is the beginning of a new life year after year. It's the greatest season.
Have a great day
Hugs Uschi

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A beautiful card
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge Blog challenge.
Good luck Ginny DT for CRAFT Challenge Blog

Liz said...

Wonderful card and ATC Pauline, the backgrounds are fabulous.
Liz xx

Sarn said...

WOW - these are SO pretty with lovely background and stunning focal tulips.

Thanks for entering a piece of homework to the Snippets Playground. See you up in the treehouse for hot chocolate later. xxx

Heather said...

These are so glorious, Pauline - love them both! Such rich intense color, so perfect for Spring, and a fabulous background, too! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

stampinwithanita said...

I love your mixed media projects! The layering and coloring is wonderful!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge this month

Chrissy said...

Beautiful background and really gorgeous Tulips, such a bright lovely card..
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Little Red Wagon, hope you will play again..


Sheryl said...

Beautiful card Pauline.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

Darlene said...

WOW ... absolutely beautiful! Awesome stenciling! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN & Four Seasons challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth,Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B, Word Power

Jane Savage said...

Fabulous background and gorgeous colours!
Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

Debbie said...

This is absolutely lovely. I love the brusho effects, I also have brusho and have neglected to use it. Such a pretty project.
Thanks for joining us over on the CRAFT Challenge
Debbie M DT x

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Beautiful background colors and technique and the the add of white embossed script... so pretty. Nice fussy-cutting of the tulips, coloring and adding dimension. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Beautiful Blossoms.

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our ANYTHING GOES in a CARD FREE ZONE challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Kellianne said...

These are so bright and cheery! I love all the fun elements you included. Thanks for playing with us at double Trouble! :)

Melanie R said...

Wow! This card is so vibrant, Pauline. Any recipient would be thrilled to receive this card. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble #162.

Helen said...

Beautiful, Pauline - love the background you created.

Thanks for joining us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.

Helen x