Saturday, 31 March 2012

It’s cloudy and grey here (again) after a week of bright sunshine and glorious clear skies but at least we still have more light, which is the best part of Spring! I love Spring.

Two more cards made using Versamark Resist, using different colours and slightly different designs.  I’d forgotten how much I love glossy card, but I must reink my Stazon – again!  I used Memories Black on yesterday’s but it doesn’t dry quite as crisply as Stazon.

I love this colour combination but haven’t used it for a while.  It’s Watermelon and Terracotta, with some rust and a bit of Sunshine Yellow (Adirondack).  The only problem with Adirondacks is that they do fade over time.  Back to two of my favourite themes – flowers and birds. I really love this Unity flower plate and use it often, in so many different ways.  I’ve also used my favourite flutterby and postmark stamps on this, with a great background mesh stamp I’ve had since I started stamping a LONG time ago – I think it was from Stamporium.

each flower is a soul

I have no idea where ‘the rite of spring’ comes from but I love this stamp.  Love these birds from Artistic Outpost and I sneaked a leaf or two in.  [Just realised the ‘rite of spring’ stamp is also from Artistic Outpost!]

SPRING HAS SPRUNG 

Rainbow Lady Challenge – Butterflies

Three Muses - Spring

Have a great weekend!

xxx

30 very much appreciated comments:

Rosie said...

Both cards are gorgeous. So beautiful artwork, Cath.

Have a nice weekend

Sandra Hall said...

I agree Cath, the watermelon and terracota colour combo is gorgeous :) But I have to say that your 'rite of spring' card is absolutely stunning! the background - fabulous, the stamping - fabulous! x

Helen said...

I love them both too, they are fabulous.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

This is real art Cath...what a great use of colors and stamps. Love everything on the creations!

greetings and a nice weekend, Alie :-)

inkypinkycraft said...

They are both beautiful but I love the colours in the one with birds, it is just gorgeous!! Hugs trace x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Two fabulous cards Cath, love the bright colours and layered images, Gay xxx

cbee said...

Both cards are beautiful, but the second is my favorite - it's awesome!!
Hugs,
Caro

Von said...

Two beautiful spring cards Cath and the flower stamps are just gorgeous :)
Von x♥x

Sandy said...

These are so so beautiful Cath.
Amazing play with stamps. Love them. xoxo

sam21ski said...

Great cards Cath, stunning backgrounds

Sam xx

Carol Q said...

ooh, you've been busy creating again Cath. lovely colour choices again. hmmm i'm gravitating towards the blue and green one....

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW I love love love the both!The color combinations are perfect beautiful. The background patterns makes the cards so vibrant, I'm excited!
XOX Anja

Deborah said...

Hard to resist (sorry LOL). I like the orange but I LOVE the birds.

Bianca Kalksma said...

I love your style. I love the use of the colours. Beautiful, really beautifyl!

Ephemera said...

Both these cards are stamped to perfection. Both colour palettes are superb, such gorgeous stamping. xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two fantastic cards, the colors are so wonderful.

Sally H said...

Oh wow! Two total stunners. I lvoe the colour combos on both! I am off work for two weeks, so I'm looking forward to getting inky, as well as hoping to go otter spotting in Scotland for a couple of days

Hermine said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous, colours and stamps reflect spring

Femmy said...

fantastic!

Jolette said...

Beautiful spring cards!
I love the orange card most!
What a fabulous color!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Cath I love thise both card! such a fantastic texture and awesome coloring ..exclusive art!

I would be so proud is you would join
ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY this month!

xxx Susi

Rainbow Lady said...

Just a perfect card for the challenge... love it. Thanks so much
Love Cynthia x

Patrice said...

Who Ilike the birds one very much..the colors are beautiful!

Martina2801 said...

Bravo once again, dear Cath!!! Both cards are gorgeous. You are so inspiring!

Marjie Kemper said...

What beautiful creations! Love the way you build up your layers of stamping and your color combos are exquisite.

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Both lovely cards, CThanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.ath.

hazel said...

Gorgeous cards Cath. The backgrounds and colours are fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Rosie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, and your lovely comment on my art journals. Have enjoyed my visit here - you make very beautiful cards!

Vicky Hayes said...

Your versamark resist pieces are wonderful Cath! I particularly like the second one (I'm a bird fiend too!) in those gorgeous blues and greens. Vicky x

Anne Jagger said...

They are both beautiful. Gorgeous colours and lovely stampig. X