Saturday, March 5, 2016

Spring, Happy Spring! - Seasonal Blog Hop

Welcome back to •MAKE•IT•Crafty• Blog Hop.  This time around we are sharing all things inspired by Spring!   It seems winter here really hit hard in February so hopefully it's on its way out and the warmer weather is coming! There are some great products in the Seasonal Expression that surely will put a hop in your crafting!

If you've arrived from Sheena's blog, you're on the right path! Remember, the blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. Get lost, not to worry as you'll find the complete list here.

Do you have a card stash? Or do you simply make cards as you need them? I stumbled across a Pinterest board chalked full of card ideas ... and I was off to create! 

First off, I had to re-create this one which is featured in the Seasonal Expressions catalog.  I love this stamp set - Stuck on You & coordinating Thin Cuts.  For the most part, they are the same but I tweaked it with a piece of Pear cardstock. I used the stitch guide to pierce the White Daisy cardstock all the way around. The cactus and flower images are water colored and the pots are stamped.  Too cute! 

The next two are also using a new stamp set & coordinating Thin Cuts - Springtime Wishes. This one is great because you can build clusters of floral arrangements or just use a few single images.

The first one is rather simple with a few pieces of Zoe pattern paper, a sentiment and flower/foliage stamped, thin cut and water colored.  The second is a floral wreath made up of various thin cut images all colored with Prismacolor pencils and blurred with Taltine odorless solvent. I haven't played with these for quite some time. And, then stamped with a sentiment. 

Finally, I decided to also make a few 3x3 cards as well. Here, I used a few different stamps sets, paper and ink to create fun little cards. 

And, that's a wrap! Thank you for stopping by ... now it's time to head on over to Diane's blog to see her artwork! Be sure to visit again in May for our next one! 

Papers: Zoe (X7197B), Whisper, Glacier, Pomegranate, Peacock, Goldrush, Pear, White
Stamp: Stuck on You (C1643), Springtime Wishes (C1641), Ink Blot (D1660), Wish (M1051), Feel Better (M1123), XOXO (M1054), Doodled Designs (A1170), Brushstrokes (C1608)
Ink: Archival Black, Slate, Smoothie, Topiary, Cashmere, Whisper, Gypsy, Thistle, Eggplant, Black, Glacier, Lagoon, Peacock, Goldrush, Fern, Pomegranate 
Thin Cuts: Stuck on You (Z3200), Springtime Wishes (Z3201)
Other: Cricut Art Philosophy, Watercolour Paints (Z3132), Paintbrush Set (Z3188), Stitch Guide (Z1852), Foam Mat (Z1859), card bases, Prismacolor pencils, Taltine odorless solvent