Saturday, March 1, 2014

Meteorological spring

Today is meteorological spring.  Looking out my window you’d never know it.  Another snow storm hit yesterday and another is expected for tomorrow into Monday.  Never mind the arctic temperatures.  March has roared in like a lion.  East central Illinois has had such mild winters the past few years; we’ve really been spoiled.  But here’s my offering to Mother Nature…perhaps she’ll let up and start the cycling process towards the spring equinox on March 20.

I add plenty of distress inks to create my background then overstamped the bird and nest (after stamping off once onto scrap paper) using archival ink colors.  I love the lighter effect and really makes the black text pop.

Ingredients:  specialty stamping paper; Stampers Anonymous CMS181 Nature Walk; 'Spring' by Hero Arts; Spring Penny Black; archival inks (Jet Black, Fern Green, Cornflower BLue, Potting Soil); distress inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, WIld Honey, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint); Sugar Cookie cardstock by Bazzill, green cardstock

1 comment:

  1. Hope you get rid of all your snow soon, Susan and can really embrace Spring - till then your card is gorgeous!!