Saturday, March 27, 2021

Springtime

Hello All!

My time as the guest designer at Just Us Girls has come to an end. I had so much fun with these gals. I felt so welcome and grateful to be a part of such a creative team. So without further ado here is my card for today, enjoy! 

Tulip Time is a festival here in West Michigan. It celebrates Springtime with tulips throughout the town. It offers an entire spectrum of color that overloads the senses- that is only when they are in bloom. The locals often call Tulip Time, affectionately, Stem Time because there have been years where the tulips have already bloomed before the festival began. Such a bummer because it really is beautiful.

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Just Us Girls
Challenge #577- Photo Week

My inspiration was the tulips and the coloring of the background.
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This layering set of tulips is from PTI. I think it is retired but not too sure. The edges of the card are distressed by brushing Twisted Citron, Stormy Sky, and Chipped Sapphire on the edges of the card.  

I may have gotten a bit pearl crazy here, but I thought they would act as spring rain. Also, the leaves and stems are multicolored. That was done by inking the entire stamp with a light green ink then wisping flecks of dark ink on top. I like the texture it provides along with the flower.

Well, that should do it for me!! I want to thank Just Us Girls once again for being such fantastic hosts. I was humbled by their invitation and their challenges were a joy to create. So, take part in their Springtime challenge, surely it will not disappoint. Take care and until next time, take care and happy stamping, and stay safe!! 

All the best,


7 comments:

Bobby said...

It's been great seeing your cards for our challenges this month, Shawna. Each one of them have been absolutely wonderful. I love the inking you did around the edges of this card. I'll have to remember that color combo.

Macimbalo said...

Your card is gorgeous and it's been so fun to have you with us this month!!!!

Ina G said...

Simply beautiful Shawna. So love that tulip and it's stunning colours. Super sprinkle of pearls. Thanks for being a fabulous Guest this month at JUGS.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely card to end the month! Thanks for joining us for the month of March - it was our pleasure.

Nancy said...

Shawna, You have been a delightful guest and you have left us with the most gorgeous card! I love your beautiful tulips and you have inked up the edges so perfectly! Makes it look a bit vintage but not if that makes any sense. I think I have to go check to see if they are in fact retired! You nailed the photo that is for sure! Take care!

Lisa Kind said...

Your card is beautiful Shawna! I love tulips and the colors you chose for these is just so pretty! (BTW, you cannot have too many pearls!) Thanks for being such a great JUGs guest this month! Hope to see you in the gallery in the future!

Cécile RIBON said...

Those tulips are gorgeous. I love so much this happy color scheme. It was a great pleasure to have you as march guest designer, Shawna.

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