Thursday, February 24, 2011

Springtime Smiles

Have you checked out the Less is More blog yet?   This week's challenge is to do a SPRING Clean & Simple card.

Clean & Simple:  A design of card with clean lines, minimal elements, areas of white space and few or no embellishments.

Here's mine.....

I thought the flowers were shaped a bit like Daffodils and they are the first flowers to bloom in the Spring in my yard.  I inked the stamp with markers and stamped on a Whisper White card.  I used the Peach Parfait marker to add the centers and a bit of contrast to the flowers.

After stamping the sentiment, I could see that it needed something else.  After mulling it over for a couple of hours, I stamped some leaves above the sentiment and that did it for me.  A couple of butterflies finished it off.

The last time I checked, there were 180 submissions for this challenge!  I think the Clean & Simple style is becoming very popular.  There are some awesome submissions.  As soon as I'm finished, I'm going to do some blog hopping and check them out.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Just Believe, Easter Blossoms
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, SU Markers (Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait)
Paper:  Whisper White
Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Basic Pearls

Thanks for the visit.  Enjoy!


Mandi said...

Hi Bonnie
I completely agree that this SU stamp lends itself perfectly to spring! I have it and hadn't given it a thought!
Thank you for joining us again, we are delighted with the overwhelming response
See you next week
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

We are delighted with the response to our challenge Bonnie and like you, a little surprised that there are so many crafters enjoying this genre. Such talent too!
This is lovely, it's great to have your participation!
See you next time.
"Less is More"

Debgem said...

I really like this card - it is soft, pretty and so spring!! Love the stamp!

Suze Bain said...

Lovely card Bonnie and the red butterflies give it that added lift.

pickle said...

Oh what a pretty card..lovely composition..It's just shouts spring!!!
Kerry x

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the clever way you've turned these into daffodils with markers Bonnie, and the butterflies that link the two areas of your card.

Jo said...

This is a really beautiful card. I love the stamps you have used and the colours are perfect for spring.

Lynne said...

Really pretty card. So cheerful and spring like.
Lynne xxx

Faith A said...

Such a pretty card

Benzi said...

This card really says Spring and I love it, Bonnie. You do CAS so well. My daffodils are blooming, although I don't have many. They are such a welcome your card. Back later to check the rest of your creations.

Doris said...

I'm finally catching up on my blog visits (I was away to visit my sister.) So glad I stopped in here to see your beautiful Spring card. I'm so tired of snowflakes!;)