It was inspired by this photo from Room Service Home - an online company that sells home furnishing products. How I found this company was through Splitcoast's Inspiration Challenge. My first thought when I saw the photo was how lovely the colors in the roses on the candles are and I was prepared to stamp and color a rose in those shades. Then I noticed the blurred chair in the background. Such beautiful, soft Spring colors - and looks so similar to SU!'s retired Best Blossoms set - which I just happen to have. That pretty much settled it for me! The chair would be my inspiration piece.
I started by coloroing the leaves from the BB set with markers in Mellow Moss then lightly touched the edges in Old Olive. When I want soft colors I will lightly mist the stamp before stamping the image - which is what I did here. Then I reinked the stamp, misted again and stamped again. I repeated this process with the blossom image from the set using Pretty in Pink with a little Cameo Coral in the center of each blossom.
The bird is an image from SU!'s Natures Best set and was colored with Koh-I-Noor pencils and blended with Mineral Spirits. I cut out the bird and popped him into place on the background with a dimensional.
Once the bird was in place I stamped a few more blossoms, cut them out and popped them up with dimensionals too. I made a bow from a beautiful, ivory ribbon the inserted this gorgeous green pearlized brad into the center, then place the bow onto a bed of "leaves" created with the Martha Stewart Branches punch.
Sharon Johnson who writes the No Time to Stamp blog has a challenge going on for Spring-themed cards entitled "Cabin Fever". Why don't you join us and show us your beautiful colors of Spring?
There is one more item I would like to share today. This is a scrapbook page I created about an adorable little guy - my great-nephew Zachary. Isn't he the cutest??? This page is an all digital layout - no muss, no fuss.
Thanks for taking some time from your busy weekend to visit. Hope you enjoyed stopping in and that you were encouraged to "play".
Have a great Sunday.