Sunday, January 16, 2011

Thoughts of Spring…

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Hello, my friends!

You see that beautiful rainbow? This was what we saw in our backyard a couple of days ago…How could I not have thoughts of Spring with that going on?! 

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Ahhhhh…winter in California…(sorry!)

With that in mind, I made a couple of Springy projects yesterday, and had so much fun with them!

First off…

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…a little  card, just for fun…in colors of deep apricot and chocolate brown…with a beautiful new (to me) paper collection called “Grandma’s Attic Collectibles” from TPC Studio…love it!

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A sweet image from Crafty Secrets’ “Birds & Blossoms” Creative Scraps…touched with just a bit of fine iridescent  glitter.

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And a doily fan…very simply to make…a few pleats here and there…grunge it up, add a bit of Iridescent Glimmer Mist, and that’s it!  I added some old peachy gauze and a few paper roses, which were tinted with Glimmer Mist.

“Believe in Yourself”…not a bad idea!

Next…

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This was originally going to just be a card…but I kept adding things…having fun…feeling all springy…and this happened!

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I used images from Crafty Secrets’ “Altered Fairy” Creative Scraps, and just kept cutting, layering and popping things up…it’s so fun to just get carried away once in a while!

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And my favorite part—I decided to use this frame from Vicki Chrisman’s fabulous portrait shadowbox card die…so fun to use and available through Crafty Secrets…

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As I was working on this, I kept thinking of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”…everything green and flowery…and fairyish!  The beautiful new “Once Upon a Springtime” collection from Graphic 45 sure made went along with my theme beautifully…

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And if it wasn’t flowery enough…a couple of bright & fabulous Prima flowers on the frame…

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I used Tim Holtz’ Crackle Paint in Shutter Green on the frame, then rubbed in a little “Vintage Photo” Distress ink…very shabby!

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Well, that’s it for me today…hope you’re enjoying the day, whatever your weather.  Just remember…

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…Spring is on it’s way!

Julie