Thursday, April 4, 2013

Waiting for Spring

The calendar changed to April and I know Spring will arrive in southern Minnesota pretty soon. The snow is almost gone, the sun starting to shine, and the temps are TRYING to get out of the 30s. For now I will hold off on the sandals and keep wearing a jacket. In the meantime I will warm things up with Spring cards. I had a few issues with this one. I enlarged the digi to focus just on the girl. Mid-coloring, I realized I turned the flower into a sleeve. I purposefully colored her to have a covered arm and tummy (most crafters color her with a bare tummy). I'm guessing if I didn't point it out, you wouldn't even notice; but it's all I can see. See what I mean......
Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation
Here's the first version of the card.
I'd printed an extra flower (the full one that became the sleeve cuff) for an accent, but where to put it?
Do I place it over the sleeve oops?
Photo bombed by my helper's, Zoe, tail.
How about placing a flower in her hair? I think I like it! Pulls your eye away from the sleeve.
Image Detail
Here's a close up of the Liquid Pearl and Crystal Effects accents.
The card was originally created for a recipe challenge over at One Stop Card Crafts.

Ins and Outs ~ Waiting for Spring
Stamps: Daffodil Spring (Crafts and Me)
Paper: Neenah Solar White; Prima Madeline Stack
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (Hair/Eyes BG45, 49; Dress BG11, 32, 34; Grass YG93, 95, 97; Flowers R35, 46, 59; Skin E000, 00, 21; Lips E81, R11); Stardust Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: Liquid Pearls (Peacock, Ruby Red); Crystal Effects


  1. Hi Cat!

    Your card evokes "happiness"! Thank you so much for joining us at 365 Cards.

  2. Nice card. Thanks for joining us at Stamp with fun.
    Hugs, Nadja

  3. Breathtaking! Coloring! Love cards that make the image the focal point.
    Hope you stop by the Alphabet Challenge Blog and play again soon.

  4. Beautiful colouring and I would never have noticed the petal/sleeve thing! lol! I love the flower in her hair (and the photo-bomber!).

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  5. WOW - so pretty; love those lashes!!

    But I really liked the photo bomb - LOL!!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!


  6. Cat, your beautifully colored Daffodil Springs looks fabulous on this colorful and very pretty card. Lovin' your addition of the extra flower!!! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Spring Flowers" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose


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