Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April 1st! Is spring ever going to come?

Is Mother Nature playing an April fools joke on us and letting winter stay longer? We had quite the snowfall yesterday. Today it is raining. Tomorrow? Who knows!? Perhaps more flurries.

It has been a while since I have participated in JULEE'S MOJO MONDAY CHALLENGE. I have this beautiful new Stampin' Up! stamp set called "Bloomin' Beautiful" and I just had to ink it up and Julee's layout challenge gave me the incentive to do so.

Here is this week's Mojo Monday 31 challenge:

I watercolored my pansies in the vase with Tombow markers. I wanted to use the pale yellow as the background so I just watercolored on the cardstock. Generally I prefer to use watercolor paper when watercoloring for the obvious reason that that is what it is made to take - water! This prism cardstock worked "OK" for the small area I was working in but it does tend to pill up with too much application of water so I worked the area carefully to avoid the paper pilling.

I very lightly shaded the vase in a pale blue tombow marker and then applied clear dimensional glaze over the area of the vase. The photo doesn't show the effect of a glass vase look but in real life I'm pleased with the outcome.

I just got my dotted swiss Cuttlebug embossing folder so I went to town embossing everything that would hold still with this dotted swiss background.

I also use my new Nestibilities dies to cut the circles and rectangles for this piece.

A little dot of yellow stickles to the center of each flower and my card is complete.

Thanks for dropping by and taking a peek at my latest card. More cards to come.


  1. Your card LOOKS like spring, Jennifer. Very pretty, but I feel your pain. Left home this morning and it FELT like spring. The sunrise was a gorgeous yellow and peach and by lunch it was gloomy and s-n-o-w-i-n-g and a freezing 35degrees, with a west wind that could launch me onto your porch. I did wonder if you had made dotted swiss collars for Gabe & Bella...

  2. Wow, this card is gorgeous. I love the dotted bg. Your coloring is fantastic.

    The weather here is gloomy, too. I think it's around 63. The sun is out but it is chilly. I might need to put a sweater on when I go out for lunch. :P

  3. So pretty, what beautiful colouring and subtle colours :)

  4. This is just beautiful Jennifer!!! I love it and love what you have done with this set! Your colouring is amazing as usual! I am glad to see you are back, I was getting worried when you hadn't posted for awhile! I just ordered the dots c/b folder and some nesties...I am jealous of everyone that has them...at least til mine show up!! LOL...ahh..just kidding! lol

  5. Positively gorgeous. Love the coloring and the swiss dots. Thanks for playing! :)

  6. Wow is a gorgeous card l just love looking at your great works of art..l love the swiss dots and your colouring is awesome.

  7. Wow Jennifer, this is so pretty! Love the two color cuttlebug background. Great coloring on the image!

  8. This is so pretty, Jennifer. I love ths soft colors you've chosen for this sketch challenge.

  9. Beautiful card!! I love this image, and you did a great job.


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