Friday, April 10, 2015

Power Poppy April Challenge~Pop of Pastel!

Happy Spring! Yesterday I was driving around our neck of the woods and suddenly, Spring had sprung! Every tree was in bloom, the grass had lost it's brownish hue from the dormancy of winter, and green was sprouting up all over! That doesn't mean we won't still have some winter like weather possibly pushing through in the next few weeks...but boy, it felt so good to finally see some spring!
This month the challenge at Power Poppy is to add a "pop of pastel" to your card.
I used the stamp set, "Springtime Love" for my card. Anchoring the pretty focal image with two different Spellbinder's dies set it off and gave the image a little more presence. I also used a tulip embossed border, now retired from Stampin' Up. The ribbon matched perfectly! 
I love the bleeding hearts on this stamp...they are so pretty and fun to color. I added a bit of glitter with a Wink of Stella pen and used some dots with copics to highlight. This shade of lavender reminds me of spring!
Yesterday I had this song that I must have learned way back in kindergarten going through my is such a sweet refrain and reminder of this time of year:
Sunshine bright,
Raindrops light,
Makes the spring time flowers grow.
Voices ring,
Children sing,
Happy Spring is here we know!

Thanks as always for stopping in...I wish you Spring in your heart even if your weather isn't cooperating just quite yet!
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  1. How lovely, delicate and elegant Traci! So perfect for this set! It’s a beauty! Love the embossed edges too - perfect touch. Thanks for playing along with us at Power Poppy!

  2. Traci, this is such a fresh breath of Spring! Loved reading your post and seeing your beautifully colored card. I also love those wee little bleeding hearts! :) That SU! embossing folder was the perfect border for your lovely Spring creation! So glad you played along with us, Traci.

  3. What a beautiful card, Traci! I love the lavender embossed base with this delicate image so beautifully colored! Yes, may we have spring in our hearts...praying the weather up north gets better soon! Hugs!

  4. This is beautiful Traci.. Gorgeous colors.

  5. Oooh, Traci, that's so pretty! I love the pale plum card base and the embossed tulip border with this lovely image. You make me want to get this one out and color it. I'm so glad you're enjoying your Power Poppy stamps and it's wonderful to see this in our challenge!


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