Tulips...always a wonderful sign of spring. Between the tulips and the daffidils, I am always happy to see Spring. And even though we are in the first week of June (already!) I thought I could use a reminder of spring. I made this card and 13 more just like it for my card club. I love the combination of yellow and green and don't know why I don't use it more often.
I stamped the image in memento black ink and used colored pencils and a blending pencil to color the tulips. I like how other crafters can use colored pencils and get an effect that looks like a marker. With some more practice, I have hopes of eventually being able to do that. I cut the image using a stiched oval from Lil Inkers and placed it over a piece of Stampin' Up! gumball green coredinations cardstock (retired) and some lemon tart striped papertrey ink paper. I chalked around the image with a light yellow chalk to help the image pop. I used the sander to work over the coredinations CS and used the tipped top dies from PTI to cut the shapes. The button and linen thread is Stampin' Up!
So with this little reminder of spring, we are headed full force into summer. It won't be long until July 4th is here and then the kids will be back to school. Remember when our parents always told us that time would speed up as we got older...don't you hate how right they were?
Enjoy your day! I hope it feels like summer to you...we are expecting cooler weather for the next few days - which I never mind!
P. S. If I put that song in your head, I am sorry - it is rolling around in mine!