Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Challenge

Good Evening…
I created this spring Layout for the Spring Sketch Challenge found on the following Link.  http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/2011/03/cbgm-blog-challenge-3-spring-sketch.html.
Flowers and Butterflies are a sure sign that spring has sprung.  The weather is warming up and the birds are happy and chirping outside my bedroom window each morning.  This too is a sure sign of spring.  We have even had a little spring rain storm complete with thunder and lightning.
I took this challenge and used two of my favorite spring things, lilies and butterflies to create something related to spring.  The bright yellow lilies are nothing more than a photograph, framed with orange paper to help bring up the colors in the lilies.  I used the greens to help highlight the color of the spring foliage. 
I hunted for a long time through my stamps to find a sentiment appropriate for my design, but nothing I had seemed to work, so I dug out my trust Cricut Pens and created my own on a scalloped circle.  I added two colorful butterflies to complement the colors within the photograph and finished off the design with sparkling green gems in the corners.
I mounted the orange paper over the top of the green with a ½” offset on the top and the left hand margins.  Why? I really don’t know, but at the time, it felt right, so I did it.
I hope you enjoy!


6 comments:

  1. Kimberly wow this is gorgeous. The colours are so jumping out of the page - i LOVE it. Lillies are my favourite flower although stargazers are ultimately my fav! such a great take on my spring sketch, thank you for playing along. Can you please though enter a link into your posting that clicks back to the blog challenge, thanks. http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi Kimberley im not sure whats happened but youve posted this challenge on mr linky on my blog twice so ive removed the latter entry. Your first entry is working all ok its just YOUR posting that needs to show a link to my blog challenge - you would need to do that by editing your post. cheers

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  3. thats it all linking now - cheers. thanks for playing along and good luck

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  4. Hello Kimberley

    I'm Pamela, a member of CBGM Design Team and thanks for entering Gills challenge. What can I say that Gill hasn't said already but Lillies are so lovely.they smell wonderful too, and to compliment them are butterflies what a combination.

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  5. a really eye catching card

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  6. well done a nice bright spring card, good luck, vick


    http://the-artful-codger.blogspot.com

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