I'm so ready for Spring. For a few days it was actually beginning to seem as if Spring was around the corner. I didn't even have to wear my winter boots for nearly a week. I was daydreaming of wearing flip-flops. And then it snowed again---and again---and again. I guess Winter isn't quite ready to let go.
I've been picking up the Nature's Walk stamp set off and on but hadn't really decided what I wanted to do with it. When it began snowing again, I knew I had to have a Robin in my life. If they weren't ready to fly back to this snowy area, then I was going to make my own. And so I did.
I really like my little robin even though cutting him out was a bit of a chore. Still, he looks almost as if he's going to burst into song, doesn't he? That's what gave me the idea to use the Natural Composition Designer Paper with the musical notes embossed on it. A perfect background for one of the more musical birds.
I wanted flowers, too. I have loved the Fabulous Florets stamp set from the very first time I saw it. The flowers in that set are wonderful. This time I decided to make some very delicate flowers using the Creped Filter paper. Yes, that's very flimsy paper, but with a couple of layers of watered-down Crystal Effects on the fronts of the flowers and a layer of the Frost White shimmer paint on their backs, they had a lot more body. I loved the effect.
I used my watercolour pencils in order to get the very subtle colours in the flowers and also in the robin.
My finished card definitely made me feel a lot better. If it isn't going to look like Spring outside, then I've at least managed to bring Spring inside.
Doesn't the card make you feel as if Spring is here?