Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #115 - Gail's Clean & Simple "Spring Theme" Challenge

I love Spring with all the re-awakening of the trees and shrubs.  I love the return of the birds and, of course, the blossoms which colour the world.  It made me very happy to be able to think about Spring and create something clean & simple for Gail's challenge this week.

Isn't that a beautiful image?  I'm so ready for green grass and flowers!  It may be white outside, but at least I was able to enjoy some blossoms on my card.

I've used two stamp sets for this card:  the Touches of Texture and the Circle of Spring (alas, retiring, but the sentiment is perfect).  The simple spray of blossoms coloured using the Marina Mist and Mint Macaron Stampin' Markers made me think of the Forget-me-nots which bloomed in my Dad's garden.  The bee is coloured using the Crushed Curry Stampin' Marker and then enhanced with the Wink of Stella.  Honestly, that made the wings come to life!

I've used the Heavy Whisper White as my base and then added a layer of Mint Macaron,  My images are stamped on another layer of Whisper White (regular weight).  That background behind the blossoms and the bee?  Another image from the Touches of Texture which uses the Mint Macaron, but off-stamped once to reduce the colour.

Simple?  Yes.  But to me this represents Spring.  I hope you enjoy it, too.

Check out the other cards created by our Watercooler Artists at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  And then why not link up your own creation for us to enjoy.

I'm also linking up my card to the Less is More "Spring Walk" challenge.

And finally, I'm linking up my card to the Inkspirational "Spring Theme" challenge.


  1. You may have stayed with the CAS, but your card is lovely. I love the colors and what you have done with just two stamp sets. Forget-me-nots are one of my favorite flowers in the Spring and your lovely little bee sets off the image perfectly.

  2. Wow Heidi, you've really created a beautiful spring card. I love the floral spray and the little bee doing his busy work. This is such a wonderful Clean and Simple card and one I think I'll be CASing. Thanks for inspiring this week. Now I can almost feel Spring in the air. Happy Stamping!

  3. Your spring card is so fresh and pretty, Heidi! I love the delicate colours and airy feel. That background stamp is really effective in adding texture and interest - it looks like pollen that the bee is flying in to pick up! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Less is More this week :)

  4. How gorgeous! Such a pretty spray of forget-me-nots and I love the coordinating splatters and layer. The bee is such a fab finishing touch. A super card for our "spring walk" challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  5. Just beautiful and dreamy! A perfect example of Spring and Thanks so much for playing with us at Less is More this week. x

  6. Such a pretty card, a great take on the Less is More theme.
    Crafting with Cotnob

  7. Spring is my favourite season and this certainly symbolises Spring to me. Love that little sprig of blue flowers with the hazy sprinkles behind. And don't you just love little bees, that's a gorgeous one.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  8. Pretty card. Love that bee! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  9. What a wonderful spring scene! I love the serene look and soft colors! Thanks fo joining us at Inkspirational!

  10. Your card speaks "Spring" to me, as well! My CAS-loving heart is smitten! So thrilled you shared this beauty in the Inkspirational gallery!


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