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Mar 1, 2023

The Gifts of Spring

Hello everyone! March has arrived and that means "Spring has Sprung" at the Four Seasons challenge blog as we are now in full spring mode! And I am ready for it!! As always, you may share anything related to the current season but we do have a fabulous optional moodboard to inspire you.

Here is my card:

I can't say that there is a spring flower I don't love, but Daffodils are probably my favorites (right along with the the delicate snow drops), so I decided to use this beautiful digi "Dancing with Daffodils" from Power Poppy. I used my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils for coloring. I printed the image twice because I wanted to use foam tape to pop up the large blossom, so that one has been fussy cut. 

After coloring I placed the Rectangle Extraordinaire stencil from MFT over the card and inked up the inside with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. The sentiment is from an old Stampin Up Easter stamp set. Some green jute twine by May Arts was added to the card and Stickles glitter glue applied to the flower centers. 

I'm entering this card to Power Poppy's Blossom Challenge where the challenge is to use a Power Poppy stamp or sentiment and a pretty inspiration photo. While I didn't create a seaside floral card as in the inspiration photo, I did use some colors from their inspiration photo - blue and green, so hopefully it is eligible. 

A close up below:

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Our optional mood board is below. As you can see I was inpired by the beautiful bouquet of daffodils and grape hyacinth. No grape hyacinth in my bouquet but I went with a similar color scheme. 

This challenge runs until March 25th and hope you'll join in with us! 

Thanks so much for visiting!

PS: I've also just posted my March Crafty Wednesday Challenge, and I hope you'll stop by and share all your crafty makes there! It's Anything Goes!

You can click directly onto the card below to get to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge.

Besides  Power Poppy's Blossom Challenge  I am also sharing here:

2 Sisters On The Blog - Spring or Easter card

These below are Always Anything Goes, I may not share with all but hope to link up when possible:

A Gem of a Challenge unlimited entries
A Perfect Time To Craft unlimited entries
Classic Design  Challenge unlimited entries
DL.Art Linky Challenge unlimited entries/ once per day
LeAnn’s World 101 unlimited entries
We Love 2 Create (creative/mixed media) unlimited entries
A Place To Start 8 entries max
613 Avenue Create 8 entries max
Path of Positivity 7 entries max
The Paper Funday 6 entries max
Word Art Wednesdays 5 entries max
The Corrosive Challenges 4 entries max 
Through The Craft Room Door 4 entries max
Crafty Catz 3 entries max
Creative Fingers 3 entries max
Ally's Angels 3 entries max  
Arty Divas 3 entries max
Crafts Galore Encore 3 entries max
Creatalicious Challenges 3 entries max
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday (my own challenge) 3 entries max  
Let's Craft & Create Challenge 3 entries max 
QKR Stampede 3 entries max
The Creative Crafters 3 entries max
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 3 entries max
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 3 entries max
Taylor Made Cards 4 U 3 entries max


brenda said...

Just beautiful Ellie, so nice to see all the Spring card popping up in blogland as even if it's cold outside still makes us think of brighter days.

B x

Diane said...

A gorgeous Spring card, colored and designed so beautifully, love the light stenciling around those beautiful flowers, daffodils are my favorite spring flower though I do love them all! You should enter this in our stencil fun challenge!

Darlene said...

Oh Ellie ... this is absolutely beautiful! Your coloring is so soft & perfect and I LOVE how you've showcased that bouquet! Yes spring flowers in bloom really make me happy ... it means sunshine & warmer days are ahead. My daffodils are actually ready to POP ... it's too early but I guess they are as confused by our temperatures as I am! LOL Beautiful inspiration my friend ... well done!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is so pretty, Ellie. Flowers are such a beautiful gift from God and your card is just as sweet and inspiring as could be. I hope you're having a blessed week. Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration and talents.

Pauline C said...

This is stunning Ellie - incredibly pretty image and your colouring is fabulous
Pauline xx

Joanne said...

That is beautiful! Your shading of the flowers is just amazing and so real looking.

ChristineCreations said...

It is a beautiful card Ellie and beautiful colouring, and I love that you popped up the daffodil, it gives it great dimension. Thanks for entering into the The Blossom Challenge at Power Poppy!

Caroline said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining opur challenge at 2Sistersontheblog
Caroline DT

Sioban said...

I agree Daffodils and snowdrops are my favourites. Lovely card, so I’m off to buy the image myself.

Melanie Hungerford said...

Just gorgeous! You have done beautiful work with the colored pencils, and the rectangle background is the perfect backdrop for your flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at the Paper Funday Challenge!

NanaConnie said...

Ellie, your coloring is absolutely stunning! Love the whole card but the coloring just "makes" it. :-D I'm so glad to see you playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede. Thank you and good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Ilonka said...

Such a beautiful creation, thanks for sharing it with us to the Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge.
Big hugs Ilonka DT

Donna Walls said...

OMGoodness Ellie~this is stunning and I love the dimension Daffodil front and center. Your fussy cutting skills put mine to shame. We would love to see this card at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge too!
Thanks for playing at the Paper Funday Challenge!
Donna xx
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
Inspiration Station Challenge

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge.
~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge.
~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

Maria Nicotra Tinyworks said...

Wow Beautiful card thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
Maria DT

Tee said...

Wow! Such a stunning card! Love the beautiful bunch of flowers & the pretty colors you chose.