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May 1, 2023

The Four Seasons Challenge May - Fluffy on the Lily

Hello everyone! It's a new month and that means it's time for a new challenge at the Four Seasons challenge blog! Hard to believe it's May already, how time flies!! This is our last month of Spring challenges for the year and hope you will join us with all your new spring themed creations! As always we have a fabulous mood board but it's optional to use. 

I always like to use the mood board for inspiration and had several ideas in my mind yet it took me a while to actually get started on this month's DT card. As I finally sat down to create a card with a May Day "basket" which was one of the ideas I had, I remembered this little cutie from Whimsy Stamps and he surely has been neglected for many years so I scratched the May Day basket card idea and made this card instead. This is "Fluffy on the Lily" illustrated by Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps. I have it in rubber but it is now available in digital format from Whimsy Stamps and no longer as a rubber stamp. 

Below is the optional mood board for May.

I stamped the image on Canson watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx ink then used Distress inks and Zig Clean Color markers for coloring. I created a little scene by using a brick wall stencil and a grass stencil. I inked some cardstock with Twisted Citron and Rustic Wilderness ink, cut it out using a hill die and then stamped the words which is also a retired stamp from Whimsy. 

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The sentiment in black is from the Tim Holtz's Small Talk sticker book. I embellished with a couple tiny butterflies and stickyback pearls. Then I found this twine already tied in a bow on my desk intended for a previous project but then didn't use. I thought it was a perfect finishing touch here so I added it. 

You have until May 25th to join us this month. Hope to see you there :)

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brenda said...

Certainly is a cutie Ellie and you've created a design that showcases it perfectly.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful card Ellie, and you certainly have used a sweet imag - I love how you have created the background for Fluffy

Pia S said...

The image is so cute and deserved to be used again. I also like the green hill with words, fun detail, as well as the little green bow. Adorable design.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Too cute, love it! xoxo

Joanne said...

You have the cutest stamps! I love this card.

Jennifer said...

This is so cute!!

Curated by Jennifer

Diane said...

This is so adorably cute and a perfect take on our mood board, fabulous coloring too, the sweetest image!!

Darlene said...

OMG ... this little guy is so darn cute and you've showcased him PERFECTLY! Awesome coloring too! Fun card my friend! Thanks for another amazing DT project!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable card and sweet design, love the super cute squirrel and I'm so impressed to see that the paper you used for the hill is stamped wit the same words I used for my own computer generated paper! Wow!

HilaryJane said...

That's a great stamp and an excellent way to use it. I love it. the wall and little ribbon is so ingenious and inspiring. Thank you xx

Linby said...

oh that is a cutie! You've made a wonderful design and that little twine is the perfect finishing touch.

Tracey T said...

Love this design - great layout, cute image. Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

SarahR said...

Hello there, awww such a sweet image and an adorable card. Love how you've used the twine! Thanks for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin' - Sarah, DT.