Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spring scene

I had a little more trouble with this card.  I bought some new colored pencils from a sale that Spectrum noir was having, I think they were trying to get rid of these pencils to replace some nicer ones they just came out with, anyway I thought I would try them out on a stamped image a friend gave me, and I wasn't totally thrilled with my results so I need more practice with my pencils but I needed to get this out to my 13 year old great niece for her birthday. I decided to add a few diecuts to the scene after I finished coloring.


Stamped image from friend, colored with pencils
Sassafras - Mix and mend papers
Impression Obsession - Rectangle 6 in 1 frames and Rabbit dies
Poppystamps - Cheery cardinals
Butterfly die
Liquid pearls - Chestnut (butterfly)
Nuvo crystal drops - Autumn red ( flowers)

I am entering this in the following challenges:
House that stamps built blog -- All Creatures, great and small
Sisterhood of Crafters blog -- Bunny Rabbits

My hubby took off work yesterday and we went out to a State park in Southern Illinois, it was beautiful weather, sunny and warm, one of the trails was a little challenging for me but hubby got me through.  I will share if any of them look good, I haven't had a chance to look.  We picked the right day to go, today is quite windy but the sun is shining and it is warm, oh could it be possible spring has arrived, I sure hope so.  Hope it comes very soon to all in the north too!

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy day to stop by and say Hi,

Connie

16 comments:

Louca por porcelana said...

Cute card,dear Connie!Happy Spring!

Birgit said...

What a darling little scene this is! It would be fun to send a card stamped and not colored so the recipient could color it too. What a delightful image and sweet card!

Debbie said...

it's so good to steal a day and sneak away, chuck and i do it all the time!!

such a cute card, your great niece will love it and i hope she saves it forever!!! i know i will have mine forever!!

April said...

This is such a sweet card. I love the added dies. I also love the in the post below!

Darlene said...

Hey there girlfriend. Yes pencils can be a little tricky to get used to but your still did a great job on this scene. I'm impressed with your little die cut add ons ... perfect! We has spring like weather last weekend but would you believe it is SNOWING now and we have a good inch or two ... what the heck??? LOL Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Bunny Rabbits’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Leslie Miller said...

What a cute, cute woodland image! Your little bunny is perfect for it. Pencils... I'm still not sure about them. Sometimes I like, sometimes not. It would be lovely to think spring has arrived! Sunshine is supposed to be here for maybe a week. We had the trailer out at the beach yesterday, just testing the brakes and working out the winter kinks. I can't wait for our first road trip of the season!

Pam Sparks said...

oh so pretty and spring-y Connie! So nice you can be outside enjoying a pretty day! We're sunny today...heading to one of the grandson's first baseball games... I'm wearing my coat and taking my gloves, just in case! lol

Heather said...

Very cute!! I think the die cuts you added finished this little scene off perfectly! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Vickie Y said...

Adorable, sweet scene! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Beth Norman said...

What a cute scene card. The bunny is a lovely touch. I just got some bunnies from last month's win at I.O. and am going to use it today. Your colouring looks good from my end. It sounds like you weren't happy. Have a nice weekend.

Donna Phelan said...

This is really a sweet scene. It's odd, I have colored pencils but can't use them right or well, so I don't lol I think you have done a great job! It's cute!

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

What a precious scene you created for your little bunny, just beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters and we hope to see more of your wonderful creations again soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn

Lowcarb team member said...

Pleased you had a lovely day out with your husband ...
Love the scene you've created on your card.

All the best Jan

Esther Asbury said...

What a fun little woodland scene and great coloring with your pencils! Thanks for linking up to The House that Stamps Built with this lovely card!

Janice said...

A lovely woodland scene, beautifully coloured.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute scene Connie. Love the scallop border and those die-cut animals... perfect embellishments.