Thursday, April 04, 2013

New Card for Tuesday Morning Sketches - #192

Though I had a lovely time away over Easter and Spring Break, it is wonderful to be home again, semi-unpacked and back in my craft room.  I have a few cards owing out and am working through them. My sister Nina encouraged me to “marry” this need with a challenge by Tuesday Morning Sketches.   This week’s challenge is sponsored by Cas-ual Friday Stamps who are providing a $25 gift certificate for some lucky winner.  Thank you for the opportunity! 

Without further ado, here is the sketch for

Tuesday Morning Sketches #192

 

And here is my take on this sketch:

1-TT192_bderksen 

I’m afraid all the designer paper is “scraps” and therefore I cannot give tribute.  The stamp is one I treated myself to over spring break - it’s “House With Plant” by Hero Arts. I noticed Michaels carries several very VERY nice Hero Arts stamps, sure wish I lived closer to a city - just at times like this. Winking smile  The sentiment is part of a Katie and Co stamp.

I stamped directly onto some designer paper and then I painted bits in using my pearlescent paints. 


I leave you with signs of spring from my little corner of the world, and words  of inspiration:

 

spring blossoms April 2013 (2)

 

After the rigours of winter,

Oh, the pleasure that colour can bring!

Transparent and gold, a joy to behold;

Quite suddenly - it’s Spring!

 

spring blossoms April 2013 (3)

Song of Solomon 2:11-13

The winter is over; the rains have stopped;
in the countryside the flowers are in bloom.


This is the time for singing;
the song of doves is heard in the fields.

Figs are beginning to ripen;
the air is fragrant with blossoming vines.

 

spring blossoms April 2013 (1)

 

my heart and my eyes Rejoice!

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7 comments:

  1. Wow! You've got blossoms! We have a few pussy willows out.

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  2. love the card ...and the blossoms look so beautiful...spring is on it's way. Glad to hear you are home...thanks for sharing.
    (might have to try this challenge)

    hugs

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  3. Fabulous card Barb, I love the colours and papers you used. What a fantastic house image, it looks wonderful stamped on DP.

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  4. This is so pretty!! What a great idea to stamp on the DP!! Going to to remember that one!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

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  5. Crafty shopping is pretty much the only reason I miss living in the city too :) At least I'm close enough to plan a trip every now & then!
    I love this house stamp - so very perfect for welcoming someone to their new home. And I'm so pleased you came to play with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

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  6. So pretty! Thanks for playing with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  7. What a sweet card Mrs Miles. I love the victorian home. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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