Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring Is In The Air!

"Spring Is In The Air" is the newest challenge at the Fashionable Stamping Challenges blog, so come on and join us in celebrating that breath of Spring Air we all so eagerly await!  Oh my DT sisters have some really gorgeous creations to put you in the mood, so stop on by FSC and have a look and join in all the fun!  Don't forget there is always a little prize and you never know when you will get caught in the Spotlight! 
I don't believe I have ever used this older stamp from Stampin Up.  This little bird perched on her flowering branch is what Spring is all about.  The birds coming out to play and gathering findings for nesting material, flowers and bulbs in bloom and longer days is the best time of year!

This large image was stamped using Stazon Timber Brown and then clear embossed.  I used a soft pallet of Stampin Up chalks for color on most of the image.  Did use Certainly Celery and Yellow for the bird and vine stems.  After I was done coloring, I gave a quick spray of Matte Sealer to keep the chalks in place.  Distressed edges and inked with Distress Vintage Photo.  I really did not want to add any embellishments as I just love this image!

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.  I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

46 comments:

cebelica said...

This image is great. I love the vintage look! Hugs!

craftattack said...

Beautiful piece, looks like a vintage book illustration! Valerie

iReneM said...

This is such a lovely image/stamp. The delicate colouring is perfect.
x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Terry, this is such a beautiful, fresh and innocent scene...perfect for the start of Spring! It is like the dawn calling in the new day! Gorgeous.
And the pink and brown go so beautifully together (and I love the vintageness of it all)
Dot x

Sandra said...

What a lovely card. The stamp is gorgeous. It's a stunner.

Cheryl said...

oh Terry love that stamp and love the vintage feel to this,perfect,colour choice,hugs Cherylxxx

Meggymay said...

Wonderful card, it has the look of a perfect misty morning start to the day,love the stamp.
Yvonne x

Ephemera said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Terry, I love the subtle vintage tones and the beautiful delicate pastel shades. The stamp is beautiful. Have a lovely Sunday. xx

Elaine said...

Terrt what fantastic stamping and coloring well done this has a vintage feel I love it Hugs Elaine

Margreet said...

Wonderful, Terry...you did right with not adding any embellies!
xxx Margreet

lynne said...

Terry, this reminds me of a vintage book illustration from the Victorian era. Very special card.
Wishes
Lynne

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful image. The chalks are so soft and perfect for spring. Happy Sunday!

Sherry Edwards said...

It's just perfect Terry! Love the soft pink you've used. xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Lovely spring card Terry. I always forget to use those chalks. they give the softest effect to artwork. Well done!
hugs Lynn

Mrs.B said...

This is a gorgeous image Terry cant believe you've not used it before ! I love the soft colours, you have used, just like the early dawn.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Avril xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

All I have to say is gorgeous! I love the image and love the soft looks you achieved with the chalks!

Willy said...

Absolutely fabulous, Terry!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love the sweet image and elegance to it. Hope you are enjoying your Sunday m'dear (waiting on that puppy is like waiting on Christmas)! xoxo

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Terry,
this is just a beautiful piece!! Love it.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Hugs,
Marie

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card Terry, great stamp!

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Terry, I love the stamp you've used. Sue C x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Terry, your card is stunning! Such an elegant simplicity - beautiful stamping! Hugs, Joanna xx

Chrissy D said...

Terry this is so elegant and GORGEOUS! TFS!

trisha too said...

That bird is so sweet, what a great look!

:)

Cgra said...

It's beautiful - the coloring is so delicate!

Linda R said...

I am so glad you decided to use it.. It looks amazing. I have stamps that I have never used also. Hmmmm.. You got me thinking. I need to go take a look at what I have..

Hope you had a fabulous weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Yvonne Garner said...

Fabulous image and I love how you kept he colors very soft. Hav. Great week! Yvonne

Maria Ontiveros said...

So pretty. I've been grungy and texturey all week in my art, so this feels very serene to me. Love it!
Rinda

Claire said...

Just beautiful Terry, that stamp is so lovely, perfect for Spring and I love the delicate colours
Claire xx

Lin said...

You have a fabulous style about you.Love this little bird it's so softly coloured with just hints of colours other than the soft brown. Gorgeous.

Lin xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Love the use of colors for this stamping...great creation!

greetings, Alie :-)

Ira Huberts said...

A perfect and totally adorable spring card, lovely image, fab card!

Welkom bij Happy Stamper said...

woooow what a lovely card, realy love it.

i just became a follower from youre lovely blog.

have a nice day.

greetings
angelique

Shelley said...

Terry it's beautiful! I love the soft coloring of chalks.

Jan Hennings said...

This is beautiful and love the soft pink :)

Jingle said...

This is very pretty!

Candy C said...

Hi Terry! Congratulations on your appointment to being a member of Linda Coughlin's new DT for her new blog! That is fantastic news! I'm familiar with some of the DT member's work and it's all wonderful! I can't wait to see your creations! <3 Candy

Cynthia Schelzig said...

A lovely spring bird....happy springtime to you!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, great image.

Lisa said...

Terry, this is so beautifully done. I love the softness of it -- I have a really hard time achieving that look, but I guess more practice is in order.
I know what it's like having such a nasty virus. I do hope you're feeling well again!

PetraB said...

This is so lovely, such a beautiful piece.

CuddlyBunny said...

Ah Terry, what a sweet and truly Springlike card! I love the colors you chose!

Thanks, too, for mentioning the matte sealer for chalks ... I bought chalks some time back because they looked so cool and then never used them except testing because ... they go EVERYWHERE. Oops. :)

CuddlyBunny said...

p.s. come to think of it ... maybe you mentioned this stuff to me once and I've already forgotten. hmmm ... less wine in the future. :)

Lisa Somerville said...

So pretty! Love the soft colors!

Carol said...

Beautiful image and coloring! Love the soft look. TFS

Shirl said...

Such an elegant card Terry and the stamp is adorable.

Hugs Shirley x x

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