Monday, 10 March 2008

Spring - there's more

It seems very apt today, as the country is lashed by wind and rain, to post a layout I created yesterday on Spring!

It combines my two loves of stamping and colouring. I used white embossed paper by Doodlebug and yellow hand-made paper from Hobbycraft. The stamps were the following: the new and very gorgeous wild meadow themeplate from Elusive Images (buy at Graphicus), hyacinths by Hero Arts and a Christmas stamp by Joanna Sheen (the bird). I've made a card with the wild meadow stamps too and will share that tomorrow. I did the colouring with a combination of inks, chalks and paint.

I had earmarked some new chipboard letters from EK Success which I bought in the US recently. They're white and very swirly, and I was going to paint them. However - quelle horreur - they are so elaborately curly I couldn't make out which was the "s" ! I have both the uppercase and the lowercase alphabets but I couldn't work it out. They really ought to include a guide to the letters inside.

Anyway, in the absence of those letters I used the great standby of letters I bought in the bargain shop (I won't call it a pound shop because some things, like these letters, are more than a pound!).

Buttons from Craftime and swirly gold accents from HOTP.

I photographed the daffodils and the primroses in the garden last week. I've now got some splendid blue hyacinths (the white are a long way behind) but it's a bit too rainy to take pictures today.


Sharon Caudle said...

Great layout Gail! The flowers are soooo pretty and I'm waiting very impatiently for them to start coming up here. :)

Anonymous said...

Fab layout. :D Lovely bright sunny colours. :D


Jeannie Phillips said...

Your art is so much like what my Daughter would do...before she was so busy in college she did lots of colages.... and your work reminds me so much of her....

Thanks for stopping by my blog

Tracey said...

Great layout Gail, I am also lookng forward to a proper spring and can't wait for the warmer weather, take care and have a great week xXX

All Pink girl said...

Beautiful layout ,so fresh and bright ,love it ,Dawnx

Lesley said...

Lovely bright LO - I love all things Spring!! xxx