Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Inspired by Spring

It's a bit drizzly today - so hopefully we will get blossoms soon.  Hand Stamped Sentiments is looking for Spring inspired projects this week.   When I arrived in Vancouver last Thursday afternoon, I loved seeing all the trees in blossom - a smile came to my face when I saw a row of trees with pink blossoms covering the branches as well as a blanket of pink below, on the ground.  It was a beautiful scene.  Our day will come in Alberta - we just need patience.

The sketch for today's card comes from Freshly Made Sketches.  I moved the arc of embellishments to the upper section of the circle so that they didn't interfere with the branch that I "pulled" off the circle.

Off to cut paper for my tea party on Sunday.  I'm excited because my daughter has offered to bake goodies for the event.  The house is going to be filled with warm smells on Saturday!  I'm just hoping for some self control!

Hope spring has blossomed where you are - thanks for visiting.
Joan

12 comments:

ebeth9267 said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, show stopping gorgeous! The arching spray of blossoms is so cool and artistic. So glad you played along again this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

Krista said...

Joan, I love this!! Love the spotlight and your cheery colors, too. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Helen in the UK said...

Beautifully done :)

Dawn Braun said...

So very beautiful!! I love all the layers of green with the splash of poppy pink, a very pretty card indeed! Thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and enjoy those yummy smells! I have NO self control! haha

Bobbie said...

I love all the little details of this card: The pearls, the embossing, and do I see shimmer? This is a fantastic spring card! Thanks for playing with Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

Teresa Zuehls said...

Lovely card for spring. Love those cute pink flowers with the pearls in their centers. TFS and have a great day.

Erika Clark said...

So very pretty! I love the branches of blossoms growing right out of the circle! A very beautiful tribute to those trees you admired! Nature never ceases to dazzle, no matter how many times you've watched it unfold.

Diane Vander Galien said...

So Pretty!!! Love the branch is the circle with the beautiful blossoms!! Great color combo and love the texture!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

Jen Timko said...

How pretty, Joan! I love the background image and the little flowers on the branch are wonderful. So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

inkedx2 said...

I love this Joan! I never thought to use the Just Believe set like you did. Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us this week.

gvaldes01 said...

Joan,
Your spring inspired card is lovely. I love how your focal point is the blossoming branch. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Bada-Bing Creations said...

I really like how you made your background with the leaves. Very pretty and you can't go wrong with green and pink! Thanks for playing at HSS!