Sunday, 23 March 2014

Hello Spring


With the spring weather that we have been enjoying over the past few weeks it seemed like a good idea to join in with the 8th challenge from Uniko Studio - Hello Spring.  The colours that Bev has chosen are just gorgeous.  Here is the first card that I made:

I watercoloured some paper with Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters distress inks and white embossed the wonderful chrysanthemum stamps before die cutting them.  I shaded round the flowers with some ink to add depth and added a border with some circle stamps from Round in Circles - they are very versatile. 
I liked the fresh blues and greens so much that I made a second card using the Bright Butterflies set:
I added some Wink of Stella to the butterflies for a bit of extra glimmer! 
As there are 3 butterflies on this card I can enter it in to this week's Less is More Challenge to use three things along with Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge to use glitter.
I hope you like them and that you are seeing a bit of spring wherever you are :)
By for now, Sarah x


  1. what gorgeous cards. i love the water colors and then beautiful white embossing! and your second card is just gorgeous - wink of stellar makes everything better ;) thanks for playing along with us at Uniko Studio Challenge.

  2. Love these soft colors and enjoyed visiting your blog as part of the LIM challenge.

  3. Always good to see cards that I also have the stamps in my stash. Really like how you've used the colours on both cards, hard to pick a favourite.

  4. Lovely cards, Sarah. I am partial to the 'butterflies'. What a great color combo!

  5. terrific colors ~ I'm all about the butterflies, and I like your background stamp with them.

  6. I love the colours and the butterflies! Lovely card!
    Christine (Belgium)

  7. Two FABulous cards. I love the watercolours on the first & the fresh graphic look of the second. Thank you SO much for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  8. Two super cards, love the butterflies
    Thanks so much for joining us at LIM
    LIM Guest commenter

  9. Gorgeous cards. Love the colours and that butterfly one is so simple but stunning.

  10. Your cards are beautiful! I adore the colors you used!

  11. Gorgeous cards Sarah, so elegant & pretty and I love the softness of the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  12. More lovely cards Sarah!
    These are super, I love the colour combo!
    Thanks so much
    We'd be really grateful if you could remove the Word Verification from your blog. Thanks Sarah!
    "Less is More"

  13. OH! So pretty!!!! Lovely colors :)

  14. These are both gorgeous, love all the different shades on the flowers. Thank you so much for joining the Uniko Challenge