I’ve got a quick, clean and simple card for you today using the set called Spring Chicken from Art Impressions. Art Impressions holds monthly challenges and the theme this month is Spring. I couldn’t resist using this image and sentiment for the challenge, though I had fun playing with the other images from the set that you will likely see soon 😉 I thought this was also fitting as we recently adjusted the time for Daylight Savings… Fall Back, Spring Ahead!!!
I stamped the image and sentiment on the same panel and die cut it with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. I watercolored the image and ground with Tombow markers. Then I stamped the image again on Inkadinkado masking paper and covered the image. I ink blended with a small makeup brush with a light blue ink from Impression Obsession called Sea Glass, letting the color fade out from the center. I peeled off the mask, attached the panel to a matching blue patterned paper from my stash of 6×6 pads, and then mounted that to the card base. I’m leaving the inside sentiment off for now, but thinking I may make this a birthday card or a pick-me-up for one of my middle aged friends when they feel older than they are. 😁
I’ve been relieved to not have to send out any get well cards through this whole Covid19 scare. I don’t know a single person affected, thankfully, though my hearts go out to those who have or worse yet have lost loved ones. I’m VERY thankful to not be making sympathy cards too! I’m curious… have you had friends or family get infected? How bad was it??? Hope y’all are toughing out the voluntary isolation, sheltering in place, lockdown, and/or quarantine and using your time to get crafty!!! Be smart, be safe, and be crafty!!!
I’m submitting this card to the following challenges:
- Art Impressions – #278 – Spring
- Crafters Cafe – #238 – Animals – ends 4/1
- Happy Little Stampers – March – Favorite Technique (watercolor) ends 3/31
- Stamplorations – CAS – Anything Goes w/Opt/ Light Blue – ends 4/2
- Allsorts – #564 – Anything in the Animal Kingdom
- Krafty Chicks – #499 – Clean and Simple – TOP 5 Golden Egg Award!!!
- Ellibelle’s Corner – March – Spring – ends 3/29
- Digi Choosday – Week 12 – Anything Goes – ends 4/3
- Crafty Sentiment Designs – Anything Goes
- Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes – ends 4/1
- Pinspirational – #259 – Proverb about Spring – ends 4/6
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #128 – Anything Goes – ends 4/5
- Crafty Animals – #36 – Anything Goes with an Animal