Monday, April 14, 2008

I want Spring!

Will Spring never arrive? Just this past Friday we had a snow storm. I mean, really, enough is enough. However, today is gorgeous and it should get up to around 11 degrees C. today and higher tomorrow and Wednesday. So, in an effort to get my mind into Spring, I made this delightful card.

This image is one of several digital images available from Pink Petticoat in the UK. I downloaded them and tried to print them out, but my printer does not take cardstock easily so what I ended up doing was loading my images onto a thumb drive and took it to Staples. For $2.67 I was able to get all 52 images printed out. Now all I have to do is trim them, colour them and mount them on a card. I purchased the Fishes, Ewes, Owls and Birds images for a mere $16.00 CDN (approx) and, if it only costs $2.67 to print all the images, then I think that is a very economical way, indeed, of enjoying my craft. The only stamped image is the sentiment and that was $1.50 at Michaels!

The card base is Select White with some Sweet Blush on the card face. Then I added some of the Pink Patterns paper, some pink and white eyelets and a couple of Prima flowers to complete the card. The cardstock and patterned papers are from Papertrey Ink.

I used my Copic markers to colour the image and am happy to report that there was no bleeding of the image whatsoever. Can't wait for the next delivery of more Copics from the Gina K. Copic Marker Club. Should be any day now and that's only 'cause it takes longer to get to Canada. You can find out more information about this club by contacting Gina here.


Alexandra said...

Great card Barb - so cute!!! I love the coloring you did on that adorable little bird, how stinkin' fun is that image??!! Love this!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

lola rose said...

Hi Barb,

You've made her look SO sweet! Your colours are gorgeous!


NormaJ said...

Love this litte bird. She looks like she means business too. I'm
in the copic club too and I love
the monthly packages. I find that
it takes about a week longer for them to arrive here in BC.

Jennifer said...

I know what you mean! We had the same snowstorm you did and it was AWFUL!

This card is darling! Here's to hoping this little bird can bring spring to us. I think she is as it may get up to 20 today! YIPPEEEEE SKIPPY!

Jennifer :)

Tami Bayer said...

You are always so cutting edge, Barb. I love that you are including some digi stuff in your cards. This one is adorable. I hope your weather has warmed up a bit this week.