Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fss - Purple Crocus

We are having such an early spring here in PA. The crocuses and daffodils are already blooming profusely. We actually never had a real winter, which is fine by me. Snow is pretty to look at, but, except for not having any snow pictures this year, I didn’t miss it.

My card today uses the pre-colored crocuses from the Spring Flowers digi set from Fred She Said. I actually printed them out twice and fussy cut the three flowers and mounted them with foam tape for added dimension.

The design inspiration came from Verve Sketch # 1 for March. I LOVE their sketch challenges and really need to play along more often.

The papers are some long retired papers from Close to my Heart. I love the color purple but I don’t have much purple DP my stash. I guess purple isn’t the “in” color.

The Hand stitching was done with matching Embroidery Floss.

Other Challenge Blogs for this card:
Creative Card Crew - Vintage
Digital Tuesday - Think Spring
Scrap Creations - Ribbon and Pearls
Lady Bug's Craft Ink - Anything Goes
Prairie Fairy - Distress it.
Totally Stamalicious - Flowers
Paper Creations - Spring is in the Air
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday


Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. I love the stitching around the edges. TFS.

Lisa B said...

OH my word this card is stunning. First thing that caught my eye was the coloring of your flowers. Then the stitching...goodness gracious this is gorgeous.
I also live in PA so I know what you are talking about. We only got snow once this winter and now all this gorgeous weather!! I'll take it!
I am glad that you played along with our birthday challenge at the Sisterhood. Good luck.

Marjo said...

Wonderful Spring Card, thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

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Xoxo Marjo

Darlene said...

Just stunning! Purple is my favorite color so your creation REALLY caught my eye and that hand stitching ... WOWZA ... fabulous!
I'm in NE Ohio ... originally from Pittsburgh and I too understand what you are saying about the weather! My daffodils & crocus are all in bloom ... looks beautiful but I fear the worst isn't over yet! We shall see!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

Peggy said...

This is beautiful! Your stitching is amazing. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations

TannyP said...

WOW! What an absolute beauty! Those colors are gorgeous and the flower is a fave of mine. Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Mynn xx said...

This is so gorgeous! LOVE the stitching--and all those pearls! Your coloring is absolutely amazing!!! :)

Sue Jones said...

Beautiful card - an award for you on my blog x

Conniecrafter said...

gorgeous coloring and I just love your stitching with that shape die, great compliment

Lori Turner said...

Really pretty card! Those flowers are gorgeous...Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week!

Anonymous said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful week!

~ Barb said...

Crocuses always make me think of Spring. They are the first wildflowers to bloom here. I love the stitching and pearl accents, and purple and green has always been one of my favorite color combinations. Thank-you for sharing at Digital Tuesday Challenge!
{Hugs} Barb, GDT.

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous floral images! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Catherine said...

Lovely card and amazing hand stitching! Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight....

Cor* said...

oh I soooooooooooo love your coloring! Great job!Perfectly laid out! Thanks for playing with the fairies this week at FFF!

febe said...

Stunning colors for a card. Love the purple crocus on the bloom. Beautiful!

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Julie said...

So beautiful Nancy!,thanks for joining the LCI anything goes challenge. Remember to leave a comment on the LCI post today for a chance of winning one of the day's new release digis! hope to see you there,Julie.x

DesignerDiva said...

I'm sorry I'm so late with my comment this week!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with the Ladybugs and I hope you will join us again soon
Laurie x