Good morning and what a morning it is.
The sun is out and the sky is blue even if there is still a chill in the air.
We have just taken delivery of another load of ewes and lambs from the sheds. We are into the 70's now so about halfway with the ones we had here before. The lambs love the sun on their backs and find any hollowthat keeps them in it and out of the wind. Others start playing king of the castle on the earth mounded up from clearing out the old cowshed ready for my veg plot!
Anyway that means spring is definitely on it's way!
So to celebrate I made this bright springlike card.
Over at Less is More the colour challenge is Citrus and HLS CAS want to see faux mother of pearl and Time Out are celebrating Spring, so this was designed to fit in their requirements. After a few false starts with the faux mother of pearl technique I managed to make a couple of panels. My first attempt used frosted paint but I don't think it was dry enough as the resist didn't work, but I persevered this time using DecoArt Paper Effects white pearl paint which I had in my stash unused. Think I bought it when I was making some canvases for the living room but didn't use. It dries much quicker so I was able to ink it up with a mix of Squeezed Lemonade and Mown Lawn DI. Buoyed up with this success, I found the other uninked piece from the earlier attempt and added Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade to either end and that worked too!
The green panel I used for the back of the panel and the other I used to punch some yellow flowers and die cut some tiny centers from the orange. I made the frame by cutting out an extended rectangle then trimmed to make a border, adding SU die cut leaves from the same card as the base. The overall effect is very springlike I think.
I'd like to join in over at -
Easter and/or Spring with the optional technique twist of masking.
Just to finish off the spring theme here is a photo of a lamb playing king of the castle early yesterday morning!