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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pastel coloured tulips

Another little post on this cold Tuesday in Austin.
I made this little card for my sweet MIL in Montreal.  She, like some of you have been experiencing a long cold and snowy winter.  Hero Arts has a Nature challenge going on right now and I wanted to get a photo to submit and then send this card on it's way.  I love the newsprint blocked tulips from Hero Arts and inked this up in Dove Grey from Staz On, stamped onto a die cut tag and then water coloured with Aqua Mist and Hello Honey re-inkers that I mixed with water.  These colours remind me of the little pastel pillow mints that I have not had in decades.  I left the tulip leaves au naturel, not adding any colour to them.  I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment in the same grey ink and added a strip of patterned paper from Teresa Collins.  It happened to have the same grey tones in it and I wanted a little something to draw more attention to the sentiment.  The silk, hand dyed ribbon was snipped from a length in my stash.
Has anyone seen any tulips yet where they live?

Chriss

4 comments:

  1. And why isn't that stamp living at my house yet? Oh my goodness, Chriss this is just fantastic!! Love, love, love it!!
    =] M

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  2. Very nice card. I have that stamp and this gives me another idea on how to use it :) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Those soft colours are so lovely on this beautiful card, Chriss ... just gorgeous ... your MIL will love it! Crocus and daffodils are out round here but not tulips ... yet! Hugs, Anita :)

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