Wednesday 2 March 2011

#55 Spring Purples & Greens

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers this week - purple & green
Prize sponsor - Joanna Sheen

Hi again, and for my card today I am using a gorgeous image by Mo Manning. Doesn't she just look in awe of the bird hovering over her flowers?  I coloured her with Promarkers before mounting her onto this fancy fold lilac card and adding a few spring crocuses to the elements behind her for added depth. Crocuses are a real portent of Spring aren't they, daring to show their colours before their less robust flowering sisters in a garden. Of course, this audacity brings them to the attention of at least one of my local squirrels who had the nerve to dig up my a flowering crocus and make off with it in front of me!!!! Even had the cheek to run & sit on the fence just out of my reach behind the shed to devour it!!!! Don't think he will want these paper ones though, LOL.  I made the flowers & stems entirely from white crepe paper which again I had coloured to match using my Promarkers. The leaves were also cut from card coloured with Promarkers.  The sentiment is from Paulette over at TLC.

I kept the layers relatively minimal & the image doesn't have one at all as I was hoping to create an fresh & airy feel. ...and as you can see, not a squirrel in sight. LOL. Hope you like today's card and would like to join us this week for our colour challenge.

Tine :)

Other Challenges I would like to enter my card for:
Mo's Digital - Spring colours & make your own flowers
Allsorts - make your own flowers
Rubber Cafe - fun folds
Prairie Fairy - inspired by a song (Little Bird by Annie Lennox)
Tuesday Taggers - inspired by a song (Little Bird by Annie Lennox)
Bunny Zoe - spring flowers
Crazy4Challenges - flowers
Simply Create - power of flowers
Paper Garden Projects - Spring things
Everybody Art - Spring.


  1. What a beautiful card, Tine! Love the shape and this gorgeous Mo Manning image! So springtime! Those flower bunches are just perfect!
    Great layout too!
    Hugs, Iulia

  2. Hi Tine, fabulous card love your deep mauve colouring and the papers look gorgeous. With hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  3. This is adorable! I love the crocus blooms...very clever! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

  4. Great card the flowers are so unusual!....

    Thanks for making your own flowers this week for the Allsorts Challenge

    Emma xxx

  5. THis is really sweet, Tine and your crocuses (or is it croci??)are awesome!
    Yes, squirrels are persnickety creatures. Nerve indeed!

  6. Gorgeous card and so beautifully coloured xx

  7. What a wonderful card! Your coloring and patterns are just stunning. I love those flowers on the side

  8. Such pretty colours Christine and I love your crocuses, I seem to only have white ones in the garden and my rhododendron is also flowering, which is also white hehe

    Love the shape of this card, really must try this myself, really beautiful card xx

  9. Hi Christine...what a GORGEOUS Spring card!! I do so love this little Mo Manning cutie...and you've colored her beautifully!! Your colors are so perfect...and your DPs perfectly showcase this cutie patootie! And those flowers!! I'm speechless!! You are crazy talented girlfriend!! I'm just delighted that you've joined us this week for Mo's weekly challenge!! Pat Frank

  10. Gorgeous card Christine. Love the image and the beautiful crocus. Thanks for joining us for the TioT challenge. xx

  11. Oh my goodness! This is so sweet. My favorite color combination too!!!!
    Adorable image. Thanks for joining us at Fairy fun Fridays!

  12. Gorgeous! Purple is my favorite color. Thanks for playing at Simply Create!

  13. Beautiful spring card - love the crocus. Ugghhh squirrels and I have deer too - I get a little gardening heartbreak every year. I keep trying though.

    Thanks for playing along with the Paper Garden Projects "Spring Things" challenge!

  14. Your image is beautiful and I love your choice of papers, thanks for joining us at Prairie Fairy Fridays, we're happy to have you!

  15. wow Tine how perfectly have you coloured her...stunning card and I love the colours...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

  16. Yay Tine!! You won at Prairie Fairy for Top Card! Well deserved!!