Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Spring has sprung

Hello everyone !

Happy Wednesday and yet again time for another challenge over at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge Blog. The theme today was set by the lovely Valerie and this is what she said :

"it's Spring - Actually use springs or something that makes things spring up off your project!"

I have made this :

I coloured the card stock, which is postcard size 6 x 4" with Distress Ink in Broken China. Next I inked up the Majestic Tree stamps with water based markers; I used 2 shades of green and one brown, I then sprayed it with water and stamped it on the card. You get this lovely almost water coloured effect.  I then stamped the wall and coloured it using Copic Markers; it was then adhered to the card with a bit of dimension. Unfortunately you can't see it very well on the photo. I used two layers of corrugated cardboard to achieve this. Next I stamped Bunny and coloured him, again using Copic Markers, cut him out and clear embossed him. He was adhered onto the wall. Next were the flowers, they were stamped, coloured, cut out and clear embossed. This is where the springs come into it.. I did this a few times before and love the effect. Take some thin metal wire and wind it around a knitting needle, pull it off and pull it to the length you want. I adhered it to the back of the image and the other end behind the wall. Lastly I made the sentiment with a label maker and matted the whole thing on black card stock before adhering that to some patterned paper. The little bees were an afterthought ! 

Join us weekly for our themed challenges. Please link directly to your creation, not to your blog. You must include the challenge # behind your name! You may use any stamps for our challenges, of course we always enjoy seeing your work with Stampotique stamps, but is no longer required. We are no longer accepting creations using digi stamps. The challenges are now open for the whole month. Two winners will be randomly chosen at the end of the month from all the challenge participants to win a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

I used the following stamps :

Thank you for stopping by ! 


  1. Gave uitwerking! Niet een maar meerdere manieren op jouw kaart die "springen" en zeker die bloemen vind ik super! Groetjes, Gerrina

  2. Apart en erg leuk zoals je dit hebt samengesteld Corrie!
    groetjes, Alie :-)

  3. wat een mooi geheel, dat haasje springt er idd lustig op los.....

  4. So wonderful Corrie :) those springs are perfect :) xx

  5. This is so fun, I really love how the flowers spring off your card. Nicely done!

  6. Gaaf, wat een grappige combinatie Corrie!

  7. Beautiful! So sunny the colours are wonderful
    Just love the springing bunny

    Jools x

  8. This is lovely Corrie, great use of the springs xx

  9. Quite clever, indeed, Corrie! Long your "spring" flowers. Perfect use of that "never-ending wall," too!

  10. Love the bunny jumping over the wall

  11. What a wonderful challenge, and those flowers popping off it really make me think spring. Love it!

  12. Adoré tu trabajo :)
    Esas flores preciosas me gustan mucho <3
    Muchos abrazos para ti.