I've used this sweet rubberstamp image called Meadow Magic from the Little Cottage Cuties Collection designed by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps. You can find this lovely angel happily dressing her friendly snowman with the help of her little bird buddies at the Whimsy Stamps online store here.
This pic shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.
Layers of Bazzill cardstock with Authentique's "Beautiful" flowered paper form my side open card. Faux stitching provides a contrasting border. A few Recollections black mini brads are lined in two corners. A Hot Off the Press Christmas Art "warm tidings" sentiment is surrounded by QuicKutz revolution Flourish 3 die cuts, Zva Creative rhinestone swirls, a Prima Sugar Plum Rose in Banana, Prima Fairytale Roses in Baby Pink and mini blue roses. A Satin Sensations 5/8" Saffron ribbon bow lies in a top corner.
I was inspired to use this white background, pastel-flowered patterned paper by an early spring light snow fall. Crocuses and early blooming mini daffodils were peeking through the snow covered ground. The tulips drooping near the base of the snowman led me to believe this would be an appropriate image to use at this time regardless of the holly, berries and pine that usually point to Christmas-time. Warm Tidings simply means good news so I felt that sentiment implied hope that Spring is near and made a good association to the sentiment that I used inside of this card.
Here's a view of the front of my completed card showing my use of Whimsy Stamps Meadow Magic, as designed by Elisabeth Bell, with her very busy birds . . .
The inside of my card is lightly decorated to coordinate with the front and contains an Inky Antics sentiment . . .
For a chance to win a fabulous prize, get over to the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog and add your entry into this month's Animal Antics challenge!
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Whimsy Stamps "Real of Faux Stitching" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Die Cuts" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Ribbon or Lace" (here)
Bunny Zoe's "Girly" (here)
Stamping Sensations "The Great Outdoors" (here)
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
stars, bell, wing - Y13, Y26, Y28
carrot, tulips, scarf - YR21, YR24, YR27
holly leaves, pine, scarf - YG11, YG13, YG25
top hat - W1, W3, W5
heart, berries, gown, scarf, birds, mittens - R00, R12, R14
snowman - BG70, 0
angel gown top - E40, 0
airbrushed background - Y00, BG70
Copic Opaque White over snowflakes
As always, I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!