Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Day For Daisies: Cherry Blossom

So my drive home from work this morning was not as half as bad as expected, Thank God! The closer I got to home the less snow was flying :) I'm not sure if I have ever shared my anxiety about driving in the snow but let me tell you it's severe. God and I spend quite a bit of time together when I'm driving lol So you won't be surprised when I say I cannot wait for Spring!

Speaking of Spring today I am playing along with A Day For Daisies color challenge. I used the freebie provided on the blog . . . It's so beautiful! I just love their images. Unfortunately , all my purchases are stuck on my old computer for now. I just haven't had the time to switch them over yet :(

Here are the colors

and my take

I'm going to be completely honest. This card looks nothing like the way I imagined when I started lol. not that I don't like the card, I do!

I started by coloring the cherry blossom branch with my marvy markers. Then I fussy cut it out. Let me repeat I FUSSY cut it out. Am I a little crazy? Yep! I just love the way it looks peaking out the window! I die cut the window with a spellbinders die (sorry I'm not sure which number label it is at the moment).

I wanted the background to be soft so I stamped (Hero Arts, Old French Writing) in versamark and white heat embossed before rubbing on some spun sugar distress ink. I wanted the edges to be a little more defined so I colored them using the same pink as the flowers.

For the banner I colored the layer using the lightest blue I used on the flowers then added the white strip with the sentiment (Hero Arts, Friends). To finish it off I added some stardust stickles to the flowers :)

Thanks for looking! Wishing you a crafty snow free day!!


  1. It's a gorgeous card, Kelly! Love this beautiful take on the colors! And I'm with you on driving in snow - just HATE it! It can be so scary - I'm glad this time wasn't bad for you! Come on, spring, hurry up and get here! :)

  2. Your card is lovely! All that extra work was worth the effort. :-) Thanks so much for playing the ADFD Challenge!