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I used the sketch from Verve March-week 1. It had cool layers.

I did the Tulip background with Spellbinders Impressabilities and distress inks. It was something different for me but I loved the look of it when done. I adhered a white paper and the impressabilites with small tape on the side. this helped it stay in place. I started with aged mahagony distress ink and the distress foam tool. I inked it all the way. after which i inked it with broken china, it looks almost purple in some spots, and then with wild honey. I removed the tulip impressabilites and this is what was left. I cut it according to the sketch and distressed the edges with antique linen. Tulips always make me think happy thoughts and that spring is here.

I added some icy stickles to the frame, the inside has been stamped with aged mahagony. love that pattern. Added a ribbon and some twine to give it more dimension. Flowers have the white brad in between.

The inside is simple

Supplies: Papers: Miss Carolina- Howdy Doody, PTI cardstock.

Stamps– Verve-Making a statement, MFT-paper doll

Dies -Verve-Rectangle frame

Miscellaneous: Twine, Ribbon, Distress inks-aged mahagony, broken china, wild honey, antique Linen,  brad, icy stickles.

I am entering it in few challenges

Verve – Sketch

Ribbon Carousel-twine(flax and blossom)

Little Darlings– spring is in the air

Lily pad-Flower

Simon Says Stamp– Bingo-flowers, glitter, brad

Jelly Park-Weather-spring/summer

Paper Pretties-try a new technique(used impressabilites to create background with distress inks)

Prairie Fairy– Spring Fling

Whimsy stamps– anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I appreciate each comment.

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