We have had extremely unusual weather here in Toronto this week. The typical weather in March is around 10 C which is 50 F. This week we have had weather hovering around 27 C which is 80 F. The sun has been shining and the sky has been blue. Needless to say the neighbourhood have come alive--everyone is out of their house in shorts and T-shirts, the kids are playing in the streets, the high school left a message reminding parents about the dress code and the windows are open. I looked out my kitchen window this morning to see the my Forsythia is in full yellow bloom and my crocus, daffodils and tulips are popping out of the ground! That is the first sign of spring in Ontario. Yay!
Okay moving on to my colourQ card for this week. Arielle has offered us a beautiful palette of spring blues and purples. My cardstock stash is primarily Papertrey so I translated the colours as Blueberry Sky, Aqua Mist, Lavender Moon and Autumn Rose. I created a top fold card of Blueberry Sky. Then I layered an embossed panel of white with an Aqua Mist scallop border created with my Hearts Border die. For my focal point I pulled out one of my favourite stamps, the Mehndi Medallion, and stamped one in Autumn Rose and one in Aqua Mist. Then I used my Beautiful Blooms 1 die to die cut one large and one medium of each stamped image. Backed by an Autumn Rose scallop, adhered with foam dots for dimension, and topped with a Lavender Moon button. Throw on a sentiment and done.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend.
All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: Blueberry Sky, Autumn Roe, Aqua Mist, White
Stamps: Mehndi Medallion,
Ink: Autumn Rose, Aqua Mist (PTI), Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: Beautiful Blooms 1, Banner Borders, Scallop Circle (Spellbinders)
other: foam dots, button, embossing folder (Cuttlebug)