Without even knowing the forecast for tomorrow, on Sunday, when the Paper Players announced their current challenge, #187, Clean and Simple "Spring", I wanted in. Mostly, I wanted the chance to make a STATEMENT.
The card I came up with is full of innuendos and symbolism.
Granted, it's not the most <traditionally> beautiful card I've ever created. But, then, neither is our pathetic wait for spring to show its face.
Putting a BLACK spray of flowers from Springtime Hello (page 21 of the Occasions Mini) behind the screen of Off the Grid (page 108 of the big catalog) starts out my statement. Making the grid glimmer a bit with Pewter Embossing Powder gives us a "glimmer" of hope of spring.
The sentiment, also from Springtime Hello, actually comes with an exclamation point at the end. I omitted that cheery feel and replaced it with a plaintive question mark.
I mounted the torn-edged card onto Elegant Eggplant. You know, purple, the traditional color of mourning?? But . . . I added it to a card base of Wisteria Wonder, a more springy, hopeful color.
I distressed all the edges to evoke OUR feelings of distress. But, by adding the glimmer to the edges of the focal image as well as the sentiment, I once again introduced that "glimmer" of hope for better -- brighter -- days.
Thanks, Paper Players, for another inspirational challenge!
Hello Spring? Are you there????