At long last, the first day of spring is almost here! Tuesday, March 20, is the day! In Wisconsin, besides robins, what else heralds the arrival of spring? Yes -- DAFFODILS! Those precious bright spots of sunshine are so welcome.
Using our new Stampin' Blends in the Daffodil Delight(!!), the Calypso Coral and the Old Olive light/dark combos, I had a great time coloring in this row of daffodils.
Found on page 31 of the Occasions Catalog, this stamp set is perfect for use with the Stampin' Blends. Hmmm. Maybe that's why they are pictured on the same page.
I stamped the image of the row of daffodils twice so my "row" was a bit longer. Perfect to spread across a horizontal card to send cheery thoughts to someone special, it would suit admirably so many occasions.
I noticed that the colors in this particular sheet of DSP from the Delightful Daisy pack (page 189 of the big catalog) matched the colors I'd chosen to color my daffodils. So I decided it would make a nice edge on the top and bottom of my row of flowers.
Tucking half of one of our Delicate White Doilies (page 194) on top of the daffodils adds a feminine touch and works well with the image.
A Whisper White background embossed with the 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Layered Leaves (page 211) combined with a bit of baker's twine finished it off nicely.
I paired the Whisper White with Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral cardstock to complete the circle.
What is your favorite harbinger of spring? I can't wait until these little beauties shine their faces at the edges of our yard!
Wishing you a wonderful spring!
My favorite harbinger of early spring? i can't get enough forsythia. I live in the mid-Atlantic region (snow tonight!) and the daffs have peeked out, the tulip leaves are above ground and the pansies are showing signs of life. I am very partial to pansies--their colors are so vibrant and long-lasting.ReplyDelete
I'm with you on the forsythia! We had them at one of our houses, and I miss their yellow cheeriness!Delete
These are so pretty! I love your art, I'm a newbie and you are such an inspiration to me.ReplyDelete
Oh, Sheryl, thank you so much! Welcome as a newbie -- and I am truly delighted that I inspire you.Delete
I love the daffodils, they look so "springy"! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up next week! Roseann from This Autoimmune LifeReplyDelete
Thanks, Roseann! I will be there next Monday.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! We still have several inches of snow on the ground. Hoping to see spring bulbs pushing up their blossoms soon.ReplyDelete
Stopping by today from This Is How We Roll.
We too, Linda, still Have lots of snow on the ground in central Wisconsin. I am waiting patiently for those yellow daffodils to show up. Nor have I seen a robin yet. Thanks for the comment!Delete
That is so beautiful! I love the colors.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
Thanks for sharing with us at the Spring Linky party; pinned!Delete
I really love this one, it is simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Yes, I always welcome the daffodils, birds, and blossoms! Darling card. Thanks for sharing with SYC.ReplyDelete
Me too! They are slow in coming here in central Wisconsin this year. I'm glad you liked the card. Thanks, Jann!Delete