Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Springtime at DTC

Hello again all, well March 20th signalled the official first day of Spring here. I think we have had 2 (or maybe 3, I am starting to lose track) blizzards since then. We have a lot of snow and it is still cold. This is not normal for us (I know some people think we Canadians only have one season, hockey season) but we actually usually have 4. While I am anxious for Winter to be over, I am not anxious to trade our snow for mud. There is going to be a lot of flooding once all this snow melts. I'll trade in my Winter boots for rubber boots I guess.
The weekly challenge at the Digital Tuesday Challenge this week is Spring. Link up your Spring creations and don't forget to use something digital. The sponsor this week is QKR Stampede.
For my card I used Bugaboo Stamp's Scarlette Bubble Bath. I colored her using my Prismacolor pencils. I added Diamond Sparkles to her bubbles and Glossy Accents to her martini glass. A few half pearls make up the extra 'bubbles'. The purple cardstock lattice background, dp frame and sentiment are Silhouette files. I used some Tim Holtz distress ink in Spun Sugar on the sentiment. But I'm most proud of my flowers. I got the genius/crazy idea to make them out of old towels and washcloths. I really wanted to stick with my cleaning theme. And while they are not easy to cut, they really do add dimension and texture! Bo Bunny brads are the flower centers. And really, all Spring cleaning should be done with a martini, or other beverage of your choice, spoonful of sugar and all that ;o)
And some shots of Springtime here:
 Our snow mountains, all the snow my dad has moved out of our yard with the tractor.
One of the streets on our way to town.
I'd like to share my card at:
Sarah Hurley Challenge recycle, closes Mar. 30,
Eclectic Ellapu funny and/or whimsy, closes Mar. 31***Top 5!!!***
Top Tip Tuesday rofl, closes Apr. 2,
Try it on Tuesday recycle it, closes Apr. 9


Elaine Stark said...

Glad our snow is not as bad as yours. your card is lovely, great colours. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Evil Edna said...

very inventive, thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is brilliant love it. TFS with us Eclectics this week. Hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine aka Ellapu

May said...

Gorgeous card, Love that fun image & fabulous colours...Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu... May x x x

Claudia N. said...

What a clever idea to make flowers out of old towels!!! One would never guess their origin as they look lovely!

Thank you for joining us at TioT!!!

Claudia x

Claire said...

Ooh this is a fab idea, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this month.
C xx

Amy Johnson said...

Your spring sounds worse than mine. Were starting to improve here though. It was in the 40's today and the snow started to melt. Yippee!

Cute, fun card!

Anonymous said...

Great card and love the snow photo's too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Unknown said...

Beautiful card :)