Sunday, 26 March 2017

The Craft Barn Twelve Month Challenge - March

It's taken me three weeks to think of a way to illustrate this month's verse for the Craft Barn Challenge which has to include daffodils and hares. Inspiration seems to have eluded me, no middle of the night light bulb moments, so I've gone for a clean and simple page.

Both the stamps I've used were freebies with Craft Stamper magazine. The daffodil must be years old when the free stamps were red rubber on a foam backing. I started by dusting Distress Inks over a piece of card and then stamping the hares and birds. I die cut an aperture in my main piece of card and brushed ink around the outside edge and the inside of the circle and then glued it over the picture. The daffodils were stamped onto card and cut out before colouring with watercolour pencils. These were attached to the page with silicone glue to give some dimension. My page was finished with the computer generated verse from Sara Coleridge's poem "The Months".

The green around the outside is much more vibrant in real life.

Page Recipe
Anna Marie Designs Smooth Stamping Card 300gsm
Anna Marie Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Distress Inks - Twisted Citron, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood,
Versafine Onyx Black
Watercolour pencils
Hares and daffodils - freebies with Craft Stamper magazine
Birds - Stampscapes 302A
Verse - computer generated with "Papyrus" font


Elaine said...

Loving the little scene you've created....very springlike! Elaine x

kaybee said...

I found I'd got that stamp too! Love the composition of your card.

Julia said...

Oh my , I have that daffodil stamp too but I forgot I had it! The card looks really good, well done.

Scrapmate said...

I love the scene you've created through the aperture. Yes this challenge is proving tough but you've made a great page.

gardenpinks said...

A beautiful spring card Maggie. I have the hare stamp but not the daffodil stamp!!! It seems everyone is saying this challenge is a struggle yet you all have produced lovely pieces of art xx

Lesley said...

Great card, a lovely Spring scene. Love the hare stamp too! xx

Crafty Claire said...

This is lovely. Sometimes it's best not to overthink it and go with your first thought. Clean and crisp is just right for a spring scene. xx