Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring is in the Air

The Wicked Wednesday challenge this week is to make an ATC to 'Spring is in the Air'. I made two :

The first is using an image from Nana Vics, called Duckling in the Rain :
 I used Neocolor II and copics to color the background and the image. I printed an additional umbrella image and fussy cut one, colored it, added it over the top of the existing one but shaped it to give dimension. The boots and outside of the umbrella have a layer of crystal effects :

I live in Canada and it is not yet spring here, but I hear that in the Vancouver area the cherry blossom is already starting to bud ... its only mid March, a little early yet ... I love cherry blossom and was drawn to this image, which is colored with copics. This image is called Nest in the Cherry Tree by A Day for Daisies.
The background is a patterned flower paper, Picadilly, a paper pack by Basic Grey.  I added a thin layer of gesso to mute it a little and sponged the edges with a similar pink to the flowers. The ATC is matted on white and then pink.

Hope spring is arriving where every you live, it always bring the feeling of life and fresh hopes :)


  1. I have no other way to check that my comment has been taken than writing another one.. :( You will delete this one if you well receive the others! ^^). I said both ATCs are very lovely! (love the umbrella with its extra dimension and shine) Hugs

  2. Oh I do love spring!
    love the blossom tree branch and little birds nest! - I need a birds nest stamp. Also love the umbrella one! Very skilled colouring!

  3. These are both very spring-y. Lovely!

  4. Oh, I do like the second one ! Very nice ! xx

  5. Thank you NIkki for show casing one of my images in your 'Spring is in the Air' challenge. Great idea on creating dimension on the umbrella with a second layer and shaping it and adding the glossy accents to it and the boots, really makes your ATC, POP!
    I adore the journaling that you used on both cards. Great tip to use gesso to mute down a background. Wonderful ATCs. *Hugs*


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