Sunday, 15 March 2009

Gentle Spring


Created for MMM. The background was created using a music script backing paper. This was coloured with Distress Inks in Dusty Concord and Faded Jeans using the Wrinkle free Distress Technique. A little Versamagic Thatched Straw was sponged over the white areas, then a thin layer of gesso sponged over the whole thing. The collage images were cut out and applied, and the text stamped on coordinating paper. German scrap corner embellishments were painted in matching colours to finish.

27 comments:

mixedmediamonday said...

Beautiful, Rachel! So soft and pretty, just like Spring :-) Diane

Kelly said...

gorgeous card! sweet images!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful card!

Diana Evans said...

wonderful piece...the bird is so cute!!!

Barbara Hagerty said...

This is gorgeous! So soft and beautiful! I love the images, especially the bird!

Stempelchaotin said...

Really gorgeous card. Lovely.

Kersten said...

What a gorgeous card, Rachel. I had to post a "follow blog" marker so I can keep up on all of your fantastic art! :)

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous, great images

Femmy said...

it's beautiful!!

Gillian said...

wonderful piece Rachel, so soft and fresh, perfect for this weeks theme.

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous piece, love it!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Gorgeous springcard.

indybev said...

Thanks for sharing your process for this lovely piece!

Melisa said...

Love the girl sitting in the nest with the bird in her lap!

hastingshall2 said...

Rachel, your beautiful soft colors definitely say spring to me. I love the use of the lavenders and pinks and blues. Lovely.
Faye

Buffy said...

Beautiful colors and love the image.

alcoholinky said...

lovely soft colours.

Amy said...

This is delightful..you really give the feeling of her just floating up in a tree..beautfiful work. I love your work!

Beth said...

Lovely piece! The soft lavender is perfect.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful card, and sentiment. Never thought of spring as 'gentle' before.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love this beautiful 'gentle' piece so much!

Silvia said...

Such a beautiful work. Love the eggs.

Diane said...

very sweet - love the colours you used!
Diane

Janny said...

Beautiful, I like the soft colours!

Ozstuff said...

Rachel, this is so elegant and creative. Great artistry. I love it!

yasmindeboo said...

Gorgeous; super ideas.

Francoise said...

wow so cute !!!
excellent idea