This is week 2 of our Bloomin Fresh challenge and I love the idea of beautiful spring flowers. I decided I would do a CAS card this week because things have been crazy in my schedule. I love the Faux Cross-stitch technique because it's simple and gives that homespun feeling. I choose to use white card stock because the colors light up against the white. I first put my Thistle (LL 513) stencil down and taped it on all four sides and rouged in color using a gold handled (GHB) stencil brush, I used my lightest color for this step for the flower Lulu Lavender and for the leaves Pistachio once this was done I took the tape off 3 sides and slid the screen(SC) under the stencil and rouged in my medium color, Grape Jelly and Bamboo Leaves and the added my darkest colors for shading Paris Dusk and Northern Pine. I distressed the edges with Lulu Lavender. All the inks were Momento. I then layered everything together and Voila a beautiful spring card. Now it's your turn create something with a spring theme and go to the Dream It Up blog and link it to MR. Linky if you don't have a blog you can send it to Lynell and she will get it on the blog for you.
Have a great creative week and a HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S day !