Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Less is more

Hi Stampers!
I'm joining another challenge today that I'm excited about- the SUO challenge #41.  The theme is spring.  Pretty broad, don't you think?  It most places spring is an explosion of color and flowers and sun.  Here in the Redwood forest, spring is more subtle.  Everything under the forest canopy has to fight for purchase, and let me tell you, the redwoods are mighty!  Sun can also be a problem, and we celebrate every inch as the earth tilts on it's axis and the sun moves higher in the sky, over the tops of said redwoods, and brings in the light.  We won't get that vast profusion of color before June, but there is still a bit of excitement right now when the first of the native violets peek out under the ferns.  That calm, gentle presence of spring is what I was going for with this card.  Take a look:

Do you ever have the problem where you keep trying to add more layers/texture/embellishments and they just don't work?  This is where less IS more, for me.  Happy Spring!
Thanks for stopping by!
Growing green stamp set #118758w #120624c
Wild Wasabi card stock #108641
Wild Wasabi stampin pad #109014
Perfect Plum card stock #101889
Perfect Plum stampin' pad #101437
So Safron stampin' pad #105213
Certainly Celery stampin' pad #105217
Watercolor Paper #122959
Basic Pearls #119247
Aqua Painter #103954


  1. How beautiful! I enjoyed reading your description of the spring in your area and I think your card interprets this perfectly. Thanks for sharing this with the SUO Design Team!

  2. This is so beautiful, i don't know where to begin! Your water coloring is superb, and less is definitely more with this beauty. Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges this week!

  3. This is a lovely spring card! I love your coloring and the beautiful dimension on this. Glad you joined us at SUO Challenges!

  4. I love that sprig from the Growing Green stamp set. Perfect for Spring! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges.