Thursday, June 3, 2021

Sweet Spring Wishes

It's time for a new challenge at Time Out. Challenge #189  is is an IBW (Inspired By Words) challenge. We have until June 20 until spring is officially here, and until June 16th to complete the challenge..

We are generously sponsored by Alex Syberia Designs. Alex has a shop filled with gorgeous digital images and sentiments. She also has a line of stamps, stencils and more. Challenge winner will receive a $15.00 gift voucher to her ETSY STORE

To create my card, I took my inspiration from a magnolia tree that is on the property of the house where I grew up. This magnolia was planted by my grandfather some 65+ years ago. The house has been sold, but the tree remains. That tree is magnificent when in bloom. Every spring we would enjoy its grandeur and pray that a late frost would not come and destroy the flowers.

t used Simon Says Stamp Magnolia 3D EF. I brushed color on it in pinks, greens and browns and ran it through the Big Shot. I used the debossed side and added a little more color. I added a die cut sentiment from STAMPlorations and my card was complete. My beautiful mother died this past September. She loved that tree. Magnolias always put me in mind of her.

Please hop on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see the wonderful creations that the Design Team came up with to inspire you. Come play with us!

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Claire said...

This really caught my eye over at TO Stephanie - love the soft colour. We had a magnolia tree in the garden where I grew up too - always makes me think of home when I see one...

Joyce said...

Love how you did this card, Stephanie. The texture plus color gives the overall card such a 'wow' effect. And, hope you are out celebrating your birthday also!

I Card Everyone said...

Stephanie, this is as magnificent as I can only imagine that treasured tree to be! You've captured its essence so beautifully, I feel like I am getting your child's-eye view from underneath! xx

Darlene said...

OH WOW this is just gorgeous Stephanie! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

sandie said...

Your Mother will be smiling down on this card xx I adore Magnolia trees and your card is superb, love the soft changing of colours-hope you had a fab Birthday my friend x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is gorgeous! Love how you inked up that embossing folder! BTW - I went to Festive Friday and tried to delete my entry, but I could not. Maybe you can. 3 challenges total? No wonder there are so few people playing along....I try to remember that for next time I want to play.