Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Happy Spring

I have to confess to coming close to admitting defeat when I saw that the current challenge at Less is More is the recipe "Use some wire" - however I still have some wire and pliers left from dabbling with jewellery making in my teens (and that was a long time ago, I am 60 now - but the wire is still shiny!) so I got them out and fiddled around for a bit. I was idly watching TV and winding a bit round a pokey tool and suddenly thought "Oh look, I've made a little spring!"

That led me on to thinking about spring the season which we are allegedly heading into now, although this morning's sleet storm didn't feel very spring like, and the concept of "Spring Flowers". And that's how the idea for this card was born.

I did the lettering by hand because I didn't want it to be all neat and uprightbut I'm rubbist at lettering and this is about my 15th attempt and still, now it's finished, some of the letters in the bottom row don't look quite right to me.

I held the springs in place with Pinflair glue at the bottoms, and hid that by hand-cutting a strip of grass from green card and attaching it with narrow foam tape. the yellow flowers scattered among the grass are made by repeatedly punching a scrap of yellow card with the larger hole on my Cropadile, and the flower gems and tiny fabric butterfly are from my stash.


Connie said...

I love your scene and using the wire for flowers is genius!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is so pretty Jane! LOVE those springs . . . very clever! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
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Esther said...

This is such a creative card! I LOVE your hand lettering and the fun take on the springs! Really excellent :)

Neets B said...

Lovely spring scene, love those tight coils.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
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Barb said...

What an incredibly inspired idea Jane. It looks really pretty too. Barbxx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Your lettering looks brilliant! Well done. It's a super little scene with lovely bright colours. So glad you didn't give up on our wire theme.
Thank you for joining us.
Sharon xx
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Sarah G said...

Love your spring-y card, Jane! So fun and fresh - the hand lettering works perfectly. Great to see you at Less Is More :)

Kathyk said...

Defo looks like spring has sprung!!! FAB


Anne said...

Ha Ha! Those springs are so fun and a great take on our theme. Lettering looks perfect to me Jane :)
Thank you so much for joining us.
"Less is More"

Liz said...

Clever way of using the springs! Your sentiment looks perfect, Jane. I think most people are too critical about their own handwriting. :-) xx

Chrissie said...

Spring has decidedly sprung here Jane, this is such fun!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"