Thursday 24 February 2022

Tulips in the grass

Hello, crafting friends!
It's a wonderful Thursdayy for crafting and I hope you'll come and join me because I'm hosting the inspiration board at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge today!

I've chosen spring-like elements to cheer us all up but as always, you can use them as starting points for your own ideas. My card is full-on spring as you can see:
I made a background on a card panel by sponging pale green ink into the grassy area of Funky Fossil's Scenic Borders. I also sponged a bit of pale blue at the top of the panel to give the impression of a nice warm spring day - I can't wait for one of those!

I used flowers from Spring Tulips from Clearly Besotted. They come in one clump on the stamp but I used a neutral waterbased marker to ink up the bits I wanted and stamped them in three groups, colouring them with coloured pencils and adding grass and leaves. The panel was trimmed to size but I accidentally made it wonky! To save it, I trimmed it down to correct it, mounted it onto a pink layer and attached it to a card front, adding a few gems for a bit of sparkle.
And now it's your turn! Which row or column on the tic tac toe board inspires you? Don't forget you can use the diagonals as well! My team mates have made some beautiful samples and you can see them here at the Tic Tac Toe challenge site. You'll find the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post and can use it to link your own creation up with us. Have fun!

I'm linking this card up at Allsorts where the challenge is to fill in the blank - I love... This cards uses Sponging, Masking, Stencilling, using only part of a stamp and colouring with coloured pencils, all  of which I love! I'm also joining in at Retro Rubber where there's a fun sketch. The Spring Tulips stamp set was released in March 2018. I'm playing along at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge too, where the theme this month is Inky.

There's been nothing spring-like about today - Eva and I have been hailed on twice! Roll on the spring!!

Sending hugs,


  1. Beautiful pastel tones and a wonderful tulip border

  2. What a gorgeous Spring card. Love it. We had a couple of hail storms today too - but I stayed home today!

    Hope you’ve stayed warm and dry since.

    Hygge xxx

  3. It's so pretty and a lovely reminder of spring on the way. Thanks for taking part in my challenge theme of I love at Allsorts this week.
    Lynn x

  4. Vicky, what a sweet interpretation of our sketch over at RETRO RUBBER, tulips are the first brave little flowers that peek out of my flower beds when the weather starts getting warmer.
    Love your pink tulips and the soft colors you used.
    Thank you for playing with us at RETRO RUBBER.
    Please stay healthy and safe.

  5. Beautiful tulips, Vicky! Love your color choices and that sentiment is perfect! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

  6. This is just gorgeous, Vicky! Such soft, beautiful florals and a cool way to use our sketch! So glad you shared this with us at Retro Rubber this week!

  7. Love these tulips, Vicky! A pretty Spring scene!

  8. I love the pink tulips the most, they look so delicate, just like on your beautiful card.

  9. Beautiful card, Vicky. As I write it's pouring down with rain, so I can't wait for spring! xoxo

  10. So delicate and absolutely beautiful Vicky.
    Faith x

  11. Beautiful work

    Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything CAS challenge blog.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  12. This is such a clever way to repeat an image and create a beautiful naturalistic border; those soft pink tulips are so dreamy! You are of course a pencil whizz!


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