Today is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog. Even though it is the beginning of March, we are starting to see signs of spring here in Virginia. My daffodils seem almost ready to bloom, if you can believe it. I went a little non-standard and actually started with a set introduced in the fall…Shades of Autumn. But I gave it a spring twist courtesy of the color palette and some flower dies from Lovely Blooms.
I pulled out my Distress Oxide inks in Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint and created some backgrounds that I could cut with my dies. The green I cut with the Shades of Autumn Dies and Lovely Blooms Dies (the leaves). Then I cut out some blossoms with the Lovely Blooms flowers. I love the variations from the Oxide inks and how they make these dies take on such depth. On some more watercolor paper, I created a background with Broken China Oxide ink and then stamped the sentiment from Shades of Autumn in the middle. I found some pink card stock to coordinate with the flowers and that completes the spring feel, don’t you think? We may yet have a touch of winter coming but at least I can celebrate flowers and greenery in my stamp room!
I hope you like this fun way to use dies! Make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs blog for daily inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping in and I’ll see you soon!
Stamp: Shades of Autumn (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: Strathmore Watercolor; Accessories: Big Shot, Lovely Blooms Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Shades of Autumn Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS)