Monday, April 25, 2016

Ode to Spring!

I do believe Spring has finally arrived here in our neck of the woods! We have already had two mornings of frost on the crocus,so fingers crossed,Spring is here to stay!


I love these colors-so bright and cheerful-especially after a gloomy winter!









1.)I started out with a wooden plaque from the thrift store,removed the metal pieces from it and sanded it down.

2.)Coat the plaque with white gesso

3.)Using Jessica Sporn's Stencil~Namaste' , scrape clear embossing paste through with a palette knife.
I used embossing paste as I wanted the shine it yields.

4.)While the paste was still tacky,spray several coats of  Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays in ~Magnolia Magenta Gold,Hi Maintenance Magenta,Wild Honeysuckle Coral 
as well as Tattered Angels~Polka Dot Pink

5.)On separate paper, I stamped IndigoBlu~Wild Flowers with Black Archival ink-let dry

6.)When dry, I tattered the edges of the stamped image paper

7.)Next spray small amounts of Lindy's~California Poppy Gold,Glory of the Seas Gold,Bells of Ireland Green,Magnolia Magenta Gold,Hi Maintenance Magenta,Wild Honeysuckle Coral
 and also Tattered Angels~Polka Dot Pink sprays 
in a palette to use as watercolors to paint in  background and flowers. 

8.)Once dry,center and glue down stmped piece leaving edges up and furled slightly

9.)My mini dragonflies are made from scanning my Tim Holtz~Layered Dragonfly Die,one I had previously made and for another project,and printing this out smaller. 

10.)Fancy cut and add DecoArt Clear Crackle to these before gluing into place.

11.) Add sentiment if desired.



These colors are as vivid as they look and speak so much of Spring and new beginnings to me!
 Thanks for viewing and hope you enjoyed your visit!
Jackie ")



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Rubber Dance Stamps



This is my very first time entering a stamped image challenge and my 
very first time entering with Craft Stamper!


IndigoBlu


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24 comments:

Karenliz Henderson said...

Gorgeous my friend! I love the bright colors. Still need to order those Lindy's sprays!

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous piece, this is more than bright, it will light up the darkest day! Hugs, Valerie

Win Dinn said...

Fabuloso, my friend - I can feel spring all over that wonderful piece.

aimarii said...

I am so glad there you have the spring. And it´s easy to see how happy you are about all of lowers and beautiful colors. you show your feelings in your art. Nice. I like.
Are you surprised when I am telling you we have snow and I think to ski tomorrow?

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

What a wonderful altered wood plaque! Love the bright and happy spring colours, and the dragonflies are really nice!! Thank you for joining our April spring callenge at Rubber Dance ♥

Nancy TeWinkel said...

I can feel it growing! Lovely:)

Kimberley Johnson said...

It is a gloomy cold day here and it seems like spring is never coming! We were out and about and commenting on how drab everything looks and how nice it will be when spring finally arrives and everything is new and fresh and revitalized. So seeing your bright and cheerful ode to spring when I got home was really good timing and a reminder of what we can look forward to soon. A breathe of spring air! It's beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Sara Barker said...

Jackie, ah, finally I get to visit your lovely, exciting blog! Don't ask...serious internet problemos! As Sandy would say...my computer hates me!

Onto this amazing, colorful, cheerful and gorgeous work of art...Love the texture on the background and the colors throughout! Looks like lots of fun was had making this! It would have been more fun if I was there! :)

Great to hear you are getting spring! We have spring one day, winter the next, and on the third day summer. Don't think we'll get fall 'til November. Are you planting yet? Perhaps not with frost still on your crocus'! I planted zucchini and summer squash and transplanted tomatoes the other day. My baby tomatoes I grew from seed are still puttering along, so I bought some pre-made. Ha! Ha! Big hugs! I hope to catch up with all I've missed here soon!

butterfly said...

Stunning vivid springtime colours and I love how the light sparkles on the glossy textures. Definitely spring here in New York... I only hope the same is true of the UK when I get back there next week!
Alison x

Angela Radford said...

Wow Jackie these colours are amazing! Loving the images you've used too. Have a great crafty week, Angela x

Bev said...

Wow it's springing off the page lol love the colours...

June Walker said...

I love the dragonflies. I also admire assemblages...I'd love to try but haven't as yet!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

What a great way to upcycle that wooden plaque! Loving the bright colours and the happiness emanating from it!

Dorthe said...

Gorgeous sparkling colors Jackie, like a vitamin infusion , and the frame looking amazing with the shine. and your dragonfly as bright as the real ones, I`m sometimes lucky to see ,here.
A wonderful "ode to spring ".
Dorthe, xxoo

Hazel Agnew said...

This is such a glorious ode to Spring. A feast for the eyes.....and a wonderful tonic too. I adore it Jackie. thanks for the colour infusion and thanks for visiting Country View Crafts!

Evelyn Walter said...

Wow! These colors are popping out here! Wonderful bright and cheerful!
Thank you for joining us at Country View Challenges!
x Evelyn

Julie Ann Lee said...

Beautifully colourful and spring-like, Jackie. I love the dragon flies - they always remind me of spring and summer! Good Luck with the challenges. xx

S@ndy Diller said...

Love the vibrant colors found here. No mistake that Spring is in the Air. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

Gio said...

This is so lovely and bright! Thanks for joining us at IndigoBlu challenge :-)

Shel C said...

Mmm..that pink! I wonder which spray made it so bright cause I need it..lol

Sue said...

Really lovely Jackie, so bright and cheery - we've had lots of snow today, very Springlike weather lol. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

ionabunny said...

Love your vibrant colours. I hope spring is here too. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance Challenge. Hugz

Maxine Jones said...

Very lovely colours! So juicy and fresh! Thanks for joining us at the IndigoBlu Challenge! Maxine x

rachel said...

stunning use of colour - absolutely fabulous and very spring like! Thanks for joining the Indigo Blu challenge this month and good Luck! Hugs rachel x