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Friday, 1 April 2016

#40 Spring Is In The Air

Hi fellow travelers and welcome, it's S@ndy here to guide you into a new challenge where we are celebrating the arrival of Spring.  That's right, Spring Is In The Air, we would love to see how you interpret this phrase.  The challenge to you is:

Leave those winter blues behind. Make anything that says SPRING using pastel colours. It is your choice, a card, canvas, 3D or a tag, etc. but remember it should be in one of the vintage; shabby; mixed media; art journaling; industrial or steampunk styles that we favour.


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The Creative Guides have certainly risen to this challenge in their usual fabulous way.  I think you will agree that this is some splendid "Spring" art.  So let's get started.

 
For this challenge I have gone with the long forgotten watering can that has rusted out and is now the home of a bird who is welcoming Spring.  Stop by my blog for more details at
 
I have used my DecoArt supplies for this challenge creating another of my wall hangings. It's always the signs of the new leaves and spring flowers bursting from the cold depths of winter that excite me about this time of year so I have gone for lots of green with a touch of yellow and orange to echo the colours in my garden.

Astrid
 I needed a birthday card for someone with a birthday in Spring and decided to take my Tim Holtz Lady Rose stamp set out for a play. I kept it in a soft and vintage style which I think suits this set of stamps and chose soft Spring colours for my background. More details can of course be found on my blog.

It may be Spring here in the north but there is nothing out in the garden except snowdrops and a lovely little Robin! So this small hanging celebrates their presence and of course as it is still cold you need to bring your own sunshine!  There are more details on my blog if you would like to see more.

 My Spring shadow box includes a variety of paint techniques, oil pastels and distress stains. There are more details on my blog - be lovely to see you there. (Addicted to Art)

 When I think of Spring my mind always turns to my garden; nature, fresh new growth and the birds that visit my garden each year. This is where my inspiration began. Distress Paints in fresh spring colours were key to this piece combined with Tim Holtz Bird Silhouette Die. Corrugated card added the texture I needed to this piece and added that natural/recycled touch I was looking for, combined with fresh uplifting colours. Pop by my blog for step by steps.

I really needed to make some cards for my birthday box and since most of my
friends don't always appreciate really shabby, mixed media type cards, this challenge is just 
perfect for me to create some softer toned cards that celebrate Spring!  If you would 
like to see more please visit me HERE.

 I really love Spring with the new growth in the gardens and hedgerows. I'm also totally in love with the lambs and the baby rabbits so I decided to go completely vintage with my ATB. Lots of DecoArt products, printable images, stencilling and crackling! For more details please visit my blog.
 With 'Spring in the Air' I have embrace my 'inner calm' and created a mixed media canvas using a more serene colour palette with just subtle accents of darker hues to give it a fresh, crisp appearance while still retaining a little bit of 'grunge'

Jenny
 I love Spring. It's by far my favourite time of year; the days are getting longer and lighter, the birds sing, the buds and blossoms appear and there's a real sense of optimism in the air. I'm celebrating this wonderful time with a floral garland and a couple of fun ideas for using your Distress Crayons. Find out more about it on my blog.

OK, now that you have been awed and inspired - it's time to show us your art.  You have until
Thursday May 5 to enter.


30 comments:

  1. I just love how everyone was inspired in so many different ways. A ray of Spring sunsine in creativity. Love each and every one of them. Tracy x

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  2. I can smell the spring flowers and feel the sun warming my face from all the fabulous Spring inspired art!

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  3. What beautiful spring projects ladies! each one so different in design but giving the same light happy feeling of sunshine and warm weather coming! I'm off to check out the details of each! Julia xx

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  4. Amazing inspirations again!! Beautiful spring art works!

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  5. Beautiful Spring inspired works of art! xxx

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  6. I just love everyone's interpretation of Spring! xx

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  7. A wonderful gallery of uplifting 'Spring' creativity and inspiration ladies. xx

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  8. Fabulous spring projects!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  9. Beautiful DT inspiration! Gorgeous projects and amazing theme. <3

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  10. Stunning interpretations of Spring, beautiful projects from everyone.
    Julie x

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  11. Well if it didn't feel like spring it does now! Wonderful projects from everyone - as usual, all so different! Jennie x

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  12. Beautiful spring projects ladies,well done...so much to look forward to with the lighter evenings x

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  13. Terrific projects all round - it's been a lovely springtime treat to come visiting.
    Alison x

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  14. Beautiful Springtime creations one and all, wonderful designs in such delightful Spring colours! Deb xo

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  15. Beautiful DT inspiration!
    Hugs

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  16. What a fabulous line up of gorgeous projects from my teamies, love all of he wonderful designs and creations.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  17. Thanks to the entire team for making this a wonderful challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing what our wonderful followers have to share and to the Destination Inspiration post as well. Hope it is warm and sunny where your are.
    Best wishes, Sandy xx

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  18. Wow love everyone - such a wonderful array of colour xx

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  19. Thanks for the inspiring ideas from the team.
    Happy crafting,
    Angela x

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  21. Thanks for another fabulous challenge and for the wonderful DT inspirations too! I must get my Tim Holtz butterfly stamp set back out as I love how some of the DT have used it on their projects Karen x

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  23. WOW great inspiring art works, thank you!

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  24. Awesome artwork for this fab challenge! I am almost embarrassed entering my simple little card! xxx

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  25. Gorgeous DT inspiration for Spring just what's needed today as it has been raining and grey all day :( at least making my AJ page cheered up a dreary day and made me think "Spring is in the Air", thanks for the challenge.
    MaggieH

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  26. Great DT spring Projects here!

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  27. Stunning work by the DT. Thank you for another fun challenge, Spring is my favorite time of year. :D

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  28. Wonderful Spring inspired works of art!!
    And thank you for the challenge, Brenda and DT members. I'm very happy to join in for once xxx

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  29. I'm going to add the blinkie!!! :D Hugs xx

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