My inspiration card for the month was made in the middle of winter actually, but only lately I finished it off the way it looks now. Similar to the crocus card I made quite a while ago, I coloured the stitched motif with coloured pencils. I added a couple of pearls instead of stamens, however, I did'nt want to create an exact copy of the previous card. Therefore, I decided not to add any butterflies and keep the edges as they are.
Still, I tried to use the same polka dot embossed paper in the back, but obviously the cards were different enough for the result to look horrible. So, even though the card was done I just couldn't seem to tick it off my to-do list. In fact, every time it came into my hands in the past couple of weeks, it gave me a feeling of not being finished at all.
In the end, I decided to demount it alltogether. I carefully detatched the stitched crocuses and mounted them on this green and violet spring background. Unfortunately, I didn't make any before & after photos to compare, but I certainly like this version a lot better.The card even got a new recipient in a dear person going through what I imagine must be an emotional roller coaster. Alongside with this little piece of spring comes the wish we'll be able to sort things out and make a new beginning, or just continue from where we got stuck a while ago. Because some people are worth keeping no matter what, especially if this includes the most wonderful, well-behaved and reliable guy one can imagine.
A little contribution to the March collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
Off to your patterns and yarns to get your projects done in time for our "Spring" challenge.
For some more spring inspiration, fields of violet that are currently blooming on many green areas of Munich. Those are from Hellabrunn Zoo.
- a bit more time to craft: ATG
- 613 avenue create: ATG
- brownsugar: ATG
- crafting with an attitude: ATG
- crafty calendar: mum's day/special female
- creative moments: ATG
- fussyandfancy: springtime
- friendship challenge: flowers
- glitternsparkle: use some green
- inspiration destination: ATG
- kreativtanten: ATG
- lovetocraft: ATG
- moving along with the times: handmade flowers
- ooh-la-la: spring is in the air
- path of positivity: ATG with optional twist "Birth of new beginnings" (friendship and/or more)
- pennyspapertake: ATG
- scrapping4fun: recycling (stitched image)
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- wordartwednesday: ATG