Saturday, 20 April 2013

Dancing into spring


Hi everybody! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. It has been quite cold here, but the sun shone all day,  starting again with a wonderful sunrise.It was just the right weather for walking along the stream and through the fields, enjoying the fresh, intensive greens and the budding flowers.



Here I was standing under the bridge, and loved the contrast between the shadow and the bright light on the other side.


There were lots of forget-me-nots pushing their way through the grass.


And this little chap was sunbathing on the path. I think it might be a peacock butterfly, but if anyone knows, please tell me!




And the couple on my card are dancing their way into the spring. I made a blind card, but used some silver material for the little blind instead of paper, and it can be pulled up and down with the ribbons. I used an aperture card, which I stamped with a stone pattern (Kaisercraft) using Archival black. The couple (CI) have been stamped using the same ink onto a separate piece of card, and fixed behind the aperture.






I am linking to Rhedd and Rosie's challenge blog (monochrome) and
Try it on Tuesday (spring/something that moves)

Have a good Sunday, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

27 comments:

  1. Boah.. diese Karte ist excellent und eine wunderbarer Eyecatcher gegen die himmlsich schönen bunten Frühlingsimpressionen Valerie!

    jetzt werd ich wohl was "Schönes" träumen, geh gleich zu Bett!

    hab einen wunderbaren Sonntag !
    lg Susi

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  2. Wonderful photos, with beautiful photos and a very clever card! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Stunning photography and gorgeous card! I have never seen a blind card and it is awesome! Love the fabric, perfect for this card as are the beautiful couple! ~Diane

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  4. Love the photos and the that card is so classy. You really are so inventive. Enjoy the sunshine and the rest of your weekend. Hugs

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  5. This is absolutely adorable Valerie! I can imagine what a cute dollhouse you could make you are so good with paper.

    And thanks for sharing your walk. It was freezing here today, and warm 2 days ago...weird.

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  6. Spring has certainly sprung for you Valerie and for us as well even though it still feels quite cold.

    I have never seen a blinds card before and it looks difficult to make though very effective for sure.

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. Eine traumhaft schöne Karte, liebe Valerie! Echt toll gemacht.

    Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag.

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  8. what crisp and bright spring photos. love the design of the card, hank you so much for sharing with us at TIOT.EE

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  9. Very elegant card Valerie, don't think I've seen a blind card before. Super photos too, it doesn't half make you feel better when the sun's shining. Xx

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  10. Gorgeous photos Valerie...it's lovely to have Spring with us..at last! It was indeed a Peacock butterfly.
    That card is sheer class - love the blind.
    Hugs xx

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  11. This is fabulous, love the effect.

    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.
    Hope we see your work again.

    Moira DT.

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  12. OH what a beautiful walk and gorgeous photographs. You do have a beautiful place to walk, Valerie. Your card fascinated me - well done! I have never seen that accomplishment before. Love how you can see through the blind when it's down. hugs, Donna

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  13. Beautiful photos, I can imagine the walk you had. Great projects as well. The blind is awesome. It is a fantastic entry for the challenge at TioT's.
    Yvonne x

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  14. Love your piece, reminds me of Jackson Pollock, and I love the paper you used. It is gorgious.

    Hugs
    The Glitter Tart

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  15. Gorgeous pics, Valerie! spring has sprung :) your card is so clever! the blind is genious!!
    xoxo

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  16. terrific photos Valerie and completely agree with Joanna's comments re your card....the blind is sheer genius. Hugs Annette x

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  17. AWESOME!Very pretty card,Very unique!Beautiful pictures,Beautiful place...Have a good Sunday...

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  18. Your card is both precious and romantic! Yay! Spring has sprung!

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  19. lovely photos Valerie. Glad you were able to enjoy the sunshine.


    Love your couple dancing discreetly behind the blind. x

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  20. What a great way to dance into spring!

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  21. Love your photos, and the card is really extra high class, love it! Hugs, Barb

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  22. What wonderful photo's Valerie, and hurrah - it looks like Spring is here at last! I love your card, very unusual xx

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  23. What a super card this is...love the dancing couple and the layout of your card.Love the curtain too,very effective.

    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd & Rosies.

    Hugs Sandie x Owner&Head DT.

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  24. That's so clever.. love the blind!

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  25. What a clever idea for your card, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

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  26. Hi Valerie, another fabulous make, love the idea .of the couple dancing behind the blind. Gorgeous photos too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT.
    Avril xx

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  27. Love your little blind, Valerie!!! Thank you for joining us at TioT ;)

    Hugs,
    die amelie - Claudia xxx

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