Thursday, March 17

I'm Ringing in Spring over at Emerald Creek!

I know, I know, spring is not yet here officially on the calendar, but there are lots of hints lately that it is on the way. Over at Emerald Creek Dares they are ringing in spring, and I thought I would play along.

So, let me introduce you to my flower she growing up to be a flower child of the 60's? does she love to garden? is she a bit of magic? I will leave that to your imagination!

I discovered distress crayons can be used to colorize photos - this is one of the Tim Holtz found relatives.

The background is mainly color bursts on watercolor paper with a bit of distress  crayon smudged in along the edges. I just got some new color bursts, and was playing with the Caribbean colors and the Liquid Metals - lots of fun!

Flowers are stamped and watercolored, a trio of birdies added and a butterfly, a piece of filmstrip, and she is ready to put into the flip frame. I love my flip frame!

I am counting...just a few more days until spring! May yours be filled with flowers and flower children!


  1. Wow! She looks so gorgeous and bright in that great flip frame, Maura!

    Love your flower child and how you made her "bloom". ;)
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Emerald Creek Dares!

    Claudia xxx

  2. I love this! Such gorgeous colours, love every little detail on it! Will pin it to inspire me too Karen x

  3. You've been busy since the last time I visited...gorgeous art. I LOVE the little girl here...I KNOW she is so mischievous!!! LOVE the flowers and the use of the frame too!

  4. Love! Love! Love! Every detail is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Emerald Creek Dares.

  5. This is fun Maura! Glad to hear you like your new toys and you played with em smashingly well! Your flip frame is awesome sauce! Happy Spring to you muffin! ~Niki

  6. How fun, love the flowers you have added to the little girl. Looks fabulicious with the flip up frame. Thanks for joining us for our Emerald Creek Challenge.


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