Monday, April 8

Spring Flowers Meet the Solar Eclipse


 Hello Monday, my friends! And welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the  Whatever the Weather  Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

The thought of Spring flowers is so appealing right now! But, around here, I think it is going to be awhile before I see any...we just had another major winter storm. So, for those of you enjoying spring and its beautiful flowers, enjoy them for me too, please! 

This week the challenge is: SPRING FLOWERS

Joy is a flower that blooms when you do... 

Somewhere the flowers are blooming, some bloom at night even...and today is the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE in the Adirondack region. I am trying to depict flowers blooming during the eclipse on my page. 

No flowers here yet...we keep getting winter storms. I think most of the winter snow has fallen here in the last few weeks. I am so ready to see blooming plants!! 

 I was working with the idea of flowers blooming during the dark of the solar eclipse, so I decided to stamp with white ink on a black background. 

I stamped a few flowers and a bird on watercolor paper, colored and fussy cut them. 

I popped up my little additions and also added some Glossy Accents and Simon's Clear Gems. 

The stamp set I am using is from a company new to me - Katkin Krafts. I love the detail and the beautiful design. I added the stamped quote strip from the stamp set too.

 Since today is the Total Solar Eclipse in my region, I just had to add that in too. To represent it, I cut a black circle, then a bit larger orange one, and finally a wonky yellow circle. I am looking forward to viewing the eclipse this afternoon, and bought viewing glasses that I gave to everyone at Easter. 


Spring flowers under a total eclipse... 

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store 

Katkin Krafts  Dance With Dahlias stamp set

Dylusions 8x8 (Black) Creative Journal

Simon Says Stamp White Pigment ink

Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink

Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Splash Rainbow paper

Simon Says Stamp Black cardstock

Canson Watercolor paper

Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail Scissors

Simon Says Srtamp Dazzling Clear Gems

Ranger Glossy Accents

Simon Says Stamp Foam Squares

Tombow Markers

3M ATG Tape

Ranger Heat It tool

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting! Maura

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1 comment:

  1. Had to come over and say your total eclipse card is simple awesome. The eclipsed sun is just perfect. Hugz


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