Spring is just around the corner and at the Inky Paws Challenge is bringing you Spring now! The new #93 challenge begins today, March 11 and runs through Friday, March 22. Link your card by the 22nd, and you’re in! Remember, you must use Newton’s Nook Designs products to qualify to play. One random entry is selected to win a $20 credit to Newton’s Nook Designs.

For inspiration, I created this card using the Loads of Blooms stamp set. This set lives and breathes Spring! I thought it would be fun to create a card using the umbrella card, but instead of using rain, use showers of flowers instead. I used the following stamps sets:

To create this card, I used distressed inks in Salty Ocean and splattered water on top to create a splotchy look sky background. I colored the umbrella girl image using Copics in oranges and greens and popped her off the card using dimensional cushion strips. Next, I added a few single flowers and some shading in Copic C3 to to the base of the girl to “ground” her. The cute birdie from Raccoon Rascals adds a little blue to the base to tie in the sky. Lastly, I added the phrase from the Loads of Bloom set at the base. This is a 5″ X 7″ card and it’s more of a clean and simple design with plenty of white space. 

Here’s the Inky Paws Challenge #93 Inspiration photo. I love those rain boots! Any Spring look qualifies for this themed-challenge. Don’t forget – Link up your photo by the 22nd to join us. It’s a small challenge so you have a great chance of winning, too. 😉 

Thanks for visiting! Spring is almost here! 🙂 

Pouring my h♥art into every design! 

Bobbi ♥ Design