Wednesday, 20 March 2013

First Day of Spring - 20th March

Spring begins with the vernal equinox at 07:02 on 20th March 2013 in the Northern Hemisphere.  The word "equinox" is derived from the Latin word meaning "equal night" ie days and nights are approximately equal and the Sun rises exactly due east, sets exactly due west and is directly over the Equator.
At this time, the tilt of the Earth relative to the Sun is zero so the Earth's axis neither points toward nor away from the Sun.

Items from J&C Creations:

6x6 kraft blank card
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations dies – Tattered Florals, Elegant Flourishes and Tattered Leaves
Tim Holtz Distress Paints in Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Picket Fence, Black Soot and Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz idea-ology Grungepaper
Tim Holtz idea-ology Paperie tissue tape – Traveler
Tim Holtz idea-ology Kraft Resist Chipboard Letter Numbers (TH92988)
Tim Holtz Distress ink pad in Black Soot
Pale yellow cardstock
Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder Bricks and Bark
Pink pearl brads
Script background stamp


Emboss the pale yellow card with the Bricks side of the Spellbinders folder.
Adhere some of the tissue tape to the left side of the card where the embossing folder doesn’t reach and attach to the base card.
Using grungepaper, die cut the Tattered Florals, Elegant Flourishes and Tattered Leaves (I used 3 of one shape of leaf).
Take the letters for SPRING from the Letter Numbers pack and dab over them with the Black Soot ink pad. These letters have a resist pattern on them and by rubbing over the letters with a tissue, the pattern will be revealed.  Arrange them diagonally across the embossed yellow card.
Colour all the die cuts with the Distress Paints and leave to dry. 
When dry, stamp the Elegant Flourishes using the Black Soot ink pad and script background stamp.
Paint on the middles of the florals and make into flowers using the brads.
Mix a little of the Forest Moss with a tiny touch of Black Soot and paint “veins” on the leaves.
Arrange all the die cuts on the card as in the photo.

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