Thursday, March 16, 2017

Challenge 204: Spring-y Cards! PLUS 6 New Watercolor Sets!

Spring-y Cards Challenge

Hello, Ai Fans! We have some exciting news!

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Six new Watercolor 2017 sets are now available at! With three containers sets and three critter sets, there are endless possibilities for mixing and matching your watercolor scenes! Our Small Containers offer itty-bitty flower pots perfect to place inside our new Garden Wagon set! The Ornate and Rustic sets includes unique, detailed containers for added interest. Our three all new critter sets features birds, cats and bunnies in various poses, perfect for setting inside or nearby potted plants and floral arrangements.
Small Containers Ornate Rustic
Bird Cats Bunnies

Renee is here today to show off her adorable trio of cards and to kick off our new challenge!

Hello Ai fans!

There's a brand new release at Art Impressions.  We all know they're famous for Bonnie's watercolor images and the new ones are a wonderful addition to an already amazing collection.  I was lucky enough to get to premiere the Critters and Containers!

On my cards I've used these new releases...

4867 WC Foliage Set 2
4868 WC Flower Set 2
4869 WC Small Container Set
4873 WC Cats Set
4874 WC Bunnies Set
4876 Wooden Chair Mini Set
4903 WC Sentiments Set

My first card, with the Easter egg shape also has the Bunny & Ducky Mini Front and Backs on it. (for the sentiment)

I love Gingham and Polka Dots and thought they'd be a great compliment to these new images.

I love the yellow papers for spring.  They make me think of my daffodils as they bloom.
We were just buried under about 33" of snow in upstate N.Y. so my crocuses that bloomed in the 3rd week of February are long gone.  My daffodils will probably be the next sign of Spring.

As much as I like the light, bright cards above for Spring I had to make one card that's more to my color liking...I love deep earthtones.  This one doesn't have any of the critters but has a pretty container filled with flowers.I think the navy goes nicely with the same yellow paper that the lighter colors went with in my other cards.

Thanks, Renee! We LOVE your colors and patterns! Your card set is a beautiful collection!

Join our challenge! This new challenge is all about making cards for Spring! It's a perfect opportunity to use those florals, young animals, and bright colors you have in your stash! Besides, winners win free Art Impressions stamps! Give it a try!

Here are the challenge rules …
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, March 29 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Now it's time to celebrate the winners of our last challenge "Let's Watercolor!"

Top spot goes to...


Congrats, Dot! We loved the unique scene you created with our Bunnies, Rustic Containers, and other watercolor goodies! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable mentions go to...

Congrats, you two! Katie, we loved your use of perspective with the Cat up front and the Old Barn in the background! Zora, your striking colors really amazed us! Be sure to email with your address and request a stamp set for your prize!

Thank you to all the entrants! We hope you'll join us again for Spring-y Cards!


Dot J Freel said...

What wonderful news to wake up to!!! Congrats to KatieO and Zora! So excited about the new challenge and the new stamps! Have to get them all. I love Renee's cards, especially that egg shaped background. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

katieo said...

Thank you so much for choosing my card. I have had the flu and this great news brightened my day. I have learned so much thru Watercolor Wednesdays. Renee's card are so bright and beautiful-perfect for spring. Thank you

Jil Lebel said...

Congratulations to the winners! Your cards are beautiful. Jil