KS Monday -- Apr 12th, 2010

Hello and happy Kitchen Sink Monday, everyone~
I hope you had a wonderful spring weekend. We had the beautiful weather here and enjoyed the warm sunshine...almost too warm, lol.

For today's KS Monday, I created one of my favorite spring flowers...cherry blossoms using Multi Step Trees set. For some of you who are not familiar with Japan, there is no spring in Japan until you see the cherry blossoms. My card isn't even close to the beauty of real ones but I still enjoy making it ;)
The tree was simply stamped step by step. Then I sponged the grass and sky. The stamped word is from Vintage Words set.
I want to mention about the decorative frame. It was created with Fleur De Lis Pendants....The original size was too small for the the main mat. So, I cut it in quarters and added the Fleur De Lis motifs between the quarter pieces. Some pearls are actually used to hide the places where the parts were connected.

This card is combined with the challenge from Our Creative Corner (OCCC) -- Incorporate a bow on a card/project.

These are the steps I did for each image (all inks are Memento unless mentioned):
(blossoms) 1st - angel pink, 2nd - angel pink, 3rd - rose bud
(tree bark) 1st - rich cocoa, 2nd rich cocoa

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Don't forget to check out what the rest of KS Crew square projects!!

Stamps: Multi Step Trees, Vintage Words (KSS)
Paper: certainly celery (SU), Neenah ivory (PaperTemptress), designer papers (MME)
Ink: Memento angel pink, rose bud, rich cocoa, summer sky, new sprouts (Tsukineko)
Accessories: ribbon, pearls
Tools: Square & Scallop Square Nestabilities, Fluer De Lis Pendants

Thank you for stopping by.


Torico said...


Lynn McAuley said...

How perfectly gorgeous, Makiko!! Reminds me of a spring many years ago when I traveled to Washington, D.C. and the cherry blossoms were in bloom! Gorgeous framing of this breath-taking tree!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Love the Cherry Blossom tree, the soft sponging and decorative frame are wonderful touches.

Connie M. said...

Oh so pretty and springy, Maki!! I just LOVE the pink tree, and the beautiful layers!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!! I love your pink cherry blossoms tree, and wonderful creative framing!

Betty Wright said...

Maki, this tree reminds me of a huge flowering crabapple tree we had in our front yard in Indiana! No crabapples just these gorgeous hues of pink blossoms...just like this tree! Stunning card!

jhet said...

This is so lovely Maki! I like the colours. Hope all is well with you.

Have a blessed day!

Denise Marzec said...

Ohhhhhhh, I've been eyeing that fleur de lis pendant die for a while now...you're making me want it even more. Love the satin ribbon and that beautiful, soft pink tree.

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous card Maki!!! The tree is amazing...perfect spring card!!! Hugs ~S~

ChristineCreations said...

sigh....I love your blossoming Cherry tree! I can just imagine how beautiful they are. Lovely Maki!

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful Maki!! I am just in awe of this gorgeous tree - brilliant idea!! :)

Julie Leblanc said...

Lovely card... thanks for sharing and playing with Our Creative Corner this week:-)


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