Wednesday, April 18, 2012


The cherry blossom season came too early this year. Still, it is my favorite part of the year - watching the little buds sprout on the tree and then bloom in to these beautiful, wondrous flowers, it puts me in a great mood every day. So I have been spending a lot more time outdoors, so a little less time for creativity :(
For my card today, I chose this beautiful image " Lacie with ice-cream" from Mo-manning. Isn't she adorable.

It is the most fun part of childhood, isn't it ? having ice-creams and as much as one wants to.  And now I have ti watch my calories and the fat-free version and the saturated fat vs. the unsaturated and....blah blah blah. Oh to be young again .....
Back to the card....
I used the color scheme in the CR84FN color challenge, which was

And the card that I came up with is

The cherry blossoms are cut from a Japanese rice paper and then a bit of shading with chalk pastels does the trick. Since I do not have a die cut for the branch I drew it on a heavy watercolor paper and cut by hand. Not too bad....

Submitting for the following challenges

Cute card Thursday where the challenge was to use spring flowers


  1. Wow, love your hand drawn branch, and pretty blossoms, and e image is so sweet! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

  2. So pretty Anu! Those Cherry blossoms are so pretty and delicate looking! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

  3. The cherry blossom are gorgeous...I hope you'll link up again this week at 52 Card Pickup!!

  4. Anu, the cherry blossoms are so PRETTY and I think you are so CLEVER to cut the branches by hand! FAB card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!