Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Diedrich Dare: Spring Fever!

Hello girls! It's so good to see you! For this week's Diedrich Dare challenge, Madelynn challenged us to create a spring card!

The Greeting Farm has been our super wonderful, so generous sponsor this month. I can't remember if Nurse Anya was my first or second Anya but she's absolutely a favorite! As I was thinking about this challenge, the concept of spring fever came to mind. I taught high school for 11 years. And I know Jessica recently posted a card she made for Madelynn on her blog wishing her luck with the state tests. Those are happening *this* week here in Texas and I remember how spring fever set in after they were over. It was like you could heave a big sigh of relief. And with the warmer weather, my kids would came alive and beg to have class outside. So that was my inspiration for today!
I had a lot of fun paper piecing Nurse Anya's "scrubs". Isn't it so fun to see all the bright and happy patterns that nurses wear? At least the pediatric nurses which are the ones I have the most interaction with these days!
I'm really happy with my coloring on this card. I watercolored her and was channeling DareDevil Alumni Sandra the whole time! I even got some pink cheeks on her that look halfway decent! I hate to toot my own horn, but this is definitely a skill that has to be developed so I feel like I made a big leap here!

And here's the inside:
So - how will spring inspire you today? Create a spring card of your own and link it up over at the Dare blog! Be sure to visit the rest of the DareDevils too and see their spring cards!
Kris is the featured team member this week and her card is so stinkin' adorable!
Andrea Murdock ♥ Darla Wilson (on hiatus)  ♥ Heather Schlatter 

10 comments:

Riet said...

So beautiful card Cassie,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is so cute, Cassie! I love Nurse Anya-I don't use her enough either! This is a wonderful card and great take on the Spring challenge!

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Kris said...

Awesome job Cassie!! Love the paper piecing... haven't done that in forever! perfect card with an awesome sentiment inside!! hugs!

Krista said...

This is simply the sweetest! I love the paper piecing and Love that DP and I agree your colouring is awesome girl! Great card!

Anita Hovey said...

Lovely card Cassie! your coloring is great! AND there's no way you look old enough to have been teaching High School for 11 years...did you start when you were 11? LOL

Heather Schlatter said...

Oh How cool is this Cassie!!!! I love how you paper pieced the nurses uniform!!! Wonderful creation for Spring I love it!!!!

Heather

Andrea said...

Cassie this is soo super sweet! xoxo

Randi said...

Super cute Cassi! I love that patterned paper and the colors in it!! So cute to see nurse Anya in some non traditional colors!! Too fun!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I used to really enjoy wearing those cute scrubs too. My favourite were bears with stars. I wish I'd had cute plaids with springy colours too! Love this card!