Week 192 - Sprout

It’s Tuesday and time for a new cue word over at CASology!  Spring is ever so slowly trying to arrive here in my part of the country.  I see evidence of new leaves cautiously making their appearance, knowing that Old Man Winter doesn’t like to release his grasp any sooner than he has to.  Even with a sprinkling of snow in this week’s forecast I keep reassuring myself that eventually people will be planting seeds in their gardens and new life will finally be sprouting beneath the thawed soil.  Soon.

2016 Apr SpringLeaf WM

I dug out an old StampinUp! set as well as a sentiment from Precious Remembrance Shop’s DIY stamp set to create today’s SPROUT inspired card.  I was looking for just the right image and this one came the closest to what I had in mind.  I wanted something that looked like brand new growth.  Oh, how I wished I had an image of a bean sprout in its earliest stage!  I even looked through the baby sets in my stash thinking surely there would be something along that line in them!  No such luck.

2016 Apr5 SPROUT WM1

I used a Heidi Swapp mini stencil to create the striped background.  I then stamped the black silhouette image & sentiment.  Three small clear sequins were added as embellishments.  The main panel was popped up for dimension using foam dots.

Be sure and stop by the design team members’ & guest designer’s blogs to say hello!  They work hard each week to provide inspiration!

Then, be sure and link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win the prize from this week’s sponsor, So Suzy Stamps!
Have a terrific Tuesday!


  • Tracey McNeely Posted Tuesday, 04/05/2016 2:04 pm

    The stenciling is fabulous and so is your photo!

  • Helen Gullett Posted Tuesday, 04/05/2016 5:07 pm

    Love it!! Fabulous stencil work!

  • TaeEun Posted Friday, 04/08/2016 4:39 am

    The stenciled background for the silhouette sprout looks awesome! Love your CAS photo, too!

  • Deidre P Posted Friday, 04/08/2016 12:16 pm

    I love macro photography! Great picture and lovely connection with your card 🙂

  • Joyce M. Posted Saturday, 04/09/2016 11:49 am

    What a wonderful image, love the stripes and sentiment.

  • Jen W. Posted Sunday, 04/10/2016 3:28 pm

    I think that image is just perfect, Melissa, and I love the blue stripes!

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Monday, 04/11/2016 12:36 am

    Love the stripes!!!

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