Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Mad March

I think Spring has finally arrived, the sun is shining, well it's gone in now but was glorious earlier, the bulbs are flowering and the lambs are in the fields. Doesn't it make you feel so much better.

To celebrate I thought I'd share a photo I took of the beautiful little irises that came out all in a rush yesterday, probably a month late but well worth the wait.

It's also lovely to see Frankie back with her Tag challenge over at Dragonsdream, although due to health problems, she has a guest host in Black dragon at the moment, who is doing a great job. They also have some candy to offer.

The theme this week is Mad March which really got me thinking. In the end I decided that the one thing that is mad in March is the weather. In one day you can have severe frost, fog, gorgeous blue skies and amazing sunsets so that's what I've tried to show in my tag, along with the roosting birds and a host of golden daffodils.

I blended various Colourbox Q pigment inks and stamped the trees and birds with Crafty Individuals stamps. The daffodil stamps no longer have their name on so they'll have to remain a mystery. I coloured them with watercolour pencils though. A bit of stickles was added for the frost.

Apologies for the bit of orange thread, I only noticed it when I loaded the photos and the light's too poor to take another now, told you the sun had gone in!!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope your week is going well so far.


Clare said...

This is a fabulous tag Lisa. Your take on the theme is inspirational.
Clare x

chris said...

hi there Lisa
your photo is superb it gives you a feeling of nice things to come.

Your tag is beautiful I love those daffs,ours are no where to be seen yet.
hugs chris

Dragon said...

This tag is so springy!!! Glad to see you dreaming with me again this weeks, thank you. Hope to see you again very soon

Michelle said...

Love your tags Lisa, this one is a great idea and perfectly represents our wonderful world at the moment. The tag on the previous post is absolutely wonderful. Love it completely! Amazing techniques!
x Michelle

Kate T said...

Fab tag, still waiting for my daffs to come out...so late !!

Anne said...

What a brilliant idea and lovely tag! Love that background. How come your iris are out? Mine are barely poking their heads above ground and I'm how many 100 miles South of you?!

Beryl said...

Fabulous scene you've created on this tag. You are brilliant at doing great backgrounds.
Beryl xx

Sally H said...

Stunning tag, Lisa, and beautiful Irises. Bought myself a little pot full at the garden centre on Sunday

blackdragon said...

Your tag is gorgeous... the background is just perfect... and those daffs...arhhhhh spring!
Thanks for playing with us dragons... i found this theme, Frankies choice, difficult as i do darker stuff normally if i'm choosing, thank you for being kind about my spring tag... i found it very challenging!
Hope to see you soon in the dragons lair.

Lynne K said...

Fantastic tag, Lisa - what an original interpretation of the theme.

Our snowdrops have been out for a while, crocuses just flowering, & the daffodil shoots on their way up. Your little irises are gorgeous, such a beautiful colour.

Enjoy the rest of the week. x

Jill said...

Hi Lisa, I am back from my trip (see my blog for what I bought!!) Really love your tag, its beautiful. Can't believe you have iris in flower with all the snow you have had! Jill x

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful tag Lisa!
Gorgeous colours and love your daffs!
kim x

brenda said...

Morning Lisa

Your Spring flowers are well ahead of ours, apart from snowdrops the rest are still green shoots and reluctant ones at that.

Your tag certainly has the srping feel about it, gorgeous.

B x

Hope Jacare said...

Fab tag - sun is shining in bonny Scotland - most of our bulbs are still to open!

Lynda said...

It's a delightful little tag Lisa - I love daffodils and the photo of your Iris's is beautiful aren't they a gorgeous colour!

Love Lynda xxx

Lesley said...

Beautiful irises! And beautiful tag, the daffodils in the corner are great! Ours are almost flowering now! xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Such gorgeous flowers Lisa, I think Spring is defo on its way at last !

Fantastic tag. I love your blend of colours and the stamps you have used on the top.

Have a great weekend.


Jo xxx

Kathy said...

The irises look gorgeous. Great tag too. We're making daffodil cards on the DCM this week - I think it's cheered us up just using all that lovely sunny yellow

Enfys said...

Spectacular tag Lisa, fantastic work,
big hugs
En xx

kanishk said...

I love those daffs,ours are no where to be seen yet.
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