Ha! Wishful thinking...
I'd very much hoped that THIS:
would be what we'd be seeing here 'bouts by the time I mailed out March's postcards.
Those are last year's! And there's probably still a foot of snow out back.
And the only crocus pix I was seeing on social media were of friends' gardens far far away:
Like, England... :/
But I threw together a semblance of what I was hoping to see:
Wasn't very happy with the crocus colors, and,
even after making a batch of (too pale) blue/purple paper:
I didn't think I had good purple papers from which to cut my hundreds of little croci.
So, I decided to make a little stamp (from an old eraser):
and see how that worked. As in the middle card below:
So these - above - are the various iterations of my first concept.
And these - more or less - are this month's fixin's. (I never ended up using the stamp.)
I REALLY, seriously intended March's card to be MUCH less labor-intensive!! HA HA. >>> NOT. :)
FIFTY-TWO steps, this one.
Here they are:
Step 2 - I actually added some more white...
Step 3 - and more white
Step 5 - I added some mica chips
Step 8 - tiny strip of my all-time favorite paper
Step 22 - here come the croci!
Step 23 - - I used purples (and pink) cut from magazines, tissue paper, and the paper I just made.
Step 35 - and now the leaves:
Step 49 - and, finally, a little ink stamp action:
Panel of 21
That's it! :)
Well, other than these 2 photos:
My hand here on the left.
My mother's hand here on the right. :)