Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spring is Here ???????

Oh how I wish I could really say "Spring is Here!"  But as I look out my front door this Saturday afternoon ... I see nothing but snow, snow & more snow.  And yes ... it is actually snowing AGAIN!!!  So, since it is snowing, I have no choice but to stay indoors and play with paper & ink!  Oh wow is me!!  LOL!!!

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Looking through a few challenges that are out there to play, this card came together.  I love these Sugar Nellie images and since I don't use (or have) Copics, I don't feel my coloring is as good as some others but hey ... it is what it is!!  I do love this new technique where you cut out a portion of your image and slide the Nestabilities die in behind before cutting it out.  I really like the look of part of the image extending beyond the cutting line.  

Here are the challenges this card satisfies today:
Inky Impressions #30:  Think Spring
Inspirational Card Sketches #55 - Sketch by Dawn B.
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday - SPARKLE
Crazy4 Challenge - Three Textures
Stamp Something - Recipe (designer paper, buttons, ribbon)

For the sparkle on my card, I have used Tiara Stickles, Red glitter ribbon & Teal glitter ribbon ... both from the Flower Factory.  I wish I could get a better photo of this ribbon ... it is REALLY SPARKLY!!!  I also colored the little girls clothes & the flowers using Gelly Roll Stardust Glitter Pens (again with the camera angle, uugh!)  Tiara Stickles was placed in the centers of all the flowers as well as the centers of the buttons and around the half moon panel.

The three texture portions of my card comes in the form of the Cuttlebug swiss dot embossed panel ... the grit of the sparkle ribbons and the embossing from the Nestabilities panels. 

The designer papers used are from various Stampin' Up designer paper packs. And, my lovely sentiment is an Integrity Image from my friend, Joni!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  
Stay warm, stay safe & above all, stay happy!! 
Life is too short to be anything but happy!!



Louise said...

Great image and gorgeous colouring !!!

Marlene said...

So pretty! You almost had me fooled though. I thought, huh? Spring?!! Where!!? Let me at it!!!

You need to come to dark side of copics! (I love to enable people to spend trillions of dollars). Heehee.

Kim said...

I so wish that Spring was here! We have snow too!
Love this spring card! Your little girl is adorable! That is right, keep thinking Spring!!!!!
Kim xXx

having a {me} day said...

I hope Spring comes to you soon! This is a beautiful card. kxx

Teri said...

Well, you wouldn't think it, but March 1st is officially Spring! LOL
Love this card hun!
Teri x

Joan Fricker said...

Darlene, I love how you slid the image under the Nesties. Adorable!!!


Dianna said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for joining us at ICS this week!

Crystal said...

Darlene this is soooo lovely, love your spring creation and these fabby colors and image! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions....Hugs!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awwww Darlene your card is soooo SWEET hun!!! I love it!!! Beautiful job and thank you for joining us at the Inky Impressions challenge!!!

Posh Designs said...

What a sweet card! Thanks for playing with us over @ ICS :) ~ Nini

LuLu said...

Fab & cute card. Many thanks for playing along with ICS this week. Lou x

Linda L said...

Oh Yes Spring will come! Lovely card.

Angelwood said...

What an adorable image! Beautiful papers! Perfect spring colors! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions! hugs, Angela

Erin... said...

Adorable hun!!! Great fun colors and super cute buttons! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamp Something this week!

*Vicki* said...

Hey Dar!! This is just gorgeous lady!! I love the colors and the layout!!! Darling image of course!! So glad to have you play with us at Stamp Something this week!! HUGS