Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bon Voyage!

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Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another Digistamps 4 Joy challenge...yay!  This challenge's theme is Bon Voyage.  We want to see a project depicting travel, vacation or something from a holiday destination.

Well, as soon as I heard about this challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I've always wanted to take a vacation down in Louisiana for Mardi Gras.  I know a number of people that have gone, and they all had a blast.  Some day I will go.  Until then, I'll just do my Mardi Gras celebrations up here in Minnesota.

I got to use this lovely Digistamps 4 Joy image called Masked Lady.  I colored her with Copics, then added stickles to the feathers in the image.  I added some extra feathers and a little bling to really make the mask stand out. I printed the sentiment on the computer.  It says "Laissez les bon temps rouler!!", or "Let the good times roll!!"  Of course, I had to use the Bourbon Street sign, which was from my jewelry stash.  The beads are actual Mardi Gras beads that I cut apart to create a mini necklace.  The flowers were made with three separate punches.  

Ok, now you've seen my card, head on over to the Digistamps 4 Joy challenge blog to see what the rest of the team came up with!  Remember, you do not need to use a Digistamps 4 Joy image in the challenge, but if you do you could win the DT's Choice Award!

Thanks for stopping by!


Lynn Weber said...

What a perfect Mardi Gras card...the feathers & beads are great embellies. I'm going to have to go dig out my beads : ) Love the masked ladies & your coloring!! What a bright happy card!!! You let me know when you are ready for the trip to New Orleans...I'll go w/you!!! Enjoy the day- half way to the weekend!!

Lynn Weber said...

oh...I just noticed you now have 100 followers- CONGRATS!!!!

Rosie said...

I love the card! I love Mardi Gras, I'd love to go to Louisiana one day for it too! I have a thing for all the masks everyone wears!

Ellis said...

Fabulous card Starla! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Anonymous said...

Oh my this is fabulous, she's so pretty and love the beads you added, good luck, hope you win.

Hugs, Lori m

Dana said...

I love it!! Your feathers, beads and that Bourban St. sign are all perfect! Great coloring and a super fun celebration : )

Teresa Arsenault said...

What an awesome design, Starla. I love that Bourbon Street Sign and those colorful feathers.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog, especially your heartfelt sympathy about the loss of my bunny, Neelix. You are so very kind.

Blessings & hugs,

Charlene said...

Hey Starla...sorry it's taken me so long to get here...must have taken a wrong turn on the way to the Mardi Gras! This card really brings to life what the Mardi Gras is all about...the mystery, the fun and the total abondonment of your cares to just have a fabulous time. I love that wonderful little Bourbon Street embellishment that you found...and to be able to add actual beads from the Mardi Gras really gives this card Mardi Gras authenticity ( big word for the day lol). And of course what would Mardi Gras be without the wonderful masquerade masks? And you have done total justice to this wonderful mask...those feathers are fabulous! Thanks for your kind words that you left on my blog.

Sara I. said...

Hey girlie!! Love, love, love this card!! It is so bright and fabulous - really diggin' the green and purple combo! Love the feathers and beads and of course, the hints of sparkle in her glammed up mask!!