Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Spring is Here!

Or at least it is in the Southern Hemisphere....so that's the new Digistamps 4 Joy challenge for this fortnight!  If you live in the Northern Hemisphere like me...you're just heading into the end of Summer.  But you can remember Spring, right?  It was that one day a couple of months ago?  (Or at least it only felt one day long! lol)  One little twist, though...we want to see at least one handmade flower on your project!

Aaaanyway....here's my card for the new challenge!


I love the image I got to play with this week: Butterfly Belle. I just think she's so gorgeous!  I love all of the flowers in her hair.  I colored the image with Copics, then colored the flowers in her hair with Souffle pens.  I colored the butterfly with Glaze pens, then cut the image out.  (Let me tell you...fussy-cutting that hair took a few minutes! LOL)  The paper behind the image is from Stampin' Up. The green background is from DCWV's Ciao Bella Hello Beautiful stack.  The tag is from Dana's Inspirations.  The sentiment I printed in the center of the tag.  The flowers were made by quilling.  This was my first solo attempt at quilling...and I loved it!  (I had only done it once before...one flower on one card in a class.)  The butterflies were made from a couple of different punches.  Unfortunately I couldn't tell you where the punches were from.  (In my first ever crop, before I had very many tools, a very nice lady saw how much I loved her punches and let me go crazy punching out a ton of butterflies.  I've held on to them ever since, and have FINALLY used some!)  I decorated the butterflies with Copic markers (for the brown bodies) and stickles.

Well that's it for my card!  Sorry my post was so long!  I just now realized how much I was typing. LOL  Why don't you head over to the Digistamps 4 Joy Challenge Blog to check out the projects by the rest of the DT?  They are some *fabulous* creations, let me tell you!!  Remember, you do not need to use a Digistamps 4 Joy image to play along, but if you do......you could win the DT's Choice Award (and a $6 voucher to the store)!!  How cool is that?  TWO chances to win!

Hope y'all come play along with us!  Talk to you soon!

10 comments:

jenlynnie said...

what a wonderful card!! and i remember that one spring day...vaguely. lol

Lynn Weber said...

what a pretty card....full of all sorts of fun : ) Love the vivid colors you used, totally feels like spring : ) My neck of the woods is starting to feel like Fall : ( What pretty little flowers & butterflies too!! How's your week going? Today's your Friday--woohoo for you!! Enjoy your time off, hope you get lots of cards made tomorrow & hope you eat lots & lots of goodies at the fair-lol!!!

Linda said...

This is such a beautiful card.. Ive been looking at your other post too and I absolutely love your boxes below.. Very lovely work.. hugs, Linda

Ellis said...

Fantastic card Starla and her hair looks like it has glittery stars in it! =)
Great job on the quilling!
Hugs, Elenor

Cely said...

her hair is so pretty...and so is the quilling!

Sara I. said...

Awesome job on the quilled flowers and love how her hair flows out of the cut (if that made any sense, lol). Wonderful card sweetie!

Reflections from Granny said...

WOW!!!! Gorgeous, and Spring??? Is that what that one day was called. ;)

Hope you're safe and sound, we didn't feel the earthquake by me or that I didn't notice as I'm wobbly anyway, ha, but enjoy the last of summer.

Hugs, Lori m

Kelly said...

What a perfect "spring" card with all the flowers and the butterflies. Oh how I wish for spring...here in Florida, we go straight from winter to summer.

Charlene said...

Hey girl, well you know how I feel about this card. You did such an incredible job not only on your homemade quilling flowers, but on the image itself. I love the way you did the flowers and butterfly in her hair...and your layout...wow girl, you really did a fab job on that. And all those wonderful little butterfly's are the perfect finishing touches.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Star, this is just breath-taking!