Friday, January 13, 2012

Friends are the Flowers of Life - Tiddly Inks Blog Hop

Hey y'all!  Tiddly Inks is doing something fun and new (or at least to me)...a blog hop where ANYONE can be part of the hop!  You can go here to see the details.

As soon as I heard about the challenge, I knew I wanted to participate.  Also, I already had an image printed that I felt really went with the Friendship/Flower theme.  So here it is!


Sorry the picture's a little dark.  It looked alright at 2 am when I was resizing it! LOL  I used the fabulous Flutterby, which is one of my favorite Tiddly Inks images and can be found here in the Tiddly Inks Basement.  I've always loved this image, but for some reason had never quite found the perfect card. I merged Flutterby with Daisy Days from Happileigh Scrappin'.  The image was colored with Copics, except for the flower petals, which were colored with Spica markers.  The papers are from DCWV, Stampin' Up, and the purple butterfly paper is from stash; unfortunately I've forgotten where I got it.  The little butterfly embellishments are from a punch a very nice woman loaned to me at my very first crop.  The larger butterfly embellishments are chipboard butterflies I won in an Archiver's gift bag.  They have been painted with Ranger Dobber ink and a permanent marker to make the body.  There is ribbon from Michael's under the chipboard butterflies. You can't see it in the picture, but because I bent up the wings of the butterflies for dimension you can see it in real life...I promise!  =D  Stickles have been added to the chipboard butterflies and the ones in the image, and the gems are from my stash.  I don't remember where the quote came from; I heard it once a long time ago and it has always stuck with me and I thought it was perfect for the image. It says "Friends are angels that give you wings when you forget how to fly".

As part of the creation of this card I used this week's fabulous sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Thank you so much for stopping by!!  If you are part of the Tiddly Ink Blog hop - enjoy the rest of the hop and good luck!

Challenges:
Tiddly Inks: Blog Hop
Sweet Sketch Wednesday: Sketch

43 comments:

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

2 am., oh hun you are a night owl. Love it! Flutterby is fab with this layout. So glad you decided to use her.

Thanks for hopping along with us at Tiddly Inks!

Joey said...

WOW and I thought I was going to be up late lol, I still might yet :) this is gorgeous, the layout works perfectly with her. thanks for joining us on the tiddly inks Blog Hop. Joey x

Loopylou. said...

hiyah starla!!
oh this is lovely, I love that little scene you have made and the colours are beautiful. so lovely to see you hun xxx
Thankyou for hopping along with the tiddly inkers!! hugs Lou xxx

Gina L said...

Great sentiment for that image, and I love the butterflies!

jenlynnie said...

i know what you mean how things look great at 2 a.m. i did the same thing. lol the card still looks great!! i love all the dimension of it : )

Mad Moose said...

Love the card, but I'll leave 2am to you and your creative juices thanks x

The Stamper's Touch said...

What a sweet card! Love your image and that wonderful sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Linda

Larissa said...

So very sweet! Love the purple butterfly paper. Thanks for hopping with us today!!

Hugs,
Larissa

Kim Kelley said...

wonderful card Starla! Love how you set it up! HUGS

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Super cute, Starla!! :)

Thanks for playing along with us today! :D
XOXO
Christy

mforquer said...

What a perfect sentiment to go with this image! Fabulous for our Tiddly hop too - thanks for joining us Starla!
hugs,
M

sweetbloominscraps said...

Darling card! Of course, I love the butterflies! Thanks for posting the SSW Sketch and thanks for joining us at SSW!
Judi SSW DT

Ellis said...

Great card Starla, looks perfect for the hop! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Shirley N said...

Beautiful card, such a lovely scene! Your sentiment is perfect too!

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love all the butterflies.

Jen

grandmabonnie said...

How did i miss this image before, you've opened my eyes to something new at Tiddly Inks...thanks!

JanR said...

So nice!

Beate said...

Adorable image and card.
Hugs and smiles

Leanne said...

Cute card! U did a fantastic job with the sketch. Love all the butterflies.
;)

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love that image and you have colored her up so sweetly, really cute card :)

mulberry station said...

She is a cutie. I love your paper and fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

In paper heaven said...

Super cute.

Miranda said...

gorgeous card Starla, very lovely
TFS
hugs
Miranda

Carly said...

Fabulous!

xoxox Carly

Olavana said...

Super cute! Great job with the card. I love the papers and composition - really fun! Thanks for your lovely comments at my blog aswell :)

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Sweet card, love it! So glad you could play along with our blog hop today!

Flowergirl said...

Gorgeous card, really cute x
Wendy x

Reflections from Granny said...

How cute, that looks like me, well, maybe not now but when I was younger lol.

Hugs, Lori m

Arabella said...

This is gorgeous Starla! Lovely sunny colours and that sentiment is fab!

Thanks so much for joining in the Tiddly Inks Hop!

Arabella

Doreen said...

Wow is just so cute.xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie, thanks for hopping along with us hugs pops x

Tracy Jedi said...

This is really cute! I love butterflies! Love the sweet colors you used!

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful!! Love your colors and layout! :)

Amanda R said...

Love these colors, such a lovely card especially with the dreary weather we are having right now. Thanks for playing along with us in the Tiddly Inks blog hop!

Mary J said...

Just beautiful Starla! gorgeous take on that sketch!

Hannah Clark said...

This is so pretty! I love all your sparkly butterflies!

Anita said...

This is so pretty and I really love the butterflies.

Kathie said...

Love your cute card and this cute image. Those butterflies are wonderful and so are your design papers. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW-DT

Jeannie said...

What a great image and the perfect sentiment to go with it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Genevieve said...

Adorable card, I love the little butterflies. Thanks for joining us @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

Arlana said...

What a adorably sweet card. Love those fun papers and added butterflys. Have a sweet day!!! Arlana@SSW!!!

Lau W said...

Starla, your card is lovely, so sweet, sueprb scene !
xxx

Sharon Basel said...

Terrific card! Love that cool image and your amazing coloring. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT