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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Springtime Blooms

The challenge this week at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog is BLOOMS.  There are so many images with flowers available at The Paper Shelter that I had a tough time picking just one. The sweet little girl images are my favorites and I love color, so this image is the one I chose and she's named The Florist.


I used my favorite punch along the bottom from Martha Stewart...again. With all the punches and diecuts borders I have, this punch continually calls to me. The sentiment is a stamp by Lili of the Valley and I used a Stampin' Up punch on it. The butterfly diecut is by Memory Box. We embellishers have been introduced to self-adhesive rhinestones, pearls and now these enamel dots. I don't know how you all feel about them, but the colors they come in are outstanding! And for those who mail their cards, they mail easier than rhinestones and pearls! My enamel dots are by Doodlebug and they have the BEST colors available! My papers are from Doodlebug, too. I have a helpful hint: when you can't find a flower to match your card, take a colored one close to what you have and use your markers to color it with the same colors as you used on your image. That's what I did, and I added a little leaf from a Martha Stewart punch in the center of the bow. And thank you to Craft-Dee BowZ for their wonderful bow tool since that's all I use to make my bows now! I used my glue pen and covered the overlay of the butterfly and then sprinkled my loose glitter on it. I love my glue pen by Sakura...it doesn't make the paper too wet so it doesn't warp or wrinkle. I also added a touch of glitter to my little florist's flowers.


I love color. I used nice bright colors for the feeling of spring (or summer!). I'm still practicing coloring on things like hair and this is the first time I've attempted black hair. I'm not completely happy with it, but you can't get better if you don't keep trying!

The prize this week at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog is phenomenal if you use an image from The Paper Shelter with a $30 gift voucher.  If you don't use an image from The Paper Shelter and you win, you get 3 images of your choice.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

The team have made truly gorgeous projects for the challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog with the topic of BLOOMS. Take a look and I hope you'll be inspired to join us this week!


                                                                                   Hugs,            

52 comments:

  1. Hi Gail, another beautiful creation. Love your bow it's so pretty. The papers are lovely I just love those colours. I think you have done a fab job on her hair!!! Susan x

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  2. Lovely card!
    Thanks for playing with us at Not Just Cards Challenges this week!
    Monica - DT

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  3. Just gorgeous love your colours and fab butterfly love and hugs Carole x

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  4. Hi Gail, what a stunning card I love her with dark hair, and your flowers are gorgeous as is your layout and card design. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  5. Fabulous card , you have coloured the image beautifully and I love the butterfly, Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  6. Waw it's coloured beautifully. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. hugs! Mojca

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  7. Beautiful card, Gail! Love, love that sparkly butterfly! Your enamel dots look wonderful! I've read you can make your own by melting pony beads, but I haven't tried it yet LOL. Your bow and flower are gorgeous!

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  8. Such a pretty card! Great butterfly, and your image is so sweet and expertly colored! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Spring/Children Challenge!

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  9. Great card to remind us that spring/summer is on the way, with all its abundant growth - green, as well as colors !! Definitely floral and more floral -- and she looks like a way better flower arranger than I am. Fantastic use of glitz and glimmer, Gail, and a wonderful bow. And, I think your black hair looks wonderfully colored - no need to stress. Happy Spring . . . or in your case, Happy Summer !!

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  10. Wonderful card Gail, so cheerful and such lovely details xx

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  11. I love this card. Beautiful! Thanks for participating in the challenge at Mema's Crafts.

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  12. Love the backing paper on this one Gail, sweet image, lovely colouring and I love the the bow with the little flower, lovely work!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  13. Beautiful card, love that image its so cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Crafting with an Attitude, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  14. Beautiful image. Thank you for joining us at Get Creative. Good Luck

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  15. I love this card. You have made it so beautiful.
    Greetings Maria

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  16. Oh this is lovely Gail. Great colors and design for this sweet image. Love the butterfly and your first coloring of black hair is beautiful. hugs, Pat K x

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  17. Hi Gail...I'm back again with my Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge DT hat on admiring your beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining us this week. hugs, Pat K x

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  18. This is bold and beautiful and absolutely gorgeous - a fab combo of pretty colours, papers and embellies :-)
    Your colouring looks great - lovely shine on the hair!

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  19. Beautiful card. Love the image and your coloring. Thanks for joining Mema's Crafts challenge.

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  20. Beautiful card, with a great image and such vibrant and happy colours. Thanks for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge...Jo. X

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  21. This is such a beautiful card!

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  22. This is such a beautiful card!

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  23. Adorable card! :-D
    Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge this fortnight. I hope to see you again. :-D
    Milka DT

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  24. Great card thanks for joining the challenge at Crafting from the Heart good luck x

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  25. This is so pretty. The image is beautifully coloured and I love that fabulous butterfly. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  26. Gorgeous card Gail, fabulously coloured image and I love the background paper with all the little flowers, I really like the enamel dots too, hugs, Colette xx

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  27. Sorry for the late comment, I have been at work... I love your creation..... you always inspire me lady...... will miss you.... xo Nikki

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  28. such a beautiful card , I love all your details xx

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  29. Love the papers and that gorgeous butterly! Your coloring is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Love to Scrap. Linda dt :)

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  30. You have made such a lovely project. This is really so pritty and I love the flowers. Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge.
    XX Bianca

    PS.: Today our new challenge started and we have a lovely little blog hop too. We would be happy if you like to join in.

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  31. Thanks for joining in on our March Bingo Challenge @ Catch the Bug! I love all of your projects and appreciate you taking the time to join us! I hope you will join us again very soon!

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  32. Sweet card. So glad you joined us at Catch the bug for our bingo challenge.

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  33. Beautiful card, image and colouring. Love the butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It. Meighan DT

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  34. Love this thank you for joining us at Digi Sketch Challeng
    Michelle DT

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  35. Very pretty! Love the colors and that gorgeous bow! Thanks for sharing at Eureka! Stamps Think Spring challenge. Lisa DT

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  36. Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing at CYP Anything Goes. Lisa GDT

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  37. This is simply wonderful! I love this project and the colors you’ve used. Fabulous idea and great use of papers and details. Thanks for sharing your art work with us at Card Mania Challendges.

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  38. Beautiful card, cute image, & great coloring! Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps for our Think Spring Challenge. Karal DT

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  39. Fantastic color mix, your butterfly has wonderful hues of color within the gold embossed image. The shading is wonderful and I especially like the way you gave highlights to the hair, but not stark white. Very effective and lifelike.

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

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  40. Great card, thank you for joining our challenge this week at Digi Choosday
    x~KateE~x DCDT

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  41. Thanks for joining the pink team at EE this month with your wonderful project. Carol DT x

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  42. Cute card lovely neat bow too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

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  43. Stunning card! love the colours:) Thank you for joining CFTC challenge:) Hugs! Sylwia

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  44. Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog. Hugs, Julie

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  45. Wow, Gail! The coloring on this card is just stunning! It's so beautifully composed...and that butterfly is a show stealer! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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  46. Thankyou for sharing your beautiful creation with us in The Shabby Tea Room :) What a super sweet image, wonderful colouring!

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  47. This is adorable!! Love the touch of sparkle you added. So glad you could play along with my Monday Mood Board!

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  48. Beautiful card love the image and great colouring the hair looks great to me (I have never dared colour black hair)gorgeous bow and love the beautiful butterfly
    Carol x

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  49. Such an adorable card and I LOVE that butterfly! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  50. This is lovely Gail, thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday. And good luck.

    Caz DC DT xx

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  51. What a wonderful colourful card Gail and many thanks for joining us at Little Claire !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  52. this is so adorable!!! love your card!!
    xoxo

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