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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring is Here


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Good Morning!
I'm so excited to show you my card for today! Spring is showing itself a bit here in Seattle with little blossoms popping up all over and the rain making an appearance (when doesn't it make an appearance!) to help the new life grow. I can even see bit of green foliage on my little hydrangea that I planted last year! This is a true bit of excitement for me because I don't usually have a good record in aiding my plants to have a long, abundant life. :)

SO, with that said...all of this Spring and Water and New Life reminded me of Water Lily Beauty from the Busy Beauties Boutique and I just HAD to whip up a card using her! Water Lily Beauty is one of the new stamps for March and I really love how she has a 20's charm to her, as well as being a beautiful water nymph! You can check out the rest of the March releases and what's currently in stock at the BBB HERE!

I also was inspired by two challenges for this card. I tried to go with the AWESOME layout for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge 66 this week. I loved the simplicity of this layout and thought it was perfect for using a larger panel for my image.
The second challenge that I thought this card might fit into since it celebrates Spring and "winged things" is the Chapter 5, Oh Alice Challenge. Chapter 5 is about the Caterpillar and we all know that caterpillars metamorphose into beautiful butterflies...so even though Water Lily is most likely a fairie...today she is a beautifully transformed butterfly!

I hope you'll go and check out these awesome challenges and be inspired by all of the amazing examples!
Tomorrow I'll be back with another Farm Fresh Friday, so be sure to check back. Until then, don't forget to sign up for my BLOG CANDY!

Deets:
Stamps: Busy Beauties Boutique Water Lily Beauty (digi), PTI sentiment
Paper: Basic Grey Kioshi, Certainly Celery
Ink: Copics, Spica Clear
Embies: SU Soft Suede Ribbon, White thread, Dew Drops

13 comments:

Tammy said...

What a cool stamp!
I am loving it and what you've done with it is fantastic!

Heather said...

Oh My she is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I LOVE your colors and papers ... your coloring on her is flawless. This has got to be in my top favorite BBB images ((But honestly, how ever could I choose a favorite!?!)) So glad you are enjoying spring! We cleaned out the house decluttered .. I did so much it is not fair to call it spring cleaning. I worked my rear off for 3 days with my moms help :o) I think this spring is a wonderful new start to many things.

Have a beautiful day

Erin said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

Julia Aston said...

What a fun fairy image - love the colors on this pretty card!

Diane said...

Gorgeous card and gorgeous coloring...love it!!

Leah the Orange said...

Kadie, i LOVE this image - the slight tilting with the overlapping ribbon is PERFECT, and the colours rock. AWESOME card! :)

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

What a lovely...butterfly! Everything about this gorgeous card says spring and the soft colors are perfect. Love the little baubbles at the bottom. Thanks for playing along with Oh,Alice this week!

Kim said...

I am so ready for spring and your card is such a beautiful representation of it!

Debbi said...

So pretty! I just love the DP and the ribbon!!
*smiles*
debbi

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS job on Mercy's sketch, love it.

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Lorie said...

This is gorgeous, Kadie! The colors/coloring/blending are absolutely stunning!! I love to play along with Mercy's scketches when I have the chance, and I love this sketch. I like using large images, and this sketch is indeed perfect for that! Beautiful card, my friend!

Love ya,
Lorie

Helen F. said...

Love this fairy image~she is just too darn sweet!