To those of you who checked this out before I got to the actual blogging, I apologize for only having the picture and the links. I only have dial up and it is very difficult to even do any of this. I am at the mercy of the public library and my church secretary when it comes to uploading things. I had to very quickly upload the picture and links at church and then come home and finish the blog. I also have to apologize to Diana Larson and Creative Time for Me for not following their challenge to the letter with this picture. In my haste, I forgot to add a bow and to not use my cricut. So to fix that I will be posting pictures tomorrow night after work to remedy that. Hopefully it will not be too late.
Spring is in the air and at Deep Ocean they had a Spring challenge. I love this color combo. I think it fits into the spring theme. The cardstock is just some I had on hand. I cut the ovals out of the yellow and green using my Creative Memories cutting system. I used scallop-edged decorative scissors around the green frame. The flowers I colored using Copic Markers. I tried a technique using an aquabrush filled with alcohol to "wash" out the color, but it didn't work very well on this brand of flower. It worked a little though on the green ones. The sentiment and watering can are from a poly clear stamp set from Hero Arts that also includes an adorable girl with rubber boots, flowers, grass, and a spade. The butterflies I made from a precut set sold by PK Glitz. They are made out of their double-sided wonderfilm. I peeled off one layer, covered it with PK Glitz embossing glitter and heat set it. The first sentiment is cut out using the Lacy Labels Cricut cartridge. But then I remembered that Creative Time for Me's challenge was to go Cricutless. I had to take that sentiment off and use something else. I got out a scallop punch and made a new one that you can see in the third photo. Rhinestones add to the sparkle. Finally, the digi image used is from a CDAC progressive challenge. She is called Miss Beth and is compliments of Back to Paper. I added a bow to her hair in the second image for Diana Larson's challenge: Layers, Bows, and Bling.
Have a good week! Here are the challenges that I entered: