Wednesday, August 24, 2011

DS4J Challenge #26 - Spring

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant"

Spring has sprung….no, to all of you in North America, I have not lost my mind lol.  In South Africa spring is just starting and so Digistamps4Joy is having a Spring Challenge. All you have to do to join in is make a project depicting spring and add a homemade flower onto it….easy peasy right? So for this challenge I got to work with a wonderful image called Flower Heart (you can find it and all their other fabulous images by clicking on the words Flower Heart) and it of course made me think of love. My hubby and I were married in the spring and so I decided to make an Anniversary card for him for our next Anniversary.
The fold is called a Starfold Card and you can find the tutorial for it here.

Here’s a close up of the image…isn’t it gorgeous? And it was so wonderful to color.  

And this is my card closed. My flower is made of triangle shaped beads and to give them a little extra depth I painted them with my metallic water color paints. I added Liquid Pearl into the center and in the small holes that were in the beads. I also added Liquid Pearls to my paper butterfly. I added small pink pearls and rhinestones as accents. My sentiment is from SU and is heat embossed on.

Challenge Rules
You can use any image for the pick challenges. In order to win the $6 DT Pick prize you must use a Digistamps4Joy image.
You have two weeks to enter the challenge.
You may enter a maximum of three (3) entries per DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY challenge.
Your entry must be new. No backlinking to previous posts.
Please link back to Digistamps 4 Joy blog.
Projects that do not follow the theme will not be entered into the draw.
Please use the Inlinkz to link to your CARD/ PROJECT only, please don't link to your entire blog.
You may combine this challenge with other challenges.
If you don't have a blog then please load your card/ project into the gallery on the website, and link to that.

For full contest rules and prizes, check out the Digistamps4Joy Challenge Blog…and while you’re there, check out my team mates fabulous projects!


Uncolored image by Digistamps4Joy
CS by SU
DP by Recollections and from my stash
Material butterflies from my stash (bought at local Dollar Store)
Flatbacked pearls, rhinestones and rhinestone hearts from Recollections
Triangle beads bought at a garage sale
Colored with Prisma Scholar pencil crayons,
SU Markers.
Challenges Entered:

Outlaws - Greetings Challenge Aug. 22 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Challenge #17 - Anything Goes
Mami Doodles - challenge #32 - Shaped Card
Shelly's Images - Garden Party - Make a flower


Starla B. said...

This is SO GORGEOUS! I love your papers, your image, your flowers, your's totally perfect. I am sure your hubby is going to LOVE it! Just beautiful. =D

Starla B. said...


happyglitzygirl said...

Beautiful, lots of detail, thanks for playing with us at the papercrafting journey, good luck, blessings Hilde

Ellis said...

I lvoe your card, it's gorgeous and the fold is fantastic! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Sharon said...

Wow Charlene what a beautiful card , the colors are so pretty.

Kim Kelley said...

WOW Char. This is just amazing! Beautiful!I miss you!!!

Marlene said...

Holy moly. Excuse me while I pick my jaw up from off the floor. Hope I didn't inadvertently swallow anything inedible while my mouth was gaping open. This is gorgeous. REALLY. STUNNING. (And I don't say that about just any card, either.)

Ellis said...

Thanks for the comments on my hedgehogs! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Janny said...

Beautiful card fantastic. Groeten Janny

Sara I. said...

This is over the top stunning! The pink pearls and swirls are amazing, and that dp is divine! You totally rocked this!xx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww Charlene,,,,waht a creative and unique card.....I love it,,,,I really love origami and this is a variation of the famous origami David Star,,,,but I love the way you added the extras,,,,absolutely amazing my friend.

Shelly's Images said...

Hi Charlene! I am so happy to visit your blog to let you know that you are our Gold Medal winner for our "Garden Party" challenge. Please visit the BLOG for all the details and your Gold Medal badge.

jackid said...

this is stunning amazing love it
Jacki xx

Angela said...

Fabulous card Charlene, I am going to have a look at the tutorial. Angela xx

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