Thursday, May 27, 2010

Welcome to the Soft Pencil Customer Blog Hop!

Good Afternoon!  I am so glad that you are here for the Soft Pencil Anniversary (Customer) Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from Piali's blog then you're on the right track!  If you just happened to come to my blog for my Lindsay's Stamp Stuff post (click here) or just came to visit and want to join the Soft Pencil fun, click on the Soft Pencil link above to start at the beginning.  You are sure to see lots and lots of treats and inspiration.

Sticking my with orange theme of the week and using the great sketch from Cards & Things Challenges and Digital Tuesday Challenge Cute People, this is the card I came up with...


The image I used is called Butterfairy and since I adore butterflies and fairies - this was a great choice for me!  The wings were a lot of fun to color - they reminded me of when I was a kid, I used to get a piece of paper and then with a black crayon drew all kinds of random scribbles.  In a sense I was creating the black sticky part of stained glass.  Then I painstakingly colored each open section, careful to not repeat a color right next each other.  This was really hard to do having only a 24 box of Crayolas.  But it kept me busy for hours!



At this angle of the card you can see the flowers I made (thanks to my friend Joni's instructions - you're right, the were easy!) and all the glitter over her wings.

Supplies:
Card Stock:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Lavender Lace, Pumpkin Pie
Paper:  Little Yellow Bicycle Zinnia
Copics:  BV00, BV02, E00, E02, E29, E57, YR16, YR20
Tools:  CM Oval cutter, Scallop Oval Nestabilities, SU! Scallop border punch, circle punches
Embellishements:  Organdy ribbon, Doodlebug Sugared Brads, Stickles (Diamond)




This picture is show you front view of the flowers I made.  I tried to add Stickles to the edges, but I think my card stock was still a little to wet for it to spread better.

I hope you enjoyed my card for the blog hop.  Your next stop is Larissa.  Have fun!!

35 Encouraging Thoughts:

1CardCreator said...

I love the flowers, the card looks fab! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Softpencil said...

I love the colours combo you used and how you colored the wings of Butterfairy! sooo beautiful card Melissa!

Cheryl said...

Great card! I love your paper piecing on her wings and your awesome roses.

ileana said...

How beautiful you colored the image! her wings are perfect! and the flowers are a great accent!!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Awww - she's beautiful, love it!

Lisa Foster said...

Hi Melissa!
WOW! She is beautiful! What a gorgeous color combo!
Hugs,
Lisa

Jacki Randolph said...

Super Super Cute! Love the color combo of purple and orange. Gorgeous coloring on the image and those butterfly wings are Fabulous!! Oh I love your flowers too, okay got to share the tutorial on these. WOW!!!!

Lisa Atha said...

Soooo pretty!

Lisa A.

Kristine Reynolds said...

Your card is great and that image is perfect for this weeks Digital Tuesday "cute people" challenge. Thanks for joining us!

Heather D. said...

Wow ! So pretty! Ok, now I need to know how you made those gorgeous flowers...and also how you got them to stay on your card! Please? :-)

~Heather D.

Dragonlady said...

Hi there

Great card, love the colours you have used.

Hugs Ali x

marsha said...

How adorable! I love the colors you used and fabulous coloring. Your flowers are just perfect too!
Hugs, Marsha

Rhonda Miller said...

Soo cute. I am going to have to get this image.

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

She is so sweet, her wings are beautiful!!!!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

BEEEE U TEEE FULL! Love the soft colors.

Michelle said...

Oh My - this takes my breath away. The wings are AMAZING!! So pretty and you made those flowers?! They are AWESOME!! LOVE this card!

Kerry said...

Oh my goodness, it's STUNNING! I never thought orange and purple look soooo good! The flowers and her wings are amazing!!!

Pauline (Polly) said...

Oh WOW.... what a rainbow to feast on! My favourite colours.... orange, purple and green.... I love every element you conjured to create this delight!
hugs from Oz,
Pauline

Krista Driessen said...

Cute card ! Thanks for playing along with C&T !

Tink said...

GREAT Card!

Larissa said...

Gorgeous card Melissa!I love the little roses you used!

Hugs,
Larissa

sunshine71 said...

WOW! Such a beautiful card!

Catherine said...

What a beautiful card ! The colours are fab and the flowers are so cute ! Smiles from Catherine

melissac said...

Love your color combo!! The flowers are incredible!!

Lori said...

beautiful colors

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

WOW Melissa, this is AWESOME! You did an AMAZING job with the image, especially the butterfly wings. Thanks so much for being part of SOFTPENCIL'S Anniversary hop:)

Anita C said...

Beautiful card and I love the colours that you chose.

DQ said...

Love the card

Angela said...

Cute! Love the paper piecing and the subtle sparkle!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Melissa what a stunning card I love that image so beautifully coloured and those papers are gorgeous thank you so much for sharing this with us at digital Tuesday this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Terry said...

Sooo Sweet! Really nice card.

Cat said...

OMGosh! I love your gorgeous card! Those flowers and your coloring are just beautiful! So glad you could join the Softpencil DT for this Hop!

Paper Tails said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the way you used the butterfly wings!

Cheryl said...

Congrats at winning over the Digital Tuesday Blog!

Desert Designs said...

Way cute Melissa! Congrats on the win at Digital Tuesday. :)

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