How I wish it was true!!! yesterday we had some little snow and today everything was frozen.... spring looks so far away to me.... but we had a wonderful sunny day today! (maybe spring is not so far away)
Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge Blog challenged us to do something that contain:
3 Design Papers
3 Flowers
3 Buttons or brads
Use a springtime theme

And this is my first version of it. I wanted (really wanted) to use this image again, and also wanted (really wanted) to use these Summer Driggs digital papers again. So, this morning I happily started my card: I first colored the image with colored pencils and some eye shadow (I like how make up looks on paper not only on my eyes!!), and I even get out of my box a little bit and shadowed her hair with olive green pencil.
Then I turned on my cricut machine and cut some flowers, leaves and a swirl, each on a different patterned paper with the idea to check two points of the challenge in one motion. I crumpled three flowers and glued a button to each.
And finally put all together on the card. I like the result a lot, took several pictures of it to post them and when my sweetheart came back home I proudly showed it to him: TA DAAAAA!!!!
I told him the challenge I followed and he instantly (but sweetly) said it´s beautiful but doesn´t look springy at all...
and I looked at the card again and.... and.... it´s completely BROWN!!! not springy....
anyway because I like it a lot I´m submitting this card to participate at  Crafty Creation Challenge #58: create your own flowers.

Then I made another one
and this time looks lot more springy, right? Pinks... yellows.... greens.... yep... spring colors.... I colored the image (again) with colored pencils and eye shadow. I used three scraps of papers I had for a looong time and lukily they match pretty well.
And for the flowers I used some fabric dollar store ones I bought some time ago and stitched some buttons to them with green embroidery floss.
I hope this one counts to participate at the challenge!

I´ve been so absent from my crafty world and from my blogger friends these past days... sorry to you all! but I had a lot of work to do.... tomorrow I´m traveling to a scientific meeting in the UK for a few days. On one hand  it is exciting because I´m going to show part of my work and it´s very important for my career; but on the other hand I won´t be able to do any craft until next weekend... and I already feel the unbalance... I´ll see all next Friday, have a great week!


Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, Ileana, these are just beautiful. I love your coloring and the colors of your papers and flowers. Great job. TFS.

Nancy said...

AWWW these are gorgeous, Ileana:O) I love your colouring, your flowers are beautiful and look so sweet with the buttons. Love them!!!
Have a brilliant weekend.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Lynne Armstrong said...

Both cards are gorgeous Ileana! Your colouring is stunning, as always...eye make-up...hmmm...will try that one :) Have agreat time in the UK!

Marilyn Webb said...

Wow, the both cards are gorgeous, never thought to try make-up, something to think about. Have a great week-end, and a wonderful time in England.
hugs Marilyn

Michelle said...

Hi Ileana!! I just love your cards!! You always have such creative an interesting ways of approaching each challenge!! I love that you used eye shadow and I love your buttons!! Thank you for another amazing entry for our challenge this week, Ileana!! Enjoy your trip cant wait to hear all about it when you get home!!:)



Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! Wonderful use of eyeshadow for coloring! The flowers are lovely with buttons too, thanks for playing in the Crafty creations challenge!

grandmalee said...

I just love, love, love your cards! I love how you think outside of the box by using the eye shadow & knowing what it adds. Your designs are stunning! Good luck with your work & bring a notebook along to sketch some layouts while you're there!

Pattie G said...

Oh Ileana, I just love both of these creations. How clever of you to use eye shadow! Thanks for joining the challenge this week.


Elizabeth P said...

How are you Ileana? you made very beautiful cards! I love both two! :)

Stef H said...

hi ileana. said i'd stop by. your card is just beautiful and your pictures are fabulous! i am also now following you.

so nice to meet you!

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Ay te encontre jajajaaa.. que bonito blog tienes me encanto tu tarjeta y esas fotos estan preciosas me encanta ese tipo de fotos... seguiremos en contacto!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Ileana, it's a gorgeous and love the cute/sweet scheme. The softness of the image is perfect for this image :o)