Spring!

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!

13 comments:

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!
Hugs
Lynne

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!!:)

Hugs,

Michelle:)

acreativeneed said...

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

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.

hugs
Pattie

Softpencil said...

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

Stef H (Glitterbabe) 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!

very-scrap said...

Buna Ileana,

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o primavara frumoasa-ti doresc!
vicky

Axes DesigNs said...

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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)
Hugs,
Cabio