Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring ~ Hippity Hop

 Spring is here - I just wish Mother Nature would get the memo!
 Sweet Spring flowers
Fuzzy Easter ducks
Cute bunnies and butterfly tags
and bonnets...
yes that is chocolate on her face
 Happy Pink Saturday! 
Thank you Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for hosting the Pink Party each week! Click here to visit Beverly.

One more thing before you go - I wanted to tell you that I'm so excited! 
I won first place in the Mind Wide Open Challenge.

Thank you to everyone who voted for my entry. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Inspirational Challenges

Gail at Mind Wide Open hosts a monthly challenge. She provides an inspirational image that must be used in some creative way in your design. 
Here is the image she provided for the March challenge. 

I was inspired by the image to decorate a square chipboard box.  

I digitally added a quote to the original image. 
The butterfly lady is from one of Gail's digital sheets that she sells in her Shabby Cottage Studio Store. I printed the image, cut away the background, and added color with pencil crayons. 
Some of the butterflies are stickers. 
The entire box is coated with Diamond glaze. 
Stickles glitter outlines the edges. 
A border of white and copper metallic rick-rack edges the box bottom and lid.

The pink upper wings on the large butterfly under the woman are actually wings from a broken faux butterfly. 

 I didn't photograph the bottom of the box but if you're wondering... yep, there are butterflies on the bottom too.

With all the pink in the image it's perfect for a Pink Saturday Blog Party. Hop on over to visit Beverly, our P. S. hostess at How Sweet The Sound

If you would like to see  all the entries in the Mind Wide Open challenge and if you would like to take part in voting, click here. The winner receives a gift certificate for Gail's Shabby Cottage Studio Store.