Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hello, Friend

Hello there!
Boy, I've been a busy girl lately, haven't I?
Hopefully you've been enjoying this extra burst of
creativity I've been having lately.

When I saw this challenge inspiration photo
over at Jay Gee's Nook I knew I had to play.
Just take a look at this. So pretty!

The elements that really inspired me
were the doves and butterflies,
along with that gorgeous, subtle springy color palette.
Here's my interpretation:

I just loved the idea of a  mid-air meet and greet
between a bird and a butterfly.

What you can't see in the above photo,
is that I actually stamped clouds in the sky
with Colorbox fluid chalk ink in Popcorn.
The result was a super sheer, but shiny impression.
In person, it looks really cool when you tip the card
so that the light catches it.

Maybe you can see it better here?

Or here?

By the way, did you notice that I won
the We Memories Challenge #42 with Friday's card?
I was so shocked, and absolutely thrilled!
That's my first challenge win!
My new badge is proudly displayed in my sidebar.

And thank you guys for all the love and support
you left me in regards to Happy Mail.
This round goes to Anne Marie,
but I'll be doing another before long, so stay tuned.

Anne Marie, please email me your snail mail address
to penciledwhimsies at gmail dot com
and I'll get that sent right out to you.

Hope you all have a great week!
Thanks so much for stopping by.

cardstock: Hollo's Papercraft
paper: DCWV "Linen Closet"
stamps: Lawn Fawn "Fly Free", "Critters In The Burbs", "Just My Type"
ink: Tsukineko Momento in Tuxedo Black and London Fog
punch: Martha Stewart
ribbon: American Crafts
pearls: Queen & Co


  1. Congratulations on your challenge win Christiana. This card is so sweet, and I love the clouds and your cute little images. Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

  2. Congrats on the Challenge win! Pretty card - The clouds do show up a lot better on the second picture :)

  3. Congrats on winning the challenge! How exciting!! Love this adorable card today, too! Those pearls are just the perfect compliment. Whoo hoo and how cool that I'm the recipient of your first Happy Mail send off...I'm doing the Happy Dance! :) Thanks so much!! Can't wait to come up with something fun to share!

  4. Oh my adorable! That little Fly Free bird just begs to be paper pieced doesn't it? I love the colors of this card and the flower in the birds beak (nice touch). Congrats on your challenge win, it was well deserved, that card was beautiful (especially for being mad with scraps!)Amazing!

  5. Lovely!! Colorbox Popcorn - officially on my "list"!!! This is so great! I love how the clouds came out & the colors! Aaaamazing!!!

  6. Yay! Congrats Christy!! :) This card is absolutely stunning! Love the soft colours and all those pearls :)

  7. Beautiful. I love the subtle clouds in the background.

  8. The clouds look awsone, and I love how you have paper pieced the bird! Thanks for playing along with us this month ... Ange


Thank you so much for taking a few moments to brighten my day!


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