Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Oh, Alice Chapter 5 - Whooooo Rrrrrrrrrrr Youuuuuuuuuuuu?

This week the Oh,Alice crew are celebrating Spring - even though that's 6 months away for us Aussies - LOL!!! To this end we needed to create a card using a caterpillar or butterfly on our projects this week! Now I have all sorts if winged images - fairies, butterflies etc - I could have used but I wanted to stay within the "Alice" theme - so I've used the White Queen from Spesch Digital Stamps (although she's a little off-white here - LOL). I have the queen wandering through her Spring garden - with sparkly butterflies fluttering about. And LOOK - I managed to figure out some pastel shades - but do have a few more on order!!!!

Last weekend my son went to a classmate's 12th birthday party - and it was one of the girls - and boy did my daughter get some teasing time in over that - LOL!!! It also made me realise I needed more cards suited to younger girls - I think this one fits the bill pretty well! The other thing I was trying to be careful about was not putting too much height on this card. Recently I had to find a card in my stash to send off quickly - and they were all festooned with bulky flowers, bows and bling!!!  NOT easy to pop in an envelope and send off - but what can I say - I DO love that look and usually have to send them off in specially made or bought boxes - LOL! At least these butterfly wings will fold down, the ribbon has a knot instead of a bow, and the bling is all small - mission accomplished.

My DP is from my Basic Grey Kioshi paper pad - this is such a BEAUTIFUL range!

xXx

25 comments:

Kellie Winnell said...

OOOOH UHHHH Debbie this is gorgeous! The papers, your colouring is always amazing but I love the soft pastel colours used with her, looks amazing as always you creative girl!
Hugs Kel xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

thankyou for your lovely comments debbie.
love what you have done here.I love butterflies and im getting quite a liking for the tildas from your previous card.Its lovely xx
love debbie xxx

Dena said...

Oh I hear ya Debbie on the bulky card thing. I wish the flowers were a little flatter, but still had layering! I just love the look though of the flowers, so......
This card is very whimsical! The butterflies look like they are swirling all around her!!!! How gorgeous!
Have a wonderful day!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Emma said...

This is gorgeous Debbie! It definitly celebrates Spring with all those beautiful butterflies! I love this image, think I might need to get it!

Carolyn said...

Wow Debbie, this is amazing. I've had such a hard time coloring this one up. I'm using yours as a guide, she's beautiful. I love how you used the mauves. I've not been able to figure out how to shade white yet with the copics. I've tried C1, and W00, but nothing gives me the tones I'm looking for. Beautiful job.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous, Debbie! I love the colors and your beautiful coloring! The bling is perfectly placed and the butterflies with their pearl bodies are stunning! Love the texture from the ribbon and lacey heart. Fab creation!
{{{HUGS}}}

Marlene said...

This is so pretty!!!

I keep forgetting that your seasons are reversed. Since I've been told by so many that I'd "fit right in" in Aussie-land, I think I shall craft a plan to visit Australia from November through to April.... each year! :)

Erin said...

Cute card, very soft and sweet. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

Joan said...

Very sweet - love those glittery butterflies.

Merry said...

This is all so lovely. Such wonderful colouring and I love how it all goes together.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Love the sweet lace heart "doily", Debbie! And ... what a gorgeous image! I imagine this was a hit with the girl who had the party. Brownie points for your son, for sure!!! Hugs, Andrea xx

Annmaree said...

This is so beautifuland girlie. I absolutlely adore it!

way to go hun!!!

Peggy said...

So very sweet! Thanks for joining us this week at Oh,Alice!

Kristy Young said...

OMG Debbie this is GORGEOUS!!! I have been wanting this papers! WOW fabulous card as always Bitty!
Jaxson asked me yesterday mummy where biitty LOL.
Thanks so much for joining us at Oh Alice Challenges.
Kristy x

Leigh said...

Pretty card Debbie. Gorgeous colouring.

Cheryl said...

Oh this is so very pretty,such gorgeous soft colours!!! Love the butterflies and your brilliant colouring!!
xx

Alison said...

Oh so sweet. I love the colours and that paper is gorgeous. Love the sparkly butterflies too. Perfect for a girls birthday (how cute)

xox

Melodie said...

OMG, your card is gorgeous, fantastic.
Hugs
Melodie

Sue said...

Wow this is a STUNNER. love it!
hugs
Sue x

Sammi said...

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!! :D
Thanks for joining in at Oh, Alice again this last week!
Sammmi
xxx

Sue said...

She is awesome. Good for Tracey! You are the perfect person to color these images and make them look spectacular! Love all the pastels going on too. Sounds like Mom might have a twinge or two about her "little boy" growing up too!! That's okay, we all go through it....

Hugs
Sue

Lynda said...

I see this card and I immediately expect it to break out into a Disney type song!!! It is such a fun card Debbie and I luv it to bits. and ur right abt the DSP...too sweet. ooxx

Tracey Feeger said...

OMG how did I possibly miss this. I am such a scatter brain at the moment. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love everything about it. You rock sweets.
mwah
Trace

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, Alice is wonderful in her gorgeous spring garden. Your colouring is stunning and I love the beautiful papers and sparkly butterflies. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh my, this is sooooo pretty! I love that Kioshi paper, too. It's the perfect Spring paper.

So funny to think you are into fall, while we're just starting spring. I think I should live in Oz during our summer so that I can have year-round winter. That should break me of my love for cold weather, don't you think? haha!