Thursday, February 3, 2011

Friends are flowers...

in the garden of life. I really do believe that friends brighten up our lives. Without friends who would we have to encourage us and share our problems with? (Of course, our family's help, but sometimes we're too close and they don't always really understand that we may just need to get things out, and then we'll be ok.) I have a host of friends. Many live far away now, and we only talk by emailing, or the occasional phone call, but they are still dear friends; sometimes closer than some of our family members. And then we make new friends by sharing our creativity on the internet. This is the type of card I would send a dear friend. Of course I like to send funny ones, too. It would depend upon the circumstances.
This beautiful little girl is the third of four adorable images by Sugar Nellie that I've purchased. Here name is Grace and she is adorable. At this time I'm focusing in on the head shots. Later I will do the full figures. I can imagine that she's just about to fall asleep, and has wound down. Or maybe she's just gotten dressed to go out (since her bows and hair still look so neat). LOL. I've colored each of the girls with different color hair using my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. My next one has black hair. I love how realistic these images are, and I especially love that thier eyes can be colored.

Purple and red are my favorite colors. But I like the really intense shades, especially of red. I believe the papers are DCWV, but I've had them so long, I'm not really sure; they're from my stash. (I could probably make many cards without having to use anything new; other than the base.) The ribbon and flowers are from Michaels. The gems are by Recollections and the butterflies are a MS punch. The sentiment and the frame are by Whimsy Stamps, that I won. Yeah! I stretched the frame out and made it shorter to fit the sentiment.

This is the inside of the card. I like how this shot shows the sparkle in the white stripes.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - as you like it
CES Challenges - bold & bright
Gingerloft Challenge - things that fly
Paper Playtime - anything
Scrap-Creations - friendship
Tuesday Throwdown - stitching
Paper Play Challenges - stamp it out

Thanks again for stopping by and looking at my card. I always appreciate comments.


Dorcas said...

Hi Debbie!
This is very sweet, the flowers look super real, are you sure you didn't just pick them and glue them down? lol
You do well with these images, they have a bit of a sad quality about them but maybe as you say she's just sleepy and reflecting on things, like how to get out of eating peas at suppertime.....

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

She is adorable Debbie! I love these images. The full ones are cute too! The colors you picked are so nice! The flowers do look real! Perfect friend card!

Cheryl said...

this is just gorogues hun adore those stamps,hugs cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi DJ,
Gorgeous card, love it!

Thanks so much for your message on my blog.. and hope you will have fun making the side step.
As for the DooHickey dies, they are by Magnolia and you should be able to google them to find a outlet close to you or you can email me and I'll find out for you.
Have a great day,
Marlene x

Ildiko said...

Hiya.Totaly gorgeous card. On the weeks when we got sponsore we do like the players to mention our sponsore with a link.
I love yr colouring. Hope to see you at TIOT again

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Debra, fab image and colours.

Linda w said...

They are all such adorable images, I think she's quite thoughtful, Dorcas's comment about pea's made me laugh. beautiful flowers and love the bold colour. Hugs lin

Rainmac said...

Hi Debra, what a stunning card, I love the image and beautiful colours. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our love challenge, good luck xxx

CraftyC said...

This is so sweet, the image is adorable.Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

Artesania said...

Hi Debbie,
thanks a lot for your nice comment on my blog.Well you make me curious and i visit your blog and
i think that you make a great job on your card ,she is adorable.
Beautyful Details ,like the flowers and DP layers ,the sentiment looks great and i wish you good luck.I hope i see you again.Yor blog will be in my mind .
Hugs Gudrun aka Artesania

Jack said...

Fabulous card, these images are so gorgeous and you do such a brilliant job with them. Love the flowers too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

Céline said...

gorgeous card and fantastic colouring
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Hi !
Your card is a very lovely one - I like it a lot! Everything about it - especially the black&white sentiment, which is a good contrast to the colors of the card... very, very pretty!
Hugs, Uli

JustYolie said...

Your card is so beautiful, TFS!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Absolutely Beautiful card! I love those flowers and the saying is sooo cute with that girl! Thanks for entering Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday's challenge this week. Good luck!

Carrie said...

beautiful card..that sentiment is perfect..thanks for playing at CES xx

Lynn said...

What a stunning card!
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
Lynn xx

Lori said...

Simply adorable card! Thank you for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Katina said...

A beautiful image and a beautiful card Debbie! Thanks for sharing it with us at Papertake Weekly this week. Good luck! x

Mary C said...

Hi DJ your card is simply beautiful. I love that image and your attention to details is unmistakeable. What a wonderful job you did! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations this week and Good Luck!

buglvr2010 said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with at Paper Playtime

Lilian said...

Your card is stunning! I love the colors and the image is beautiful! Love love love the flowers! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl Challenge!

Anne said...

Lovely image and card, now I think she's thinking up mischief LOL! Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope you’ll join us again!

maddy hill said...

fabulous , love that purple so rich !
thanks for joining us at papertake weekly x
maddy x

Annemaritta said...

Do you know that the eyes were each and every time the first I looked at. You have coloured each girl so beautifully, can't wait the next one. For me black and purple are gorgeous colours and together like a perfect match.

I agree with Dorcas, girls seem a bit sad (or probably vulnerable) but you make her again look so real.