Sunday, May 23, 2010

Paper Sundaes Challenge #19 - Written Inspiration Spesch

Happy Sundae!  It's time for another Paper Sundaes Challenge....#19 and this week we are being sponsored by Spesch Designer Stamps which I'm really excited about because they have the cutest digi images!  Did you know that our Shana is also on the Design Team for Spesch?  This weeks challenge is "Written Inspiration" so you can make a card based on a poem, story etc that inspires you or reminds you of something special.  Tracey at Spesch was wonderful and let us pick our choice of image to use for this challenge & I chose to use the image called "Fairy".  I didn't know this when I chose the image but when Tracey emailed the image to me I found out that her name is Crystal too!  HOW COOL IS THAT?

For my inspiration I chose to make a card based on a story that I remember reading with my mom as a child.  It is Thumbelina and in the version we read Thumbelina was to marry a mole which she was not happy about.  She made friends with a swallow who carried her away to avoid this marriage and placed her in a flower blossom where she met a white-winged fairy who was the King of the Flower Fairies.    He asked her to marry him and when she said yes she sprouted tiny fairy wings & became Queen of the Flower Fairies.  I thought this image was perfect for the story!  The main image was coloured with copics and spica glitter pens.  All Paper was Bo Bunny except for the cardstock which is Bazill.  I added some roses & cherry blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts and punched some leaves and chalked them in green.  I used my scallop oval nesties and then ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder and then added some dew drops to complete.  Boy am I getting lots of use out of the Dew Drops lately....again a big THANK YOU to Jenny!  Hope you enjoy her and are having a fabulous weekend!  I've prescheduled my post and am currently down at our cabin on Lummi Island so hopefully I'm getting a lot of rest & relaxation!

8 comments:

Carla aka scrappypug said...

what a beautiful card...love the colors and the layout is fabulous!

HappyCrafter said...

So pretty! And thank you for reminding me about the story of Thumbelina, what an adventure she had.

alicaz said...

wonderful! I remember that Thumbelina story too and yours looks do pretty in lilac with all those flowers around!

Tracey Feeger said...

Crystal you have done a wonderful job with Crystal (that looks so funny LOL). Great colouring and colours.
mwah
Trace

Marlene said...

Such an adorable card - and in my favorite colors, too. :) Love purple! I remember having a doll named Thumbelina. Cute little thing.

Maria Matter said...

oh WOW, Crystal, this is beautiful! love this darling image! pretty papers and flowers too!

Looking forward to working with you @ TSB!!!
Hugs & Blessings!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Love your card, I've never seen these images before and I think I might have to check out their store!

You did a beautiful job creating your card. I look forward to working with you on the TSB DT!

Whimsey said...

Congratulations - I so look forward to working with you on the DT!!!