Sunday, March 30, 2014

Time's Just Flying By!

Well my life is still flat out hectic... can you believe my beloved Twinnies turned ONE yesterday - pics to follow (but you knew that, lol)  Hard to believe a whole year's gone by already.  They had a big party today, for which I made a cake; even though I say so myself it was pretty super - I'll post pics when my son sends me them.  All of this Twin-based activity has cut into my crafting time (well along with the building of rock walls in the pool area and the making of my hubby's birthday invites - he turns 60 in two weeks OMG! talk about time flying... and yet another cake to come up with for yet another party) 
This doesn't change the fact that a new challenge starts today over at Di's Digi Challenge.   It has the nice and easy theme of Welcome Spring, I managed to make time to alter a little notebook for it, here it is
It started life pretty plain, just like this one (only green!)  I love the nifty little pens that came with these notebooks.  So clever. 
I covered the front and back with this pretty floral paper from Prima (Faerie Florals, I think) then coloured up the lovely Daisy's Delight image with Copics, adding some (hard to see) Liquid Pearl highlights to the centre of the flower and some Stickles to the butterfly and bows on Daisy's shoes.  Then I fussy cut the image out and stuck it on the book.  Instead of trying to do impossibly intricate cuts (such as the one between Daisy's face and the leaf and her leg and the stalk) I leave the white background in and colour it to match the background paper... it works particularly well on a mottled background such as this one.  I also add some Copic shadows around the image to help ground it and make it look more 3D - especially when you are trying to keep the whole thing physically flat, as you would with something like a notebook going in and out of your handbag all the time.
 Here's a link to another one of these altered notebooks, completely different but just as simple.
Anyway that's it for this little project, I'm entering in the following challenges
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
#167 Flower Frenzy
#253 Garden
#251 Spring Delights
#216 Dreaming of Spring
Spring and Easter
21 Spring is in the Air
Theme: Greens Stash: Anything Green
I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge, great prize (from Really Reasonable Ribbon) on offer as always, and if you use one of Di's fab images you get entered into an extra draw... what are you waiting for?!
I'm trying hard to get some Blogging time in to post some of the projects in my drafts - not having that much success tho', lol.  With any luck I'll be back in the swing soon, Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Desire Fourie said...

Congrats with the twins' first birthday. Just love the mixed media look of your little notebook.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Di said...

Hi Donna
I love this i think your colours are stunning!! and it is a beautiful piece of craft work.
Thankyou so much and hope your pool is coming along (soooo jealous!!)
Hugs Di xxx

Chrissy said...

Fantastic colouring Donna and love the sweet image. Brilliant papers and colours..such a great project.


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Donna, I love the sweet image and your colouring is so beautiful.
I am looking forward to seeing some birthday pictures of the twins and your cake!
Sue xx

Indy said...

Goodness, this is too cute! So glad you were inspired by this week's garden challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Hugs, Debbie!

Barbara Godden said...

Great image and beautiful colouring. great papers and awesome notebook, thanks for plahying along with us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the colour green challenge.

Tina said...

adorable. love this image so cute
thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Stunning image and colouring Ginny x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a gorgeous notebook Donna. Your colouring is brilliant too. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, Susan x

Art With Heart said...

What a wonderful card! I like your colors! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge!
Ina DT

Michelle Looi said...

I love that background! Added some spunk to the cute image!
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles!

Anna said...

Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge :)
Hugs Anna

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

A really pretty creation hun, just love it!
As for the twins wow that has flown!
Hugs Shell xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely colouring! Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at paper Crafting Journey.
Joyce xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous notebook Donna, love the image and your beautiful colouring.

Donna x