Saturday, May 4, 2013

I may be using Icicle Stickles, but it's finally Spring!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day everyone!  I hope you find some time this weekend to participate in some of the fun activities happening around scrappy land, including the All That Stickles icicle linky party!

The birds are returning, the motorcycles have been ridden for the first time in 2013 (it's cause for celebration when the Harley's come out of the garage), and most of the ice is gone from the lake.  Yes, spring is finally here in NW Wisconsin.  Well, maybe. We got 17 inches of snow on Thursday so the only flowers around here are those I see on paper.  I felt the need for some springtime flowers, so I colored this fun image from one of the All That Stickles sponsors this month, Bugaboo Digital Stamps.

I also used a tab and dew drops from another great sponsor, The Robin's Nest. The icicle Stickles are on the centers of the flower petals.  Here's a close up so you can really see the sparkle.

I colored the image with Copic markers, then used a little Fairy Dust Creative Inspirations Paints on the petals before adding the Stickles to give them some shimmer (easier to see IRL).  The dew drops are in the center of each flower.  I used Simple Stories Summer Fresh 6x6 papers, some Really Reasonable ribbon, and a retired Close To My Heart stamp for the "for you" sentiment on the tab. A spellbinder label die made the shape behind the colored image.
I am having a giveaway with some great stuff -- a 6x6 paper pad, some Stickles, twine, a Close To My Heart stamp set, and some miscellaneous bling.  To be eligible to win, please follow my blog and leave a comment on this post.  To increase your chances, also comment on my posts from Tuesday, April 30, Wed, May 1, Thursday, May 2, and the Mixed Media Art Journal hop post beginning May 3. And, since I made it to 200+ followers this week, I'm going to pick 2 winners.
Don't forget to join the current linky party on All That Stickles using Icicle Stickles.  You have through May 10 to link up your icicle creations.
I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations -- Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon --Sparkle, Bling, and ribbon challenge
Simon Says Stamp -- Happy Mail
Sister Act Card Challenge -- Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge Blog -- Mother's Day with Flowers


  1. Great way to combine winter and spring and get the flowers blooming! Very pretty!

  2. Such a pretty card, Julie. I hope that your snow is starting to melt :)

  3. Such a great fresh card. I love all your sparkle. TFS

  4. Beautiful card! I love the touch of glitter. Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint!

  5. Such a sweet card! So glad you joined us at Sister Act this week! Best of luck!



  6. Lovely Spring Card! What a cute image and pretty coloring too! Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge! :) hugs, Kimberly

  7. Pretty card, love the image and flowers!! Fun springy colors!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint!!

  8. Pretty card!!And I LOVE the colors on this!!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons challenge this week!!!