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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

DS4J CHALLENGE # 67 – spring has sprung

The challenge #67 this fortnight at DS4J is Spring has Sprung.
Here is the theme (in quotes)

THEME : 'Spring has sprung'. The Northern hemisphere will be celebrating spring! Make a creation/card showing how you enjoy this season, whether it is chasing the lambs in the field, oohing and aahing the new blossoms on the fruit trees, or the fact that you will be seeing more sun! Go for it! The word SPRING should appear somewhere on your card.

Isn't it fun? 
Weather this year is so finicky. Feels like winter some days and summer on others.
But it is flowering. Smell of jasmine and roses - Hmmm - Divine!
I have used a pretty image this week called Berry Pixie

Sure was a bit hard to do as I used a thick K&company paper to make the ruffles instead of a thinner pattern paper .Lots of learning curve. Because of all thickness unless you make the card top edges as box like to cover the sides it shows too much.  Inspired by Anna Griffin and Christina from Card making magic. Only one change I wish I had made, I wish I had colored the pixies top hat more flower like color instead of leaf like. Guess I thought green would pop up more than the orange when I was doing it.Added lots of stickles for sparkle
P.B. Shelley is one of my favorite poets along with Frost , Wordsworth and Tagore.
Anyone remember Ozymandias? inspired by  Ramses statue? One of my earliest reads was seeing it in Times  library books - Ancient Egypt.

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away”.
-Percy Blythe Shelly

Oh I so digress from the card.
But this poem always gets me - so humbling isn't it? The Hand of Time.
Now I want to enter this card in some challenges

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Michelle said...

Beautiful Pam - I love all the details especially the butterflies.

Sandy Palmer said...

This is quite lovely! Love the roses and butterflies especially! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Pam.

greetings karin

~ Jo ~ said...

Pam this card is so beautiful! I love all the elements, so beautiful.


Debs said...

Beautiful card - wonderful details.
Thanks for playing along at AGOAC this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Paper Panda said...

Gorgeous card, and what a sweet image. Thanks for sharing with us at Kraftyhands.
Mandy x (KH DT)

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

This is such a pretty card! I love everyting pixie (and butterflies too!) and this image is just so adorable! I love the ruffled background - must remember to scraplift this technique ;) TFS.

Tammy said...

Oh this is gorgeous Pam! Such a sweet image and I love all of your beautiful details! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
Tammy x

Glenda said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

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