Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Design D.I.V.A.S. Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop Is Back for 2012!

It's the third Wednesday of February already which means it's time for the Facebook chapter of the Design D.I.V.A.S. to have our Oldies But Goodies (OBD) Blog Hop.
 This is when we use neglected and forgotten items from our stashes.  The Design D.I.V.A.S. is a private Facebook group, which is a branch of the Original Design D.I.V.A.S. on the Splitcoaststampers website. The acronym for the D.I.V.A.S is, Divine, Inspirational, Virtuous, Artistic (or annointed) Sistahs. This is a very talented and supportive group, which I'm blessed to be a part of . Thank you for stopping by and we hope you enjoy the hop!  

If you arrived here from our talented Maria's blog Maria Matters then you are on the right track. To start at the beginning jump back to Cindy's Antics where you are sure to love her project! 

Now, on to my project.  This is the first project I've done since before Christmas!  I really needed a break for awhile, but I haven't exactly been laying around eating bon bons!  My studio has been under a new austerity program and many unused and neglected tools and materials will be on the auction block.  But I did keep enough to meet the criteria of 6 months of collecting dust.  Today I used a an image that I had colored months ago.  This is Joy by Sugar Nellie.  Also, the DP is from the DCWV At Home stack which I haven't used since last spring, about the same time I used the Martha Stewart Butterfly border punch along the bottom.  

I didn't get this done in time to take a photo with natural light so I'm not very happy with the color density.  But, I think you get the general idea.

Here is a close up, and the colors are more like real life.  The image is colored with Copics.  I love these images with the shading detail.  Coloring is minimal, which isn't easy for me to do sometimes.  But the lighter touch with the Copic is all that is needed for this adorable image.  There is a new element in this project.  I used the Nestabilities Labels 18 for the image and background.

The butterfly is made from the large and small MS punches.  Rhinestones swirls add a bit of bling.

Aaahhh!  It really did feel good to work on cards again!  I have a new outlet to sell my cards so I'd better keep at it!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are enjoying the hop!  Now, off you go to see what out talented Sue has for you at Sue's Sentiments.  


Lauri Ingram said...

So glad to see you back! Beautiful job with the coloring! and I am too, cleaning and purging....I have found I am very fickle when it comes to stamps and DSP so if I havent used it I am selling things off as well! I love having a simpler range of tools to work with!

Dru said...

Oh Barbara - this is a beautiful beautiful card! The soft blues, the adorable image, the great coloring, the rhinestone flourishes, and the card style ~ just gorgeous!! Hugs, Dru

Vicki said...

Barbara, this is so precious! I am blown away by your coloring techniques! Makes you feel like you could almost hug her! Wonderful to be hopping with you today! Blessings to you!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love this image and your coloring is so beautiful! love all the blues (-:

hope you're feeling better!

Cindy said...

Barbara, this is just beautiful!!! You say the coloring is minimal?? OMG, it is just fantastic!! I wish I had a quarter of your talent with coloring!!! I love that Butterfly punch, and that Nesties shape!! This is a fabulous card!!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Super DARLING Funky Fold card!!! You did a beautiful job on your coloring and I love this image!!!

Carmen O. said...

Oh Barb! This is such a beautiful card. Your coloring is exquisite as always. Beautifully done!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oh Barbara!! This is SO gorgeous!! Your coloring is just beautiful. It really comes to life. I love everything about it!

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Barb, this is just stunning. Your coloring is so perfect. Thanks for participating in the hop.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! I just love this little girl and you've showcased her beautifully! Thanks for a fun hop!

Lynette said...

So pretty, Barb! I'm very glad you got to stamp and felt like it.

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful Barb, wonderful design & beautiful coloring!!
enjoy your wknd!
hugs & blessings

Stampin D Amour said...

Barb - OMG!!! This is an AMAZING work of ART!!!! You are very talented! xo

-pamela :)