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.