March 22, 2010

Spring is here! - ROP/BnW Challenge - Punch it!

Hello Everyone and Happy Spring! Finally Spring is here, YAY! :-) There is a new combined Roses on Paper and Belles 'n Whistles Challenge starting today. Our amazingly talented Rosette is hosting our challenge this time and she wants to see you using your punches. So the challenge this time is called:

Punch it!

What a great idea Rosette, I loved it! :-) Get out all your punches and start creating! And please don't forget in order to participate and be eligible for the prize drawing you must use a Belles 'n Whistles, Alota, Bildmalarna, Magnolia or stamp from The Greeting Farm. 
Our challenges are bi-weekly and you have time through Sunday April 4th  to enter. The Winner will be announced Monday shortly before our new challenge starts. And as you know Summer is always very generous with her prize donations for the challenges, you can check it out on our  Roses on Paper and Belles 'n Whistles Challenge blog. Please visit my fellow DT members blogs as well and check out their stunning creations!!! You'll find a list of my DT friends in my side bar!

On to my project now.  This time I did not make a card I made my March Birthday Calendar Page. Each month around the 20th the Belles 'n Whistles DT is showing a new birthday Calendar page on our Belles 'n Whistles blog.  You'll also find a link to download the templates for the calendar on our  Belles 'n Whistles blog in the sidebar. Unfortunately I was not able to participate for February but I will catch up on that and show it to you soon. What better image could I use than this super cute newly released Belles 'n Whistles image called 'Watering' from the Spring & Cleaning & Summertime collection? Isn't Belle super sweet with her watering can? I just totally LOVE this image. This is one of my absolute favorites from this collection and it is very versatile as well and can be used for many occasions throughout the year.

I colored Belle using my Copics & Copic Airbrushing System (find a list of Copics that I used at the end of the posting). The DP is Wisteria from Basic Grey and  the flowers are from Magnolia, punched out from paper and from my stash (the pearl flower, I got it last year at Michaels). Punches I used are: Martha Stewart Border Punches Butterflies, Trellies and Scallops, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, EK Success Retro Flowers medium and small and Butterflies and from The Punch Bunch the Rock Fern punch. Furthermore I used Stickles, half-pearls, buttons and ribbon for decorations. 

This is also my entry for the following challenges:

Friday Sketchers # 94, great sketch from Claudia 

Copic Creations Challenge #24: Use your favorite Copic technique (one that was introduced on the CC blog during the last year). I used caucasion skin & blonde hair techniques.

***click on the pictures for larger view***


Copics used:

Skin: E0000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R21, R000
Hair: YR23, Y23, E35
Hat: G40, G82, G94
Shirt: R000, R00, R20, R21, R22
           BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08
Pants: E50, E53, E55, W3
Watering Can: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
Grass: G40, G21, W3
Shadow: BV0000, BV000, W0, W00
Background airbrushed using E53

Thanks for taking the time and stopping by today!

Love and Hugs,


  1. awhhhh!!!! this is just far too gorgeous for words! Hugs Juls

  2. Was für ein tolles Kalenderblatt. Es gibt ja unglaublich viel zu entdecken und die kleinen Schmetterlinge sind total süß.
    Deine Coloration ist mal wieder Hammer. Was soll ich sagen,ich hab mir jetzt auch Copics bestellt. Das 72 A Set Copics Ciao. Das hat mich doch jetzt sehr gereizt,mal sehen wie ich damit zurecht komme.

  3. Wunderschön! Deine Motive sind immer spitze und ich mag total gerne wie du colorierst!

  4. The colors of this are stunning, soft and pretty, love your calendar page! ~hugs

  5. It's just stunning work Iris! From you coloring to eh soft sweet colors of Lavander. sigh. Realy dreamy.. Now I want to make something violet :) Chat with you soon ;)

  6. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us and for playing along with the Friday Sketchers Challenge this week.
    Hugs Jeanette :)

  7. OMGoodness, ADORABLE card and awesome coloring! Wow. Thanks so much for joining us in our celebration at Copic Creations!


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