Thursday, March 24, 2011

Flying High

It seems that the DT members over on the Phindy's Place Challenge blog are as fed up with winter as the rest of us. This week's challenge was to create a card with the theme Hot Stuff/Warm Colors Sunshine. No problems with that theme for me, even though here in the South we've actually been getting some pretty warm days.

The image I've chosen is called "High Hopes". I cannot tell you all how wonderful all of these Wee Babby images are, and you should seriously go check them out at the Phindy's Place Store. You'll fall in love and remember your own children at that precious toddler age. I have colored him with my Copics.

As you all know, I love finding digital papers and printing them to use for my cards. This paper comes from two different kits from The Sprouting Seeds Studio. One is from the Boy Oh Boy kit, and the kite paper is from the Spring Favorites Freebie collection. Both kits were free. This site has some paper that is perfect for several of Phindy's images, and if time hadn't gotten away from me, you would have seen just what I mean.

I decided on an easel card and to use the tail of the kite as my prop. I took floral wire, tripled it and twisted it to make the tail and then tied on some 1/8" grosgrain ribbon. I cut some popsicle sticks to make the frame for my kite, and then tied some string on. I used a remnant of popsicle stick to wrap my "string" around. Haven't decided on the sentiment yet, so I might just leave it without one.

At any rate it was a fun card to create, and I'd like it just because of that cute babby. I may even go fly a kite this weekend.


  1. Boy Shirley, you don't do things half-way do you? Love the kite and that excess string wrapped around the stick is totally awesome. Very clever mind you have there!

  2. Oh, Shirley-another winner! I love this little guy and you've done such a great job.
    Thank you for joining us this week at Phindy's Place! Hope to see you again soon.

  3. I love it Shirley - especially that you gave it a little winder and everything!!xx

  4. How do you keep coming up with these fabulous creations?! I'm in total awe of this card. Creating the kite is brilliant, my favorite part is the little winder. This card is just over the top! Colored so beautifully, also. Wow, Shirley, just amazing! Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place again this week.

  5. This is just too adorable, Shirley! I love the kite, kite tail and string winder you have added. You are so creative!
    Thanks so much for playing at Phindy's Place again!

  6. This is a fabulous card Shirley, love the kite you made

  7. How clever to use the kite string as the easel stand!!!

  8. This card is perfect. Easy to see all the hard work you've put in on it,
    H xx