Monday, June 11, 2012
Tribute to Ray and Purple Hugz
This week's Octopode Challenge is Girls Just Want to Have Fun (TOFF#51) and the Southern Girls Challenge is Things With Wings (#46) so I combined them in this card. Most people would probably go with butterflies and party scenes, but I decided to do a tribute to Ray Bradbury since I am a sci-fi fan.
I love this quote from Ray - it means different things to different people. To me it means you should not be afraid to try new things just because you don't already know everything about them, and that you should always being trying new things and ideas or you will get stagnant and then not want to try anything new. I also like to think it applies to situations where you have no choice but to try something new - like when you lose a job or a relationship falls apart or you find out you have diabetes or seizures or your hurt your knee; you are then thrown off the cliff but you should start building your wings immediately!
My images are from the following: Jolee from Octopode (I altered her skirt to make it look more like she was falling and shortened her a bit to fit the scene); Wings from LilyPink Bingo Dress Form (available at Can You Digi It? - I cut the wings off the form and sparkled them up); and bird on the limb and the clouds are from Close to My Heart.
I hope you can tell Jolee has thrown her cupcake away and is busy sewing or tying that right wing on. I drew the little cliff top and have no idea where my papers are from as they were in my stash and I think they are from a card club. I used bunches of green and Diamond Stickles.
This card was made for the Featured Stamper Challenge FS279. This week's Featured Stamper is Stephanie (aka Booga3), and she has the cutest gallery all full of positive sentiments and sweet images. Click here to see Stephanie's card.
I used the Amalia and Laylah Dilly Beans image and since the current Dilly Beans Challenge is all about Purple, I used as much purple as I could find in my stash. My pins are from My Minds Eye, the papers are from my scrap pile, the flower is from Hobby Lobby, and I used Spellbinders Cirle and Scalloped Dies along with the Martha Steward leaf punch for my die cuts and punches (punch tally - 3). The ribbon was from Michaels and was left over from the Christmas wreath we made this past year.
Hope you all have a wonderful start to your week! Hugz!