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Saturday, April 10, 2010

CHAPTER 8: You can learn a lot of things from the FLOWERS...

`Never mind!' Alice said in a soothing tone, and stooping down to the daisies, who were just beginning again, she whispered, `If you don't hold your tongues, I'll pick you!'


There was silence in a moment, and several of the pink daisies turned white.


`That's right!' said the Tiger-lily. `The daisies are worst of all. When one speaks, they all begin together, and it's enough to make one wither to hear the way they go on!'


`How is it you can all talk so nicely?' Alice said, hoping to get it into a better temper by a compliment. `I've been in many gardens before, but none of the flowers could talk.'
Hello everyone! What a sweet, sunny sign of Spring it is when all of our floral friends come out to play! The Twisted Thirteen, Doormouse and Guest Croquet Player Kim all definitely agree with Alice that you can learn a lot of things from the flowers! This week's challenge? See if you can pick up on it...

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I love these newspaper flowers. You see them everywhere these days. I used a simple scalloped punch and an old newspaper plus a brad to make this one. Fun!!


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And I adore this image! She really appeals to my inner tomboy! I colored her using my Copic markers, then cut her out and whetted her eyes and lips with some glossy accents. I accented her buttons and the edge of the Labels Nine background with Patina stickles. She's also popped up with dimensional foam to dramatize her position near the flower.


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And here she is all together. I call this project "Old News" - partly for the newspaper (collected on my recent trip to visit my husband). I also call it this because "a little birdie told me" was a code for "and everyone already knows..." LOL! I had so much fun with this project. I do hope you will join in our challenge to - did you guess it already? USE FLOWERS on your card or project!


We have ANOTHER generous prize to give away this week! We at Oh, Alice are just floored at the outpouring of generosity from these wonderful companies and are thrilled to announce that this week's prize is being donated by STAMPOTIQUE!

That's right! ONE RANDOM WINNER will be chosen to WIN a $15 GC to the
STAMPOTIQUE store! (they sell rubber stamps and other goodies :) Good luck, and we'll announce the winner during next week's challenge, so get those entries in by Friday, April 16th at 8pm CST! Make sure you link your creation to Mr. Linky on the Oh Alice! Challenge Blog and use OAC8 as your keyword when uploading to a gallery.  Thanks and good luck!!


Happy Stamping and Happy Spring!
Ta for now, ~ky

15 comments:

  1. Ky your card is stunning, the flower you made is fabulous! I love the effect it gives. Awesome colour work too
    love tasha xx

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  2. This is really cool Ky. I love that image and I really love your handmade flowers... gorgeous!

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  3. Fantastic card and I love that flower!!

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  4. Oh, Ky, I love that newspaper flower! It's perfect! Great card :)

    hugs, margie

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  5. Wonderful card Ky! I love the image!

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  6. hi Ky! That flower is so awesome!!! LOVE it! Love the colours you used for this card too
    xxx

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  7. For someone who has no mojo this card certainly is fabulous!!!
    Kristy xx

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  8. Your coloring looks great, as does that newspaper flower! Great job, Ky!

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  9. I LOVE this Ky. Your coloring is fantastic. That image is adorable and I love that paper flower. FANTASTIC!!!

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  10. Oh wowzers Ky!!! That flower is waaaay cool!!!!

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  11. Love that newspaper flower, will definitely have to try that as I love how it turned out. Great card!

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  12. This is just STUNNING, Ky...WOW! From your awesome shading to that gorgeous handmade flower-I LOVE it all! Beautiful work!

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  13. Such a cool flower! I'm make an earth day ATC from recycled items and wish I had a bunch of these. Great card.

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  14. Off the hook gorgeous. Love the orange, the newspaper flower, the quotes... all of it!!!

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