Thursday, July 15, 2021

Discovering the Forgotten Fleur Lady - Julia Spiri Digi

 Expect the unexpected.  Life is full of wonderful things just waiting to surprise you.

Hey there,

If you have an urge to organize your craft area on a lazy hot summer day, I say go for it!  I've been sorting my stash for a few weeks now, waiting for my eye surgery to heal, and my new HD eyes are spying some surprising abandoned treasures.  While sifting through some long forgotten unfinished projects, I found this Julia Spiri gem called Fleur.  I'm guessing I probably wasn't happy with something about my coloring...the flashy hair maybe?  But you know how that goes...put your unworthy project aside for a while and when you return to it,  the flaws don't look quite so glaring.   

I thoroughly enjoyed putting together this fun quick card with all my time consuming coloring already accomplished.  I created the frame in Cricut Design Space, cut it out on my Maker  and attached it to a  5 1/2 inch square z-fold card base.  I lined the front panel with a gold leafing pen and attached it to my frame with mounting tape.  I found the beautiful pearl studded fabric flower in my stash and added coordinating pearls to the frame  I'll attach a sentiment when I choose my recipient.  I get so excited when I find unexpected surprises in my happy hub!

Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and find a treasure in an unexpected place.
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  1. Wow what a beautiful image... love your coloring! Sure hope you heal up quickly! Thank you for joining us at Beyond the Blue!

  2. It's really beautiful and I like how you finished it off.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  3. A beautiful card Nancy. Your colouring is fantastic! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  4. Fabulous colouring of that lovely image and I want hair that colour! Thanks so much for sharing and joining in our 'For a Lady' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  5. I think your colouring is great and I'm so pleased you found her and finished the project. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. Great image Nancy - and I know someone who has hair in those colours and she looks fabulous.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  7. Wow! This is gorgeous. Thanks for entering in the challenge at Colour Crazy! Donna

  8. I can't find any flaws in your colouring!! A beautiful card.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  9. Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured, love your design
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  10. Gorgeous card - love your colouring.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #161 Christmas in July sponsored by The Paper Shelter and Leann's World 101.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  11. Cute image, I love your colors. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Danka CT -

  12. Lovely card and gorgeous design…fab colours too.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgans Art World Challenges Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Annie CT -{My Blog}

  13. Beautiful card! Love the hair. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Gale DT

  14. She is so beautiful! Love the card you created with her too.
    I have wondered if the flaws fade over time or my memory lol. But it do agree that something changes if we put coloring aside for a while.
    Hugs Monica

  15. Awesome card...such a beautiful image! Thanks for joining us at ATSM!

  16. Gorgeous colouring. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

  17. What a beauty! So glad you joined us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT