Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Created ByHand Challenge - Spring

I don't know about you but I am less than convinced that it is Spring! I arose to walk with a friend of mine to be greeted by icy, snowy sidewalks and freezing temperatures. Let's just call this the "last blast" of wintry weather. I think this little girl epitomizes the freshness and feeling of renewal of Spring so I used her to create this 4" X 4" calendar page. This is my entry for this week's Created ByHand challenge.

22 comments:

My name is CINDY...... said...

What a sweet little face! I love these 'vintage' children images. If only they were all as cute in real life! Gorgeous background to this one too.

Dream With the Fishes said...

So true, so true... I've been feeling the same way about the lack of evidence available for Spring being here. It's only 34 degrees out there right now and I'm so tired of all the layers of clothing and hat hair and all that. I sure hope it starts warming up soon.

That is one LOVELY piece! Are those real pressed pansies in the background? They sure look like it. Thanks for coming by and visiting me at my blog and for your comment!

June said...

This is gorgeous. Beautiful work

vintage wil said...

This is gorgeous ! great background!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

I'm looking out my window, here, at snow coming down. Hopefully, this is it! :) This piece is wonderful; love the image - she is so expressive. Beautiful Heather!

Rachel Bland said...

Very pretty!

Stacey said...

SWEET! I love it! ~Stacey

Jacqueline said...

So pretty!

Connie said...

Really sweet!!!

Diane said...

This one is precious!Love that image! It's definitely Spring in California...but then it's almost always Spring here! Have a great day!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Beautiful and lovely girl. Love the soft flower background.

Cathy said...

I love the little look over the shoulder. Too cute. I'm afraid no Spring here. Sunday night the storms ripped thru here downing trees and giving us a beautiful light show but no tornadoes! It's 40' outside right now. BRRR.
She's a lovely homage to Spring

laurel said...

Lovely!

deb said...

Love this page, it just shouts spring. Here in the UK has been very springlike for a couple of weeks now, but saying that it could all change tomorrow, roll on the summer.

Buffy said...

Adorable and I love the flowers.

Amy said...

Super adorable and I love the cute lil' charm!!

hastingshall2 said...

Heather, this is really beautiful with the Easter egg colors. And I agree. Where is the warmth that is supposed to be with springtime.
Faye

Kris Dickinson said...

How sweet! I love the expression on her face, it's priceless!

Lynifyni said...

She's beautiful, Heather! Lynn F.

Gillian said...

Beautiful Heather, love everything about this piece, definitly catches the essence of spring, pity the weather here in the U.K and with yourself doesn't understand the meaning lol:)

lorhen82 said...

I hear ya'! It hasn't been very "springy" here either. I love the pouty little face on this girl - very sweet! Maybe your use of these lovely pastel colors will invite more spring-like weather! ~Lori

Quietfire Style said...

Ooooooo, this is wonderful! Thanks so much for taking the challenge!!