Sunday, February 5, 2012

Best Day Ever!

     The heat is on...!  I haven't been able to work in my "craft room" (aka converted garage) because my "heating system" (aka space heater) albeit a great one, broke!  The company (Vornado) was very cool and sent a new one but it took a week!!! Feels great to be able to create and be warm!
     For my card today, I inked up a new Sugar Nellie stamp called "Best Day Ever" with Memento Ink on Cryrogen white Iridescent paper - I just love coloring these stamps!  I worked with the Sweet Shop Challenge Sketch for this week.

     Her dress was colored with copics, R85, 83, 81 and R39 & 59.  For deeper shading, I also used BV 23.  Skin/ E00, 21, 13 &11 with R20 for cheeks.  Hair/ E25, 29, 50 & 31, and yes, changing nibs, cleaning caps and refilling sketch markers have cured my E issues!  Woo Hoo! Mouse/ E44, 43 and 40 and R20 for his ears.  For the boxes, I used a bunch of BG's and YR's but did not write them down.  Shading around image and under feet/ W5, 3, 1 & 0.  Her dress, boxes, shoes and flowers are embellished with Diamond stickles, swarovski crystal and Spica pens.  
     The cheesecloth was sprayed with Krylon Glue Spray and then Glitter was sprinkled on.  Hint:  Spray your cut out cheese cloth on waxed paper and the cheesecloth won't stick. You only need a little spritz of the glue spray, then sprinkle glitter - it dries SO FAST.  When dry, simply toss the waxed paper out!  No glitter mess and no glue on table or tools. I was able to attach to card in about 15 minutes!  Gold metal corner from Wild Orchid Crafts and pearls from stash.  Sentiment is from Just Rite stamps. 

    I used Bazill cardstock and the DP is from DCWV Sweet Stack, an oldie but goodie.  She is embellished with Prima and Kaisercraft flowers, Swarovski crystals that I attach with The Embellie Gellie (Gel Pick) - one of my favorite tools!Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Now it is time for Superbowl Sunday - Go Giants!!

My Time Made Easy (Pretty Palette 46 Challenge)
Daring Cardmakers (Pink and Red)
Lily Pad (Patterned Paper)
Sundays with Chrissy (Birthday)
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge (Girly Girl)
Birthday Sundaes (Birthday Sentiment)
Mojo Monday (Sketch Challenge)


Shelby Goolsby said...

This is just so cute and cheery!! I love the bright colors and your coloring is beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop.

Kim Bell said...

This card is just stunning!!Love the colors and your layout. Thanks for the tip regarding the cheesecloth. I be using that tip. Smiles.


s4rah said...

This is beautiful, I love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week!

Steph L said...

Love this card. So cute.
Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks and Good Luck!
Steph xx

Michele Spera said...

Beautiful work:-) I love all these colors together, this is just stunning! Thank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy this week

Nelly's Crafty Card Attack! said...

wow love everything about this card! ...thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Nelly X

Paulagriff said...

This is fabulous! Love your colouring, in fact love your whole creation! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Paula :))

Shannon White said...

Goodness is this Ever Darling! 8-) Love your Wonderfully colored Adorable image and the Bright cheery colors and dp's you chose too! The touch of sparkle is just perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop! 8-)

jo ( said...

Super cute! I love your coloring! :)

Thanks for playing along with us this week at Birthday Sundaes! :)


Romaine said...

Oh, she is sweet! Love the touches of glitter on her underskirts and those fabulous flowers! Thanks for joining us at MTME pretty palette this week! :0)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Ann Marie. What a darling image and fabulous coloring. The flowers are so pretty! Great take on the sketch! Thank you for playing along with the Sweet Stop this week. :o)

Bengelmama said...

Ein wundervolles Kärtchen.

Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.


Annette said...

What a beautiful card with lovely bright colours! Love your colouring!
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes!
Hugs Annette

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, this is just darling. Love the sparkle and fabulous embellishments. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Gez said...

Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining the Daring Cardmakers challenge this week.

Helen Anderson said...

Beautiful! And your colouring is fab :). Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks and good luck! xx

Chris x said...

Wow, what a stunning card!
I love everything about it.
Chris x

catherine said...

This is such a beautiful card and love the colours. I have just come across your blog and had a peek around you have some beautiful things on here. I have become your newest follower and looking forward to seeing more of your work
x catherine

Lisa Kind said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the embellishments you added to this lovely card! Thanks for playing our Pretty Palette challenge!

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card,love all the

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Ann love your beautiful colouring hun :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Shannah said...

WOW! Fabulous colouring and your card is so beautifully put together! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining our Sundays with Crissy Birthday Challenge! Hugs, Shannah xox

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Wowzers!! Fab colouring and layout!! So glad you joined us this time round at Sundays With Crissy--your card is stunning!!
Sarah ☺

Deborah said...

I'm rather late making the rounds - my life exploded - :~D Love your coloring!!! Thank you so much for playing and sharing at the Lily Pad!. Hugs & Blessings....

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