Always and Forever - Just Inklined Blog Hop!

     Woo Hoo!  This is the first time I am participating as a Design Team member in the Blog Hop for Just Inklined!  Hope you are ready to hop with us.  Our hostess this month is Jak, and she has chosen PLEATS for our theme.  Now if you've arrived from Jeni's blog, just keep hopping, otherwise you might want to go back to the start and see what Jak created.  You are sure to find lots of inspiration and tips along the way, and don't forget to leave a comment.
     I have chosen the Wedding Shoe digital image by Just Inklined.   I love the vintage look of this image and knew immediately that I would color it with creamy colors and light pastel copic markers (E53,52, 51 & 50 and R20, 00, G20 & G000 and colorless blender pen).


         I am so in love with all the new paper pads I have recently purchased and was thrilled to use Cart-Us "Wedding" 6x6 inch pad. The colors are black, silver and creamy gold; several papers are glittered (like this one) making an image like this really pop.  Of course, the black ribbon is "pleated" to fit the theme of this challenge and the white roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Sentiment, stamped with Memento Sepia inkpad, is by Just Rite stamps. Pearls & crystals are from Recollections.  Gold "pearls" on image and white pearls on shoe are from Viva Decor Pearl Pens in Ivory and Gold.  Last, lots of Glamour Dust and Fairy Dust glitter!
    What I especially love about this card is the corner embellishment...you know I love those metal corners from Wild Orchid Crafts but they only come in silver and gold. I saw everyone using white embossing powder to change the silver or gold metal color, so, I decided to try it with other color embossing powders. I got this very cool multi-color sparkle by using a silver corner and embossing it with Ranger's Detail Black and Ancient Gold.  I poured the black over some of the metal, then the gold at the same time, then embossed.  I did add a second sprinkle of just the Ancient Gold and embossed again.  It really gives a vintage or antique look and I am sure that all my other color embossing powders will be coming out to play real soon!
   Your next stop will be Joyce's blog.  She is sure to have something fun to share.  Hope you enjoyed our hop. Have a great day. As always, thank you for your kind comments.
I will be entering this card in the following Challenges:
  1. This is such a beautiful card
    Ann Marie
    xx Jan

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  2. Stunning! great work!
    Loving this hop!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  3. Just LOVE that corner detail and the shoe is SO bling!
    Hugs, Buttons x

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  4. What a beautifully elegant card, just lovely
    Hugs Julie P

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  5. Christine HarropApril 2, 2012 at 4:11 AM

    This is beautiful. Any bride would just love to receive this.

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  6. An absolutely stunning card, Ann Marie, it's a wonderful creation, very, very well done. Ann xxxx

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  7. Absolutely beautiful!!!
    This card will win you your chanllanges, Good luck x

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  8. Lesley (Middlesbrough)April 2, 2012 at 5:09 AM

    what a stunning card, I'm a big fan of sparkly, shiny things and this is beautiful

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  9. Stunning, love all the pearls (my favourite)

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  10. Aaahhh... very romantic!!!!

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  11. Positively beautiful card! Love the jeweled shoe and background!

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  12. Stunning card! The embossing on the corner looks absolutely amazing, the shimmering colours are just spectacular.


    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

    Remember to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entrant. Be sure to mention you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

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  13. Simply stunning.
    Gorgoeous image.

    Sian x

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  14. A stunning creation, love all the pearls, saw this over at MIM, Wendy x

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  15. Absolutely stunning Ann Marie...thanks for sharing it with us at The Outlawz Copic/Promarker Challenge. Hope to see you back again soon :)

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  16. Absolutely STUNNING card. Saw this on MIM. Loz

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  17. This is absolutely stunning, Ann Marie! The show is so elegant and beautifully colored in the soft colors! Wonderful trims and corner piece!

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  18. This is a gorgeous card, so many beautiful details.

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  19. I have this image, but have never used it and you hvae given me inspiration! Thank you!!

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  20. Totally gorgeous Ann Marie! I love all the bling, lace & pearls.
    ~jeni :)

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  21. Lovely colouring and your card design is beautiful, with so many little details!
    Joyce xx

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  22. What a stunning glitzy card! I love the way you used all those pearls.

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  23. This is a STUNNER!!!! WOW!!! Love the embellishments and glitz!! Great! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

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  24. Thank you so much for the wonderful comment. I'm so glad you joined my blog and I'm a follower of your as well.
    WOW!!! on your card I just love all the embellishments for the shoes you gae done an outstanding job. I'm not sure if that is pink or peach but the extra touch of color is wonderful.
    Hugs, Pat

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  25. WOW!! Gorgeous!! Beautiful!!. Awesome card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

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  26. Ann Marie
    This is stunning!!
    Love all the sparkles
    So elegant!!
    I LOVE those corner elements, gonna have to check them out!!
    Hugs

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  27. Wow!wow!wow! What a wonderful card. This is more like a keepsake than a card. Beautiful.

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  28. Your embossing experiments paid off, what a gorgeous sparkly card and so elegant.

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  29. Wowza, this is so feminine and bling! I love your style! Oh yes, and a lovely blog design too!

    Thanks for joing in at
    http://fashionistachallenge.blogspot.com/

    DT Coordinator,
    Rina
    P.S. Why dont you consider submitting to be on our DT?

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  30. Beautiful card...I love all the embellishments!

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  31. Thanks for playing in our 'Anything Goes' Challenge #40, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  32. Oh WOW! WOW! WOW!!! This is gorgeous!!! I love every single detail!!! Love the patterned paper, the sparkly corner you created and the pleated ribbon and flowers atop! Just stunning!!!!

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  33. Beautiful card! So elegant and all of the details are just perfect, without being too much.

    Your card caught my eye on MIM. Thanks, for sharing!

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  34. Quite elegant and glamerous .Love the bling and glimmer . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

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  35. Hello Ann Marie
    This is one gorgeous card, just love it.
    Hugs from your newest follower and DT member.
    Suzie xx

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  36. What a absolutely gorgeous card! Love that fab image and all the pretty embellishments!

    I would like to invite you to enter your card in the new challenge at Great Impressions. The theme for April is Lots of Flowers.

    Here's the link if you would like to check it out:
    http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/2012/04/challenge-2lots-of-flowers.html

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  37. Oh to have a sparkly pair of shoes like that :) The pearls, layout and bling are gorgeous! Thanks for playing with use at Great Impressions Stamps!

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  38. Saw that you'd posted this over at MIM and dropped in to tell you how wonderful it is. That paper is just gorgeous and I love the way you colored the shoe with all those soft pastels. Nice glitz and bling too. :-)

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  39. Great creation with lovely details! Thanks for joining us at SC this time - good luck, and have a Happy Easter!
    Hugs, Lena Katrine

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  40. Hi Ann Marie

    I love this card and your work is just fabulous.

    Looking forward to working with you on the Fashionista Challenge.

    Laine

    X

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  41. Wow...this is beautiful. I love anything that sparkles and of course who doesn't love a fabulous heal?!!!! Thanks for joining us over at Great Impressions!

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  42. I bet you get lots of Wows for your cards! I came to you via MIM and you also left a lovely comment for me. I am glad to have visited your site as your art so very lovely.
    Manderly
    xxxooo

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  43. So elegant. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look. I’m enjoying looking at all the amazing inspiration.
    TFS
    Paul
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

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  44. WOW what a beautiful card, love all the detail, saw your card on MIM x carol

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  45. WOW girl! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

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  46. Hi Ann Marie, just popped by to let you know that I have awarded you the Liebster blog award. All the details can be found on my blog.
    Tracey
    x

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  47. Beautiful and elegant card. Who doesn't love shoes?? Thanks for joining this fortnight challenge at the Corrosive Challenge. Please join us for our next challenge.

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  48. sooo pretty :0)..thanks for sharing it with us at Dream Valley..hugs Debs x

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  49. this is one absolutely gorgeous... i mean ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS card! that image is spectacular too!

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  50. Oh my goodness - this is one of the most gorgeous cards I have EVER seen! Thank you for sharing the tip of embossing on the metal! Love your work!
    Hugs,
    Marie XX

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