Tuesday, May 1, 2012

With Wings All is Possible

     Today is an exciting day as I am presenting my first post as guest designer for Anything Goes Challenge. Tamara Morton invited me to join her amazing team for the month of May.  What a talented group of women!  The theme for challenge 66 is "Flutter by Butterfly- Things with Wings." Right up my alley, right?  For my card, I chose "Fairy Child" by Morgan Fitzsimons for Scrapbook Stamp Society.
           Fairy Child is colored with copics (available at Craft Den) and spica pens.  I played this time with the Fluorescent copics in blue, pink and purple as they made the colors more vivid - an effect I wanted for her.  I added the fluorescent blue to the regular blues in her bow and dress, just as I did on some of the flowers.  One of the things I like to do on an image with so much detail is to print out two of them, and, as I work, I "try on" colors on the experimental image before I apply to the one I am going to keep. Not only do I see what the colors look like, but also how well they play together, especially on an image with many different elements!  Because of the intense colors of the flowers, I found the butterflies needed to be subdued with golden yellows- and I learned that after playing on my scrap piece.  Just thought I would share...
      The design paper is DCWV Mariposa. Cardstock Bazill.  The card base is from CutCardstock, Metallic Stardream Crystal, a phenomenal cardstock that holds up to all the layers and embellishments. Metal corner, black pearls and flowers from WOC, Recollections and Prima.  Gold mesh from the Funkie Junkie. I bought this when I saw Tosh's card featuring the Black mesh, which I also bought and will be using real soon- LOL. Blue Swarovski crystal from Jolees.  The sentiment is from a Kraftin Kimme set. Although it is hard to see in the pic, I also used Blue iridescent Pebbles chalk for the clouds around her.
     Thanks so much for stopping by- thanks always for your kind comments.
I will be entering the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Pink, Blue and Green
          

28 comments:

Ann-Marie said...

Oh my this is just stunning, your colouring is amazing. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

Chris x said...

Perfect colouring! Its gorgeous. xx

Doreen said...

This is simply stunning,so glad you are a guest on our challenge blog for May.xxx

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely stunning, Ann Marie! I love the DP and details! Exceptional coloring of the beautiful image! Congrats on your GD spot!

emma mitchell said...

Wow the colouring on your beautiful card is amazing . Glad you are joining us as guest designer this month
Emma xx

Sonia said...

Hi Ann Marie
I love your fabby creation, great colouring and pretty embellishment. GREAT JOB!~ Very inspirational!
I see you live L-Island, NY.. May be I will go to Long Island on October... searching for a best price hotel (for my me and my hubby). My sister-in-law live on that place (near Bay Shore)
Greetings from PR
-Sony
sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

Suzie's Card Den said...

the colouring on this is totally amazing, I have not heard of these stamps before so going on over there now to have a look. What a gorgeous card.
Hugs
Suzie xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A stunning creation Ann Marie. The vibrant colouring is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing with us at FYI - hope we will see you again next time.
Sylvia x

julieprice3 said...

What a gorgeous image and that Mariposa paper is just beautiful, nicely done!
hugs julie P

Marie said...

Spectacular shading on that sweet little girl. So life like. Thanks for sharing with us at FTTC.

Hermine said...

Its lovely

Jacqui Hall said...

What a gorgeous card, beautifully coloured and very well executed. Thanks for joining us at Emergency Crafters. Good Luck. Jax

Karin said...

beautiful!!

Femmy said...

gorgeous card!!

Joanie said...

Beautiful card. Gorgeous image. Love it

Joan x

ShersL84bed said...

This is gorgeous, you must come post it to our challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society. www.addicted-to-stamps.blogspot.com There is a huge prize this month for using one of our stamps, and this stamp is perfect.

dstandard said...

This is beautiful - so glad you played at FYI this week!

Linda said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, this is amazing! I love Morgan Fitzsimons Digi's and I often work with them! You must enter the challenge over at Scrapbook Stamp Society.

Hugs
Linda DT at SSS
xxx

Sara Mac said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is perfect. You are quite an artist. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

Karen (carefree creations) said...

Wonderful card. Your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

Amanda said...

This is so beautifully colored in and your image looks so real! I love it :)
Thank you for playing along with us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

~ Amanda :)

Nannieflash said...

Oh Ann Marie that is just stunning, I love her hair, and the way youve coloured her is just gorgeous as are your flowers to go with her.
Dont forget we have a Challenge over on TPS next week. hugs Shirleyxxx

Elaine said...

Ann Marie what a stunning image and card how beautiful is she ..... I love all the colours well done Hugs Elaine

Davi said...

Congratulations Ann Marie on your guest position :) Your card is really gorgeous with the beautiful image and embellies. so glad you shared it with us at TT this week!

Zenita Smith said...

Beautiful card! I didn't think I would use those flourescent Copics but now I think I will. That will definitely be my next purchases. My husband I'm sure will thank you.
You are right about the butterflies they just fly off your page. Thanks so much for sharing!!
Z

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card! Love the image and all your lovely details. Thanks for joining in at A Gem of a Challenge :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Annette said...

WOW, this is just amazing! I absolutely love the colours and the sweet image! Beautiful work!
It's an honor to have you as a GDT!
Hugs Annette

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