Sunday, July 1, 2012

Red, White and Blue.. and a Little Sparkle Too!


     July 1st... a special day at my home- today is my son Tim's 23rd birthday!  He is my most cherished "creation" and my husband and I are truly blessed with such a wonderful son. Happy Birthday, Tim!
     Today also begins another challenge at STAMPTACULAR SUNDAYS!  This week's challenge is....
     For this week's challenge, you will create a card or project that has only red, white, and blue... and don't forget to add some sparkle!  We want to see it SHINE!  Of course, we are STAMPtacular, so don't forget to stamp!  You will have from now until midnight (EST) July 7th to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:

Prize: Winner's Choice of FOUR Sheets!!

     What are the chances that I would find a "sexy" Lady Liberty for my card image?  And now, what are the chances that the sexy Lady Liberty would also be a mermaid??? None, I thought until I found this image. She is called "Lady Liberty Mermaid" (yes, I just wrote that...) by Hannah Lynn.  Her stamps are sold at Crafts and Me but I got her at Hannah Lynn's ETSY store.  

     I colored Lady Liberty with copics and Spica pens in red and blue.  Don't you just love her "patriotic fins"?  Of course she has "blue" eyes and "red" hair!!  Had to stay with our theme...  I used a Sharpie white paint pen (fine point) to create polka dots on her scarf and crown.   The design paper is from Bo Bunny's "Liberty" and Authentique's "Glory" 6x6 inch paper pads.  I embellished the card with "sparkler"  and star stickers from Michael's along with glitter ribbon in red/blue from Michael's as well.  The "bling" is Recollections Bling on a Roll. Sentiment is a rubber stamp from Taylored Expressions July 4th series.  Last, but not least, white and red roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.
         Please take a look at what the STAMPTACULAR DESIGN TEAM has created. You will enjoy the many interpretations of this theme!   We hope to have inspired you to get started on your blingy red, white and blue creation.  Have a great day, and thank you for stopping by!

38 comments:

Caroline said...

WOW this is gorgeous love the image which is coloured beautifully and the layout is fantastic. Caroline xxx

Kjersti said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous Ann Marie, brilliant colours and fabulous embellies!
Have a nice Sunday!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Elizabeth Hart said...

Your cards are ALWAYS so gorgeous - this is beauty!

Pattie G said...

This is so pretty! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs
Pattie ♥

coldwaters2 said...

OMG this is absolutely stunning the image is simply beautiful the design and sparkle look spectacular thank you for joining our challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments
Hugs
Lorraine x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Lady Liberty Mermaid is quite the unique creature! She looks beautiful the way you've colored her. Thank you so much for playing with us at Inspired By Stamping this week. We're so happy you came and played!

Dana said...

Gorgeous card Ann Marie. Love your coloring and all that sparkle. Thanks for playing with us at CMC.

Hugs
Dana

Sandi said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing in our 'Color Combo - Red, White, and Blue' Challenge #47, 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!

Mona Eidhammer said...

Wow! This looks absolutely stunning! Love all the sparkle and you have done a fanastic colouring job.

Hugs...Mona
DT member of Crafts and Me

Lynn said...

Wow! Love the retro lady liberty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

~Tammy~ said...

Sassy Sassy Lady Liberty! Beautiful coloring and layering! So happy you could join us this week at IBSIC!

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card Ann, love your papers and your beautiful colouring. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Frea said...

Wow your card certainly sparkles away!! Love it, great lay out and I love all the sparkly ribbons! Thanks for sharing at Little Miss Muiffet Challenges this week. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Frea, DT Member LMM Challenges

Trina said...

Ann Marie, this is gorgeous!! And definitely sparkly! I love all the accent pieces and how you colored your image! Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges!

*I'm surprised I didn't see this over at The Outlawz for the party...

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

what a fantastic card. Amazing. Thank you for taking part in the challenge and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card, love the added sparkle. Thanks for joining us at IBSIC. Deb xx

Samantha said...

Fabulous just so much detail and so glitzy too! LOVE your interpretation of the stripes, LOVE the Image too ___ Don't forget to visit Top Tippers leaving them a comment stating you are a Top Tip Collector (TTC) there are extra prizes for that! and thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday this time, hugs Samantha :0)

Caroljenks said...

This is absolutely stunning, love that image and your colours are so rich - thanks for joining in with us over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x

Teresa said...

Oh Wow Ann Marie this is absolutely STUNNING!!! what a brilliant card, so beautiful. hugs Teresa x

Theresa said...

Such a beautiful card! Love all the ribbon tails - looks like fireworks exploding! Thanks for playing along over at The Outlawz!

Suzanne said...

wow another entry so love this one even more than i loved the other one xxx thank you for joining us at cmc this week

Bea und Doreen said...

simply stunning. Your card is so amazing. Love it
Big hugs
Doreen xx

Carla S. said...

Fabulous card, Ann Marie! Your coloring and design are really fantastic!

Mandy said...

Oh wow Ann Marie beautiful card hun, I love everything, the pretty image, the sparkle, the papers, it's all just perfect, love it :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx
P.S Thanks for your email hunny, apologies I haven't replied yet life has been so hectic but I will get round to it :)
xx

Tracy said...

WOW Ann Marie that is one sparkly super cute mermaid! Your coloring is always amazing and all the embellies you've used just dress her up perfectly. Hugs!

Alyce said...

This is amazing Ann Marie! I absolutely love your stunning colouring and the layout is fantastic. Beautiful work! :)

Kim Bell said...

Wow!! Ann your card is just stunning! Love it Girl!!!

HugZ
Kim

Sharon said...

What a stunning card Anne Marie. Love the colours and image. Love Sharon. x

Penny said...

WOW, simply amazing. Your card is outstanding and Im glad I got to see it. Thank you for sharing your Red, White and Blue card with us at Card Makin Mama's.

Deena said...

what a festive card all decked out with bling! thanks for joining in the red, white and blue or stars and stripes challenge at Shopping our Stash!

daisylou said...

Wow this card is absolutely stunning.......Unfortunately, our rules over at Craft Punked state that you can't enter into more than 10 challenges.
Such a shame but we do have to abide by the rules.

Hope you will be visiting us again soon with your new creations.
dxxx

Maria Levine said...

wow this is fabulous! Great job and thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week.

Margaret said...

This is a stunning card!!! Thanks for joining us at Patties Creations Challenge!

PAC CHARITY CARDS said...

Wow amazing card so vibrant in teh colours.
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft

Caz

Jani said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Janine said...

Amazing work - love the card and well done on your Jugs win

fredalexmom said...

Stunning card!

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