Sunday, July 22, 2012

To Die For.. Stamptacular Sundays Challenge

     Happy Sunday.... once again, it is time for another fabulous challenge at Stamptacular Sundays!  For this week's challenge, you will create a card or project that uses TWO OR MORE DIES!  There are so many die cutting machines... any of them will work for this challenge!  Just make sure you use at least two different ones! Oh, and don't forget to stamp!
      You will have from now until midnight (EST) July 28th 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 wonderful prize donated by:
MARIANNE DESIGNS
It's a Surprise!

   **Woo Hoo!  Starting with this challenge, Stamptacular Sundays will now feature "Top 3 Winners" each week in addition to our random drawing! Join us for great challenges, prizes and a chance to be selected for our "Top 3" weekly winner!

     Having survived the heat wave in the Northeast this week, the choice of an image for my card was an easy one... but I thought I would add a twist with a different take on the meaning of "hot"! There are moments when it feels like it is over 100 degrees... right in my own body!  For my card, I chose "I'm Sweating You" by Saturated Canary.  Krista's images are a lot of fun to color.

     Since this challenge is about DIES, I used three... two Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork dies and one sun die from La La Land Crafts. It comes with two cool cloud dies as well.  My image is colored with copics, YR's, peachy R's and some E's for shading. The fan is colored with Cs. So sorry I did not note colors...again, I am experimenting with mixing colors and I got lost in a pile of copics!   I spray glued the cheesecloth behind the image and sprinkled Glamour Dust on  before attaching to card base. The design paper is MME "Be Happy" and love this Perfect Match cardstock from PaperTrey Ink called "Smoky Shadow". It is a dark brownish/grey - almost black but not.. works so well with this paper pad!
     The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Kaisercraft... pretty peachy browns. Pearl spray from my stash.....The image and die cuts were blinged up with some Diamond Stickles and clear Swarovksi crystals... especially the little bead of sweat on her forehead!
      Hoping you will join us for this week's challenge. It is a great chance to take out all those cool dies and add them to your creation. Look forward to seeing what you create. Here is a little inspiration from the Stamptacular Sundays Design Team... Have a great day!  Thanks, as always, for your kind comments.
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36 comments:

Chrissy said...

Oh!...lol..I can relate to this Ann Marie...and in the middle of my winter...gorgeous image and colouring, love the design and papers...gorgeous card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Tracy said...

Amazing coloring job Ann Marie! I love her hair and all the shading on everything. Wonderfully done! Hugs!

Mema's Crafts said...

I love the sentiment because I can so relate to it. You can tell you enjoy coloring Saturated Canary because it is perfect and your paper is gorgeous. Thanks for the tips and thank you for joining us over at Mema's Crafts. I love your work and hope to see more of it.

DistinctiveLMNts said...

Lovely card, great use of embellies! Thanks for joining in at Card Makin' Mamas.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a great card Ann Marie such a fun sentiment your colouring is lovely

jacqui x

Caroline said...

Beautiful card. Caroline xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Ann Marie, wow that is just gorgeous I love your colouring and those papers are fabulous love the card design as well. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Jolara said...

oh my this is just sooo fab ! Really love it an many thanks for your sweet commend on my card Hugs Joyce

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Fabulous card Marie, thanks for the giggle with the sentiment!

Glad you joined us this week for the Bingo challenge at Come And Get It!

Shell~Alaska♥
P.S. Please read our rules.

PaperDaisies said...

Love your card. It is simply stunning. your colouring is amazing. I love the colour way you have used.

Vickie O'Dell said...

What an appropriate image and sentiment for the 100+ days we're having in the midwest, too. I love the way you added glittery details and sparkles for that hot, wet look. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiments this week.

Loopylou. said...

wow!! this is so pretty! I love those peachy oranges
Thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
hugs Lou xx

Penny said...

Aw, Ann Marie, this is just fabulous! Love the coloring, your papers, die cuts, sparkle, etc., etc., etc. Love everything about this card! :^)
Hugs,
Penny

Cheryl said...

Soo pretty! Love the image, the sparkle, the gauzy wrap and gorgeous flowers :) Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

Regan said...

Stunning, Ann Marie! So many fabulous details to look at! Love the cheesecloth, beautiful papers, delicate scrolls, and all the bling! Great sentiment too! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for "Cheeky, Saucy, and Sassy"! :)
{hugs}
Regan

Kjersti said...

Oh, what a beautiful card! Lovely papers, great embellishments and the image is gorgeous - love how you made her hair shine!
Have a nice week!
Hugs Kjersti:)

saturated canary said...

WOW. this is so lovely...rich, sparkly, and beautiful! LOVING your coloring and eye for tones and colors!

thanks for entering the SC challenge! what a delightful entry!!

xx
Krista

NancyD said...

That is a very lovely way to keep cool this summer. Really love card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create. NancyD

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Ann Marie! Love the colors and papers and sparkle! The image is fantastic and it's colored perfectly! I've got to get this one out and color here!

Kim Bell said...

Beautiful!!!
Wow. I can understand Hot Flashes!! LOL. Omw!!! Love the card layout!!!

Hugz
Kim

Judy McKay said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it Challenges this week.

Sandra Farrell said...

Wonderful work - What a happy card! The sentiment really made me laugh. Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

Dawn said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous colouring, especially those pleats! Stunning on every level :)

fredalexmom said...

Gorgeous card. Your coloring is incredible and your color scheme is out of this world. Wow!

Patricia St Martin said...

Ann Marie, Just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Love your creation. You have done a wonderful job staying with the theme. As always I love your beautiful coloring. Thanks so much for joining us at Color Me Creative. I love seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Patricia

Margaret said...

What a fabulous card. Love the image - I can relate. Fabulous coloring and layout! Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is awesome, fabulous coloring...hope you have a wonderful week! My birthday is Sunday and to celebrate I am giving away gifts on my blog, just leave a comment for your chance to win!

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Star said...

Great card and LOVE the sentiment. Beautifully coloured SC image and love the design and layout
Eileen x

julieprice3 said...

This is delightful, Such a sweet image and love the pretty die cuts
Hugs Julie P

Basslady said...

this is totally fabulous!

i love the awesome colouring!

and the glitter/sparkle gives your card such a noble touch!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Sara said...

Beautiful, love all the elements! thanks for playing along with CMM!

Sarah said...

Hi Ann Marie, wow what a wonderful card. Perfect colouring and love the papers you've used.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the lovely comment, it is appreciated.

Sarah

Susan Flynn said...

What a stunning card Ann Marie! Perfect for our 3 2 1 challenge at Card Makin Mamas - thanks for sharing hugs Susan x

Bev said...

Absolutley gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in with the Saturated Canary challenge this time x

Caz said...

Gorgeous card, love the black and white with peachy colour combo. Thanks for joining our Saturated Canary Challenge.
Caz
x

Kathy said...

This is wonderful! Love this sentiment with the SC image, perfect. Such lovely coloring, too. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog!

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