"Let's Hear It For The Girls" - Stamptacular Sundays Challenge

     Hope you are having a great weekend!  Today begins another fun challenge at Stamptacular Sundays...our theme this week is "Let's Hear it For the Girls" - I say "amen" to that!  The women I meet in my personal life and in blogland never cease to amaze me with their energy, creativity, strength and compassion so this challenge is dedicated to all the wonderful women in my life who I am so blessed to know and love!
     You can interpret this theme any way you want.. just don't forget to stamp!  You will have from now until midnight August 25th (EST) to complete this challenge and post your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:

     For my card, I selected another digi image by Hannah Lynn called "Janessa".  These images are among my favorites to color because they are so beautiful and soulful.  They also continue to challenge me with my favorite medium, copics, and help me grow in experimenting with color choice and technique.  I want to thank Alyce (Kit and Clowder) for recommending a paper change for my copics. This image was colored on Make it Colour cardstock and yes, it is not sold in the USA so shipping is expensive, but if you can order it with someone and share a package, it is so worth it.  For those of us who were having some issues with our E's blotching on the paper, this may be a solution. While I have not abandoned my Cryrogen White or Xpress it cardstock, this paper has eliminated the problem and is fast becoming my favorite. 
      "Janessa" is colored with copics (colors below).  The design paper, once again, is DCWV "Stardust". This sheet of design paper has gold stars embossed in it so it helped create the night sky I wanted. The coordinating gold dp has images of the sun embossed on it also.  I added small gold flatback pearls to the center of some of those stars. The lace and cheesecloth was spritzed with Ranger Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle and Gold Glamour Dust.  
     Hair: E29, 25, 23, 31 and 50
Skin: E000, 00, 13, 11
Dress: RV69, R59, 85, 83, 81
Cape/Moon: Y26, Y11, Y00 and Flourescent Yellow
Eyes: BG10, B21 and white sharpee marker

   The flowers and metal corner embellishment are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Pearls from Recollections Bling on a Roll and button from Joanns.  We hope you will join us this week for this challenge... if you need a little inspiration, hop over to see what our Design Team has created.  Thanks always for your kind comments.  Have a great week!
Alyce said...

Beautiful Ann Marie! Your shading looks absolutely lovely...I am glad you like your new paper :D Beautiful card! xx

Suzanne said...

Love it Ann Marie xxxx awesome colouring

Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Ann Marie! Your coloring of the beautiful image is amazing! I was thinking of changing to the Make it Colour paper, too. I'm happy to hear your endorsement!

Julie said...

This is such a gorgeous card! Your coloring is beautiful, and I love all the little details.


Penny said...

Ann Marie, this is definitely a keeper! OMGoodness, how such gorgeousness! Fabulous coloring, wonderful design, and I love all the sparkle you added! :^)
BTW, I am going to try the blending paper as well. I checked it out and it seems the best value is the 25-sheet package, for what reason, I don't know! But it was cheaper by the sheet when you add in the shipping. So that's what I ordered! Thanks to you and Alyce for the tip! :^)

Eileen said...

Ann Marie this is GORGEOUS. Coloured to perfection as always. Love the colours you have used and the papers and embellisments work perfectly together
Eileen x

WencheP said...

Gorgeous card. The colors are just awesome and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Very beautiful card!!Gorgeous colouring.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

Vicki said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous coloring! Thanks for joining our CropStop Chosen 3 Challenge.

Teresa said...

Oh wow! This is fantastic Ann Marie, stunning colouring of this beautiful image and the most gorgeous card, I love it. Hugs Teresa xx

CaroleAnn said...

Anne Marie
Absolutely beautiful - love your style and the way you color your image! Love it Love it! Hugs

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love everything about it, absolutely beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Mary Jo said...

Gorgeous! Love the rich, deep colors! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Kerry said...

Wow Stunning card! Love everything about this card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

JOAN said...

Great card!! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Hugs, Joan

Fluffles said...

Brilliant card, love the warm colours & your colouring, Jx

Carrie Robinson said...

This is stunning honey, the colours are lush xx thanks for playing along with inky impressions xxx

Bea und Doreen said...

simply stunning Ann Marie.
The image and the colours are amazing
Big hugs
Doreen xx

Kreativmonster said...

Very pretty card, your choice of colours is great!
Thanks for playing along with our challenge at the Copic Marker Europe Blog!
Big Hugs

Pauline said...

What an absolutely stunning card! I love your colouring of this beautiful image!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Rica said...

Hi Ann Marie, thanks for your lovely comment on MIM. Sorry it had taken so long for me to get to you 0 thanks to my rotten computer who is a very, very go slow!!!
Your card is stunning, a fantastic design and beautiful papers and colours. Your image is delight and brilliantly coloured.
Heather xx

Denise and Louise said...

Beautiful card - love that stunning image and your beautiful colouring.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous card Ann Marie, love all your beautiful pearl and flower embellishments, and lovely colouring, thank you for joining us in our Anything Goes Challege at Mad for Markers, take careX:)

Vicky said...

WOW......1 word describes this card......STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for joining us girlies over at Crafts & Me, hope you will join us again hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Marissa Isabel said...

Anne Marie,
This is a beautiful card!
Your colouring is amazing! Love the details!
Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card at GingerloftChallenge
Marissa Isabel

Mema's Crafts said...

Ann Marie, your cards always make me oohh and awwe when I see them. I think you do fabulous work. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Mema's Crafts and good luck.

Kelly said...

Absolutely beautiful creation! Your colouring is amazing. Thanks for playing with us at The Craft Garden, hugs Kelly x

~Michelle~ said...

what a great card for the chosen 3 challenge! Thanks for playing the CropStop challenge this week! :)

Claire said...

Wow what a beautiful card, really stunning image and your colouring is fab! Thanks for joining us at NMW Challenges and good luck
Claire xx

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous Ann Marie, your coloring is stunning!!

Sarah said...

A gorgeous card!

Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Sammi said...

so beautiful!!
Thanks for playing along at Mad for Markers challenges!

TRACEY MO said...

Gorjuss card beautiful image & colours.
Thanks for joining us at gingerloft

Tracey dt

osirisandloki said...

what a lovely creation! i just love how you have coloured it! fantastic. thanks for joining us at mad for markers...tara :)

Margaret said...

Oh my lordy, lordy! This is fantabulous!!!!!! What a stunning creation. Love the image and your coloring is superb! Fabulous layout and design. Thanks for playing along with us at Gingerloft.

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