Here Comes the Bride

     Happy Weekend!  Don't you just love Fridays?  For me, it is the end of a long work week that starts each day at 5am!  Ugh! I am not a morning person, but knowing I can sleep in tomorrow morning makes me giddy! I can't complain- I love my job, love my students...speaking of "love", today I am sharing a card I made with yet another beautiful digi  from Saturated Canary called "Here Comes the Bride".  Isn't she just the sweetest bride?  I just love Krista's images.

      Now, I must say that while I so enjoy coloring these images, coloring her hair is not for the faint of heart! While it took me many tries, (with emphasis on the many) it was so worth the effort! I learned a lot and each image gives me an opportunity to practice something new or something I want to master. Two of Suzanne Dean's online copic class directions echoed in my head: first, treat each section of hair separately and, second,  touch the marker to the paper as if you are passing a feather over a baby's skin.  When you get to the tiny strands of her hair, you learn just how lightly you can touch the paper and still blend!

     The bride on this 6 x 6 inch card is colored with copics, W00, 1 &2  and E 42, 41 & 40 for her dress. I used a lot of E's for her hair- E99, 97, 08, 09, 19, 18, 13 and YR 21, Skin E00, 21, 11 &13. Her bouquet and the flower on her "fanny wrap" are shaded with R59 and then filled in with Spica pens in two red shades.  I used the BV01 & 04 to dot in between the roses to color the filler flowers.  The leaves are YG25 and then colored with Spicas. Her dress in coated with my newest fav product, Smooch Glitz Frost.  It goes on like nail polish but dries super quick and leaves a clear coating of beautiful glitter. I did add a bit of Deco Art Glamour Dust too in her hair and on her dress.

     Flowers and metal corner are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I loved seeing so many of you emboss the  metal corners with white opaque embossing powder so I tried it and love it. While I love these corners in silver and gold, being able to emboss them gives so many color options. I also coated the cooled metal with Smooch Glitz Frost.  Remember to let the metal cool before handing!  DP is Kaisercraft English Rose Garden, cardstock DCWV paper pad-Earthtones. Ribbon, lace and swarovski crystals from my stash.  Inside sentiment from Kaisercraft Rub ons.
     As always, thank you for your kind comments!  Have a great weekend!  I will be entering the following challenges:

I am so happy to share that I have been invited by Jak Heath to be a Design Team Member for the Just Inklined Challenge and Blog Hop beginning April 1, 2012. Once again, I am grateful to be joining a phenomenally talented team who will share their creativity and friendship with me.  We look forward to our weekly posts and monthly blog hops where you can win prizes from our great sponsors!  Please stop by!  I will be posting a new card with a cool Saturated Canary image a bit later... Have a great day!

Follow Your Heart & Blog Candy Winner!

      As Joseph Campbell once said, "When you follow your bliss...doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else."  I was reminded of that quote this week on several occasions- and what a week it has been! I am so taken aback by having won two more challenges; one card is featured in the Outlawz Gallery and the other won a "Top Three" badge for the Raise the Bar challenge. I am so honored to have been recognized and to have befriended so many talented and unique ladies!
     As if that weren't enough, I won a $50 gift certificate for Oozak from the Color Me Creative Challenge and I also won a gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil and a Magnolia Tilda stamp of my choice from Mema's Crafts!  The irony of it all is that I never win a thing!
     Last, but certainly not least, I just learned that I was invited to be part of the Stamptakular Sunday Challenge Blog Design Team! I am beyond thrilled - Pinch me!  All of which leads me to the card I have created today - Follow Your Heart.
      For my card, I colored a new rubber stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps called Dusty Rose with copics. Her top, fins, lips and sleeves are colored with RV25, 23, 21 & 00. Skin E12, 11, 21, 00.  Hair E29, 25, 23, 31 &50, Pink/Green Spica pens for flowers.  Gold Smooch paint colors the beads on her hips.  Cardstock from Coordinations and stash. DP from my scrap stash.  Flowers and metal corner from Wild Orchid Crafts and sentiment from Stampin up.  Border glitter trim and glitter pearls from Michaels (Recollections). Swarovski crystals pink/gold. Deco Art Glamour Dust (my favorite because it is so fine) and Tombow Glue Pen embellish her body/fins.
2 Sisters- Recipe 

     The winner of the blog candy was selected randomly....drumroll... and the winner is................ "thekolbes"- Trish Krazycrafters.  Please email me with your full address within 24 hours so I can send your goodies! 

     Have a great day!  Thanks for visiting.

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