Thursday, February 21, 2013

Life is Better with Friends & Great News to Share

      Happy Thursday!  Let me begin with great news to share... I have been invited to join another one of my favorite Design Teams...Crafts and Me.   I will be joining the Rocking Rubbah Team which posts challenges along with the Dynamite Digi Team every other week! Additionally, each day a design team member will feature several of the newest stamps on our store blog with a beautiful card that showcases the latest digi and rubber stamps. We hope you come visit and moreover, join us for our challenges!

     I have been drawn to Crafts and Me stamps from the time I first began to blog, in fact, my very first blog post featured Crafts and Me stamp, Little Mermaid, below.  I also posted a few other favorite images that were fun for me to bring to life! If you want more info on any of the cards below, just click on the title and it will take you to the post!



      For my post this week on the Crafts and Me blog, I colored up a rubber stamp, Robin Pushay's "Just a Little Love."  I am a lover of all things mermaid and under the sea, so this was fitting for me to choose.  This little mermaid is colored with copic markers and spica pens on Make it Colour Blending Cardstock. The image is colored using the "feather blending" technique. (YG99.97.95.93, 25, 21 and E35, 33, Y17, 15, 11, 01/ Hair E25, 29, 50 and Skin E000, 00, 21, 11 & 13))

        The design paper is from my stash.  I believe it was from a box of "favorite K & Company" papers.  Too bad the photo doesn't show the vibrant green in the paper... I was in the mood to work with black with this image, so I incorporated die cuts from Marianne Creatables Dies, Decorative Elements and Garden Branch, and they actually accented the flourishes in the design paper. I think the  Decorative Elements dies look like undersea flora.  I also placed some Recollections Bling on a Roll pearls under the black tulle which hopefully created a "bubbles" look- I love them underneath the netting rather than on top.  Last I added some black/rhinestone lace trim and a clear stamp sentiment from Pink by Design.
    I hope you will visit the Crafts and Me blog and take a peek at the newest stamps featuring beautiful digi and rubber images from Sweet Pea, Hannah Lynn, Lemon Shortbread, Sara Burrier and Molly Harrison, to name a few. There are lots more for you to see HERE.
    If you are inspired to join us, our current challenge is "Charmed, I'm Sure (Add a Charm)".   One lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a clear stamp set, dies and ribbon from Marianne Designs!  You may also be one of our "Top 3" winners... Hope to see you there. Thanks always for your kind comments.  I will be entering my card in the following challenges:

Cards by Lady Anne- Anything Goes
The Color Throwdown- CTD230
Crafting for All Seasons- Dies and Punches
Whimsical Designs- Going Green
Color Throwdown- "Distress, Pearls, Orange TicTacToe
Through the Craftroom Door- Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts- Flowers and Pearls
Pretty Little Ribbon- Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun- Friends
Come and Get it Challenges - Color Combo
Sentimental Sundays- Lace and Pearls
Papercrafting Journey- Lace, Embossing, Flowers




27 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a beautiful image Ann Marie love the colours you've used to colour her
jacqui x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Ann Marie, oh what a beautiful set of mermaids, such fabulous colouring to. They are all quite stunning, by the way dont forget we have a challenge next week. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Karal Schuknecht said...

This is a stunning card, so beautifully colored and designed. Thanks for joining us at Come & Get It this week.
Karal GDT

Sue - bearhouse said...

Congrats on your new DT place.
Your card is totally stunning. I love the image, your colouring is amazing and the details are gorgeous.
Sue xx

Vicky said...

This is absolutely gorgeous sweetie you have coloured this beauty up beautifully. Welcome to our team hun sooooooooo glad you have joined us.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

brenda said...

A lovely collection of cards Ann Marie.

It's lovely to see you at Pretty Little Ribbons Challenge, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Lady Anne said...

Fabulous collection of cards but the one you have entered is beautiful love the image and you have coloured it so nicely. Great papers and elements which you have used. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Lady Anne's Challenges

Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Ann Marie! I love the rich colors and beautiful details! Congrats on your newest DT gig!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards each one was more stunning then the other. Thanks for joining us for Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Oh my, your cards are all beautiful!
The lates one is spectacular! Thanks so much for playing at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

JayBe said...

Your card is stunning, Anne Marie - I love your colour scheme and agree all the chosen elements do create an 'under the sea' look. Fab sentiment too :)

Hugz, Jan xx
http://jaybescraftybitz.blogspot.co.uk

Cards By Betty said...

Beautiful cards Ann Marie and congrats on your DT place

Teresa said...

Wow! Anne-Marie you have made the most stunning cards from the store images and a lovely post too!
Thank you for agreeing to join our crafts and me Rubber team, we are lucky to have you.

Teresa xxx

Sandy said...

Congratulations - they are extremely lucky to have you - your creations are gorgeous!!!
Sandy

Penny said...

So happy for you! Congratulations! And your card is so stunning! Love your mermaid; fabulous coloring; elegant paper & embellies! Just beautiful, Ann Marie! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Julie M said...

Wonderful card, Ann Marie - I love the bright colours of the image against that rich, dark background. Gorgeous stuff.

Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.

Julie :o)

Cathy said...

Truly a piece of art. If I was choosing you would win right now!!!

Tracy said...

Oh wow Ann Marie! Your mermaid is colored so beautifully. Actually all the cards you've shared are. Congratulation on your new DT. It's no surprise that they want you on the team. Hugs!

Friday said...

Wow, Gorgeous card. Your coloring is Amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at Whimsical Designs. Good Luck!

Tereese (Friday)

Denise Marzec said...

Awesome coloring! Thanks for joining in at the Color Throwdown. :)

June Nelson said...

Wowser this is fabulous hun, just found you after seeig your card on facebook your so talentd, a well deserved position, big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxx

Kjersti said...

Congrats with your DT spot - so well deserved, you make the most wonderful cards!
Have a nice Sunday!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Ashley said...

Gorgeous card and coloring! Thanks for linking up at Whimsical Wednesday. :)

Ashley

Clarissa Andrea said...

Great projects! Each of those are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing on stamp with fun.
xoxo Clarissa

Sanja Grdinić said...

Your card is just so beautiful! I didn't care much for mermaids until now! :) Thanks for this lovely inspiration...

Lori said...

Just lovely! Beautifully colored and so much texture, too! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown.

julieprice3 said...

What an amazing stamp and the scene you've created is awesome, you will be an asset to the team I'm sure
Hugs Julie P

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