Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Just Because...Crafts and Me Rubber Stamp Challenge

    Happy Wednesday... hope the weather is as beautiful where you live as it has been here. Spring has really, truly and finally arrived and I am loving it...
     Today marks the beginning of another great challenge at Crafts and Me.  The ever-so-talented Tracy Payne has selected  "LACE" as our challenge theme. Can you ever have too much lace?  For this challenge, you can interpret the theme any way you choose- as long as you include some form of "lace", and enter your creations on the Crafts and Me challenge blog HERE!
    For my card, I selected a new rubber stamp by Janna Prosvirina called "Memories."
     This beauty is stamped on Make It Colourful paper and colored with copic markers (Rv99, 95, 93 & 91) and C's (5, 7 &9) for the trim on her dress and neckline.  I also sprinkled some glamour dust in places on her dress and hair. I use a Tombow glue pen (looks like a ball point pen) instead of liquids or larger glue pens as it allows me to control the amount of glitter, and most times I want just a few specks in her hair to make it sparkle.  I did have a tough time coloring her as yesterday I pulled a muscle in the back of my neck and looking down for long periods of time is so uncomfortable...
     The design papers are from Pion- just gorgeous. Sorry the pic makes them look more "pink" but they are truly a deep purple. The gorgeous lace, pearls and shabby seam binding are from Live and Love Crafts. The flowers and metal corner are from Recollections and Wild Orchid Crafts. I "frantaged" (oh my, a new verb!) the metal corner with a mix of Lilac Encrusted Jewels and White Frantage Embossing Enamel.  The sentiment is from a great package of Colorbok Kraft stickers- they feature alphabets and sentiments.. I cut the sentiment apart and distressed with Brushed Courduroy ink and adhered in sections...don't know where I got them and can't find them online- yikes!
   
         Next, I hope you hop over to the Crafts and Me challenge blog to see what the design team has created to inspire you to play along in our "Lace" challenge!  P.S.  Rose posted a quick 8 step tutorial on merging C&M background digis with C&M Art Stamps on the Crafts and Me Inpiration blog HERE.
     Thank you for your well-wishes, kind comments and for just saying hello! xxx
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

   


30 comments:

Laura Love said...

This is beautiful!

Teresa said...

WOW! Absolutely beautiful card Ann Marie,
hugs Teresa xx

Mojca said...

Waw this is amazing. I love the strong colours and lovely lace. hugs! Mojca

sisla said...

I love the color and the card ;-)

brenda said...

What a stunning card Marie, gorgeous image and lovely colours.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge.

B x

lou14 said...

A gorgeous card, love the image and colouring. So pretty. Thank you for entering in Creative Card Crew challenge.
Lou DT.

Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Ann Marie! Gorgeous colors, papers and embellishments! Beautiful image!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Penny said...

OMWord, Ann Marie! How fabulous is this? Pretty darn fabulous, I'd say! Fantastic coloring of a gorgeous image! And the design, colors, papers, and embellishments make this a superb vintage card! Really love it--can you tell, lol?
Hugs, penny

Kjersti said...

A gorgeous card Ann Marie, beautiful colours and design!
Have a nice day!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Camellia Cards said...

This is a beautiful card Ann-Marie. Lovely colours and embellishing. I really do need to practice this kind of embellishing, I generally create quite simple cards but am loving this xx Hugs Clare xx

coops said...

wow so stunning ann-marie.fabulous colours and details and i love the gorgeous image :D

xx coops xx

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful colouring and gorgeous details Jenny
Thanks for sharing at Diva's this week for our Anything Goes challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Jenn Bedient said...

Such a pretty card! Love the image and the touch of sparkle in her hair. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a fabulous day!

- Jenn DT

Sandy said...

Wow!! What a sexy card and beautifully made - really gorgeous!
Sandy

Karrie said...

Lovely! Thanks for participating in the Sister Act Card Challenge!!

Kim said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Your coloring is superb!! Awesome use of the throw down colors. I love the vintage flavor of this as well.

Tanya said...

Simply amazing.. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments

Esther said...

I Love the gorgeous vintage colours and beautiful image on your card, Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC..Esther xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is simply stunning, that image as well as the design look amazing, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
hugs
lorraine x

Bunny said...

This is lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments. And good luck.

Caz CSD DT xx

Ciska said...

Wow, I like how you distressed your papers, fits the image so well. Thank you for playing along with our Vintage challenge @ Ooh La La :)

Amanda Phillips said...

So seductively beautiful..hubba hubba ;)Thank you so much for joining us over at Love to Create Challenges.
Amanda LTCDT

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card.

Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.

Susan x

Ruza Rebel said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Stunning creation for that beautiful lady! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza, LTC Designer

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, this is sooo pretty....your coloring is gorgeous and I love all the beautiful vintage details you added!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Marlies said...

A beautiful card with lovely papers, embellies and a fab image! Thanks for joining us at The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop, Marlies x

Wanda Cullen said...

What a stunning vintage collage! Love your interpretation of the throwdown colors! Thanks for playing along with us!

Yvonne Garner said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love all the texture you have incorporated. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

Fliss said...

A really beautiful creation.
Thanks for joining in with our FSC Anything Goes challenge.
Fliss x

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