Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wishing You a Beautiful Day- Crafts and Me Inspiration

   Happy Thursday!  Just stopping by to share my inspiration card for today's Crafts and Me blog.  As you know, we host challenges every week; digi challenges one week and rubber challenges the next.  In addition to the challenges, we also post the newest images on our "inspiration" blog.  Today, it is my pleasure to share  a new Hannah Lynn rubber stamp image, "Glacier Lily Fairy."  I just love Hannah's images... so much fun to color!
    This image is colored with copic markers and a bit of colored pencil in her hair.  I apologize for the poor lighting as it was evening when I took the pics and one of my photo lamps broke- yikes!  I am just beginning play with "coloring in noses" on images that don't have a defined nose and this is a gentle attempt- thank you to Alyce (Kit and Clowder) for helping me with that! Brave eagle I am! :)
    The design paper was a "gift" that came with one of my favorite magazines, "Cardmaking and Papercraft".  The subscription is a bit expensive and it originates from the UK, but it is by far one of the best mags I own. Every issue comes with a gift of either a paper pad, stamps (or both), chipboard, glitter...you name it! (I am not getting a commission for plugging this mag- it is just that I have subscribed to tons of these mags and have ended all my subscriptions except this one as it never disappoints from cover to cover!) This issue featured a free 6" paper pad by Teresa Collins and it worked for my image! The vintage blue/greens and pale peach colors called my name for this card. Here is a close up:
 The white Frantage, lace, pearl crochet trim, pearl on a string and bronze metal corner all come from Live and Love Crafts  I don't know where I got the square doilies from as I took them out of the package and stored them without label! The flowers are from Recollections and Wild Orchid Crafts.
   Thanks so much for stopping by.  Why not stop over to the Inspiration blog and then to the Challenge blog where the digi team is hosting this week's challenge... "use a digi"- it doesn't get easier than that. Have a great day!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Color Throwdown- CTD242
Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge- Myth or Fantasy
Stampin Royalty- Color Challenge 176
Deep Ocean Challenge - Let's Sparkle
Cupcake Craft-Lots of Layers
A Gem of a Challenge- Things with Wings
Color Me Creative- Anything Goes
One Stop Challenge- Add Some Glitter
Fashionable Stamping- Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenges- Things with Wings
MilkCoffee Challenge- Vintage/Shabby Chic
Delightful Challenges- Glitter, Ribbon, Dimension
Mad for Markers- One for the Girls
Scrappiness Designs- Color Palette




34 comments:

Sande said...

Such a fabulous card Ann!!! I love those colors, image and those roses!!!! Just gorgeous!!

Hugs, Sande xx

marion said...

wow,t his is so fabulous, love the colouring and your sweet card, thanx for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, Marion

Mojca said...

Waw such stunning colouring Ann! Really amazing card. hugs!Mojca

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge and good luck.
Mags
x

Danni said...

This is just so gorgeous!!!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Ann Marie! Fantastic coloring and beautiful embellishments! Wonderful image!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun....:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! Your colouring is stunning. Thank you for entering Rhedd and Rosies challenge, good luck! Wendy (DT) xx

coops said...

soo beautiful ann-marie.fabulous new stamp and I love all your gorgeous layers and details :D

xx coops xx

Sharon said...

Wow, this is fabulous Ann Marie. Your colouring is amazing and I love the papers and design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, the details look gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC this time.
Yvonne/Meggymay

Zoe said...

Stunning card, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

Penny said...

So gorgeous! Love your design, papers, embellishments, distressing, and beautifully-colored image! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Jules said...

This card is absolutely amazing, I love everything about it especially the colour scheme. You have coloured the image in unbelievable. Thank you for joining us at OSCC. Good Luck xoxoxo

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful creation, love the colours & embellishments you have used!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Camellia Cards said...

It's a lovely image Ann-Marie, not come across Hannah Lynn before, still finding lots of new artists! Your card is beautiful, the colouring is fab and I love the colour combo xx Hugs Clare xx

Michele Spera said...

Ann Marie
Beautiful job as always:-) Love the vintage feel and the beautiful lace added! Love that colored imageXoxo
Thank you for joining us at Milk N Coffee designs challenge
Hugs
michele

Sandy said...

How pretty - how utterly gorgeous. You sure have talent - not everyone could doll up a card like you do. Beautifully made and designed!!
Sandy

Shea said...

Oh WOW!! This is exactly the kind of artistic creation that makes my heart go pitty pat. This is fantastic and my eyes want to gobble every single tiny detail up over and over. Pure eye candy, this is. Thanks so much for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge this week!

ladyjanet_56 said...

Hi Ann Marie I loved looking at you're cards this is a gorgeous card, thank you for sharing it with us at OSCC. Janet

Sandie said...

Such a delightful card, the image is gorgeous and I just love all your embellishments.

Thank you for joining us over at Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog.

Hugs
Sandie x ( Owner & Head Dt )

Sanja Grdinić said...

Wonderful! Just perfect color combination, beautifully colored image... Love your card!
Have a nice day!

Claire said...

Wow what a beautiful card, that image is stunning and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping challenges this time
Claire xx

Tracy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Ann Marie! Love the papers and color scheme and your coloring is superb. You've used my fave BG's. :-) Hugs!

Teresa said...

Hi Ann Marie,
This card is absolutely stunning, but then all your cards are, so glad I don't have to pick a favourite I'd be here forever lol. I see you got the Frantage bug too, some how I managed to get it in my hair and had to cut it out :o(
I really don't know how it got there.
You always have the best eye for colours and such gorgeous details, I really love your cards.
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Hugs Teresa xx

Sylv said...

Beautifully coloured image and fabulous embellishments, amazing card.

Sylv xx

Tina said...

wow this is totally stunning ! I adore it. gorgeous image and I love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies. Hugs Tina ( DT Member ) xx

Kim said...

Gorgeous card, love it all. Great nose job by the way hehe! Thanks for joining us at CMC this week.

Kjersti said...

Amazing Ann Marie, gorgeous coloring and so beautiful details - love it!
Have a nice week!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Your coloring and all the accents you have added are stunning, wow! Thanks so much for playing this time at MilkCoffee:)

MilkCoffee said...

Stunning job! This is so lovely! Thank you for joining our challenge! :)

Shirley Chillman said...

Very very pretty Ann. Your colouring is amazing also the way you display everything.

Crafty hugs Shirl x x

Christa said...

What a very beautiful card !! Love it .... Thank you for joining us at NMWC. Christa.

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Stunning card Ann Marie. I love all those pretty bits!

Thanks for playing along at No Matter Which Challenge last month (sorry I'm late getting around!)

Happy Crafting
Sam

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