Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ribbon or Twine -A Creative Romance Challenge

     Happy Wednesday... yes, I am a few days late for my challenge post for A Creative Romance challenge blog.. I have had some "life" issues to deal with and thankfully, all has ended well, so I am back crafting and visiting your blogs! My"Chic Crafters" teammates have selected Ribbon or Twine as our challenge.  The challenge will run from now until July 14th, so hopefully we will see your creations entered! The sponsor for this challenge is THE RIBBON GIRL! 


    For my entry, I am using a digi stamp I stumbled upon in a new ETSY shop. This adorable image is called "Abi Ballerina" by Wendy Burns Designs.  I was just smitten by Wendy's images the first time I saw them and I just had to buy this little ballerina... and a few other stamps by Wendy as well!  It made me realize all the more, with all the controversy going on about illegally sharing stamped and digi images on the internet, Pinterest or social networks, how important it is to support our artists by buying directly from them or the stores that distribute their images. If our talented artists cannot afford to continue to create the images we love to color, we will not be able to create our cards and projects with their unique designs...Let's continue to support our artists and let others know to do the same!  'Nuf said!    
     Abi Ballerina is colored with copic markers and embellished with Diamond Stickles and lots of Shabby White/Gold Glitter Frantage.
     The design papers are taken from an old 6x6 inch paper pad from Imaginisce called "Enchanted".  I do not know if anyone has it available anymore but I am sorry I did not get more when I got it!  The die cut is a Marianne Doily die. I computer generated the sentiment (a Hopi Indian saying) that I found on the internet, but I used a font from DaFonts called "Pea Noodle's Girlfriends" which you can download free HERE. It fit the theme of the card well. I have a PINTEREST BOARD HERE that features lots of fonts if you are interesting in adding them to your computer. You find the font you want, click "download",  (I save it to my desktop), then right-click on the icon on your desktop and select "install". It installs right into your word processing program and becomes part of it so you can select it as you do any type of font!
     The flowers and heart pearls are from WOC, the white metal corner is from LLC but I added some "Bridal Tinsel" embossing powder to give it some sparkle.  The pink and white gingham ribbon bow (challenge theme) amid the flowers is from my stash.  Here is a close up of this pretty ballerina...
         I hope you are inspired to join our "Ribbon or Twine" challenge. Please visit the blog to see what the rest of the "Chic Crafters" design team has created to inspire you! Have a great day.  I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Just Inspirational Challenges - Inspired by Colors in Picture
Songbird Challenges- Ribbon
The Outlawz- Color Challenge
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Pink and White
Digi Makeover Challenge- Anything Goes
Marker Pop Challenge- Anything Goes
The Crafting Muskateers- Ribbons and Pearls
Oozak- Anything Goes with a Girly Theme
Paper Creator's Crafts- Think Pink
Totally Gorjuss- Anything Goes with Circles
The Ribbon Girls- Add a Bow
Penny's Paper Crafty- Pink
Crafting for all Seasons- Bingo, Pearls/Digi/Flowers



20 comments:

coops said...

so stunning ann-marie.fab pretty image and I love your beautiful design and colours :D

xx coops xx

Chris said...

Wow! what a lovely card! The image is delightful and your colouring is outstanding! Thanks for sharing with us at Songbird Challenges.
Chris
x

julieprice3 said...

What a gorgeous image, love the sentiment too, very pretty card
Hugs Julie P

Cindy van Oorschot said...

A lovely creation,love the sparkle, and your colouring is fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at CFAS, and Good Luck.
Cindy DT

Fran said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xxx

Mojca said...

Oh the card is so very pretty, love the gorgeous colours and the pretty image. hugs! Mojca

Penny said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Ann Marie! Love the entire design, coloring & details. Great sentiment & thanks for the link to the font! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Sassy Raggedy said...

How Lovely...I purchased this wonderful digi also plus a few more. You have colored it beautifully and your card is stunning...Hugz, joann

Amanda R said...

This is adorable! Love your coloring and the use of the frontage is really nice. Thanks for playing along with us at Oozak!

Sanja Grdinić said...

I just love the papers that you've used and the pretty flower arrangement. Stamp is so cute and colored perfectly! :)
Have a nice day!

Shelly mk said...

Adorable card. Love your interpretation on the Inspirational photo. Thank you for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenge this week. Hugs Shelly

Stacey Schofield said...

wow i cant stop looking at this its amazing!!!! stunning colouring! thanks for joining us at just inspirational challenges.

Samantha Casey said...

This is stunning! I love everything about this! Amazing job! Thanks for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!

-Samantha

Kelly L said...

This is gorgeous I just adore that image and you have coloured it so beautifully.

Thanks for playing along at Just Inspirational Challenges.

Kelly x

Jenny said...

Such a beauty hun. I love this image! <3 Jen xxx

Laurian said...

Such a lovely card, gorgeous colouring and design!
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!
Hugz
Laurian

Exclusively by Mel said...

She is wonderful!! love your card and that sentiment is superb!
I do like your blog header.
Love, Mel. xxx

Tracy said...

Oh Ann Marie this is going straight on my Inspiring Cards board. I have seen this image a couple of times and just love it. Your coloring is out of this world! Beautiful card!

Tracy said...

You enabler!!! I had to pop over to Etsy right away and get her. hee hee

Lau W said...

A superb card, so pretty ! Love it !
Thanks for joining us at the Paper Creator challenge !
xx

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