Monday, October 21, 2013

Dreams Do Come True

    Good Morning... Today I colored up a lovely image called "Masquerade".
   "Masquerade" is colored with copic markers and Polychromos pencils. I am just beginning to work with these pencils and have taken a few online classes but, as with any new technique or medium, it takes practice, practice, practice! The design paper is Kaisercraft's "Romance."  I inked the edges of the dp's and die cuts with Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" distress ink.

Although the pics do not show it as well as I would like, the colors in the dp, the roses and on her dress DO match... I think the lighting creates a slight difference in the shading!  I have wanted to play with the "mask" die from the Spellbinder Venetian Accents set for some time, and when I saw this image, I knew it would be perfect for this card.
  The lovely ribbon and pearls are from Live and Love Crafts.  The flowers are a mix from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.
  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. Have a great day!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
That Craft Place- Think Pink
Hiding in My Craft Room- Color It
The Hobby House- Roses
Alphabet Challenge- R is for Roses
Stampin for the Weekend- Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons -Ribbon
7 Kids College Fund- Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps- Make your Mark
Paper Pretties- Embellish it
Cards Galore- Flowers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts- Ribbon
Crafty Cardmakers- Shabby Chic
Path to Positivity Challenge- Hope

21 comments:

Gitte said...

Wow beautiful card.

Basslady said...

this is totally adorable and sweet!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Roberta Swisher said...

Don't you just love when elements like that image and the die come together so PERFECTLY? I always get a little giggly with delight.
Your entire card is spectacular. I have to say that you seem to be mastering your new pencils quite nicely, btw.
Thanks so much for sharing this cutie with us at HIMCR and good luck!!
hugs--
Roberta
Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team
Queen Bee Paper Crafts
My Blog Candy

Pauline Wheeler said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely work here at crafty ribbons challenge
P x

Boxofcolours said...

Oh wow, the masquerade die cut is just perfect for that image - what a stunning card!
Hugs
Jane

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Ann Marie. Love the image, design and beautiful embellies.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sue said...

Hi Ann Marie, your card is gorgeous. The flowers and embellishments are beautiful, love that mask diecut and your colouring is fabulous too. Thank you for joining us at ATSM this week.

Karen Gauthier said...

Your card is stunning! Beautifully done. Is the mask a die cut? Love it! Thanks for joining us at 7kidscollegefund.com.

Karen

Kate at the Hobby House said...

totally gorgeous thanks for joining us at the Hobby House challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Deepti said...

Ooooo so pretty :) love all the layers, details and the embellishments. Thank you for sharing with us at ATSM !!

Mojca said...

Oh waw this is so sweet! Love the gorgeous colours. hugs! MOjca

Christine Riley said...

This is oh so gorgeous, thanks so much for joining us over at 7 Kids!
Hugs, Christine

Gretha said...

This is an another stunning card Ann Marie
Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
x Gretha

Jayne A said...

Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at SFTW this time.
Hugs
Jayne

Mrs.B said...

Love the embellishments with this cute image.
Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge
Avril x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is a beautiful creation with a wonderful shabby vintage feel. And yes dreams do come true, if we hold onto hope. This is so perfect for our HOPE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Path of Positivity DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Stacey Schofield said...

beautiful pink card. great colouring. thanks for joining us at That Craft Place.

Lizzy said...

I love working with pencils, and you have made a terrific job of this card, its beautiful, and I love the embellishments very much indeed. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place this time. xx

Suze said...

Your card is wonderful and you have coloured beautifully. The sentiment fits well with this card and our challenge of Hope at Path of Positivity. Thanks for joining in this month - and apologies for the late comment.

ike said...

Wonderful card - I love the shabby chic :-)
Thank you for joining us at the Path Of Positivity HOPE Challenge :-)

IKE x
PoP DT Member

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My Shop: www.ikesart.com
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Path of Positivity said...

Hello Anne-Marie,

I am so glad that you left a comment to help us understand how you see hope in this card. It isn't necessary for a card to have the actual word on the card but simply a conveyance of the feeling or idea or as in your case, even just the thought process behind it. With your explanation I can easily understand why you thought your creation was a good fit for our current challenge.

Maintaining a hopeful outlook is important and if believing that dreams CAN and DO come true and directing our energy toward making them a reality helps you to maintain hope, then that is what is important. We must all do what we can to keep hope alive in our minds and hearts. I also love the quote from William Ward that you referred to. Your creation itself is just so pretty. I love the shabby chic look and that die-cut mask that you used is simply stunning. It is nice you finally had a chance to use it. You would also never know that you are a beginner with working with coloured pencils. I can see the benefit of combining mediums to achieve an interesting look.

Thank you so much for joining this month on the Path of Positivity. I'm so glad that you found my challenge and that you have become our newest follower. I look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations in the future.

May you always be able to keep a hopeful outlook by keeping your dreams alive!

Lisa D., Owner

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