Follow Your Heart & Blog Candy Winner!

      As Joseph Campbell once said, “When you follow your bliss…doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.”  I was reminded of that quote this week on several occasions- and what a week it has been! I am so taken aback by having won two more challenges; one card is featured in the Outlawz Gallery and the other won a “Top Three” badge for the Raise the Bar challenge. I am so honored to have been recognized and to have befriended so many talented and unique ladies!
     As if that weren’t enough, I won a $50 gift certificate for Oozak from the Color Me Creative Challenge and I also won a gift certificate to Mo’s Digital Pencil and a Magnolia Tilda stamp of my choice from Mema’s Crafts!  The irony of it all is that I never win a thing!
     Last, but certainly not least, I just learned that I was invited to be part of the Stamptakular Sunday Challenge Blog Design Team! I am beyond thrilled – Pinch me!  All of which leads me to the card I have created today – Follow Your Heart.

      For my card, I colored a new rubber stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps called Dusty Rose with copics. Her top, fins, lips and sleeves are colored with RV25, 23, 21 & 00. Skin E12, 11, 21, 00.  Hair E29, 25, 23, 31 &50, Pink/Green Spica pens for flowers.  Gold Smooch paint colors the beads on her hips.  Cardstock from Coordinations and stash. DP from my scrap stash.  Flowers and metal corner from Wild Orchid Crafts and sentiment from Stampin up.  Border glitter trim and glitter pearls from Michaels (Recollections). Swarovski crystals pink/gold. Deco Art Glamour Dust (my favorite because it is so fine) and Tombow Glue Pen embellish her body/fins.

Challenges:
2 Sisters– Recipe 
BLOG CANDY WINNER!
     The winner of the blog candy was selected randomly….drumroll… and the winner is……………. “thekolbes”- Trish Krazycrafters.  Please email me with your full address within 24 hours so I can send your goodies! 
     Have a great day!  Thanks for visiting.

This Post Has 32 Comments

  1. Michelle

    Hi Ann Marie

    Wow, wow wow!! What a stunning card! I love it when I see a new image (my bank account doesn't, lol). Your colouring is just spectactular and I love the subtle touch of glitter. Pretty flowers too.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  2. Alli Devine

    What a simply beautiful card, the colouring is gorgeous and the pink and black work really well together

    Thank you for joining our inspirations challenge at Ooh La La creations

    Alli D

  3. Unknown

    Wow this image is just absolutely stunning!! Gorgeous gorgeous card and colour combination! So glad I stopped by from MIM!
    Nat -x-

  4. Suzanne

    Welcome to the stamptacular design team x

  5. Cammie

    This card is spectacular…The coloring and blending and shading is magnificent…love the pink shading…keep your cards coming…they are a joy to see…

  6. Lisa Jane

    oh wow this is gorgeous and i love the sparkle border
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this week
    Lisa x

  7. Wow Ann Marie, this is a stunning card, your colouring is fabulous!

    I just popped by from Feline Playful to say thank you for taking the time to leave us a message. It's always good to know we are appreciated, so thank you!

    xx

  8. Heleen

    Welcome at the DT of stamptacular sunday! And what a lovely card did you make.
    Huggs, Heleen

  9. thekolbes

    Your card is STUNNING. Love it. Thanks so much for choosing me to be the lucky winner. I have emailed you my information. Thanks again and have a great week
    Trish

  10. Olivia

    Congrats on all your good news and winning. Love our card and the fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge. Olivia -DT

  11. Kim Bell

    Ann this image is Just stunning!! It is so beautiful just you like sweetie.

    Hugz
    Kim

  12. Debbie

    WOW!!! This is absolutely awsome and the colouring is sp professional! Wish I could colour like that with my copics – I truly adore this card.

  13. Tracey

    Fantastic card, I love the colours ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

  14. Unknown

    Wowzers!! Breathtaking! First of all, pink is my favorite color and you did great use of it. I love the image. Never thought you a pink mermaid, but duh! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at 2 Sisters Challenges

  15. Frances

    What a cute creation. Lovely coloring and design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Play Challenge Blog. hugs, Frances.

  16. Sharon Caudle

    First, thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and for your wonderful comments! I've had a peek around your blog and your work is spectacular! Your coloring of this image is fantastic! I'm a new follower. Have a great day!
    hugs, Sharon

  17. Kezzy

    Wow stunning card, such a beautiful image and your colouring is amazing. Love the yummy papers and flowers you have used. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog this week ๐Ÿ™‚ Kezzy x

  18. Donna

    Fantastic card, so girly and I'm loving the fab flowers you have added! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CES ๐Ÿ™‚ Donna โ™ฅ x

  19. Michele Spera

    Beautiful job Ann:-) Love the coloring and the beautiful flowers too:-)
    Hugs
    Michele

  20. Lorianna

    Ann
    WOW
    This is Fabulous!!!
    Your coloring is GORGEOUS
    Hugs
    Lorianna

  21. Anonymous

    Oh she is gorgeous! And your coloring is lovely! Beautiful color combo and design, I really love this! hugs, Angela

  22. Janne

    Cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental sundays!
    Hugs, Janne

  23. Elise

    What a beautiful card, wow!!
    I am a follower now….
    Greetings Elise

  24. Lily Anuska

    Ann yours creations are fabulous. Have a nice day. Lily Anuska

  25. Delphine

    Your card is gorgeous! Beautiful image and colours and I love your embellishments! Hugs Delphine xx

  26. Marjorie

    This is just Stunning..I love how you have captured the true lines of her skin, so beautifully embellished to! Congratulations on all your lovely wins..so deserved!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

  27. Rina

    Very lovely work…I love the style very much and I admire that you can do it. I cant seem to get beyond "cute". Glad to be on the design team with you.
    Rina

  28. Michele Roos

    This is such a gorgeous card Ann Marie. I love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

  29. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING image! You have colored her beautifully! Such attention to detail…I just LOVE IT! I'm so glad to have you on board with us at Stamptacular! Can't wait to share your creations with our followers each week!

    Hugs,
    Priscilla

  30. Penni

    Fabulous image and great colouring.

    Thanks for joining us in our challenge over at Copic Markers Europe.

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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