Here Comes the Bride

     Happy Weekend!  Don’t you just love Fridays?  For me, it is the end of a long work week that starts each day at 5am!  Ugh! I am not a morning person, but knowing I can sleep in tomorrow morning makes me giddy! I can’t complain- I love my job, love my students…speaking of “love”, today I am sharing a card I made with yet another beautiful digi  from Saturated Canary called “Here Comes the Bride”.  Isn’t she just the sweetest bride?  I just love Krista’s images.

      Now, I must say that while I so enjoy coloring these images, coloring her hair is not for the faint of heart! While it took me many tries, (with emphasis on the many) it was so worth the effort! I learned a lot and each image gives me an opportunity to practice something new or something I want to master. Two of Suzanne Dean’s online copic class directions echoed in my head: first, treat each section of hair separately and, second,  touch the marker to the paper as if you are passing a feather over a baby’s skin.  When you get to the tiny strands of her hair, you learn just how lightly you can touch the paper and still blend!

     The bride on this 6 x 6 inch card is colored with copics, W00, 1 &2  and E 42, 41 & 40 for her dress. I used a lot of E’s for her hair- E99, 97, 08, 09, 19, 18, 13 and YR 21, Skin E00, 21, 11 &13. Her bouquet and the flower on her “fanny wrap” are shaded with R59 and then filled in with Spica pens in two red shades.  I used the BV01 & 04 to dot in between the roses to color the filler flowers.  The leaves are YG25 and then colored with Spicas. Her dress in coated with my newest fav product, Smooch Glitz Frost.  It goes on like nail polish but dries super quick and leaves a clear coating of beautiful glitter. I did add a bit of Deco Art Glamour Dust too in her hair and on her dress.
     Flowers and metal corner are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I loved seeing so many of you emboss the  metal corners with white opaque embossing powder so I tried it and love it. While I love these corners in silver and gold, being able to emboss them gives so many color options. I also coated the cooled metal with Smooch Glitz Frost.  Remember to let the metal cool before handing!  DP is Kaisercraft English Rose Garden, cardstock DCWV paper pad-Earthtones. Ribbon, lace and swarovski crystals from my stash.  Inside sentiment from Kaisercraft Rub ons.
     As always, thank you for your kind comments!  Have a great weekend!  I will be entering the following challenges:

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  1. OH MY ! Amazing colouring of this beautiful image ..from head to toe .The embellishing of your creation is totally awesome .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  2. Gorgeous card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our "Lace " challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon

    Hugs Shaz x

  3. this is such a work of art!

    stunning colouring! wow!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  4. Chrissy

    Absolutely gorgeous Ann, love your colouring very much, her dress is so beautiful with the light sparkle, very pretty.beautiful card…

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Unknown

    Absolutely stunning card, such a shame it is not eligible for a prize. At LIIU digi images are absolutely not permitted. Sorry thems the rules. Would love to see another project with a stamped image. Hugz Suzanne

  6. Anonymous

    hi there!
    this card is so beautiful and i love your coloring! have a wonderful saturday!

  7. Ann
    Your card is just stunning! It is beautiful!!! Love all of details.


  8. Mau xx

    This is Stunning Ann, beautiful colouring of the image, her hair is lovely xx
    THank you fot taking part in MAWTT this week, good luck with all your challenges.
    Hugs Mau xx

  9. Unknown

    Oh My Gosh! This is just the most stunning card! Beautiful image and just love those flowers! Came over from MIM
    Nat -x-

  10. Pami

    Gorgeous card Ann Marie, I love the sparkle on her dress. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  11. Frances

    Wonderful creation! Love your design and your beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Play Challenges this week! Hope you’ll join us again soon for some more challenge fun, Hugs,

  12. Absolutely gorgeous – love the touch of sparkle. Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create this week 🙂

  13. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! This card is gorgeous! Your coloring is phenomenal – you totally brought her to life! Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week!

  14. Stunning Stunning Stunning!! What a beautiful Card! Your colors is fantastic & I love the Bride's Hair color! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!

    Many Blessings,

  15. StephC

    Wow, this is stunning. I love the image, and all of the details. Thanks for sharing with us at FYI!

  16. OH MY! This is beautiful — gosh I wish I had your coloring talent! Thanks for joining in at FYI!

  17. stunning card,wonderful colouring and i love the sparkle in her hair
    thanks for joining us at the digi doodle shop challenge and good luck
    tracey x

  18. Pat K

    Gorgeous Card…love the sparkles and your beautiful colouring. Took a walk around your blog and had to become a member. Hugs, Pat

  19. Hi, Ah this is super what a great card, I adore the way you have coloured her hair its amazing, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxox

  20. This is gorgeous, love all those flowers, thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
    Ruth x

  21. Oh, Ann Marie, your colouring is beautiful! Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at FYI!

  22. Oh she is just Lovely!!! No wonder your a Designer… You difently have the touch!!!
    I enjoyed my visit to your blog so much I just became a follower..
    Stop by my place too and maybe you will follow me too!

  23. Debby

    Beautiful image and lovely dimension. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

  24. Lisa

    OMGosh Anne Marie! I just love Krista's images and you really did an awesome job with this one! I absolutely love this! Gorgeous!
    Big Hugs!

  25. Very pretty! Love your floral spray! Thank you for stopping by my blog! Have a wonderful weekend!

  26. Laney

    super card! Thanks for joining us at 'That Craft Place' this time, hope to see you next time too, so nice of you to give us your support

  27. Stunning card!!! Love all the flowers and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for playing with us at CMC.

  28. Wow! This is just beautiful hun, Love how you have coloured her dress, I always get in such a mess with glitter, I just might give this Smooch Glitz a try!
    Beautiful papers and card too!!…stunning!

  29. Ruby

    She's a stunning image, as is your colouring. Just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at Color Me Creative!

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