Today marks my last challenge with The Outlawz as their Guest Designer for July. It has been such a pleasure to participate in each week’s challenge with so many talented, talented artists! Special thank you to Carla Suto for inviting me to play – thank you!
This week’s Copic/Promarker Challenge at The Outlawz is “Anything Goes”. You will have from now until August 2nd to enter our challenge. Our sponsor for the month of July’s Copic/Promarker Challenge is Dilly Beans. One random winner will select three digis from Dilly Beans online store!
For my entry, I selected another beautiful image by Hannah Lynn called “Moonlit Mermaid.” I actually began this card with the sentiment first… I found this line on Pinterest and upon further search, discovered it comes from a poem whose title is this very line, “I Dream of You in Colors that Don’t Exist” by Kizzy Bloom here. The line sparked my creative mojo and while so many lovely stamps and digi images would have fit the sentiment just as well, it was Hannah’s stamp that I selected. I also knew for some weeks now that I wanted to work with a gold/black color combination and the second source of inspiration came from a new paper pad. Putting all three together has been so much fun, and here she is…
” Moonlit Mermaid” is colored with copics on Copic Xpress cardstock (colors listed below). While I am a huge fan of Cryrogen White, I thought I would experiment with another paper and I was quite happy it. The design paper is gorgeous- my kinda gorgeous, anyway- it is a new 12×12 paper pad by Die Cuts with a View called “Stardust” which just became available this month. Here is one of the few pics I could find that gives you some idea of the paper included in this pad. The colors in the pic are much brighter than the actual paper.
I bought the smaller matstack a week ago at Joanns and when I went back to buy the 12″ pad, it was sold out and sold out everywhere… so I ordered it online (joanns 40% off). It includes celestial and skyline/starry sky paper, some of them are beautifully glittered and foiled. All of the paper on this card comes from that stack, even the black glittery moon, which I cut out with a circle punch. If you really want to see this paper pad up close, here is a link to a youtube video-.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sycf9-wW12c – she shows both the matstack and the larger pad. You can fast forward to where she flips through each page to get a more realistic look at this fabulous paper.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Pizazz Aplenty. I also embellished the card with a pearl heart button from my stash and a gold cord bow above the sentiment. The sentiment was cut out using a new EK Success Tag punch. I cut both and then just trimmed the gold one so I could mat it against the black one. Last, she is glittered here and there with Deco Art Glamour Dust. Thanks, once again, to every one over at The Outlawz for having me as their guest. Also thank you for your kind comments.
Here is a link to the Design Team entries. Please join us this week for our Anything Goes challenge.
Copics: Mermaid: Y26, 11, 00, E99, Flourescent Yellow, YR24
Hair: E29, 25, 23, 31, 30 & 50
Skin: E000, 00, 11 & 13/Cheeks: R21/Lips RV69
Wood- E49, 44, 43, 42 & 41
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Paper Crafting Journey – Pearls and Swirls
Southern Girls – Angels and Fantasy
Dutch Dare Challenge- Gold, Blue and Red
Crafty Catz- All that Glitters
Totally Papercrafts – Yellow and Orange
This Post Has 44 Comments
stunning card with wonderful words, thank you for sharing this with aud sentiments xx
Wow Wow WOW! This is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don’t forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck!
Ann Marie, this is a wowza kind of card! Too, too utterly beautiful! Love everything about it! :^)
Hi Ann Marie, what a soulful look she has in her eyes, a stunning and beautiful card. hugs Shirleyxx
Hi Ann Marie This is a beautiful card. I love the way you have coloured her and all those lovely embellishments
Oh Ann Marie this is just stunning. A gorgeous image so beautifully coloured and those papers really are to die for. Love it.
Wow absolutely stunning. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
This is stunning! I love the gorgeous image and that background is just gorgeous, beautifully done
Hugs julie P
Wow, absolutely amazing use of colour! Really, really beautiful, Ann Marie! Thanks for joining us at FYI!
This is so stunning!!!
Thank you for joining us at MTTC!!!
Wow, this card it awesome. You have coloured so beautifully and then the layers…Stunning. Thanks for joining us at CCC.
Stunning image, stunning card Ann Marie. Love the colours you have chosen for the image and the wonderful emblishments. Many thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It Challenges. Regards Meighan
Just spent some time looking at all your cards – just beautiful – this card is stunning and I have to check that paper out! Thanks for sharing.
Your card is absolutely gorgeous Marie!
Thank you so much for playing with us at TTCRD.
Your card is lovely! Love the papers and all the glittery details. Fab image, beautifully colored! The flowers are really decorative – gorgeous!
Love those blue roses, and how they pull out the blue of her eyes! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!
OH WOW how gorgeous is your creation, fabulous colouring…thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol
A beautiful card Ann Marie, love the colours and the great embellishments!
Have a nice day!
This is a beauty and you can never go wrong with DCWV, Thanks for entering at Art With No Boundaries.
How gorgoeus!! Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls this fortnight. Kxx
Your card is stunning Ann Maire. That paper is so pretty. Will have to see if I can find it.
A stunning card. Thanks for listing the copics colours. I've just bought some pens so I'm very interested in colour combos at the minute. Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments.
Helen DT xx
I saw your card at MIM and the colours of your card took my attention. And now I see it, I can't take my eyes of it. I love it! I love the colours, the mysterious and glamourish look of all. I love the image and how you coloured her. There is so much to see on your card. Well done! Good luck at MIM! Hugs, Jacqueline (MIM nr. 80, 98, 240, 241, 243)
Wow. This card is A-mazing! Love your coloring. Thanks so much for joining in Creative Card Crew's challenge.
Oh She is so beautiful!! Love the papers you picked the whole card is stunning 🙂 Luv it my friend
Thank you for joining us at CMC
Oh wow! You must be the best at colouring these beauties, you make them come alive, she looks gorgeous and your papers, colours and embellishments are simply perfect! Hugs Teresa xx
fantastic card, gorgeous image! thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week
I just love it! You are the Mermaid Women go girl!! She is so peaceful looking. Your coloring is just amazing!
What a lovely creation!!!! So glad you played along with us at Southern Girls Challenge. Smiles, Rene' 🙂
oh wow this is stunning and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz
What a cute card. Love your attention to detail! Thanks so much for joining us for our challenge at the Creative Card Crew!
Gorgeous Colors and Design!
Gorgeous – love the strong gold and black combination and the delicious embellies! =) Thanks for joining us for the Pearls & Swirls challenge at Paper-Crafting Journey! ~Christy
Wow! Your card is truly breathtaking. The warmth of these colours are magnificent and i absolutely love the way you coloured this beauty. Thanks for joining in our anything goes challenge over at Crafts and Me with this fabulous creation. Hugs…Mona
This is absolutely stunning. I love your choice of colours and the desig with the moon paper, swirls and flowers make it complete. Thanks for playing at Dutch Dare Card Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina xx
Everything from paper to image to embellishments is just gorgeous. Fab card! Hugs! xx
wow this is beautiful. I want want want the dcwv paperstack now lol!. Your card is absolutely stunning, thanks for sharing it with us at Ooh La La good luck!
Wow Gorgeous card beautifully coloured, pretty embellishments too
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wonderful – such depth and richness to the colours! Thanks for joining us at FYI this week 🙂
Amazing coloring and beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!
Great card, love your colouring. Thanks for sharing it with us at OLL this time.
Ann Marie, Beautiful card. I love the embellishments you have added and your superb coloring makes your piece even more lovely. Thank you for sharing this on Art With No Boundaries and hope you will come visit is again.
🙂 Chris / CS Designs
Oh, this is beautiful! The papers are gorgeous and so is your shading and highlighting! So glad you linked up at Art With No Boundaries!
Wow! So beautiful. Hugs, Kelly