I Hope You Dance… Paper Shelter Challenge

         I just love that song… one of the first times I heard it was at my son Tim’s grammar school graduation.  Need I tell you he is 22 years old now and soon to graduate…college! His principal, Ms. Adomsky, read it to the children and to the parents at the ceremony, and there was not a dry eye in the audience when she did…. I often think of the words to that song and what a wonderful sentiment it is for all of us, how it is so suitable for so many occasions when we want to say to someone, or to ourselves, Catch the wind“!
        Today is my last post as a Guest Designer for The Paper Shelter and for this week’s challenge, “Anything Goes”, I selected “Tango”.

     I absolutely fell in love with this image as soon as I got her! What is cool is that at The Paper Shelter, this digi image comes in a set of SIX digital images files – including stamped images(png & jpeg), colored images (png & jpeg) and digi papers- See below!  

      “Tango” was colored with copic markers on Cryrogen white paper – BV66, 63 & 60.  Hair E29, 25, 23, 31 and 50. Pebbles chalk outlines the image.  I just love the Black Millinery Netting that I bought at Funky Junkie after seeing it on Tosh’s card last month.  It matches her fishnet stockings! I cut some corners out of matching black cardstock and added my ever-present metal filigree corners from WOC.  The corner flourish was stamped in gold ink with a Lili of the Valley corner stamp., and I added three purple swarovski crystals on it. The DP is a funny story… I colored Tango first with colors that I mentioned above thinking that with all the paper I have, there is sure to be some that matches that blue-purple copic color….NOT!  After searching every paper pad I had, I found a pack of 8×8 paper that I got months ago from who-knows-where and it was in a plastic envelope with no label… but,  it matched perfectly! Whew- the ONLY piece I had!  So… lucky for me, it all worked out.

     Parts of her dress, hair and shoes got a pinch of Glamour Dust and she is ready to dance!   Thank you Shirley and all The Paper Shelter dt mates for inviting me to play with you this month. I had a blast! Have a great day.


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  1. Hi Ann Marie, youve been a fabulous GT for us and I want you to come back in the Summer please as weve really loved having you. Your card is stunning, and I love how youve coloured her, she looks so sassy. I do hope your son enjoys his graduation and Im sure mum and dad will to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  2. This is awesome. Fab colouring, fantastic layout. It also made me smile. I spotted you on MIM this time. I am number 60.


  3. Ginger

    Love this card and image. I've went right over to paper shelter and put in an order for several beautiful images….. love them!

  4. Heide

    What a beautiful work! FAB image and super coloring. Love all your embellishments, They are just perfect. Saw you on MIM.
    Hugs, Heide

  5. Oh my gosh! Just fantastic. The shimmer of the dress and the mesh stocking in the background. You have complimented this gorgeous image so wonderfully. 🙂

    Thank you SO much for playing along with us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our challenge.
    Good luck to you and we hope you come back next week to play along again.
    Lisa xx

  6. Faye

    Wow, I'd like a sparkly dress like that. Fab colouring too. Thanks so much for joining the fun at Cupcake this week. Good Luck. xx

  7. Cheryl

    Gorgeous! You colored her beautifully. I love all the pretty accents.

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m entries 70 & 157)


    **I am having a couple of give-aways on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  8. Gem

    beautiful! Thanks for joining in at Pile it On for our Fantasy challenge this week! Gemma 🙂

  9. Louise

    Super card and lots of lovely details,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck.
    Hugs louise xx

  10. Wonderful card, great colouring and details, love the glitter, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

  11. Beautiful with your coloring and all the beautiful details! Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!

  12. Sheryl

    Beautiful card – just love your colouring and layout, not to mention your embellishments! Wow! Saw it on MIM

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