“Let’s Hear It For The Girls” – Stamptacular Sundays Challenge

     Hope you are having a great weekend!  Today begins another fun challenge at Stamptacular Sundays...our theme this week is “Let’s Hear it For the Girls” – I say “amen” to that!  The women I meet in my personal life and in blogland never cease to amaze me with their energy, creativity, strength and compassion so this challenge is dedicated to all the wonderful women in my life who I am so blessed to know and love!
     You can interpret this theme any way you want.. just don’t forget to stamp!  You will have from now until midnight August 25th (EST) to complete this challenge and post your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week’s fabulous prize donated by:

     For my card, I selected another digi image by Hannah Lynn called “Janessa”.  These images are among my favorites to color because they are so beautiful and soulful.  They also continue to challenge me with my favorite medium, copics, and help me grow in experimenting with color choice and technique.  I want to thank Alyce (Kit and Clowder) for recommending a paper change for my copics. This image was colored on Make it Colour cardstock and yes, it is not sold in the USA so shipping is expensive, but if you can order it with someone and share a package, it is so worth it.  For those of us who were having some issues with our E’s blotching on the paper, this may be a solution. While I have not abandoned my Cryrogen White or Xpress it cardstock, this paper has eliminated the problem and is fast becoming my favorite. 
      “Janessa” is colored with copics (colors below).  The design paper, once again, is DCWV “Stardust”. This sheet of design paper has gold stars embossed in it so it helped create the night sky I wanted. The coordinating gold dp has images of the sun embossed on it also.  I added small gold flatback pearls to the center of some of those stars. The lace and cheesecloth was spritzed with Ranger Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle and Gold Glamour Dust.  
     Hair: E29, 25, 23, 31 and 50
Skin: E000, 00, 13, 11
Dress: RV69, R59, 85, 83, 81
Cape/Moon: Y26, Y11, Y00 and Flourescent Yellow
Eyes: BG10, B21 and white sharpee marker

   The flowers and metal corner embellishment are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Pearls from Recollections Bling on a Roll and button from Joanns.  We hope you will join us this week for this challenge… if you need a little inspiration, hop over to see what our Design Team has created.  Thanks always for your kind comments.  Have a great week!

This Post Has 35 Comments

  1. Carla S.

    Stunning card, Ann Marie! Your coloring of the beautiful image is amazing! I was thinking of changing to the Make it Colour paper, too. I'm happy to hear your endorsement!

  2. Suzanne

    Love it Ann Marie xxxx awesome colouring

  3. Beautiful Ann Marie! Your shading looks absolutely lovely…I am glad you like your new paper ๐Ÿ˜€ Beautiful card! xx

  4. Eileen

    Ann Marie this is GORGEOUS. Coloured to perfection as always. Love the colours you have used and the papers and embellisments work perfectly together
    Eileen x

  5. Penny

    Ann Marie, this is definitely a keeper! OMGoodness, how such gorgeousness! Fabulous coloring, wonderful design, and I love all the sparkle you added! :^)
    BTW, I am going to try the blending paper as well. I checked it out and it seems the best value is the 25-sheet package, for what reason, I don't know! But it was cheaper by the sheet when you add in the shipping. So that's what I ordered! Thanks to you and Alyce for the tip! :^)

  6. Julie

    This is such a gorgeous card! Your coloring is beautiful, and I love all the little details.


  7. WencheP

    Gorgeous card. The colors are just awesome and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  8. Vicki

    Gorgeous card and fabulous coloring! Thanks for joining our CropStop Chosen 3 Challenge.

  9. Teresa

    Oh wow! This is fantastic Ann Marie, stunning colouring of this beautiful image and the most gorgeous card, I love it. Hugs Teresa xx

  10. CaroleAnn

    Anne Marie
    Absolutely beautiful – love your style and the way you color your image! Love it Love it! Hugs

  11. Kerry

    Wow Stunning card! Love everything about this card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  12. Mary Jo

    Gorgeous! Love the rich, deep colors! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  13. gina g

    Gorgeous card i love everything about it, absolutely beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

  14. Unknown

    Great card!! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Hugs, Joan

  15. Doreen

    simply stunning Ann Marie.
    The image and the colours are amazing
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

  16. Unknown

    This is stunning honey, the colours are lush xx thanks for playing along with inky impressions xxx

  17. Janice

    Brilliant card, love the warm colours & your colouring, Jx

  18. Kreativmonster

    Very pretty card, your choice of colours is great!
    Thanks for playing along with our challenge at the Copic Marker Europe Blog!
    Big Hugs

  19. Pauline

    What an absolutely stunning card! I love your colouring of this beautiful image!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  20. Denise

    Beautiful card – love that stunning image and your beautiful colouring.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  21. Heather

    Hi Ann Marie, thanks for your lovely comment on MIM. Sorry it had taken so long for me to get to you 0 thanks to my rotten computer who is a very, very go slow!!!
    Your card is stunning, a fantastic design and beautiful papers and colours. Your image is delight and brilliantly coloured.
    Heather xx

  22. Marissa Isabel

    Anne Marie,
    This is a beautiful card!
    Your colouring is amazing! Love the details!
    Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card at GingerloftChallenge
    Marissa Isabel

  23. Vicky

    WOW……1 word describes this card……STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you for joining us girlies over at Crafts & Me, hope you will join us again hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  24. Annette Bowes

    Gorgeous card Ann Marie, love all your beautiful pearl and flower embellishments, and lovely colouring, thank you for joining us in our Anything Goes Challege at Mad for Markers, take careX:)

  25. Mema's Crafts

    Ann Marie, your cards always make me oohh and awwe when I see them. I think you do fabulous work. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Mema's Crafts and good luck.

  26. Kelly

    Absolutely beautiful creation! Your colouring is amazing. Thanks for playing with us at The Craft Garden, hugs Kelly x

  27. Michelle Pearson

    what a great card for the chosen 3 challenge! Thanks for playing the CropStop challenge this week! ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Claire

    Wow what a beautiful card, really stunning image and your colouring is fab! Thanks for joining us at NMW Challenges and good luck
    Claire xx

  29. Sarah

    A gorgeous card!

    Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

  30. Sammi

    so beautiful!!
    Thanks for playing along at Mad for Markers challenges!


    Gorjuss card beautiful image & colours.
    Thanks for joining us at gingerloft

    Tracey dt

  32. Loki Made It

    what a lovely creation! i just love how you have coloured it! fantastic. thanks for joining us at mad for markers…tara ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Margaret

    Oh my lordy, lordy! This is fantabulous!!!!!! What a stunning creation. Love the image and your coloring is superb! Fabulous layout and design. Thanks for playing along with us at Gingerloft.

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