Listen to the Song of the Sea- A Creative Romance Challenge

    Today begins another great challenge at A Creative Romance. The Chic Crafters have decided that since it has been hot, hot, hot most places, that our theme would be …
  “Beach Babes” 
    I am also “double dipping” today as I am posting this card on the Crafts and Me blog to showcase one of the new digi images Teresa has in the store!  As Teresa is in the process of revamping the Crafts and Me store, she is having a HUGE CLEARANCE SALE at Crafts and Me…with 50% off selected stamps, pads and other products, you need to grab your bargains now – once gone, these items will not be back!  
    For my card, I colored up a new Hannah Lynn digi image from Crafts and Me called “Maui Princess.”  I think she qualifies as a “beach babe”… don’t you?  She is colored with copic markers, and I added some “pearls” with my Sharpie White Opaque marker in her hair and on her body.  

     The design papers are a paper pack from Close to My Heart that I bought some time ago and I do not have the name of it. The camera did not capture the different peach tones in the dp behind my image but the coordinating papers feature blues, turquoise and peachy/orange colors.  The papers were distressed with my Zutter distress machine and Vintage Photo distress ink.

     I embellished the image with some goodies from Live and Love Crafts- jute ribbon,  and grandpa’s pocket watch mini . I especially like the new “ring fasteners” from Tim Holtz which are actually brads. I opened the jump ring on it, attached the pocket watch charm and closed it up again, then pierced a hole in my dp and inserted the brad. Another nice way to hang those great charms.  Last, I added some flowers, brass brads, frantage and brass metal corner.  The digital sentiment is from Art Fire- Create with TLC from their “Serenity of the Sea” collection.

     Thanks for stopping by.  Why not hop over to A Creative Romance challenge blog to see what the Chic Crafters have created to inspire you. We also have a “surprise guest” designer joining us… You have from now until August 15th to create a project and add it to the Inlinkz on our challenge blog!  We can’t wait to see your beachy creations. One lucky winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Quixote Paperie!

Have a great day and, as always, thank you for your kind comments!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chics- Bling
Color Throwdown- CTD253
Divas by Design- Favorite Color Combo
LEJ Designs- Distressing or Paper Tearing
Marker Pop- Lovely Locks
613 Avenue- Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox- Nautical Sea Life
Sugar Creek Hollow- Water, Water
Alphabet Challenge Blog-Something Mini
(used mini grandfather clock embellie)
Digi Haven-Life’s a Beach
Simply Steampunk- Metal

This Post Has 36 Comments

  1. Pat K

    Gorgeous card Ann Marie, so beautifully coloured with wonderful embellishments. Thanks for stopping by recently..good to hear from you. xx

  2. Teresa

    Absolutely stunning Ann, I just love your choice of colours and perfect colouring, you're a very talented lady. hugs Teresa xx

  3. Stunning card, Ann Marie! Exceptional coloring of the beautiful image and a wonderful design!

  4. coops

    wow so stunning ann-marie.i love your fabulous colouring and really gorgeous image and design ๐Ÿ˜€

    xx coops xx

  5. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us at CMC! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hugs, Christine

  6. We really appreciate you joining the LEJ Designs Challenge No. 64 – Distressing or Paper Tearing, over on our blog.

    WOW This is absolutely stunning. The layers are gorgeous with the distressed edgings. The image is lovely and I love the texture you have added to the edges… Such wonderful embellishments and layout. I absolutely love this gorgeous card.

    We have new challenges weekly, so we hope to see you entering more lovely projects.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Member

  7. gorgeous card and gorgeous image beautifully coloured love all the elements and embellishments and love all the distressed edges-thanks for joining us at Lej Designs
    Carol DT x

  8. Your card is just stunning ,I just love everything about it you are so talented
    Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs and good luck
    Susan xxx

  9. Awe! Wow!! Seriously Fabulous card!! The layers, texture, dimension and you are an artist with copic markers.
    Hope to see you soon at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  10. A fantastic card Ann Mari, love the fabulous colors and beautiful details!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  11. Wow she is Soooooo Stunning! Awesome Colouring, Layers and Embellishments! Have a Great Weekend and Thanks for joining us at SSC!

  12. Sandy

    Your card is so pretty – gorgeous colors and design work and of course you coloring sparkles. She is so sexy!!!

  13. Oh wow, this is just stunning, I've just spent ages looking at it and enjoying all the beautiful detail. Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven xx

  14. Moz

    Exceptional coloring and stunning layout! Fabulous card with lots of eye candy! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.

  15. Just gorgeous, so beautifully coloured and so many details, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

  16. Your beach babe creation is full of textures and wonderful details! Love the mixed media feel to your design! Thanks for playing along at Color Throwdown!

  17. Tamie

    Amazing texture and detail. I love how you colored the image and the way you used the bling on your card. Wonderful inspiration! We are sure glad that you shared it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks

    4CCC – DT

  18. Anonymous

    She's just beautiful, what a gorgeous scene you've created
    Hugs Julie P

  19. Cec

    Fabulous card. Your mermaid is coloured beautifully and I love all the wonderful layers and the added elements. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  20. Leanne

    Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

    Leanne DT 4CC!

  21. Really gorgeous, I love the beautiful image and the distressed edges and textures look stunning, thank you for joining in with Divas By Design
    Lindsay xx

  22. STUNNING, your layout and embellies are awesome. Love your coloring as well. Thanks for sharing at Simply Steampunk challenges.

  23. Beautiful card, I love all your distressing and the cute little pocket watch!

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  24. Sylvia

    Beautiful colors here, Ann Marie, your blending is lovely! Love your attention to details. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving sweet comments! Have a fabulous Friday!

  25. Tracy

    I could have sworn I commented on this cause I know I was drooling over it. Your embellishments are just amazing. Love the Fran-tage mixed with the pearls. Gives a great effect for water movement. The image is just gorgeous Ann Marie. Hugs!

  26. Elise

    Hi Ann Marie! OoOh my gosh, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love your colouring and all those distressed edges! Those pearls look like beautiful bubbles floating up .. STUNNING card!!!!!

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

    Big Hugs,

  27. Wow this card is totally amazing! Thanks for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenge. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hugs Anna

  28. Wow She looks Amazing! Great Colours, Colouring and Embellies! Just Love the whole card! Thanks for joining us at SSC

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