“Serenity”

     Happy Sunday… hope you are enjoying the summer as it slowly winds down…. Once again, today begins another fun challenge at STAMPTACULAR SUNDAYS.  Our theme this week is ROSES AND RIBBONS!  Sounds like a fun challenge that is sure to elicit some beautiful projects!  For this week’s challenge you will create a card or project that incorporates both roses and ribbons in your final creation.  Easy as pie.. and, don’t forget to stamp! That’s why we are called “STAMPtacular Sundays!”  Our sponsor this week is MARIANNE DESIGNS.
    You will have from now until midnight (EST) September 1st to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week’s fabulous prize. Three entries will also be awarded our “Top 3” Badge as well.  
     For my project, I selected a rubber stamp I just purchased called “Serenity” by Concetta Kilmer for Sweet Pea stamps.  Serenity is colored with copics (E35, 25, 29, 51, 50 hair/B02, 000, C7 eyes and E000, 00, 21, 11 skin, RV’s/spica pens lips and Y26 for frame around her) and embellished with Spica pens and some Smooch.


      I stamped the image on Make it Colour copic cardstock. I so love this paper.  I did use a new glue pen and found that it made some of my hair color get a bit blotchy, but it was the glue and not the paper. This paper is a dream to color on without staying “wet” and making colors smear.
     I used Spellbinder dies (Oval and Floral Oval) to cut out the image and the black decorative oval behind her.  The design paper is a digi paper collection (Forest Fairy 6×6) I have used before, but not this one page, available at Crafts and Me.  The rich blue, black and purple colors seemed to fit and offset the image.  The cheesecloth, once again, was lightly spritzed with Dylusions Sprays in Crushed Grape, but I managed to keep some “white area” that I glittered with Deco Art Glamour Dust.  I added two chipboard butterflies that I colored with Distress Markers and Stickles, then applied a crystal on each. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and that beautiful black lace, ( ahem…ribbon hehe) has clear crystals on each scallop (it came that way) that continue to add some sparkle to me image.  The lace was a gift so I don’t know where it comes from…Last chalk and stormy sky distress ink are sponged around the image.


      We look forward to seeing your submissions in this week’s STAMPTACULAR SUNDAYS challenge.. now hop over to see what the DESIGN TEAM has created to inspire you!  If you would like to purchase this or any of my cards, they are available in my online ETSY. store. As always, thank you for your kind comments. 

This Post Has 27 Comments

  1. Absolutely stunning Ann Marie! What a gorgeous colouring job on this image and those colours are so pretty. Beautiful work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This is fantastic Ann Marie. I love those deeper shades of blue. They work so well and you colouring is wonderful.
    I did email Pricilla, re DT, but don't know if it got there as I haven't had a reply.
    Hugz
    Chris x

  3. Janett

    Beautiful coloring on a great card. Thank you for join DRS designs challenge

  4. Carla S.

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Ann Marie! Love the papers and details and your coloring is excellent! Wonderful image!

  5. jan farnworth

    what a pretty creation thanks for sharing with us at fbw.

  6. Sharon

    Gorgeous card and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at CCT.x

  7. Choccy

    I love your colouring. Her hair is absolutely fantastic ! A beautiful card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Use a Digi' challenge. Hope to see you back next week :O)

    Choccy x

  8. Danni

    Gorgeous!! What a beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  9. coldwaters2

    Wowwww Ann Marie this is breathtakingly beautiful, that image, the flowers and colours are awesome.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

  10. Crafting Vicky

    Totally gorgeous creation! Love how you have colored this amazing stamp.

    Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  11. Penny

    Another stunner, Ann Marie. I think I keep saying this on every card of yours! This is so, so beautiful! Love all the elements and layers you put on it. And the image–well, it was a pretty image, but you turned it into a gorgeous one! Fabulous card–love everything about it! :^)
    Hugs,
    Penny
    P.S. I ordered some of that CS too and am anxiously awaiting its arrival! :^)

  12. Anonymous

    Gorgeous project!!! The Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge! – Ashli

  13. Lynette

    Gorgeous card! Lovely image and your coloring is fabulous. Love the embellishments, too. Thanks for joining the Flutter By Wednesday challenge this week.

  14. Doreen

    fantastic card sweetie. The image is amazing and your coloring too
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

  15. Karen

    Truly stunning sweetie!! Love it!!
    I'm your newest follower by the way… smiles..
    Hugs to you,
    Karen.xxx

  16. SYLVIA-ANNE

    A stunning card Ann Marie. The colouring is fabulous, and the image and flowers are divine!
    Thank you for joining us at FYI –
    Sylvia x

  17. stampingtink

    She's stunning! Love the colors and the flowers and ribbon. Just gorgeous!

  18. Rina

    Well Ann Marie… as usual you have created an absolutely stunning card. You style jumps off the screen and captures you. Always an amazing creation from you… I enjoy it when I see your talent on my dashboard.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with the Diva's this week!

    Rina Fashionista

  19. Eva Marie

    Gorgeous work!
    Thanks for joining us at SGC
    xx

  20. dstandard

    This is gorgeous and your coloring awesome! Thanks for playing at FYI!

  21. Jennifer E.

    Beautifully colored and so well done! Thanks for playing along with DRS Designs, Good Luck!

  22. This is so nice. So gorgeous design with nice colors. I really appreciate this. Thanks for sharing this adorable creation.

  23. Annette Bowes

    Another gorgeous card Ann Marie, love the colours and beautiful colouring, must have a go using digi papers, yours looks perfect, thankyou for joining us again this month in our Mad for Markers Anything Goes Challenge, take careX:) p.s. feel like a boomarang lol! This is my 3rd visit this challenge lol!

  24. 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™‚

  25. Sonia

    WOW! amazing cards you have in your blog… love your copic coloring… HUGS…SK ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am a new follower.

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