Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Retail Therapy

Good morning!  Happy Tuesday!  Hope your week is off to a great start! I'm popping in early today to share the card I made as Guest Designer for Jackson's Digital Expressions.  Kathi is the hostess this week and although all challenges are now"anything goes", the options were to use "inks and such" to color an image and to make anything but a standard A2 card.

Here is the card I made for the challenge:

I started with a square card base of SU Bashful Blue and layered with Marigold Morning and patterned paper from the Bo Bunny Country Garden 6x6 pad.  My image is A Hard's Day Work from Fine Arts by Robert Jackson.  You can find it in Robert's store here under the category of Females.  I printed it on Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with Copics.  I added dots of Liquid Pearls to her necklace and bracelet and some Stickles to the rose on her hat.   The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.   It is from her Retail Therapy set.  Check her new store here or ask Paulette where you can purchase it if it isn't moved over to the new store yet.  I finished my card with a double-loop bow and a few little pink pearls.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out what the talented DT at Jackson's Digital Expressions came up with for this week! I'm sure they would love it if you played along!

Have a great day!


  1. Oh my!! What a beautiful card!!! Absolutely love the colors you used!! Love that image too!

  2. I totally love the way you coloured this image Carla! I have seen many a g/f look like this lady at the end of a productive shopping spree. Beautiful :)S

  3. Carla, this is gorgeous....that image is me last Saturday after shopping with my grandson, Dillon in Charleston. I was exhausted, lol....beautiful as always - your coloring is spectacular!

  4. WOW...another BEAUTIFUL card! I love your coloring, layout and papers!

  5. Oh this is one fabolous card Carla,love that image!
    Hugs Heidy

  6. Wow Carla what a great image would love that one for all my friends, they shop till they drop ! and a fabulous card as well hugs Elaine

  7. Great coloring of that fabulous image. The sentiment is absolutely perfect too!

    Wonderful card!!!

  8. Great job on this card...coloring is awesome! That is how I feel and I haven't even been shopping. Too bad. :-)

  9. Carla, this is fabulous! It has been such a pleasure to see what you are able to do with Robert's images. Thanks so much for your support. It is a blast having you as our GDT.

    Oh, yeah, Welcome to the Guylou Team. It is wonderful to be able to say "oh, yes, she is good and we are teamies twice over"!

    Big Hugz,

  10. Fabulous image and you've colored her up beautifully.


  11. LOVE this! That image is so awesome especially with your fantastic coloring and the sentiment is just icing on the cake Carla. What an awesome card! Hugs!

  12. Such a fabulous job of coloring this image, Carla! Love the die cut--it frames your image perfectly! Great card, again! :^)


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