Friday, May 31, 2013

Candy Cane Dreams

Good morning!  Happy Friday!  Hope you've had a great week and you have fun plans for the weekend!  Can you believe that tomorrow is the 1st of June already?  Where does the time go?  Wasn't it just January? Anyway, I am here to share my DT card for this week's Copic/ProMarker Challenge at The Outlawz site.  It is the last Friday of the month, so the theme is the ever-popular "anything goes" and we offer up the option to put a Christmas twist on it, if you'd like.  That is not a requirement for the challenge.  The only thing that is a requirement is to have coloring with alcohol markers (any brand).

Here is my card:


I decided to get back to the Christmas twist this month. My card base and mats are SU Riding Hood Red and the patterned papers are from the Basic Grey Aspen Frost 6x6 pad.  The fun image is Peppermint from MayzyArt.  I printed her on Make it Colour Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added some Red Stickles to the ornaments on her shoes and necklace and Glossy Accents to the holly berries in her hair. The sentiment was a freebie on Whimsy Stamps Facebook page last October.    Some Ice White Pearl Pen accents, two sparkly holly stickers and an olive satin bow finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Copic/ProMarker Challenge and check out the gorgeous creations from my teammies, Jen, Linda and Dawn!  We hope you will play along!  The May challenges are being sponsored by 2 Cute Ink.  One randomly-selected participant in this month's challenges will win 3 digistamps of their choice from 2 Cute Ink.  There are also lots of site-wide prizes up for grabs when you enter the challenges at The Outlawz!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Sunday Sketch & Stamp #158 (Marie's sketch)
MayzyArt Challenge #018 (sweets)
Basic Grey Challenges #94 (inspired by a song; I chose Candy Cane Christmas from Darius Rucker)

Have a wonderful day and see you soon!
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26 comments:

  1. This is super sweet Carla!! Love how you colored her hair and her dress - perfect papers and layers, too!! Gorgeous pearl detail and the sentiment is absolutely precious! Hope you have a fabulous weekend, sweetie! xx

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  2. wow your colouring skills are amazing well done. thanks for joining us at Mayzy Art

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  3. Carla, what an adorable card. I love the colors and your beautiful coloring just sets it all off. I love the papers and sketch you used. Gorgeous design and image.

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  4. A gorgeous card Carla, such a fabulous design and colour scheme. Your beautifully coloured image is delightful and stunning details!!

    Thanks so much for joining us with Basic Grey challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  5. Your coloring on those pleats is amazing. I love the green too. I have sadly not touched my Copics in 2 months. Too much going on right now. Hope all is well with you. Hot and humid today in NC. Miss you.

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  6. Carla, I love this card! Everything about it is appealing! I am totally going to CASE this card. The way you colored her dress...wow! Someone on your Christmas list is going to be tickled when they receive this card!

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  7. Love this sketch, Carla, and the card couldn't be colored any better. Wow!
    Hubby will be travelling through Birmingham tomorrow headed toward Montgomery. I'm staying home. Hope it will be a pretty day here and there.

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  8. So adorable! I love it! :) Hugs~Patti

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  9. Amazing coloring of this adorable image Carla. I love the Christmas theme and wonderful papers. Have a fab weekend! 'Hugs"

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  10. Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous have a fabulous weekend hugs Pops x x x

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  11. Beautiful, love all the layers!

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  12. Hey Carla - what a fancy card with such pretty colors. Well Done!!
    We all know how beautifully you color!!!!
    Sandy

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  13. Cute Christmas card, Carla. I love her dress.
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  14. WOW!!!! Just adorable, fabulous coloring and totally beautiful paper. Stunning job with your coloring, just a amazing card... I try to find different words to say but it is so hard, all your cards are... let me say beyond cool, but it is so hard because they are all wonderful. I enjoy seeing all of them.
    Hugs, Patricia

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  15. This is gorgeous Carla!!
    XXX Heidy

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  16. This is stunning. I love the design! The image is so darling, and fabulous coloring. Beautiful inspiration:)

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  17. She's just loaded with holiday cheer Carla. Great card for your Christmas stash! Hugs!

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  18. Oooh a Christmas card she is adorable Carla! Love the colouring of her hair, gorgeous!

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  19. Hi Carla, just wanted to say thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. I am still new to it but hopefully will get better with time. I love your card, the picture is fab and your colouring is amazing. Take care Jo x

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  20. Beautiful, as always, Carla! I'm with you...can't believe it is June already.
    Hugz,
    Roxann

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  21. Carla, your coloring on those pleats is amazing. As always your papers are awesome, but for some reason you colouring is blowing me away!!!!
    :)S

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  22. I have always been so impressed with your coloring and this little image just shows off your talents! The image is adorable, your coloring is perfect and I love the pretty papers you chose!

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  23. Carla, this is a fabulous Christmas card! I just love it! Your coloring is superb! Love your design, pretty papers & fab embellies, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  24. What a fab image and perfect paper choices too. Awesome colouring, as ever. X

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  25. This is just so beautiful. Love the awesome colour combo of the green and red.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  26. Wow. She's so beautifully colored!

    Great design, pretty paper choices, and wonderful embellishments!

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Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a comment! I really appreciate it! Carla