Friday, April 26, 2013

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Good morning!  Happy Friday!  Hope you've had a great week and there is fun in store for you for the weekend!  It seems that at least half the weekend is going to be raining here, so we'll have to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.  Before I get on with my day, I am popping in to share my DT card for the Copic/ProMarker Challenge at The Outlawz site.  As always for the last Friday of the month, we have our ever-popular theme of  "anything goes" with an optional twist of making a Christmas card.    This leaves it all pretty wide open, but please remember you must have coloring with alcohol markers (any brand).

Here is my card:

I decided against a Christmas card this month, but hope to get back to them next month.  I went with a springy pink and green combo.  It looks more red in the photos, but it's definitely pink in real life.  My card base and mats are SU Primrose Petals and the patterned papers are from the Echo Park This & That 6x6 pad and the October Afternoon Woodland Park 8x8 pad.  The sweet image is Summer Day Emma, a digital stamp from Whimsy Stamps.  I printed her on Make it Colour Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I can't seem to stop adding grass and clouds to my outdoor images!  I added some Stickles to the flower centers, the butterflies and the tiny flowers I put in the grass.  I added "pearls" around the scalloped frame with my Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen.  The sentiment is from the Flowers in Bloom Sentiments set by Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps.  I didn't add any additional embellishments this time.

Here is a close-up of the image:

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Copic/ProMarker Challenge and check out the fantastic creations from the rest of the DT!  We hope you will play along!  It's your last chance to get in on the wonderful prize this month!  Our challenges are being sponsored by Whimsy Stamps and one randomly-selected participant in the April challenges will win 5 digis of their choice from the Whimsy Stamps store!  As always, there are also lots of wonderful site-wide prizes up for grabs when you enter the challenges at The Outlawz!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge (anything goes)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge (anything goes)
Sunday Sketch & Stamp #153 (sketch)
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #58 (pretty in pink)
Stamping With The Dragon (Spring has sprung)

Here is the sketch:

Have a great day and see you soon!


  1. Wow!! Such a gorgeous creation Carla!! I love your coloring and I remember this stamp!! You've done a brilliant job with it! HUGS :)

  2. Love it all, the layout, the paper, your gorgeous image and coloring, the color is fantastic!!!!!

  3. So beautiful! Awesome coloring!

  4. So beautiful, Carla! Your colouring is fab as is the combination with the pretty papers!
    xxx Margreet

  5. Super card Carla, great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp.
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  6. Gorgeous card Carla!!
    XXX Heidy

  7. Beautiful card, Carla. Love those papers and the image. Stay dry!

  8. Simply gorgeous Carla. Your shading just gets better with every project I see! HUGS

  9. Carla, another beautiful card. Enjoy your weekend - hopefully it will just rain at night.

  10. You've created a beautiful scene on this card. I love the image and beautiful flowers along with the image. Beautiful colors Carla. Love this card and your beautiful coloring.

  11. Fabulous take on that sketch, Carla--you are soooo good at that! :^) Love that sweet image, your fab coloring, the pretty colors & great DP, the Pearl Pen accents, and that wonderful sentiment! Thank you for sharing this gem with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you here again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  12. Simply beautiful! You have such lovely papers and always match your colouring so well with them. Loving all the clouds and grass too :)

  13. Beautiful colors on this card Carla and she has the prettiest face. Lovely work. Hugs!

  14. Beautiful card and your coloring is awesome.

  15. Once again, this is absolutely beautiful with awesome colouring and design. So love the red and green.
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  16. Simply gorgeous! Your coloring on this is beautiful!

  17. Such a beautiful card Carla, gorgeous colouring xx

  18. Lovely card and gorgeous coloring, Carla. I love the papers, so springy.
    Cathy Lee

  19. So very pretty Carla - where do you get your gorgeous paper. It never fails that you use the perfect paper with your images. Swell art work Sugar!

  20. She's darn gorgeous Carla! Wow! I'm speechless. Like Sandy said above, you always have the exact dp colors and I love how you did your clouds and grass. Any tutorials on those please?

  21. Your colouring is awesome, Carla. And this image is no exception. Super cute card!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  22. Another beautiful project - fabulously coloured image (I love the colour palette you've used), such pretty papers and a fab layout; tick, tick, tick! Donna xx

  23. Always incredible coloring!

    (My cardstock from MIC arrived....oh you are so right! )

  24. This is so gorgeous! I just adore the colors! Great coloring, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  25. She is so pretty. I love the color you have done her flowing dress with you always create beautiful pinks.

  26. Carla, Gorgeous!!! Super job with you coloring she is adorable. Wonderful papers, love the layout, pearls and your sentiment.
    Hugs Patricia

  27. This is stunning just brill gorjuss colours
    Thanks for joinng us at stamping dragon

    Tracey dt

  28. What a beautiful card!!!
    Thank for playinh along at Stamping Dragon Designs

    BEC DT

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