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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Pretty Martha

It's time for another challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge, and this week (Challenge #94) the theme is "Anything With a B." This challenge will run from 8:00 AM August 24, to 6:00 PM August 30, and the prize for the winner will be 2 individual digi images (NOT SETS) from Pink Gem Designs. So do head on over and see what the rest of the lovely Design Team have created, then join us, won't you? We'd love to see you!

Today I've used the sweet, vintage image called "Martha" from the Pink Gem Designs store.  Isn't she sweet?  And my "things with a B" are the colors blue and brown, plus bows, a button and a bouquet of flowers. 

I've colored her with Copics using puff paint for the white flowers and pink Stickles on the red ones for a wee bit of sparkle. 

Look closely at the paper.  Looks 3-dimensional, doesn't it?  Actually it's newly-released digital paper, "Champagne Lace," also from the Pink Gem store.  

I colored the blue flower, which was white to begin with, using Copics and rubbing alcohol.  The seam binding was hand dyed and tied into a double bow, and a brown double bow was adhered on top, finished off with a vintage baby button.  A few additional flowers, some stitching and a couple of pearls complete the card.

Thank you so much for joining me today and I wish you a lovely Saturday doing the things YOU want to do, be it crafting, spending time with the family, or both!  And don't forget to visit us at A Gem of a Challenge and play along!

Happy crafting!

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Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful card, love the layout you have used
Hugs Kelly

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Shea, love the design & details.

Donna x

Donna Ellis said...

Shea, such loveliness and peacefulness. I like the "reflective" quality of her expression. Your brilliant colors really enhance her beauty. Lovely card! hugs, de

mags said...

A gorgeous card Shea. You have coloured this image beautifully.

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautifully colored image and decorated card, Shea!

Heather said...

Fabby Coloring Shea!! I am sooo not a coloring kind of girl....just not fast enough at it....think too much I guess...Great job on the face and hair...Lovely card girlie!!