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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Open-Minded Midway Post.

We are at the halfway point on our first challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!! One more week to go. You have until right before midnight on the 17th to enter!! The winners will be announced at the halfway point of Challenge #2.. so stay tuned! :)

Here is my card share for Challenge #1: Use New Toys or Use A New Technique. I've chosen to use the Chalkboard Technique. This is something I have been really wanting to try and this was my chance to give it a shot!!

Here is my card:

I used my Copic markers to color the image.. which is Flora from Crafty Sentiments Designs. Isn't she wonderful!!! I just adore her and her adorable eyes! hehehe She is a cutie!! The only thing I decoupaged on this was her front wings. I inked around the square of her image. I also inked around the strips that I added on the side. Those are Basic Grey papers that I have had forever! I used black cardstock for the background, I stamped with several different stamps from Paper Smooches. I love these! I embossed each of them with white ink and I smeared some white chalk around with my finger to add that dirty chalk board look. I really love the look that it gives!!  For the inside I just added the embossed cross.. same stamp set from Paper Smooches :)

Copic:
  • Skin - E000, E00, E01, E11
  • Wings - Y11, Y15, Y19
  • Eyes - B02, B06
  • Flowers - V01, V04, V06, V09
  • Hair: YR00, YR04, YR07, YR09, E09
  • Dress: B00, B01, B02
  • Basket: E13, E15, E17, E18
Challenges:


56 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Such a darling card, Susan - love the techniques you've used, especially the black background and white EP in contrast with your brilliant color choices! Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! I hope you will submit more of your pretty cards to the challenge in the future! hugs, Donna {Creative Smiles}

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Adorable with a heartwarming message. It is delightful to see your wonderful art posted in this week’s creative challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson

Dee's Craft Room said...

Lovely card, such a pretty image and the 'chalk board' looks great. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Taniaj Scott said...

Stunning card love it. Many thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspiration with our anything goes /blog hop challenge Hugs Txx(DT)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous image and super colouring and sentiments. I spotted you over on Make it Monday and popped over for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Anne Temple said...

This is such a beautiful card and design and you've colored the image wonderfully. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

Michelle said...

Lovely card Susan, such a cute image and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers this week.

Katie Stringer said...

Gorgeous card
Thanks for joining in this week at Inky impressions challenge.
Hugs katie x

DebR said...

Beautiful card...really like the writings on it. Nicely done.
Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

Jacqueline said...

A really lovely card - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

MommyScraps said...

Susan, I love how you popped out the wings and the image! Thanks for sharing with us at Sassy Studio Designs!

Hugs, Adina

pam hicks said...

a really lovely card and the colouring fab as always, Thanks for joining in at Artistic Inspirations Pam DT xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous I like the design and the colours, Thanks for playing along with us at Gem of a challenge and Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Awesome colouring! Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!

Mynnette said...

Such a pretty card! Fabulous image and gorgeous coloring! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! Hope you join us again soon! Mynn xx

Sparkly Engineer said...

I really like the way you mixed the chalkboard with the image.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Susan: Like this pretty entry too. Thanks for entering our Challenge #52 - "Anything Goes"

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Lozzy T said...

Beautiful card..Hugs Lozzy x

Angeline Choo said...

Awww, what a cute fairy!

Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week

-Angeline DT

Za ovinkom said...

So cute image. Love her hair. Thank you for joining our Anything goes Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls.
Jasmina DT PND

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Pat said...

Beautiful card with a lovely image, thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge this week.

Pat xx

CraftingMum said...

Hi what a lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us at Artistic inspirations.
Louise x

Tracey Murphy said...

Gorgeous card, Susan! Adore the image, which is coloured so beautifully, and the whole layout is fab!
Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap and Good Luck!
xx

Penny Nantell said...

Oh what a cute little fairy. Great coloring. Thanks for joining us at My Heart Pieces. PennyRae DT

Marja B. said...

Such a cute image and the chalkboard effect is great! Thanks so much for sharing at Simply Create Too!

Marja
Simply Create Too DT

Sarah said...

This is wonderful! Super sweet image and love it overall. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!

Emma Canning said...

Gorgeous card - I LOVE the chalkboard effect - it looks wonderful and your colouring is beautiful :-) Thank you so much for joining us for the flat friends challenge, Em xxx

Becka said...

Thanks for joining is with the CraftyHands Challenge, this is really lovely.

Well done Becka B DT member x

Stephanie M. said...

lovely card :) very nice layout! thanks for joining Penny's challenge this week!! Steph DT - www.cardmakingpassion.com

alex said...

Super sweet card, thank you for playing at Creative Moments
Alex x

Marcy said...

Adorable card! Your fairy is so cute and I love those pretty papers too. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Tammy said...

Awww this is so sweet Susan! I love that image and the fabulous chalkboard technique! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. I love the cute image and the other stamps. Thank you for joining the challenges at Feeling Sketchy and Creative Fingers

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Such a stunning card! I love the chalk effect combined with bright colours of papers and beautifully coloured image. Gorgeous colouring!! Thanks for joining CMM Challenge! Lilia DT

Avril Ann said...

Geez, Susan, what an amount of challenges you have entered, well done you, and best of luck with them all, I love this card, as you know already, LOL..am here with my DT hat on to thank you for sharing with us at LEJ Designs, this month, best of luck xxxx

Miss Amber said...

This is so cute! Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge :)

DebiJ said...

The most delightful card Susan! Love your beautifully coloured image, & gorgeous layering.
Thank you for playing along at Feeling Sketchy with us.
Debi Clark - Feeling Sketchy DT

Sammy said...

Lovely. such an adorable image! Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

Denise Goeldner said...

So sweet, lovely card and colours. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
~ Denise DT ~

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWZA- that is some list of challenges! I don't know how you make one card for all of them! I can barely get one card done for one challenge! LOL!

FABULOUS coloring:) LOVE the white embossed sentiments/chalkboard technique! FUN! THANKS so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! Hope you join in the fun this week- Picture Perfect!!! <3

Jo Ann said...

This is too cute. The lovely image that you colored wonderfully and the sentiments make this card pop. So delightfully blessed that you joined us at Word Art Wednesday. A new challenge starts today so, I hope you visit us again. Living you with the message of the Lord in Psalm 107:9, "For He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things." Hugs!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Kim Kelley said...

I love this card! Makes your heart lift! Thank you for sharing with us for our DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

Kim
SSD DT

Kim Kelley said...

LOL Me again! I do love this card! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Makin Mamas! HUGS

Kim
CMM DT

Anne Lise Johannessen said...

So cute card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Fingers! Good luck :)

Tindaloo said...

So lovely image and card! Awesome coloring :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! :)

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful image and papers love the chalkboard effect-thanks for joining us at Lej Designs
Carol DT x

Beth F said...

Good job with the chalkboard technique! I love the way you colored the image. Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore AnythingGoesChallenge#1

Taniaj Scott said...

Beautiful card, super image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers with our anything goes challenge. Hugs Tania (DT) xx

M Miranda said...

Beautiful! Love the card, the image, the inspirational stamps, the chalkboard look, all of it!

Shannon83k said...

Great card, thanks for joining CMC challenge! DT Shannon

Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Paper Nest Dolls "Anything Goes Challenge” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

Paper Nest Dolls DT
Jenn Zeeb

Lexie said...

Stunning card.

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
xx

Spyder said...

Lovely Card! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts challenge!
New one starts Sunday evening!
((Lyn)) DT

Tina said...

oh what a gorgeous card. love love love it ! Thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon. Hugs Tina (DT) x

Sue said...

A lovely card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.