Sunday, May 18, 2014

I Like You for Paper Players #196

Hello there stamping friends! It's Sunday and time for another fun challenge over at the Paper Players! This week, Ann is our hostess and has selected a Clean and Simple (CAS) Floral Theme

I'm a wee bit late to the challenge today because I had to completely remake my card. Note to self: never ever, EVER again leave a large cup of ice water on your craft desk unattended when you leave the room for a bit. Complete disaster! Especially when you were really proud of the image you colored after about 6 attempts at it. Tears were shed. I just couldn't get this one to look as good as the soggy, ruined I just conceded and am posting this as my finished project. Sigh. 
I used the new Blendabilities Markers from Stampin' Up! to color the image. I know I will get better with these markers with some practice, but I love how you can really add a lot of dimension to your images with the different shades of colors. The stamp set is also brand new and coming out in the SU catalog June 1st. The set is called I Like You and is going to be available exclusively as a hostess set. It's a great set to practice your coloring skills! 

I added a few accents to finish off the card, like the banner sentiment, the single button, a bit of sparkle and a pop of ruffled ribbon. I almost didn't add the layer of patterned paper, to keep it a little more CAS, but...well, you know how that goes for me. I like my layers! Haha! 
Please join us over at the Paper Players!  The challenge is open through Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at Noon (PDT)Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they are sharing this week.  
The Paper Players Design Team

Before I sign off, I wanted to share a photo of our newest foster dog. Please say hello to Anka. She is a gorgeous German Shepherd who will be with us for 2 weeks and then she will be making the trip to Colorado to (hopefully) find her forever home. She came to the shelter very pregnant, was saved from euthanasia by Tracy's Dogs and gave birth to 10 babies while she was at the rescue. Now that the puppies are weaned, she has been spayed and is just hanging out here to relax and be spoiled. She's a big girl with a big heart! I'm so glad she has her second chance. Please spay and neuter your pets and remember to "adopt don't shop" for your next furry family member. Have a great day! :)  

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  1. Hi Anne Marie! I feel your pain. I have done that same thing before. I know it was painful when you saw your ruined image. :((( I think your card is beautiful!!!!! I love your coloring, the colors and the touch of silver behind the sentiment! Also, I love your new house guest. My brother adopted a German Shepard and we love her. You are such a great person to do this loving work! XX

  2. Your card is fabulous, Anne Marie! I love your coloring and the all the pretty accents you added!

  3. LOVLEY card Anne Marie, the colors are so summery! Anka looks like a real sweetheart, and I KNOW she's in good hands while staying with you!

  4. Ann Marie this is gorgeous..Your color is spot on and I love the combo. hugs

  5. Love your art. Subscribed to your feed because of your rescue efforts. Thank you for helping foster. I just adopted a 12yo schnauzer from Texas that was in foster care for 14 months.

  6. Anne Marie, this is so pretty! I wasn't sure about this set but you are totally enabling me! Love how you colored it with the new markers. Anka is a beauty; I hope all works out as planned and she fits in to her new family. Bless you for all you do for our fine furry friends!

  7. AM. your card is so pretty and I love the color combo. Those flowers are beautifully colored, too. I dont understand how anyone would want to euthanize a perfectly healthy dog, she really is gorgeous. Hopefully she will find her forever home very soon. You are such an angel.


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