Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I Love You Slow Much

Today's card is for Whimsy Stamps Challenge and the image I chose to use is one of the very sweet Wee Stamp images and this one is called I Love You Slow Much.

This month's theme is Ribbons and Lace and although you don't have to use a Whimsy image on your challenge creation, it would be great if you did!  As always there are 3 challenge prizes to be won - a $15 gift certificate, 5 digi stamps, and 1 surprise rubber stamp.
I found a piece of paper that's been in my stash forever and decided to go ahead and use it.  It is from Prima's Jack n' Jill collection and I like this a lot because it's printed on both sides so I didn't have to worry about finding a piece to go along with it.  I think I tied 5 bows before I tossed them aside and decided to go with a straight piece of ribbon.  I admire those that tie those magnificent bows but I am usually not very happy with mine so a piece of ribbon works too.  The lace is Whimsy's Lace Tape and this is the bees knees... it has sticky tape on the back and there's no mess or hassle; just cut it and lay it down.  I used some flowers and brads from my stash and the zipper is a Prima Junkyard Trinket.
I've been thinking about my Prisma pencils a lot lately and knew you could use  them with Copics so I thought I'd give it a whirl with this card and I like the look and will be doing it a lot more.  I added little bits of red pencil along the brown Copic of the snail's shell, along his face and the little gal's hair.  Baby steps... I always think it's better to start with a little and once I get a little braver with the pencils, I'll add more.  I see I smuged some of the distress ink on her face - I was too lazy too mask and that's the price you pay although I don't know why I never see those things until the project is finished, the picture taken and it's on my computer screen!  I added some Stardust Stickles to the wings, flowers in her hair and the antennae.  I also made a few dots with a Viva Pearl Pen but they sort of disappeared once I started with the Shabby Blue Frantage (I do like using that product, yes I do!).
Shell:  E35, E33, E31 and then some red pencil
Body:  E15, E13, E11, E00, E000
Skin:  E11, E00, E000, R22
Hair:  E37, E35, YR23, Y23
Be sure to head on over to the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Challenge Blog and check out what the rest of the design team has created.
The ABC Challenge - Roses are Red
My Mum's Craft Shop - For the Girls
Card Mania - Pearls or Gems
Created with Love - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Things with Wings
Stamps & Fun - Fairy
Oozak - Anything Goes with Texture (i'm counting the Frantage as texture)


jimlynn said...

Marilyn, I never even saw the tiny smudge until you pointed it out! I thought things like that only happened to me.....I always think mine look great - until I see it posted! LOL! You don't have to worry about a thing on this though because it's sensational!!!!!!! Love that cute image and your coloring with the Prismas is fan-ta-bu-lous!! So pretty and love the way you did the ribbon instead of using a bow. Beautiful card!!!

heidy said...

Think it's gorgeous Marilyn!!

Sheri said...

WOW! Just amazing! Love your coloring!

Chrissy said...

Stunning card Marilyn,fantastic colouring and I love this image,so adorable..gorgeous design and details...beautiful.


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fabulous design and

Renee said...

Oh my goodness I'm in love! This has to be one of the most precious cards I've ever seen! This image is just so cute and your coloring….FANTASTIC!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Marilyn. I love that cute image, your colouring is fabulous and the layout and details are gorgeous.
hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Marilyn. The image is adorable and you've coloured it beautifully. Fab design and papers too. Love it!
Lorraine x

Embellishments said...

I LOVE this card design Marilyn and the image is so sweet! Your coloring is amazing! Love the colors and embellishments :-)

MaxineD said...

I have never seen a more adorable snail - your card is beautiful!

Kelly Neis said...

So gorgeous!! I love the papers and embellishments, you coloring is so fabulous!!!! I love the ribbon going across the corner, so pretty!!!
Hugs Kelly

Francy said...

Stunning and lovely card, the stamp is fantastic and sweet.
thank you for playing at SFC this week.

Chris Hanselman said...

Adorable card. Love the way you colored it!!! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created with Love Challenges.


Ellie said...

So sweet, your coloring is amazing, love the bits of gold and sparkle you added!

Patty Sue 2 said...

I had to laugh when I saw this sentiment. Fabulous card and your coloring is over the top!

rachel taylor said...

what a lovely cute card thanks for sharing with CWLC
happy crafting to you
Rachel DT

kenli said...

How adorable! I am so blessed that you share your amazing and creative works of art in our challenges this week. Card Mania Challendges

Nancy said...

Yay for pulling out the pencils! :o)
Fabulous card, my friend! The sentiment cracks me up! lol Love it! :o)

Shannah said...

Another beautiful card! I've been meaning to try my Prisma pencils with my Copics too... you've done it beautifully! And the Frantage is the perfect touch ;)
Hugs, Shannah xox

MiamiKel said...

Can we say CUTE!! Oh my, this is a gem!! And with the new movie Turbo coming out, this is perfect! Your coloring is absolutely amazing!

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is brilliant Marilyn! Love it! Loving that Fkrantage too! Happy Weekend. Judy x

Miss Emerald said...

Beautiful card! The image is so cute and you coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

craftin-dawn said...

Gorgeous! Love the image and all your details! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge!

DeNetra said...

I really like this image. and the colors you used are so perfect. Wonderful. Hugs.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Whola- beautiful! The coloring with Copics and pencils is fantastic! The DP and the sprinkles of snow on the image- so pretty- and I love the touch of lace!

Tracy Crafty said...

Beautiful Job Marilyn, I didnt see the smudge until you said about it.
Love the Frantage :) And that little zipper is so adorable. xxx

Shelby said...

I just love the layout you've used and you've colored up this sweetie just beautifully.


Lin said...

Thanks for joining us with this gorgeous creation. The image is coloured to perfection and I love the colour palette and design.

Lin xx

Ann-Marie said...

Such a beautiful card and I love your layout. Thank you for joining us over at The ABC Challenge this time and hope you join us again. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

Dilyana said...

Oh, such a pretty card! :) Thanks for sharing it with us at Card Mania Challenge :)

Samantha Casey said...

I love this so much! That stamp is so cute, along with your coloring! Amazing job! Thank you for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!