Saturday, February 22, 2014

Breathe - Saturated Canary

I love this image and I'm not sure why.  Maybe it's because she looks so peaceful and totally at peace with life... don't know, but I do like it.  This is one of a set of three images Krista Smith was offering for Help One and I think it was a limited edition image so if you didn't get it then, you can't now.  I was happy to contribute to a good cause and happy to get this lovely digi.
Sort of a sad day too... it's my last post as Sketch Saturday's February guest designer but it was one heck of a ride!  You should blast on over there to see what the team has created with this gorgeous sketch.  I did flip mine because the point seems to suit the image better... sort of a zen thing.
I love those Maja Design papers I got from Funkie Junkie and I have to have more... no end to the gorgeousness in those pads of paper.  Another of my faves is Frantage and this time I used Shabby Blue.  I love how you can dunk Versamarked chipboard, brads, metal... just about anything into it and you get this wonderful shabby chic look.
New stamps... I got new stamps!  The Live, Laugh, Love sentiment is a fab little find I saw at Technique Tuesday.  They have some really great stamps and I love the sentiment sets.
Image:  Saturated Canary Breathe
Stamps:  Technique Tuesday's Live, Love, Laugh
Paper:  Maja Designs which I found at Funkie Junkie
Embellishments:  Heart Sprocket is from a Prima Junkyard Findings and covered with Shabby Blue Frantage;  the chipboard pieces are from Quixotic
Copic Colours:
Hair: E37, E35, YR23, y23
Shrit:  B52, B45, B41, B00, B000
Roses, Sleeves: R89, R85, R83, R81
Skin:  E11, E01, E00, E000, R20

Thanks for stopping by!
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Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab image and

Tracy said...

Really beautiful card, i do love that image and the sketch works brilliantly flipped xxx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous, a fabulous image and so beautifully coloured.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

DesignerDiva said...

Wow I love this image too and I don't know how I missed it! Gorgeous gorgeous card Marilyn
Hugs Laurie xx

Kim Hecker said...

Beautiful designer papers and color choices. Your coloring of this image is just divine. Hugs and happy crafting :) -Kim

Christine L said...

Oooh I like!! Love the colours and just the touch of Frantage makes it perfect Marilyn!

Christine x

Debra Miller said...

Wonderful card Marilyn. I've loved seeing your cards this month. They were awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this month! Hugs, Deb

jimlynn said...

Marilyn, everything about this card just screams BEAUTY!!! Gorgeous coloring and a sensational card.

Cathy P. said...

The title of this image is so perfect - Breathe! It does look like that is just what she is doing - taking a deep cleansing breath to keep the craziness of life at bay. (Or maybe I am projecting my life onto your image!!) It has been such a pleasure to have you as a guest designer, Marilyn. Your work is always amazing, and it was lovely connecting with you. Thanks for accepting the offer and playing along with us this month. I hope to see you back in our challenges.
Hugs, Cathy xx

P.S. I think I am going to have to check into Frantage! You have enabled me because you use it so well in your cards!

Sandy said...

Quick, quick! her hair is on fire!!!
Remarkable, coloring at it's best. Your coloring is really good Marilyn. Wow! Look at her face and dress!!
Sandy xx

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Marilyn! Love the icy shades and wonderful details! Fantastic coloring of the great image!

Sue said...

Really gorgeous Marilyn, coloured beautifully!! huggles Sue xx

Vivienne Holden said...

Fandabidozy Marilyn!! LOVE the image and yes, it IS tranquil. you're right. LOVE your frantaged sprocket thingy too. xxx

Kelly Neis said...

Gorgeous! I love the image and the hair is amazing. You colored her so perfectly I can see her dreams. Love the colors and the embellishments are so beautiful that I may need to stop into Quixotic for the chipboard! I want this one, can you mail it to me for best friend day!! lol
Hope all is well quiet one!

Maxine D said...

Fabulous card Marilynn - and it does fit the sketch better when it is flipped. Love those wonderful corner embellishments.

brenda said...

Your card is a delight Marylin and the frantage is a lovely touch.

Thanks so much for joining our Ladies Day theme at Allsorts challenge.

I would love it if you joined in my Spellbinder blog celebration here

B x

coops said...

so beautiful marilyn.fabulous sc image and your soft background really makes her pop :D

xx coops xx

Renee said...

Wow Mar look at her hair!! Beautiful! This is such a gorgeous card all the way around! Your coloring is out of this world!

susiestacey said...

Lovely card and a gorgeous image and WOW all that beautiful hair,
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Ladies Day' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Nancy said...

Beautiful, Marilyn! Your colouring is fantastic, and the papers are so pretty! :o)

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the image- I have to get it printed out and practice on the hair! She does look like she is peaceful and your caption says it well...! Love the sketch flipped and the Frantage, and of course the coloring as well!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Marilyn this is beautiful. I love the sketch but the coloring is awesome. Just lovely....Hugs, joann

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oh I'm sad I missed these images. She is super cool and you have coloured her beautifully. We have been delighted to have you as our guest designer at SS and I hope you continue to play along with us, Marilyn. Hugs, Lesley