Monday 6 May 2013

Hannah Lynn-Kathleen and Summer-Challenge #61@TSC Happy Mother's Day

Hello friend! I'm writing this post late Sunday night to automatically post in the wee hours of Monday morning...and I just have to say...what a glorious day to have been on the bike!
We woke up late this morning because the alarm clock didn't go off...that gave me less then an hour to get ready for church. I don't like being late so I would rather go with less makeup and my hair half done. We went on the bike so it's not like my hair was going to look like I spent time on it after I took my helmet off.
After church we went for brunch with some of my husbands extended family. My husband's wonderful Dad, and step Mom, dear Aunty Birtha, and Uncle Johnny. We all stand outside after church and spend 5-10 minutes just trying to decide where to eat. Then we go to one of our 4 usual restaurants.
  When brunch was over Barry and I stopped in at a clothing store so he could get some new shorts.
 This was part of our conversation today...
Barry: Baby why don't you get some new summer dresses or shoes while we're here?
Me: No. I'd rather spend money on art supplies.
You can relate right?!
 I didn't want to...but after some coaxing I walked out of there with 3 new summer dresses.
 I was very spoiled this week. I had just spent the day yesterday with my friend, Jan celebrating National Scrapbooking Day by supporting the industry that we love! You know what that means...
I now have to buy new organizational iris carts and baskets.
I like to be organized so I don't buy duplicates or tripples of things I already have. That's a little upsetting when it happens. I'm getting to the point where I sometimes don't remember what I have and that signals red lights for me that say, *Stop hoarding supplies and start using up what you have* but then that thought gets replaced with *Shiny*
 I also want to share that I'm quite thrilled that I only need to get 31 more Copics to complete my collection.(My Precious) Yes,dreams do come true! (:
That alone is worth celebrating. As careful as I have tried to be when buying Copics,I still managed to buy two duplicate colors. You can relate right?!
The rest of the afternoon today was spent in the warm sunshine on the Harley. Talk about major vitamin D being injected into my bloodstream. I have missed you, healing, warm sunshine and delicious wind caressing my skin!!
It has been a long winter...but back to the card...
Because I have really, every color I could possibly need, I was able to color and make this Hanna Lynn mermaid card.
This week's theme at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner is Mother's Day.
As soon as I found out about the challenge I knew I had to make a card using this Hannah Lynn digi called Kathleen and Summer.
I love Hannah Lynn images, and this is one of my favorites. I fell in love with this image when I first saw it here on Rosie's blog. Isn't that an amazing card?
I saw that over a year ago when I first started coloring and blogging.
That made me think about all the blogs I've found and followed that have inspired my coloring and card making over the past year.
I wanted to share with you some of the blogs I follow that have inspired me. These are the artists who's work I admire, study and learn from. From first to last as I discovered them... 
There's a few more I can't think of right now...
I laugh at myself when I think back to a year ago, and remember saying to myself..."There is no way I'm adding those elaborate flowers and those hand colored seam binding bows to my cards!No way!"
I've learned to never say never...
I realize that there are so many ways to color and to design cards and I'm interested in exploring as many ideas as I can. 
Thanks to all the Copic artists who share their color combination recipes, supply lists, and instructional videos with all of us,who are looking to learn.

Thanks for the visit...I'm looking forward to seeing your Mother's Day creations this week at TSC. Hugs!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Make It Monday#139 
Card Mania Challenge #20 Flowers 
The Corrosive Challenge Blog Mother's Day
Get Inky Floral fun
Love To Create Challenge Mom
Marker Pop #22
Simon Says Stamp and Show Inspired by
Crafts And Me Challenge Flower frenzy 
One Crazy Stamper May flowers
Craft Your Passion Challenge 161 Floral delights

Skin: E000,E00,E11,R20,BV20
Hair: E50,E53,E43,E57
Sunken ship:BG32,YG93,YG95,W5,W7,YG91
Treasure Chest:E11,E13,E15,E18,B32,Y35,Y38
Sea worms:FYR1,FY1
message in a bottle:FYG1,FY1
Leaves: BG32,BG34,FYG2
Floaty stuff on ship:RV52,R22
Opaque White sharpie
Viva Pearl pen

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Unknown said...

Hi Debora,
wow, that is a lot of copics.
hun your coloring is just magnificent.
I am so happy to have you as a designer for Tammy Scrapin corner.
hugs Tammy

Crafting Vicky said...

Totally stunning creation. Just adore the wonderful embellishments you have added. I totally relate to your comment about telling yourself to start using what you have and then seeing something else and the good resolutions go out the window lol ;)

Maire Gamber said...

Stunning card! I love the colors you selected! Beautiful!
Thank you for joining us for our MarkerPop Challenge! Good luck!
Marie XX

KalySto said...

A perfect card! Love the coloring and the color combination!
Thank you for joining us in Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!

coops said...

WOW!!!!!! fantastic card debora.your colouring is amazing and i love your stunning floral details and beautiful image.
Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

xx coops xx

Elena V. said...

Wow!! Magnific!! I love the colors!! I love the stamp!!I love the card!! I'm visiting from MIM.

Joey said...

WOW WOW WOW Debora this is amazing, your colouring is just stunning, love it! Saw you over on mim. Joey xx

loz said...

Gorgeous card and image Debora..Loz
Visiting from MIM...

Blue Moon Creation said...

Beautiful floral card! Thanks for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge. Don't forget to visit our SHOP and contact us with the names of the THREE FREE DIGIS you would like for participating in our challenge. -Thia

Michelle said...

Amazing so great how you colored this image. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle

Julie Odil said...

This is a wonderful card! Thanks for joining the Get Inky! Challenge floral challenge. Don't forget to let us know which 3 free digis you would like! Get Inky DT member, Julie Odil

Cindy said...

Beautiful Debora! The Crafts & Me image is gorgeous!

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make it Monday!

Alljazzed2create said...

Such a beautiful card.. Love your coloring.

Pam DT

Kaylee Snyder said...

Your coloring is breathtaking! I love the pearl pen details in the hair-just perfect for mermaids. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again.

Tonya said...

Gorgeous card. Your image is wonderful.

Thanks for joining us at Get Inky!

Tonya DT
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Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Love your image and your layout! Thank you for joining our Corrosive Challenge this fortnight.
Ruza, CDT

Billie A said...

I saw you on MIM. I had to take a closer look. I am so impressed. Your card is beautiful. Great embellishments and the image is sweet. Awesome card. I am so glad I saw it.

Kerri said...

Beautiful card your colouring is great..thanks for joining us over at One Crazy Stamper!!

Mei said...

Gorgeous image! Such stunning colouring you did! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Creative Card Crew DT
The Crazy Challenge DT
Anyone for Anya DT

Sarah said...

A fabulous display of colour and expression. Beautifully shaded and a great creation! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.