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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Such sweet notes!

This beautiful image is by The Paper Shelter and she's named The Music Practice. The challenge this week at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog is PUNCHES AND DIES. Before I go any further, let me tell you that I did NOT color her. She is the colored image, with the colored background from The Paper Shelter. Keep in mind that I also got the black and white image that I could color, but this week I decided to take advantage of the wonderful art work of Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter. So, please don't leave any comments about how beautiful I colored this since I am NOT the talented artist who colored it.



I printed this off on my best Super Smooth Neenah paper on my printer at home. Yes, this is how it looks when you print it off on an el cheapo color printer so imagine if you had a good printer! This card is 6" x 6". I used Glossy Accents on all the background pink flowers--but you can't tell in the photo. I used my Sakura fine point glue pen and applied Cool Glitter Ritz around the tan frame, on my image's cuffs, pant bottoms, skirt ruffles and bow--but the glitter doesn't show up well in the photograph. Sorry!

The pink roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I used my Nellie Snellen punches for the rose leaves (which also emboss the leaf veins) and added Snow Tek to them. The metal frame around my sentiment is from Stampin' Up, the metal corner is from Wild Orchid and the butterfly is a Memory Box die--and I used Frantage embossing powder on all of them. My bow is two-sided satin and the rose in the middle is from Prima and I put a little Snow Tek on the rose, too. The assorted pearls are from my stash.

So, here you go...this is the perfect example of a full digital image and background, and it's the first one I've ever done and I intend on making many more! This card can literally be yours (with the exception of the embellishments) with a click of your mouse. And I have to remind you:


Please consider using an image from The Paper Shelter to increase your winnings if your card is the random winner. The Design Team on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog have made awesome examples as inspiration for the challenge this week of PUNCHES AND DIES. I hope to see you in our challenge!
                                                                             Hugs,
                                                                             Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Brown Sugar, Sister Act, Wags n Whiskers (bingo: pink, diecut, glitter), Stampin for the Weekend, Great Impressions, Craft Your Passion, Crafting From The Heart, Craftin Desert Divas, Paper Make-Up Stamps, Digi Sketch Challenge, Love to Create, Love to Scrap, Sparkle n Sprinkle

38 comments:

  1. Great card thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart and good luck x

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  2. Woww Gail your card is really stunning.... the metal frame fitts great with de frame on the DP. Great job Gail!!!
    xxAngela

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  3. Lovely design, Gail! I like how you've printed the image large enough to really be the focus of the card, your beautiful embellishments frame her perfectly. I've never used the pre coloured versions of images but after seeing this I think I'll have to give it a try!
    Chris
    x

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  4. Lovely card, the coulors or fab. A winner for me

    Malika

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  5. This is gorgeous, love your coloring. Thanks for joining our floral challenge at Great Impressions.

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  6. Oh my Gail that is just stunning I think youve done a beautiful job of it. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

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  7. Wow, another beautiful card. i will have to go check out their images. Love all the pink. The embellishments complete it perfectly!

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  8. Just beautiful thankyou for joining in with us at digi sketch and good luck

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  9. A darling card! LOVE the fabulous colors you used! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :) HUGS and have a wonderful rest of the week! Mynn xx

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  10. Just seen this card in another challenge,fantastic card, very sweet thank you for joining in with us at CFTH and good luck

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  11. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

    http://angiescraftblog.blogspot.com/
    http://angiesdigistamps.blogspot.com/

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  12. This is absolutely stunning. Love how you enhanced the pre-colored image with bits of glitter. Fabulous design too. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  13. Wow, this is so pretty.

    Mary Anne, Great Impression jDT

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  14. This is amazing. I thought you had colored up the image yourself. Such a sweet image and a really lovely card, and of course all your beautiful embellishments make it perfect!

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  15. This is stunning, the colouring is amazing I am so envious!

    T hanks for playing along at digi sketch challenge.
    Kelly

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  16. Gail, this is adorable! I love your sentiment & the treatment you've given your flowers!
    An all round beautiful card!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  17. Beautiful Card thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Diva's

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  18. Beautiful Card thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Diva's

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  19. Beautifull. Eventhough you did not colour it the card is great with all his details.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

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  20. What a stunning image! I love the Paper Shelter pre coloured images, so quick and effective for your cards, the Frantage is the perfect touch, that little frame is awesome, I love the soft pink flowers too, just beautiful Gail
    Hugs Julie P

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  21. Wowie...THis is gorgeous. Your coloring is beautiful...superb...magnificent. I am awww struck. I hope some day soon I will get this good. I am just a friendly passer-by now to be a Follower and Admirer of your works. Hugs, Antoinette T

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  22. Gorgeous card such a beautiful design fab Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

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  23. After all our recent emails, I feel as though I've made a new friend. So I thought I'd pop over to your blog and visit. This card is lovely and the details wonderful. I am your newest follower. Now I'm headed for Paper Shelter.
    Hugs,
    Debi

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  24. Wow, this card is just beautiful!! I can just imagine how much prettier it is in person :)
    Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

    Kathy
    Craftin Desert Divas Design Team
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  25. Oh wow! that's such a great image. Love this! Loving the Bling! Thank's for sharing at Love to Create this week! Mo dt x

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  26. Being a music lover, I absolutely love this image!!! Love that you added a little bling to the image! Your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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  27. Gail, a true beauty. You may not have colored the image, but you put beautiful elements together to create a true beauty! Beautiful work. Thank you for introducing me to the Paper Shelter.

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  28. I love every part of this. I wouldn't be able to resist this coloured image as well. Thanks for joining in at Crafting From The Heart.
    Cheers Nicole DT

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  29. wow, what a beautiful card thanks fors joining us at papermakeupstamps.

    Hermien
    dt-member

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  30. Gorgeous card! Absolutely love the image, your coloring, and design!
    Thank you for joining our Make it Sparkle with Bling Challenge over at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

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  31. Hi Gail !! I must answer your comment in my blog as you said I have not used any die to the PS challenge. I have used two of the same die. One around the flowers and the same but bigger behind the flowers. It´s Spellbinders classic scalloped circle die ( Nestabilities). I´m surprised you didn´t see it. There was two cards in my post on my blog , maybe you looked at the second one.
    Hugs from Eva

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  32. Gorgeous card. Your coloring on your image is amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

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  33. Once again about my card to PS challenge. I used a punch for the green leaves and two different sizes of dies together with the pictures of the flowers . //Eva

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  34. Hi Gail, that's a gorgeous image (it's useful to have pre-coloured images when you are in a hurry, although it always makes me feel slightly guilty when I use one! Silly or what!!) and a fabulous card. Love all your embellies as well - they are perfect touches.

    Thanks for the kind comment on my blog for my PS challenge entry and apologies that I didn't follow the challenge theme correctly - I wasn't entirely sure I had it right when I joined in so no worries about not being allowed in.

    I will join in another time, and make sure I get the theme right!!!

    Sarah

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  35. Beautiful card... I love your color work on this adorable image!! Incredible work!! Thanks for playing with us at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog!!
    Hugs,
    Cathy DT

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  36. this is absolutely stunning, pre coloured what the heck, you have made it stand out with your layout. Can't really express how much I love it xx

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