Sunday, April 11, 2010

You COLOR my World

Hello from FLORIDA!!!!!
That's right I am on a whirl wind, last minute, unexpected trip back to the good ole' USA to sign A PAPER for our new home. I flew over on Thursday and we are closing on the house Monday morning (today) so getting a little "honeymoon" time with my husband.

Before I left I was playing around with this new stamp by Sara Kay " (Margaux is Painting) " that is being carried over at ABC Toys & Crafts. Just look at that little cutie!! If you are brand new to COPIC markers these stamps would be a fantastic place to start experimenting and teaching yourself about blending and shading. There are so many areas to explore with color, but the best part is that these areas are small.
Isn't that little paint brush a fun little touch? I had a package of them laying around in my classroom supplies and I simply cut it down to about 1 1/2", tied the ribbons around and used that super sticky, double sided tape to adhere it.

Here is a peek at the inside of the card.
Challenges I used:
Simon Says Stamps: Make a card for a child
Wild Flower Patch Kids: Sketch (I turned it)
The Pink Elephant: Recipe 1 image, 2 dies, 3 of your favorite embellishments
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Childhood Memories

...........Supplies I used.............
Stamps: Sarah Kay (Margaux is painting)
Ink: Copic Markers, Momento (tuxedo black), Stampin Up
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Lime Rickey)
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Tools: Stampin Up (sizzix large label die), Martha Stewart (polka dot edge punch)


Stef H said...

oh how nice that hubby is home! hope florida weather is super too! love the card! love the inside! gorgeous all around!

NinaB said...

What fantastic coloring. those jeans look awesome. Enjoy your time in FL and congrats on the new house!

Maria Matter said...

beautiful Justine!!! gorgeous coloring!
take care
Blessings, Maria

Lori said...

Beautiful work, Justine! Great coloring!!! Happy "New Home" :)

Victoria said...

this is so gorgeous, great touch to add the paintbrush!

Thanks for joining in at Cupcake

Jen Shults said...

Oh wow! This is fantastic! I really love the way you colored that stamp. I have that one sitting in my stamp box waiting to be broken out and colored... I may have to do that soon. :D

Thank you so much for participating at the Wild Flower Patch!

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft with such a delicious card ! Smiles from Catherine

Pat (mspfd) said...

Spectacular coloring, Justine. This is gorgeous. The colors just pop off the page!

Congratulations on the new house!

Jane Wetzel said...

wow Justine..this card is soooo pretty! gorgeous coloring here...and..I am so darn jealous of all your traveling! WOWZERS- PARIS?? are you serious? I would love to get there one the mean time..I AM CRAZY about the "girls" new images! yes! makes me want to go there even more! hmmm , maybe someday! hugs! jane

Erin Smetak said...

Oh my! Justine, this is GORGEOUS!!!! I love the coloring of your image! It's fantastic! Ok, now you have to teach me!!!!!

Susan Payton said...

Such wonderful cards. I have enjoyed so much reading your blog. Thank you so much for letting me visit.

kado! said...

WoW! all of your cards are so beautiful!!
Love this one here too, looks like Holly-Hobbie!

you are amazingly creative!

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