Friday, January 09, 2015

Celebrate the Everyday - FFFC #130 'Swirls and Pearls'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

It's back to business after a nice holiday break.  This is our first challenge of the year at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  I get to be the hostess for this one and I've chosen 'Swirls and Pearls' as our challenge theme.  This challenge is being sponsored by a new sponsor, Aurora Wings.  To get complete details on the challenge, the prize being offered and how you can join in the fun, visit the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog.  Don't forget to check out the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

Here's my DT card for the challenge...

I did so enjoy colouring this beautiful image I am featuring.  It is of course designed by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff from Aurora Wings...

and it is called Big Eye Poppy Elf - Himalayan Blue.

You can check out the rest of Mitzi wonderful images at her Aurora Wings Etsy Shop or her Aurora Wings Digital Stamp Shop.

I've done most of the colouring with markers (colours listed below), but I've used several coloured pencils on this image as well (sorry but I didn't jot down the exact shades--there were a couple of blues, one green, black...).

Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenge - A is for Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge #17 - Anything Goes w/twist something NEW (new digi, see below for dies)
Ladybug Crafts January Challenge - Say It With Flowers
Stamping Sensations January Challenge - Dies and Punches
Fairytale Stampers Challenge #49 - Everything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #118 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #41 - Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge #148 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #355 - What's new? (new digi)

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend!

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  DCWV Blossom Song paper pad; me+my BIG ideas Modern Milan paper pad  
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Frames Frilly #10; Magnolia Doohickey Swirl; Impression Obsession DIE042-I Spiral Flowers; Elizabeth Craft Designs 730 Curvy Leaves; Spellbinders Classic Ovals
Punches:  EK Success medium Retro Flower; Carla Crafts Cosmos   
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; ribbon and pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair:  burnt sienna, caramel, sandstone
- blue shades:  631-T, duck egg, cool aqua, pastel green
- green shades:  forest green, 370-T, apple, meadow green
- dark yellow shades:   burnt sienna, mustard, pastel yellow
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T

32 comments: said...

Beautiful card Norma. Gorgeous colouring....
Greetings Miranda

Ella's Design said...

AWESOME colouring of that beautiful image, Norma! Pretty papers, fab layout and beautiful handmade would look lovely in a frame too! Hugs, Lisa x

brenda said...

Lots of lovely dies and punches here Norma and a delightful card just perfect for our theme.

Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

B x

brenda said...

Take no notice of me Norma, had the wrong hat on and of course meant to thank you for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge !

B x

Ivonne said...

Wow Norma, your coloring always amazes me and this one is no exception, it is absolutely stunning! The flowers look gorgeous and her eyes are so pretty. Loooove the green/blue color combo, the delicate flowers and pearls you have added as the perfect touch. Thanks for an amazing challenge! Hugs, Ivonne

Andrea Norris said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous image, colouring and embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge
Andrea x

Beth Brovold said...

OH MY WORD this is STUNNING Norma!! The colours are just so beautifully VIBRANT!! Your handmade flowers are the PERFECT accent for this gorgeous image!! You always floor me with your ability to perfectly marry colours, images and papers!!!! Wishing you a FABULOUS weekend Norma!!
Take care,

Mojca said...

Oh my this looks so divine, your colouring is really amazing! Have a great weekend! Hugs! Mojca

Vicki robertson said...

Such a stunning card, Norma! Beautiful coloring and layering with great design. thanks for joining the Dies R Us January, "Anything Goes with a NEW Twist"!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOWZA! Your coloring is just AMAZING and absolutely gorgeous Norma! Love the design too ... that floral cluster is perfect!
Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES with a *NEW* TWIST’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Jennifer Bradley said...

Oh Norma this is so beautiful, your colouring is fantastic. Love the embellishments and backing paper. Thanks for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member

Jacee said...

Simply perfect Norma, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Christine Dol said...

Awh, Norma, you colour so beautifully! Your creations are a treasure to see each post!

Margaret said...

I often pop by Norma as your work is so beautiful had to stop and say your colouring today is WOW.
Margaret M

Nikki said...

This is gorgeous Norma! Love the image and the beautiful colours. Gorgeous embellishments too.


Wendy Russell said...

So pretty and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart Wendy (DT).xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wowzers! Your colouring is fabulous! What a beautiful card! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Anything Goes challenge. Best of luck in our prize draw!

KT Fit Kitty
Glitter n Sparkle DT

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Norma!
Fabulous colouring and beautifully designed card. I love her digi stamps as well and this one is beautiful. Hugs Maz

Sandra said...

WOW Norma... This is absolutely stunning!!! Love your design and your coloring is amazing!!!
I wish you a lovely weekend!
Lotsa hugs, Sandra

Mau xx said...

WOW!!! your colouring is gorgeous Norma! What a Beautiful card xx
Hugs Mau xx

Melvin said...

Norma, as always your work is amazing. Please make a tutorial,for zectangle.

Christa said...

so awesome love it hugs christa

Lola said...

Hello Norma!

Your card is just AMAZING!!
I love that image aswell as your stunning coloring - I really like the interpretation with the blue poppies!

Thank you so much for playing with us at Fairytale Stampers Challenge, and good luck :-)

xx Karola xx

Danielle Champagne said...

Happy belated 2015 Norma. Awesomw card, just love how you colored so beautifully this Aurora image. Wonderful ! Hugs.

Judy Corner said...

I always love visiting your Blog Norma. What a lovely theme and what gorgeous images from this lovely Sponsor! I love your card and your colouring is fabulous! Judy x

Annette said...

WOW Norma, another stunner! LOVE your colouring and the papers and flowers looks amazing too!
Thank you for sharing and joining us at ABC Challenge!
Hugs Annette

Intruderlady said...

Such a beautiful creation. Love your coloring.
Thanks for joining our Challenge at Love to Create. Good luck!


Vannessa said...

This is just gorgeous Norma and such a fabulous theme and sponsor too. Your colouring as always is just fantastic!

Hugs, Vannessa

Nancee Purdum said...

Beautiful Norma! Just beautiful! I love the colors! :) Nancee

Denise Goeldner said...

Gorgeous card, beautifully coloured and designed. Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you for C#2
~ Denise ~
Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Sharon said...

Stunning coloring! Thanks for joining us at Little Patch of Crafty Friends xxx

Helga said...

Fabulous, perfect coloring !
LG Helga

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