Thursday, March 19, 2015

Day 16 - 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello Friends! I've actually not had a good day and I'm behind schedule. BUT, I took a little time to listen to some relaxing music and do a bit of coloring in hopes of making lemonade out of a lemon kind of day.

Here is my cast of characters.

I have had this Lockhart Violet Cupcake stamp for seven years and this is the time I've used it. It's an adorable image and it was calling me today, so I decided to give it some love. After stamping the image onto smooth white card stock, using Black Licorice Hybrid ink from My Favorite Things, I colored it up with Copic markers. Then, I added some white dots with a gel pen and gave the petals a bit of sparkle with a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.  I actually only planned to color the image and be done with it but, the music was nice and I ended up creating a CAS 4-bar card. I'm really liking that size card now. It's so cute!

I die cut the cupcake with one of the Stitched Circle dies from Simon Says Stamp and mounted it onto a piece of green paper that I die cut with the Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. I adhered the focal onto my card base with dimensional adhesive, added a sentiment and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and that was it.

And then, I decided that I wanted an envelope to match. So, I pulled out my envelope punch board and made one. I took advantage of the fact that the patterned paper was one sided and just used that for the entire envelope. That way, I didn't have to make an envelope liner.

 And that is my coloring and card share for Day 16.  Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate it!


stamps: Violet Cupcake(Lockhart Stamp Co.)   'thank you' from Up, Up & Away(Papertrey Ink)
card stock: Neenah Solar White(Simon Says Stamp)
patterned paper: The Stack 5/6(DCWV)
ink: Black Licorice Hybrid(My Favorite Things)
dies: Stitched Circle(Simon Says Stamp)  Petite Scalloped Circle(Nestabilities)
bling: 4mm Sparkling Clear, 6mm Sand sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)   Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush(Zig)
coloring medium: Copic markers
other: Envelope Punch Board(WeRMemoryKeepers)


Diane said...

Gorgeous coloring Barbara, love the details and fun envelope.

Hugs diane

Patti Willey said...

Lavender cupcake wishes to you my Sweet! I hope you're having a better day, looks like the papercrafting time did the trick! Love this little cupcake and your adorable layout on the 4bar card! Hugs, Patti

Jeanne said...

Oh Barb, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't have a good day. It looks like maybe working on your coloring might have helped end it on a better note. Wonderful lemonade from your lemony kind of day! Your coloring is lovely. I like the added details in the flowers. How fun that you took the pattern paper into the creation of the envelope. Those sequins add a lovely sparkle. Excellent work! Hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

Your colouring is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty card...and I like how you have made a matching envelope! You have inspired me to get out my neglected punch board! smile

Sheila H said...

Lovely - and the envelope is perfect.