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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Joann's Birthday Card

It's no secret that I've been in love with the art of ching-chou kuik for quite a while.  I make a lot of cards for my friend, Joann, and she was also amazed by this artist's work.  Joann's birthday was Tuesday, so I knew I had to make a card for her with one of these images.  This is a stamp I bought at Sweet Pea Stamps called Red Hearts by ching-chou kuik.
I stamped the image with Memento Black Tuxedo ink and colored it with colored pencils that were blended with OMS and blender stumps.  The hair is highlighted with Xmas Red Stickles and her eyes, hearts and sun are accented with Crystal Glaze for dimension.  The image and the sticker are mounted on red corrugated paper on top of white card stock from Hobby Lobby.  The design paper is made by The Paper Studio and the border is also a section of design paper by Heidi Grace.  The black rhinestones are by Colorbok and the red and white ones and the flowers and ribbon are from my stash.  To finish things off, I used a white gel pen to add some highlights and a black Zig pen for the doodles.  I just love the classic look of red, white and black together. This image definately was a good choice for these colors.
If you love looking at a lot of different cards, then you'll want to stop back here on Saturday the 29th for the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop!  There are around 130 different blogs involved in this hop, and many of them will be offering BLOG CANDY, tutorials and even challenges!  These hops are always lots of fun, so even if you can't make it on Saturday, most of the events will be available all weekend long.  I will be drawing the winner of my blog candy for this event on Tuesday, June 1st, so
please make some time to come back and check us out!
~~  Lee  ~~

Challenges:
PaperPlay Challenges:  Up In The Air - Something that flies
Stampavie and More:  Happy Birthday For a Girl
Flutterby Wednesdays:  Open - Fairy, Butterfly or Angel
The Diedrich Dare:  Make it SPARKLE! 
Little Red Wagon:  Birthday Theme
Crafty Creations Challenge (CCC):  Favorite Stamp
Papertake Weekly:  Sketch 41
Sew Many Challenges:  Anything Goes
A Spoon Full of Sugar:  Celebration
Aud's Sentiments:  It's Your Day!
The Crazy Challenge:  It's a Girl Thing
Crafty Creations:  Use Your Favorite Stamp
Ooh La La Creations:  Bright and Cheerful
Pile It On:  Out of the Box

22 comments:

carol said...

it is a super card, fab image, thanks for sharing with SMC x carol

Liz said...

Beatiful thanks for joining up in the air at paperplaY

lIZ X

Julie M said...

Fab card, Lee - your colouring is wonderful. I love the rich colours of this card too.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Debby said...

Oh my this is gorgeous! I love that image. I wish I knew how to use pencils and oms. no clue. this is fabulous!

Audrey said...

Wow! The detail on this card is amazing! I love the way you colored that image, very striking! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh my wow, she's gorgeous! You did a beautiful job coloring her, the red and black are wonderful together! I know know your friend loved it ;)

Can't wait to see what you have Saturday for the blog hop, see you then!

Wendi said...

Oh wow your card is stunning so beautifully coloured the colours are so bold and bright thank you for sharing with us at ooh la la
Wendi

Julie said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

shellshearer said...

Great card, love that image

Thank You for joining us this week over at 'The Crazy Challenge' good luck!

Hugs Shell xx

Dragonlady said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combo and thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Tammy said...

Oh WOW this is gorgeous!! I love that image and the colors you used!! Can't wait to see Saturday's creation!
Tammy

Trish Hughes said...

stunning and beautiful!!! thanks so much for playing along with both PIO and the crazy.
trish

Kim said...

Love your card and your coloring looks great!

Katie said...

Stunning card, love that ribbon flower!
Thanks for Piling It On this week :)

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the dramatic colour scheme!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Anne H. said...

WOW - your card is gorgeous!
An adorable image and I love the colorcombo.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
Anne :)

craftyb said...

fabulous image...you've coloured it beautifully...love your elegant colour scheme....thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations! bx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Card,Thanks for playing along with our Celebration challenge at ASFOS this week,Hugs Debbie x

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous!Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

Deirdre said...

Super card, love the colour combo.

Thanks so much for playing along with the Paperplay Challenge this week. ♥

Nana said...

Wow, beautiful card and this flower is amazing!
Thank you for playing with us at "Crazy challenge" and "PIO"!
hugs Nana

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

FAB image, I'm so intimidated by those type of images, but you ROCK IT!! Great coloring job too!

Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments - hope you'll join us again!

Wendy

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