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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

For My Bestest Friend

I made this card for 2 main reasons. The first is that I needed a card to give my friend Mandy for being there for me. She has been my friend for 33 years and what 34 year old can say they have had a friend that long. We both moved away from home almost right out of high school and went our separate ways but as luck should have it, we ended up living in the same city out of pure coincidence. The second reason I made this card was to apply for the Design Team Call over at Southern Girls Challenge Blog. Wish me luck.

When I started coloring this image I wanted BG72 to be my darkest tone. I couldn't find any other color that would blend the way I wanted with this color so I decided to break out the old Colorless Blender. I used BG72 and the colorless blender, tip to tip, for all the blue you see in the image. This is the first time I've only used 1 color to color everything. I'm usually the one using 4 or 5 different markers to color a single flower petal. LOL

PWCO - for the sketch
Just Magnolia - Let's Get Sentimental
ABC Challenge - B is for Blue
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - use the color Kraft
Kaboodle Doodles - Lovely Flowers & Lace
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Vintage
Stamp With Fun - card for a girl

24 comments:

**Farrah** said...

What a LOVELY card! Everything about it is just brilliant! I'm sure your friend will be thrilled.
Thanks for joining us again this challenge at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
Farrah
PS- I'll cross my fingers for you about the DT position your trying for.

Jill said...

I really love your card. The papers you have used are just co-ordinating so well and I love the pretty Tilda image, really gorgeous! Thanks for playing Kaboodledoodles this week and hope to see you next time. Jill

Andrea said...

Very great card - so nice motiv! Wonderful detais. Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
Hugs
Andrea-Emmi41

Shirley said...

You made a fabulous job with your image especially as you only used I marker for colouring. It turned out to be such a pretty card and I love the colour combination you have used. The little cut sentiment is too cute and your card is just perfect for our challnge at Kaboodledoodles this week. We hope you will join us for further challenges.

Shirley

Kendra said...

This is a beautiful card, I will keep my fingers crossed for you! I love the aqua paired with the kraft, and you did some great coloring on Tilda! Thanks for joining us this week at SSDS!

Jennifer said...

A very pretty card Michelle, you have colored it wonderfully using just the one color. Good luck on your DT quest.
hugs

shelly said...

Beautiful card!!! Great job. Good luck with the DT call!

debi said...

Absolutely beautiful. Your paper picks and coloring are exquisite. Amazing shadowing with only one true color. You've inspired me to try this. I hope you do well in your contest. Debi

Jenny said...

Lovely card! Your colouring is terrific :) Thanks for playing along with the PWCO sketch!!

Cordine said...

Beautiful card!
Hugs
Cordine

Christina C. said...

Wonderful card and good luck!

Rene said...

This is sooooo precious!!!!!

Peggie said...

Great job with the card and with the coloring. I have never tried doing that with the colorless blender - May have to try it.

Barb Hardeman said...

Your card is really delicious! I love the way you used just one blue to get the effect you wanted on the dress. Fabulous coloring. I love the stamped soft image around Tilda too! Best wishes in your bid to be on the DT!. Fingers crossed!
Hugs,
Barb

Nancy said...

What a sweet card. I am sure your friend will love it.

Cami said...

Very pretty card that your friend will just love. Best of luck on the DT! Hugs, Cami

Scrappinangler said...

Beautiful card! I love the coloring. i will have to try this techinique some time! ~T

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautifully done--my fave papers too with cute Tilda!

hugz,
Suzanne

Lisette Morris said...

Love it! Great papers and she is adorable in blue. Best of luck on your DT call!

LINDA W. said...

I love your card your DP's are great.
Hugs Linda W.

Pat said...

Beautiful card! I love the DPs,...and using BG72 the way you did was perfect! It's one of my fave Copic colors! Gorgeous coloring! Pat Frank

mudmaven said...

This is just so sweet! Love the image and your color choices too. Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing our Kaboodle Doodles challenge! ~chris

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really gorgeous! Love the image and papers you used!!! Hugs, Karen

P.S. If you love challenges you are sure to love my new blog: www.felineplayful.blogspot.com

Cammy said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the colors and your perfect touches. Congrats on your DT! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!