Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Color Me Creative 1st Birthday Celebration Project

To pay honor to the wonderful lady, Suzanne Dean, who is teaching me (rather trying to teach me) how to color with Copic markers, I decided to participate in my first real challenge!  Oh the kick-off day, Suzanne challenged us to create a card using the following card sketch so I thought I'd give it a try!

Drum roll please......... And here is my card.......

My focal image is Birthday Gretel from C.C. designs and can be seen HERE.  I colored her with my Copic Markers.  I was going to keep up with the markers that I used so I could list the colors but I used so many different ones that I just gave up!  Sorry about that. 

Here is a close-up of Birthday Gretel:  I'm still a beginning colorer so overlook my mistakes, please!

My DP is from Basic Grey's "Hopscotch" collection.  I chose my three papers from the 6 x 6 pad and designed the front of my card.  I then put the easel together and needed to decide what paper to put on the bottom of the easel.  Imagine my surprise when I found that one of the coordinating papers was a word puzzle!  For you fellow stampers who participated in the weeklong activities at Color Me Creative's Birthday Celebration, you know that one of our activities was a word puzzle!  So, I thought this was a really appropriate paper to use on this particular card!  Here's a close-up showing that DP:

Other supplies used were Spellbinders dies, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Sentiments from C.C. Designs found HERE and Whimsy Stamps Ticket Sentiments.  pearls and Stickles.

Here is one more close up picture of my card...

I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to check out my card.  All of your comments are greatly appreciated!  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Pretty card..your coloring looks good just keep it up. I think you did a great job on it.

  2. I sweetie........... Beautiful card love that attention to the details........

    PS you may want to drop over to my blog.. :o)
    hugs, Janiel

  3. Oh my goodness Rosamond, this is gorgeous! I think your coloring is amazing...I can't believe your a beginner! You did a great job on this absolutely beautiful card. I know Suzanne will be proud. Hugs, Rosemary

  4. You did a spectacular job on this---wow! I love the folds I see you shaded in her bow & your coloring/shading look fabulous! Great job with the sketch & such a cutie-pie image! Wonderful work and thank you soooo very much for your sweet comments, I am humbled!


  5. Very pretty card! Love the colors and this sweet image! Great coloring too!
    Hugs Iulia

  6. Oh wow this is totally adorable!! Love your fun design and colors!! HUGS

  7. Very, very cute Rosamond! You look like a pro on this card not a beginner! Great job!!!
    Judy K.

  8. Hello Rosamond!
    your card is adorable. Your coloring is great.
    Suzanne has taught you well. Cute image and love the layout.
    Hugs Maz

  9. Great job ! Love your coloring and the papers your used !

  10. I love this little cutie and your card is sooooo pretty!!!!! Love it!
    Rene ;D

  11. Cute card and your coloring is wonderful!

  12. totally charming Rosamond! I love CC Designs too and this Birthday Gretal is a doll! TFS!
    Pam Going Postal

  13. Rosamond,
    What a sweet card. Your shading is spot on and I love all those special embellies that you've added. Everything works wonderfully together.
    Great job!
    Hugs from Georgetown,