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Sunday, 28 April 2013

Cali Girl

Hello friends!

Today's card is a Hannah Lynn digital image called Cali Girl.  I can almost smell the ocean breeze when I look at this girl. She is all colored up with Copics.  She was pretty fun to color!!

Copics used~
Skin~E0000-000-21-11 -cast 34
Eyes~YG11-E59-Sepia Multiliner

 I am an avid hoarder and save just about anything I might be able to use on a project. Yeah, it has been suggested that I need help before. However, I only hoard in my craft room so I think I should be okay~giggle  This was an old piece of a necklace from way back when my kids were young enough to still like junk jewelery.  It was pretty tarnished so I used my Memento Rosebud reinker and mixed it with Tsukineko Frost White All-Purpose Ink and dabbed it on the butterfly with a sponge dauber.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.......

~Freshly Made Sketches 
Simon Says Stamp~ Anything Goes 
The Sisterhood of Crafters~Anything Goes 
Nutcrafters~Anything Goes 
Make It Monday~Anything Goes 
Crafting By Design~Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly~Weather
Joanna Sheen~Recycle 

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Stamps~Hannah Lynn Digital - Cali Girl
Ink~Memento Rich Cocoa - Rose Bud, Copics
Paper~ PTI, X-Press Bending Card
Accessories~ All-Purpose Ink, Fabric land Satin Ribbon, Dollar Store Crocheted Lace, Linen Thread, Sponge Dauber, Rhinestones, Broken Jewelery


  1. Stunning - your coloring is flawless! :)

  2. Эллен, открытка изумительная!

  3. Love this image, Ellen! You continue to blow me away with your fabulous Copic coloring! Simply amazing, girl!

  4. El dahling, your coloring is totally awesome on this fun imagine. Great design, too. ah ha, another winner I see. Over and out.

  5. Девочка просто сказочна, браво мастеру!!!!!!!!!

  6. WOW!! A real stunner! I love that image and your colouring is amazing. such a beautiful butterfly too.
    Sue xx

  7. gorgeous card and stunning colouring Ellen.

    greetings karin

  8. Your card is gorgeous and your coloring of the hair is incredible. I played with this image last week and it is a lot of fun. The necklace looks wonderful with her. I saw this on MIM and just had to take a closer look.

  9. Fantastic card and gorgeous coloring Ellen. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  10. What an amazing job of coloring, Ellen!

  11. GORGEOUS coloring and design Ellen! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Free For All (anything goes)’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  12. Holy Moly....what a stunning image and coloring. I love her eyes and the way you have colored them. You're really getting good use of that all-purpose ink, too. The b'fly is beautiful!

  13. Beautiful! Your coloring skills are amazing! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  14. Saw your card on MIM and had to come visit and take a closer look.Your card is beautiful! I love the Hannah Lynn images. I love what you did with the butterfly.Very creative.

  15. This is a gorgeous card with a gorgeous image and your colouring is amazing.

  16. Gorgeous image, beautifully coloured :)

  17. Gorgeous coloring and image.

    regards diane

  18. Hey there! Stopping in from MIM!! Your Card caught my eye and I needed to take a closer look! GORGEOUS!!

    Many Blessings,

  19. Wow! Your coloring is absolutely AMAZING! Fabulous colors too! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  20. Ellen, this is breath taking beautiful! Your coloring is just awesome!!! So pretty!

  21. Gorgeous coloring and the butterfly is the perfect added touch. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
    Hugs, Sharon

  22. Whoa....your coloring is absolutely STUNNING, Ellen...WOW!!!!! The colors, shading...everything is total perfection!!!! I hear ya about hoarding stuff in the craft room, too....you just never know when it will be needed!!!!!

  23. Wow, your coloring is so fabulous and I love that you refurbished the jewlrey for your card, it's so perfect.

  24. Hi Ellen, saw this over on mim and it was so striking I had to come take s closer peek, this is so beautiful, your colouring is stunning. Joey xx

  25. Such a beautiful creation with great attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs. Good luck.

  26. WOW! The image so beautifully colored! The pink and brown color scheme of the card base and details are perfect with the colors of your image! I spotted your card on MIM.

  27. Wow Ellen! This is such a stunning card! Beautiful image and just as beautifully coloured! Your card jumped out at me on MIM so I thought I'd pop by for a closer look - gorgeous!
    Hugs, Tracey x

  28. Saw you on MIM .. Your card is gorgeous!! Your coloring is just amazing!!

  29. Wow, your coloring is so amazingly beautiful.

  30. Gorgeous card - a really pretty image and I love all the details you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

    Helen x

  31. Your coloring is amazing! The ribbon treatment and butterfly look spectacular. Love this card :) Thanks for sharing your creation for our Anything Goes challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  32. wow! I love this stamp!! It's so cute! I saw you on Make It Monday.

  33. Your colouring is perfection. Am a hoarder too. Spotted you on MIM and stopped over for a closer look. Hugs Mrs A.

  34. Absolutely gorgeous! I saw this on MIM and had to leave you a comment and take a better look!

  35. Beautiful Card Ellen, I really like Cali Girl and you used this stamp perfect!

    Thanks you so much for sharing with us over at Make it Monday :D!

  36. Absolutely beautiful your blog is inspirational.

  37. Hi Ellen, saw this on MIM. She is gorgeous, such beautiful colouring and love the butterfly.
    Hugs Sue W.

  38. Jaw dropping gorgeous! What perfect coloring and this image is so sweet. Lovely creation, sistah!

  39. This is an awesine creation - thank you so much for sharing


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