Saturday, November 26, 2011

Steampunk Romance Annie: CMC Challenge

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A BIG "hello" to all my cyber friends! I hope you had a wonderful, safe holiday! I worked on Thanksgiving in the Emergency Department but had a fabulous celebration friday.

Color Me Creative has a new fun challenge for you. Let's see how funky you can color hair. Any color will count as long as it is not a natural color. Hey, what about a rainbow colored hairstyle?, Now why didn't I think of that sooner?

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Simply Betty. Check out her wonderful selection!
The prize will be ........ drum roll.....

**Prize from our sponsor Simply Betty Stamps!!
**1 pack of Cryogen Cardstock

In Addition, each month  Suzanne Dean will take EVERY CMC Challenge Entry for that month and pick a random winner!  That winner will win a $50 Gift Certificate to! 

So we will have 1 Challenge Winner for EACH Challenge (prize listed below each challenge) AND 1 winner from all that month's challenges to win the Oozak Gift Certificate!  Two ways to win, but you gotta play!!



In keeping with my commitment to try to do something different on my cards - I selected a digi image by Simply Betty called Steampunk Romance, Annie. I am just loving these images! I will be visiting them often!

Unusual hair color
Altered image by adding fishnet stockings and coloring them sheer black. Talk about fun!
Copic alcohol markers
Tip to tip inking
On paper blending
Stenciling background

Base card 11" x 4.25" (score at 5.5")
Base layer 5.25" x 4"
Top layer 5" x 3.75"

Steam punk Romance, Annie -digital (Simply Betty)

Copic alcohol ink markers (.too, Ink)
Memento (Tsukeneko)
Memento Tuxedo Black. (Tsukeneko)

Computer, printer. And editing software
Paper trimmer
Score tool
Stencil and brush (martha Stewart)

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Tip for the Day:
Save BIG $$$ by investing in an ATG gun and buying the tape from on online store like The Tape Depot. I go in with friends and we place an order for 144 rolls of tape, split the cost and it comes to less than a dollar a roll! :D

I hope you have a wonderful day.  Thank you for stopping by and spending some time!




  1. Wow just wow Marie,
    you have master this image.
    So beautifly coloured.
    Love it.

  2. Gorgeous card, Marie! I love the color combo and design! What a great image! You've colored it fabulously well!

  3. Beautiful card and gorgeous coloring.

  4. Marie - you know I'm a fan of your coloring!! It is just astonishingly gorgeous!! Just beautifully colored!! Hugz, Steph

  5. Oh, she's a beauty, Marie ... well done!

  6. This is awesome, Marie!! Not only how you colored her hair, but the whole image!! I love the layout you used!! I love torn paper!! Just fabulous!!

  7. Seriously? That is awesome! You made your own fishnet stockings!! LOL...You RULE!!! They look magnificent and sexy! Hahaha. Nicely done. :)
    I love the green hair. She looks like the girl my son was dating for awhile...LOL. He could handle the hair, but the throat piercing she got, not so much. I digress...
    LOVE this image Marie and the way you've showcased her, lovely.
    You make me smile every time I visit your blog.
    Hugs to you my friend,
    Lisa xx

  8. This is just stunning. Gorgeous colors and coloring.

  9. All I can say is WOW!! Your coloring is just amazing, such great shading and I love the way you kept the layout simple with the torn edges.

  10. GORGEOUS card Marie! Your colouring is amazing!


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