Saturday, July 21, 2012

CMC Challenge: Athena - Goddess of Wisdom

Happy Sunday everyone! I am back from CHA and had the time of my life! I had the opportunity to have lunch with Suzanne Dean and that was a blast. The crazy taxi driver had us car dancing all the way back to the hotel and then dance into the hotel. That was a first. Only with Suzanne could something like that happen! LOL

In addition, I had the opportunity to hang out with my wonderful cyber-friend, Patricia St. Martin.
 It was wonderful to get to meet this very fun and talented woman. Pat is one of my design team buddies for Color Me Creative, The Outlaws: Twisted Thursday and Nicecrane Designs . We had so much fun that it was usually 2:00 or 4:00 each day before we remembered to eat. Now that is a new experience for me!

And now for news about Color Me Creative's new challenge! The theme is "something girlie"! Now how easy is that! No excuses to not play along! LOL.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
One lucky winner will win either 3 KKS stamps or 1 Set of Stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Kratin' Kimmie  provided me with this crazy-fun image to color up for you!  The name is Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom!    Isn't she a cutie?   Sometimes one just needs to loosen up and play around with your card and test new things! After studying this warrior woman, I decided she needed some BIG Manga eyes so- ere go! :).

I decided that a Goddess of Wisdom  needed an ornate surrounding so I folded strips of designer paper , gilded the edges with a gold leaf pen and adhered them to the corners of the card.

I am linking this card with the following challenges:

Aww Moment For the Day

I hope you enjoyed this fun card, Remember, Suzanne has some wonderful Copic and alcohol ink classes on sale for the summer! Her classroom site is Color Me Creative. The link can also be found in Inlinks .

Take care, my wonderful friend and have a crafty week!


  1. Stunning image and colours Marie. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  2. Yet another stunning card. Your colouring is divine and I love the fans and embossing too. Saw you on MIM and had to come in for a closer look. Glad I did. TFS.Bettina xx

  3. HI, Saw this over at MIM, fabulous card!
    Mandy x

  4. Stunning card Marie...beautiful colouring..

  5. Oh you lucky duck!!! I wish I was there to capture the moments on film..LOL! How fun was that you got to meet Pat and Suzanne and taxi dance...hahahaha. LOVE your Goddess of Wisdom with the gogeous Manga eyes and those fans are PERFECT embellishments for the image. Her shield and helmet are a beautiful mix of greens and browns. So happy you had a BLAST!
    Hugs to you and thank you for joining in at Make It Monday my friend.
    Lisa xx

  6. Sounds like you had an awesome time Marie. Glad you are home safe and sound though. This is another fantastic creation from you sweetie.


  7. Everything you do is beautiful and this is no exception. I love the greens and love Kim's stamps. Another fabulous card with beautiful coloring.

  8. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to come visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #89, #90, #91, #151, #154, #155, #173, #254, #255 and #282.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  9. Oh, goodness, Marie! This is just a superb card! Love every aspect of it! Great job with the eyes!
    Glad you had so much fun at CHA! :^)

  10. This is gorgeous Marie! Love the colors and love the fans on the corners.

  11. Following you back sweetie!! Smiles.. thank you for your lovely comment on my card.. my main blog is here.. the one you're following is where I try to fundraise for


  12. Super image, love the colouring.
    Shirley xx

  13. Beautiful card and lovely coloring of the sweet image! I hope I have time to play in this challenge!

  14. Marie this is a fabulous card!! I love the green and the fun little image that you did a wonderful job coloring on. Those fan fold embellies for the corner are sooo cool, love them!!


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