Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sparkle and SHine Challenge along with 30 Days of Coloring!! =)

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I'm stopping in to share the FUN Card I created for a New Challenge Blog ~  Sparkle and Shine Challenge Blog!! They are hosting their very FIRST Challenge and I have been wanting to play along and was LUCKY enough to get a card made today!!
I have FALLEN IN LOVE with the New Simon Says Stamp Make a Splash Stamp Set the and Coordinating Die Set!! SQUEAL!! Isn't she just a CUTIE!!??

Then to find out that she is an actual REAL Girl Abby, the Daughter of Heidi (Owner of SSS)!! Well it just makes her that much MORE CUTE!! =) I wanted to create a scene and have a Grouping with Abby and both of her Friends!! I just LOVE the way it turned out!! =) I'm addicted to Paper Piecing!! Something about it is just Therapeutic and FUN for me!! I was also thinking that they should ALL match kinda like the American Girl Dolls!! So I had a BLAST using my BEAUTIFUL Crate Paper Patterned Papers to create these little CUTIES!! I'm also Playing along with the FUN 30 Day Color Challenge that Kathy Racoosin is hosting over on her Blog thedailymarker.com!! I have ALWAYS wanted to be able to color both Hair and the Skin on these Sweet Doll/Girl Images, but have ALWAYS been SO AFFRAID to mess them up!! I took the OnLine Card Classes Copic Markers for Card Makers Class, but it was during the time of my accident, so I wasn't able to color beings BOTH of my arms were in Casts!! =( So I mostly just watched the Videos and I LEARNED ALOT just by doing that!! I have been WANTING to get some Practicing in with my Copics so that I'm NOT AFFRAID to use them any more and so that I can ENJOY coloring the SWEET little Stamped Images that I have and LOVE so MUCH!! She is my FIRST REAL attempt at Coloring Skin and Hair and I REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVE the way she turned out!! I actually ENJOYED it and after I started coloring I wanted to color MORE and MORE and MORE!! =) I ended up stamping her in Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and then I used some Ranger Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder and Embossed her and I found out that I like that LOTS better!! I have NEVER gotten good results with Memento Ink!!Not sure why!!?? So I might have to try the MFT Black Hybrid Ink and see what I think of it with my Copics next time!! Anyway, next I Stamped and Embossed my Sentiment using some Mustard WOW Embossing Powder and then I used some of the Teal Simon Says Stamp Ink to create a shadow for the Sentiment to make it POP!! I like the added interest that it adds!! I added some Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Marker to different areas for EXTRA Sparkle and then I used some Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Aquamarine Sequins and 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins!! Then my card was done!! =)

Simon Monday Challenge Blog Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
I'm also linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges!! This weeks Challenge are B is for: It's a Birthday Card and Special Lady/Girly!! 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a Fabulous Week!! 


  1. Larissa your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love little Abby too she is so cute, and the scene you've created is lovely. Your colouring looking wonderful Larissa, and I love the paper piecing. There's no need to be afraid of those copics anymore, you've nailed it :)
    I hope you are fully recovered from your accident now!
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  2. Gorgeous card Larissa :-) Abby is adorable ( in real life too ;-)) and the paper piecing and whole design is fabulous ! perfect copic colouring too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. beautiful card Larissa! I too fell in love with this set and then EVEN more when I knew Shari designed it after Heidi's daughter- love stories like that! Your paper piecing is fabulous and I think you did an AWESOME job coloring her skin and hair (something I still struggle with when using copics) Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!!! :)

  4. What a totally adorable card! I love that little girl image too! She's so cute and you have colored her so beautifully!!

  5. Larissa, you really did this Abby stamp set and coloring challenge PROUD!! I adore the coloring (SUPERB) and use of pattern paper! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge =)

  6. Wow, Larissa, this is cute with a capital C.U.T.E.!!! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Oh all of that paper pieces is fabulous!! This is a darling card Larissa, love it!

  8. SOOOOOO cute! Love all the paper piecing! XX

  9. This is so so adorable! Great job on the paper piecing! Thanks for playing with us at Sparkle & Shine!

  10. This is adorable and I LOVE your paper piecing ~ just fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)