Sunday, March 30, 2014

Exciting News!

Although it's been a totally sucky day for NCAA Tournament basketball (my alma mater MSU AND rival U of M BOTH lost today), I managed to finish a card because I'm totally thrilled to have been invited to be a part of The East Wind Design Team. WOOHOO! I fell in love with Kyra's (AKA Unky's) stamps and you will too.  We have a fab Challenge Blog, an active FB Group and fun challenges on both sites.  Our current FB Group Challenge is Magical Creatures (which runs through April 17th) inspired my card today as well as several other challenges where I play regularly.


 
The fabulous image is Lucy Loo Arabian Nights, colored with Copics (yeah, yeah, I know, red hair, LOL) and fussy cut atop a gorgeous embossed panel sent to me by my dear friend Carole, because it is from a discontinued Marianne folder.  I've been saving these embossings for a special project and THIS it IT!  Thanks so much, Carole!


 
Here's the card closed.  I spent the entire day yesterday figuring out this fold for the current Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers "F" is for (fortunately not for what came out of my mouth watching basketball all afternoon) Fancy Fold.  Used my Spellbinders Gothic Arches to make it happen.  Obviously, the sentiment was inspired by their challenge, as well.  In case you can't read it, it says "To be perfectly honest, you really rub me the WRONG way". Although it's not required, I LOVE the opportunity to do SNARK.  (Especially TODAY!)  The blue scrolly stuff is cut with my Cuttlebug  Moroccan something (don't even THINK of asking me to look that up) set.  The color scheme of Blue, Purple, and Turquoise was inspired by the current challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  Although they are an ATG Challenge Blog, they always have the most creative optional twists and this one was no exception.  Always love playing there.  So there ya go.  Back to drowning my sorrows. 
 
I'm also adding this to the Allsorts Use Those Dies Challenge. 

16 comments:

  1. Love the fancy fold! Your coloring is always beautiful and you have a wonderful eye for composition and detail. Thanks for dropping this beauty off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  2. Donna! I love this beautiful card! that unique fold and shape and details are so suit to the image! and again your colouring is so amazing, so smart to emphasis the hair it pops out so much! Thanks for your wonderful creation! Unky from TheEastWind

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  3. Congrats on your new DT gig at The East Wind! This card is stunning! Love that red hair, and that embossed panel is gorgeous!

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  4. Eeeeeeeeeeeee congrats on your new DT post!!! Awesome possum!!
    Lovin this fancy fold card! That sentiment is awesome and I love the image! Your colouring (as always) is fantastic! Thanks for joining the snarky sisterhood again this week :)

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  5. Your card is gorgeous! Love how you made the fancy fold! Congrats on your new DT position! Sorry about your lousy NCAA day. It would have been awesome to see three Big 10 teams in the Final Four! Hope you'll cheer for my Badgers! Thanks for being snarky with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  6. Wow Donna this card is amazing and I can see why you saves those fabulous panels from Carole!! I love your coloring on this one, yes, I say this every time but this one with the sheer clothing amazes me even more with your coloring. You rock! Hugs

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  7. Some lovely coloring! I love when you do images that have a lot of hair as you do it so well. Another great card shape too! Hugz!

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  8. Beautiful card, love the snark. The fold is very good as well.
    Great job. Thanks for joining us at SoSS

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  9. Beautiful, fun and snarky. Love how the arches fit it with your stamp. Thanks for playing along with us again at SoSS!

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  10. Congrats on your DT gig at The East Wind! OMG! This card is all sorts of incredible, Donna! From that super cool fold, that fabulously snarky sentiment, to your mad coloring skillz! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  11. Congrats on your new DT gig! This card is all kinds of awesome -- the fancy fold, the WOW colouring, and of course the perfect snarky sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!
    And sorry about your teams... but go UConn! (The team I cheer for entirely because I like the pun of the name. :D)

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  12. Absolutely wonderful creation. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avnue Create.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  13. Fab card and another design team. Mrs you must be super, super busy. x

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  14. Love that card shape! And the way you colored her hair is truly amazing! You so rock! Great card!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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  15. love the fancy fold and beautiful image and fantastic colouring love all the dies-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

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  16. Congrats on becoming a Princess of Snark!

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Thanks for making my day!