Color Color Color

This past weekend was color weekend for me.  I lost my creative mojo and even with so many gorgeous cards to look at I simply could not sketch a design that I liked. So I figured I would just color some images and get a little practice on and I am so excited that I figured out how to color with Ranger's new distress markers.  Once I figured out the right paper I was a coloring maniac.  I colored with distress markers, prisma markers, copic markers, memento markers, pro-markers and prisma pencils.

It was indeed the best weekend and I ended up with over 8 colored images that needed to find their place on a card.  So wouldn't you know that a design came to me while I was at work and I could hardly wait to get home.  But this must have been the longest Tuesday I have ever encountered. The last two hours were very painful but finally I made it home and then realized that I had to catch up with my challenge...especially since it was about to end..I mean in a few hours. Anyway while I wait on the ticking clock to wind down I'll go ahead and share a card with everyone.

I created this card using regular card stock (the really cheap stuff). I embossed the purple cardstock although on the photo it appears to have a blue tint to it and then I stamped the image on watercolor paper (again the cheap stuff). Then I proceeded to color it using Ranger's Distress Markers and a bit of water. I love how it turned out although you can't see it that well here. The flowers and ribbon I added after cutting the flower out with Spellbinders floral oval.

 On this photo I tried to zoom in so you could see the shading I created a bit better and I added a little sparkle with my spytu pens (spelling error I'm sure) but you know what I mean.  I don't have all the distress markers yet but I am working on it and should have them all shortly. There are only 37 of them so far but who knows what next year will bring.

Lastly, is the inside of my card. I used the same oval from Spellbinders, the same ribbon and then as an added touch I embossed the left side of the card with glittering embossing powder.  It might be a bit to much but it added a little shimmer that I love.  This card could serve for various occasions and that is a good thing.

Well now it is time to close out my challenge and it was absolutely wonderful to see all the creations.  I wish I could give out multiple prizes but unfortunately I can only have so many per challenge.  We have two winners that I am going to use Random Generator to announce and the winners selected are numbers:

#153 - Jen Leeflang
#5 - Lena Katrine
Congratulations to both ladies!
(contact Mema at by Friday, August 3rd to claim your prize)
Remember you must be a follower to claim your prize

Thanks to Kenny and Lena for being my sponsor for the month of July.  Please take time to visit their site at to see more of their quirky images and to get the freebie as well.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this month's challenge. I appreciate your support and your comments.  Don't forget that I will randomly give prizes throughout the year to my TOP FOLLOWER so visit often.

I have decided to enter this card in Tammy's Scrapin Corner Weekly Anything Goes Challenge # 21

Next month's challenge will be posted soon and the theme is going to be decided by my grand-daughters so I can't wait to see what they come up with!


Sheila H said...

Beautiful card, Mema! I have 2 sets of distress markers (bought at Michael's - I think there are 10), but I haven't used them. I'm not the best at coloring, and I'm intimidated. I have to get up my nerve to work with them.
Congratulations to the winners :)

Mary J Scrapper said...

What a beautiful card. I love everything about it.

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous and so wonderfully coloured, love the oval die and the embossed background! The inside is fabulous!

MaxineD said...

Oh Lesia this is is so rich and regal looking - love every little bit of this card!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Such a wonderful card. No kidding you wanted leave work to come and create this!

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card!!!

Elaine said...

Congratulations on your 200 entries well done . Your card is beautiful how gorgeous and the inside is so beautiful as well . Great work Hugs Elaine

Kim. said...

Congratulations to the challenge winners.
Such a pretty card, lovely image and the colouring is beautiful.
Kim xXx

G8country life said...

Hi Lesia your card is beautiful inside and out. Love the embossing and the colors : ) I'm glad you shared with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner-Elisa DT

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