Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Exciting News!

Hi Everyone ~
I am so incredibly excited to share my news with everyone...I have been asked to join the Design Team at Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog ~ Woo-Hoo!!! Over the past year, ATSM has become one of my favorite challenges, so this is really thrilling for me! And..today is the day that Kylie will be announcing the new Design Team on The ATSM Blog ~



We have a wonderful sponsor this week ~ Stamp Art Design by Kathryne, who is offering the winner of this challenge 5 digi stamps of her choice! 



 And, to celebrate, I inked up my new PTI stamps, and created a card for this weeks’ theme ‘Make Your Mark’:






If you know me at all, then you know how much I love my Copic markers! I colored the flower with a combination that I’ve never used before to create an ombre effect, and since I’ve always loved the font on this set by Waltzingmouse, I thought it would add a touch of elegance to the card. I also used my Femme Frames for a scalloped edge and added a few clear sequins. 


I hope you will take a peek at the ATSM Blog to see all the beautiful cards my amazing teammates have created, then take out your favorite coloring tools (pencils, pens, markers) and join in the fun!

Since I used the matching dies for the flower and leaves, I would also like to enter this card in Virginia's View Challenge for the current theme 'Die Cut'!

Thank you so much for stopping by ~

Barb



Ingredients:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Year of Flowers ‘Roses’; Waltzingmouse - Say it Loud (sentiment)
Ink: Versafine - Smokey Gray
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White, Soft Stone
Dies: Papertrey Ink - Year of Flowers ‘Roses’; Mama Elephant - Femme Frames
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - Super Fine Clear
Markers: Copic Sketch - YR02, RV17, RV25, R14, G05, G07, G09
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh - 4mm Crystal Clear

42 comments:

Kylie said...

wow, wow, wow, Barb! Your flower is to die for and your design is beautiful! Welcome to the ATSM team!!! xx

Cornelia W said...

Hi Barb - fellow teamie - your card is stunning! Your coloring is gorgeous! I should practice with my Copics......The scalloped panel is so pretty and the sequins just add the righ tamount of bling! Its going to be fun to be on this team!

Laura B. said...

WooHoo!!! So very, very happy for you, Barb!!! You will be a wonderful addition to the team and your card is stunning...I can tell you love your Copics and they love you right back:)

Cat Craig said...

Congratulations Barb, wonderful news. Gorgeous coloring on that flower. Your card is fantastic!

Betty Keefe said...

WOW Barb - what fantastic news - your card is just beautiful too - gorgeous copic coloring - you'll be a great addition to the design team!!!

Lee-Anne said...

Hi teamie! Your coloring is simply stunning! Beautiful card, Barb!

Deepti said...

Woot! Woot! So so so happy to have you on ATSM team, U are such an incredible artist, you will be quite an inspiration for all of us :) what to say about ur card, it is such a beauty, coloring is to die for ! Just stunning :)

Barb said...

YIPPEE!!! I am soooo happy for you, my friend! Huge congrats! ♥ Love your gorgeous card! Your coloring is awesome! Oh, are they ever lucky to have you on their team!

Kim Hall said...

Yay, big congrats to you Barb, well done on becoming a new member for the design team. I saw your card and think that your colours are just delicious. I love those orangey colours!

Julie Beech said...

I love that big blousy bloom Barb, fabulous. So glad to be on the team with you. :)

sandie said...

Welcome Barb to our team and what stunning colouring. The new copic combo is a winner I feel x

Dawn Turley said...

Awesome news Barb. Congrats. Lovely CAS card. love the scallops and a fabulous rose.

Rahmat said...

So happy to be on the same team with you Barb, your coloring is incredible! The rose is for sure the star of this card! Gorgeous card!

Sue McRae said...

Big congrats on your exciting news Barb! You are a fabulous addition to that design team. Love the colours on your pretty rose!

Lin said...

So pleased for you, Barb! And your card is a beauty!!

Hannelie said...

This is fantastic news Barb! Congratulations!!!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Barb. Wow ... that rose is STUNNING! Love the bright colors you've used and the shading is amazing to create lots of depth! Love the off-the-edge of this design as well - perfect! So happy to be on the team with you!! Loll xx

Rosemary said...

so very happy for you barb...they could not have picked a better person to be on the design team! beautiful card... the flower is so lovely!

KayM said...

Well congratulations to you talented lady! They are lucky to have you on the team! And what a gorgeous card this is! Your Copic coloring skills are amazing! That is a pretty sentiment and I love the tiny scalloped border! Beautiful work and I'm so happy for you! ((Hugs))

shirley-bee said...

Congratulations, Barb@! Beautiful flower card for your first assignment :)

ThePurplePlace said...

What wonderful NEWS! I could NOT be happier for you and know just how much you LOVE to create, making this a perfect DT position for you! I'm going to make sure I play in this challenge more and more and admire all of the fabulous cards! So happy to see that Cornelia is also a new teammate!! WooHoo! Congrats to you both!!

Judy Tuck said...

Wow Barb this card is beautiful. Such a gorgeous flower. Congrats on your new DT spot.

lostinpaper said...

Congratulations, what wonderful news! oooh, that rose it TDF!

Emily Leiphart said...

Congratulations on your new DT gig, Barb! Your card is gorgeous and I love the colours!

Sarah Gray said...

Great news, Barb - I always love seeing your gorgeous creations! You are a fab addition to the DT. Your copics colouring on this card is fantastic - lovely elegant design :)

Virginia Lu said...

WTG, Barb! You sure are on a roll! I am so happy for you as you are a FABULOUS addition to the team! Your coloring is awesome! I love the use of die cut as it is so clean and crisp! Thanks so much for playing Virginia's View Challenge! PS: Your blog is looking GORGEOUS and PROFESH (who knew!?)

Katie Melhus said...

A totally gorgeous floral creation -So excited to be working with you at ATSM!

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this gorgeous creation, colours are just beautiful...xx [I am now following your blog]
♥aNNie
The Journey is the Start

Deborah Frings said...

I think your card is stunning - the rose is just wonderful and, like you, I've always liked this font. So pleased to welcome you to the team, and I'm chuffed to bits to be working with you.

Linda said...

Barb, your flower is so gorgeous. I would love to be able to color like that. Congratulations.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Wonderful flower! Love your card!
Happy 4th of July and BIG congrats on the dt position - they are so lucky to have you, hugs, Karin

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Barb how did I miss this! Congratulations! You are going to be such a fabulous addition to the team, they are so lucky to have you! xoxo Your card is fabulous too!

Anita in France said...

Congratulations, Barb ... what a stunning debut card ... awesome colouring! Anita :)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous flower Barb, your colouring is awesome, congrats too, Cathy x

Karen M said...

Gorgeous card Barb and Congrats on your design team spot - so happy for you:) Hugs xx

Neets B said...

What a fabulous bloom, Barb. Your colouring is amazing. So happy to be working with you at ATSM, you're so talented! x

Cris G said...

Yay, Barb! Big congratulations, I'm sure you will be a wonderful addition to ATSM. They did a great job inviting you and you did a great job with this stunning flower!
Thank you for being the messenger of good news :).

Meg said...

Well done! This flower is absolutely stunning.

Kelly Latevola said...

Wow! That rose is stunning! Beautiful coloring :)

monikaskinner said...

Hi Barb. Love how your beautifully coloured flower goes off the edge. Welcome to the ATSM Team. Have a great day! Hugs Monika xxx

Nora N. said...

Congratulations Barb!! That flower is fabulous!! The color is so vibrant!! Beautiful card.

Shana Gaff said...

So glad to be working with you at ATSM. Welcome to the team! Your flower is so beautifully colored. It is so striking on the white! I might need some coloring lessons. lol