Thursday, October 10, 2013

U R Picture Perfect

Greetings blog friends, what a blessing to have you pay me a visit.  As this card states "U R Picture Perfect" is so true in the eyes of the Lord Jesus. He loves us with an unfailing love and His children are perfect in every way.   If you know Him as your Saviour, He meets our every need and our sins are as far as the East is from the West.  Praise the LORD!!

I've been practicing my coloring skills and made this card the last couple days.  I got my inspiration from Rhea Weigand at   She is an awesome copic color artist for "Make It Crafty" where you can enhance your alcohol marker skills at their challenge blog located at   I encourage you to visit both sites to get inspired to improve your alcohol ink coloring skills. (Both sites are located on the right side of my blog under "Card Inspiration Blog List".

Here is how I made the card from the bottom up.  The maroon background paper is 6x6 square, I added a piece of Stampin- Up designer paper on top, cut a cream paper and ran it through with a Spellbinders M-Bossibilities Reverence folder, and stamped with brown ink the negative strip and words "Picture Perfect" from a Close to my Heart stamp set called "Instant Memories".   The stamp is a digital download from Make It Crafty called "April" and the UR is chipboard covered with maroon paper and the edges sanded.  I made the brown felt flower and the center of the cream flower with my Spellbinders Rose Creations, and the large white petal around the cream flower is a Stampin' UP punch called "Blossom".  I cut the circular flower by hand and coiled it up and underneath the flowers is some cheese cloth, an 18" piece of "Hug Snug" seam binding for the winter white ribbon, and some old gold photo corners around the edges.  Oh, and I almost forgot, the words are printed on a Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio 2 set plus I used some burgundy ribbon through it and taped behind the SU designer paper.  Whew!!

I enjoy hearing your comments or if you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line.  May the Lord richly bless you.

TGIF........Today GOD is first.

Stamps: CTMH "Instant Memories", Make it Crafty, digital download "April"       
Accessories: Spellbinders: M-Bossibilities Reverence, Ribbon Tag Trio 2 and Rose Creations.  Copic Markers: Skin: E30, E51, E21, W1, W3, Eyes: B02, B18, W1, W3, W7, Cheeks: R11, E93, Hair: E30, E55, E57, E29, Lips and Strap: R43, R59, W3, W7. 


  1. I love the layout and composition! Such bold and bright colours softened by bows and flowers....superb! Your colouring is brilliant! A delight for the eyes! Bravo!

  2. Fantastic job! Love the bright blue eyes and the contours on your image. Thanks for sharing with us at MiC!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Stephanie. It has been fun sharing my art at the MIC blog site. I get very inspired there!!

  3. Your portrait is stunning! i love your coloring and the blue eyes details!
    Thanks for joining us at Make it Colourful!