Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sentimental Sundays…Wish

It's Sunday of course, so it's time for another Sentimental Sunday Challenge!!
This weeks challenge is:
Step outside of your comfort zone!!
(plus a sentiment)

Before proceeding on with today's post, I want to take a moment and say goodbye, to a woman that I admire, for SOOOOO many reasons!!!  I don't know how many times I told her she rocks or how amazing she is...I think like 302 times! Wait that makes it 303 because, I said it again!!!   Ann, the creator, the heart of Sentimental Sundays, is saying goodbye to us today.  Although it is a bittersweet moment, I know that we will continue to see her amazing contribution to the crafting industry with her fabulous designs. 

So, Ann, this card is for you!
I "wish" that all your dreams become reality. 

So for my sample today, I colored the image with distress ink, which is way out of my comfort zone.
I see designers like Ann and Chelsea, who make this technique look so easy and beautiful.
Well I have news for you....It's not!!  I started working on the card about 3 weeks ago and had to redo the coloring about 10 times!!!!  I wish I had taken a picture of all my efforts!!  You would be laughing right along with me!!
Supplies used:
Stamp: Magnolia with star wand
Medium: Distress Inks
Paper and card stock: DCWV: The French Country Stack
Stamp:Tilda with Star wand
Spellbinders:S5-046; Pearls: Recollection; Lace: Unknown
 Flowers: Prima; Ribbon: Etsy: Paper Loves Glue; Stickes: Crystal: Ranger; Crackle Paint: Ranger

Well with all the redo's that I had to do, I really like how it came out. 
As with everything though, the more you do it, the better you get.  This will be a technique I do again.
Just a couple of things to remember and a note to self:
1- Start off with your can always make it darker
2- Let the color dry completely before applying  another layer of color
3-BE PATIENT!!!! :) 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Flourishes: Timeless Tuesday #136: All Dolled Up
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Make you stop by Sentimental Sunday and check out the rest of this weeks inspiration.

Until next time.


  1. FABULOUS details. Pretty colors. Love it.

  2. gorgeous creation and love the addition of the pearls, thank you for sharing with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS. I have some candy if you are interested :)

  3. Oh Calypso, thank you so very much for your words. My goodness, you are just so sweet! If the blog had been nothing more than just a vehicle that allowed me to meet such wonderful people as yourself, then I would have been happy. But instead, it has grown and I am so very proud of everything that it's given! And second, you are waaaaay too hard on yourself! The card looks great and you did a wonderful job coloring it! I know you'll get better, as you seem to succeed in all that you do :) I will be "seeing" you around!!

    - Ann

  4. Oh my goodness gracious gravy. Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for all the good tips. And, thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop. Don't forget to come back to vote.

  5. Sweet Calypso, your card is adorable! SO girly and pink :)
    Thank you for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!
    hugs, margie

  6. Oh, this is soo sweet! I love your colouring! I've just started trying out distresspainting, but am far from showing it yet :s
    Thanks for your three notes, and thanks for joining Fussy and Fancys Try a New Technique-challenge. Good luck, from Lisbeth K

  7. This is BEAUTIFUL, Calypso! Such a sweet sentiment for a special person! You are like me...I am the re-do queen LOL! :)

  8. This is so pretty. I love the textured paper that you colored Tilda on...very beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us at FTTC.

  9. Very, very sweet! I love the bow and charm! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

  10. Oh what a wonderful card, love the sweet Tilda.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  11. Too to cute!! Your coloring is amazing and love the sentiment banner! Fantastic job! Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our Pink and Distressed challenge! Good luck! :D

    xx Tracey/DT xx

  12. Oh so very pretty!!

    Please join us for Link Up for Pink, we have over $3K worth of prizes to giveaway! :)