Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Last Rays of Summer

 Like most of you, my cards will begin to take on those warmer and deeper earth tone colors with the change of season.  However, here in Florida it's not even close to Autumn, regardless what the calendar says.  But for those of you who have already began to feel the crisp and cooler days of fall; I give you my little Florida girl, soaking up the last rays of summer!!  Isn't her outfit adorable?!?!  Both the butterfly and the half pearls were both originally white.  They were colored to match my card with my Copic markers...don't you just love that you can do that?!?!?  

The Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog's new challenge this week is to use least 2.  Come on now, most of us use 2 or more with every card so this challenge will be super duper easy!!  I hope you will come over and play along with us.

Stamptacular Sunday = #75 Distress It
Pile It On = #35 Pile on Layers
Our Daily Bread = #28 Forgotten Embellishments (butterfly)
Color Throwdown = #109 Turquoise, Melon, Pear & Daffodil
Sir Stampalot = September Challenge -All Distressed

Copic's Used:
Hair: E29, E47, E57, E35, Y26, E31, E50
Skin: E11, E00, E50, R00, R20
Jeans: B97, B95, B91
Top: Y26, Y21, Y11, YG17, YG23, YG01, Y16, YR21, G07, YG03, BG0000

Thanks for stopping by today!!
Recipe: Stamp: Whiff of Joy (Willow in the Summer Breeze)
Paper: October Afternoon (Thrift Shop)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up (Yo-Yo Yellow), VersaMagic Chalk Ink (Pumpkin Spice)
        Tim Holtz (Vintage Photo)
Nestibilities: Oval and Scalloped Oval
Pearls: Recollections (Colored orange with my copics)
Butterfly: (Unknown - colored orange with my copics)


Shelby Goolsby said...

Her hair looks amazing, I love all of the depth. Very pretty:)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Wendy,

I really, really like this one! Looks soo pretty, the coloring is beautiful and love the bright colored paper with it! Very sunny and happy!


~Jeri~ said...

Absolutely beautiful Wendy!! Your coloring is amazing!!! That is an adorable image and love the papers you used behind her! What I wouldn't do for a class in coloring from you! You've got an amazing talent!!! Please don't stop listing the copics you helps those of us still learning!!

alicaz said...

Love it! She really looks like she's enjoying the last rays of sunshine. Wonderful coloring as always! :)

WeirdCat said...

Beautiful colouring
Ruth x

Tracy V. said...

Love it!!! She is super cute, love the coloring and you totally get the vibe she is soaking in the rays! Do you find living in Florida you overdo on the fall/winter things so it feels more like it? I do! I go all out with decorating, etc. Otherwise it doesn't feel right!


Emma and Susan said...

WOW!!!!!!! This is GORGEOUS sweetie!! We miss you!!!!......
Your image is amazing and your colouring is perfection as always,
Congrats on the Elisabeth Bell DT!!!
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan

Pattie said...

Wendy - I absolutely LOVE this card - the colors are so beautiful and I try to learn something new from every card you make...I am inspired by your coloring techniques to say the least! This is stunning!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Wendy your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love this image so much, she seems like taking the last heath of the summer sun! beautiful coloring that brings her to life. Love your paper layering, and distressing enhance the whol ensemble. Very sweet card.
Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday and hope to see you again soon.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Wendy your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love this image so much, she seems like taking the last heath of the summer sun! beautiful coloring that brings her to life. Love your paper layering, and distressing enhance the whol ensemble. Very sweet card.
Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday and hope to see you again soon.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Absolutely stunning!! Love your coloring job.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous coloring Wendy and I just love your distressing and details. This is one of my fave images!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh...just noticed your challenges. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge this week.

TaraG said...

Wendy, this card is just glorious, hun! Thank you for keeping the summer alive for just a little longer! It is rather cool today here in the Toronto area. Yes, I believe autumn is upon us but I am not giving in that easily...still have my Capris and Birkenstocks on, lol! Well, your card is just so full of happiness and cheer...Love this paper, this gorgeous image of Willow, coloured beautifully and I love the little butterfly too!

Michele said...

Oh such a gorgeous card Wendy. Love the colouring of Willow and the papers also. Hugs Michele x

Paula said...

This is utterly delightful & I sat looking at which Copics you'd used for the colouring - this listing is so much clearer. I love your papers & the way you co-ordinated the pearls & butterfly is quite stunning.
Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog too.
Paula (PEP)

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

This card is beyond GORGEOUS!!! Your coloring is out of this world amazing and the papers and it!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Kerri said...

Oh I just love these colors!!! GORGEOUS card, Wendy! Nope, it's not even close to fall. My daughter's birthday is mid-October, and last year we had a tea party. I had everything planned for outside, but it was sooooo stinkin' hot we had to move it inside. I hope I didn't shoot myself in the foot this year, because we are having it at the park. I'm praying for slightly cooler weather...

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh what a lovely card! I've not seen this image before, but she's beautiful! Your coloring is amazing, and I love the papers and distressing! Awesome job!
Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our Distressing challenge!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

brenda said...

Hi Wendy

Your card is adorable, I lvoe all the beautiful colours and your great colouring of the image.

Thank you so much for giving us a feel of Florida, it's a few years since we last visited but your card has brought all the wonderful memories flooding back. And the warmth of the sun that has been missing in the UK this year.

Thanks you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x
Stampalot DT

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is gorgeous Wendy. Your colouring is fantastic and I love the vibrant colours.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Broni said...

What a sweet little image! I love how you colored her and I love that text background panel! Thanks so much for playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge with us!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Adorable card, and fabulous coloring! Great use of the Throwdown colors! Thanks for playing!

tiggertastic said...

i love these zesty colours, fantastic combination of papers and distressing work too

pinky said...

Wendy this is one bright and happy card, just love the colours in those papers and in your beautiful image. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month. Hugs

Gemma said...

The last days of summer, sigh! At the moment we are having the first day of all down here! Great card, love the designpapers you used and the image is really coloured too perfection! Thanks for playing along at SSC, hope you wil join again soon! Happy Crafting Gemma

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Annette said...

Wendy, what a sweet card! I love the image - coloured so fabulously & the papers, embellies, simple lovely! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Kim said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Wendy!!! And yes I love the Copic listing! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Danderella said...

Oh Wendy, I am inspired now! I have this stamp...but it has yet to be inked...imagine! Sometimes it's hard to think outside the box...I just always saw her with fall colours and couldn't picture anything else. Loving the colours that you picked.

Sally H said...

What a pretty card with lovely distressing! Wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh LOVELY - the colors are wonderful and such a beautiful choice of papers! Great coloring too! Thanks for joining us in the Shining Light Challenge this week! Have a blessed week!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

very cute image, i love that butterfly too!

coldwaters2 said...

I couldn't understand why I wasn't getting your blog updates showing on my dashboard Wendy now I see why you have changed the name. I have missed so much, I so love your colouring you seem to be able to give a beautiful juicy effect which I adore and those papers are brilliant thank you for sharing this with us at Sir Stampalot.
Lorraine x

Kate said...

What a fabulous idea to colour your embellishments for a perfect match!! Your card is gorgeous. I just love those tones. We are having fall weather here (although today was quite warm) and the leaves are definitely changing and falling.

Carolyn said...

What a great card. I love this WOJ image. She's colored beautifully. It's perfect for our distressed challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us at SSC.
Hugs xx

Paula said...

Love this color combo...and the butterfly is such a fun touch! I'm so glad you could join us this week for our Distress challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

Francesca said...

A wonderful Card , love the distressing.
Thanks for joining us this month at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

Pattie said...

Congrats on your win at the Color Throwdown girl!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...


Linapyssel said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful happy piece over at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!
Love your coloring!
Lina xx

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