Thursday, April 13, 2017

Fairy Tangles All Dressed Up {Cardz 4 Galz Glad Rags}

Hello, Sweet Blogging Friends!

Here in Florida, we are approaching the end of our "wild-fire season".
Ending in June with the beginning of Hurricane Season, the fires are a necessary part of the ecology in Florida. While unpleasant smokiness occurs, depending which way the wind blows - and the winds change frequently, good things happen as a result of the fires.
Presently, in our county, we have a large woodland fire near the coast caused by lightning, that firefighters have been battling for a week. After the fire, lush growth begins anew, seedlings pop up everywhere, and critters emerge from their protective dens and return from neighboring refuges.

On to crafty things:

Beginning today at Cardz 4 Galz Challenges we have a Fabulous, Fun, Fashionable theme!

Badges are awarded for the Spotlight Winner and Top Picks.

Challenge #45 is chosen by teamie Julie -and the theme is:  HANDBAGS AND GLAD RAGS.  Show us your cards using any and all manner of purses and/or fashionable wear! 
Challenge ends on April 26.

I'm using the last of some Fairy Tangle images I purchased a few years ago and had never used.
This fashionista positively flows in her garb! She is staged against sequin cardstock which sparkles colorfully against the flashing lights of fashion photographers!

She is colored with Copic Markers - I think my favorite images to color are the fantasy style images which favor any colors my heart desires!

I was inspired by the Atlantic Hearts Challenge Sketch:

It is always a pleasure seeing your artful treasures,
so please come play with us at
Cardz 4 Galz.

Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. 613 Avenue Create #196 Anything Goes with optional twist Anything Spring 5/1
  2. Always Fun Challenges #1 Anything Goes 4/17
  3. Artistic Inspirations Challenges #176 Anything Goes 4/17
  4. Classic World Wide Open DT Challenge #13 Anything DT Goes 5/1
  5. Coloring in Scrapland (April) "Girly Stuff" 5/1 (sep post)
  6. Crafts Galore Encore (April) "Anything Goes"  5/1 (top tab)
  7. Dragonfly Dreams (April 2) Anything Goes 5/1
  8. Glitter N Sparkle Challenge #234 Anything Spring 4/16 (colors, whimsy, flowers)
  9. Pammies Inky Pinkies #1715 Anything Goes 4/17
  10. World Wide Open Challenge #21 Anything Goes DT 5/17
Stamping Hugs,


aussie aNNie said...

De this is super stunning. I so love the chosen colours you used and the classy elegant result you have achieved.
Have a happy Easter I will catch up with you later as will be away..

Carole said...

Oh my goodness, Donna - this is just stunning! The image is gorgeous and I LOVE the way you coloured her dress. Beautiful sparkly background, too. x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Donna this is a stunning card that image is so beautiful and I love all the sparkly bling. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sue said...

Hi Donna, What a pretty card.

Hope the fires don't cause anyone problems and that any critters can escape it.

You take care.


Beebeebabs said...

Wow such a stunning card - love the background and beautiful image you did a great job - everything is put together nicely thanks for sharing my friend!!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is such a stunner Donna. Beautiful colours and glam.
Have a good Easter.

Valerija said...

A really beautiful card. Love the wonderful image and amazing colours.
Valerija xx

Donna Phelan said...

WOW! All that glitz and glamour, in her perfectly colored attire and that sequined background! YOWZA! I loved reading about your seasons too, me being a silly Northerner thought you only had 2, hot and hotter. Who knew? Whatever season, please be safe! xo~

Diane said...

Wow Donna, this is stunning, the coloring (and colors) are!! I love the entire design and wish I were skinny enough to wear a dress like that lol! I drove over the state line in Indiana yesterday (from Michigan) and there was a big grass fire going, but it seemed to be under control, good thing as there were two beautiful homes in-between! Take care!!

Chris said...

Wow! Amazing colouring and a beautiful card!

Annette Stapylton said...

That sequin cardstock is amazing and its just perfect behind that stunning image. I am so glad you finally used this stunning image after you purchased it a long time ago. Just absolutely gorgeous. Love it all. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, Donna, this is stunning!! Wow!! That sequin cardstock is amazing!! I love the image!! You've colored her beautifully!! This is spectacular, my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Donna this is amazing! Gorgeous colouring and just adore this image. I am coming to Florida in May to see my very good friend.
Linda xxx

Lori Kobular said...

OMG! Donna you blow me away with your gorgeous coloring and all the beautiful sparkles! This card is just amazing! Love the skirt on the image!

Linda said...

The card is gorgeous, Donna! And your header is stunning and cheerful!

April said...

This is beautiful and I love the card stock!

Team Clark said...

Donna, the way you've colored this image to coordinate with that swoonworthy background paper is tremendous! What an exotic and exquisite card this is! <3 Hugs, Autumn

Shona Erlenborn said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning, Donna. Your coloring is perfection, loving the shadowing around the image, especially. The background paper is the perfect backdrop! Happy Easter my friend!

Sue Reynolds said...

Beautiful image and fantastic coloring...stunning card with the glitter background. Thanks for sharing with AHSC this week.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very beautiful image and colouring Donna but the background is to much for me.....but you did a great job.

Gr Karin

Pia S said...

The sequin paper looks amazing, I've never seen anything like it before. And the lady has a fantastic outfit. Beautiful colors and I love the sketch you've used for this feminine creation. Wishing you happy Easter!

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Fabulous coloring and design ! Donna your card is gorgeous !
Love this sequin paper ! Fantastic !

Barb Harmon said...

She is Fabulous... Again Donna you amaze me with your talent.

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Donna, such a gorgeous image and fabulous colouring - your sparkly background is perfect, such a pretty card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Verna Angerhofer said...

Donna, this is such a beautiful card. And, the shimmery sequin card stock picks up all those wonderful colors in your pretty gal image. Everything you added is just awesome.

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Donna, first of all I'm glad you are safe and the fires aren't going to reach you. I love your coloring on this image. How you can get so much dimension to such tiny areas on the skirt is unbelievable. I absolutely love how you did the shading in pinks around the image though. That looks like it took a lot of time right there. Such a beautiful card and gorgeous colors.

pam said...

Amazing card my friend, what a gorgeous image and colours, must have taken a while to colour this! never heard or seen sequin card, looks beautiful Donna.
Glad you are safe.
Hugs Pam x

Stampsnob. said...

Gorgeous and you know I would wear it. HAPPY EASTER DONNA.........Lis

Alyson Mayo said...

Beautiful colouring of a gorgeous image and the setting in the background really brings out the colours you chose. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Atlantic Hearts this week.

Jean Bullock said...

You colored the image beautifully and she looks great in the jewel-like setting of the sequined card stock. The pretty flower and bow are nice touches, tying into the skirt colors and of course the obligatory bling is the perfect finishing touch. Well done as usual, my friend.

Babs Watson said...

A beautiful card Donna you have coloured it so perfectly, your sequin paper is just amazing, so good to hear you are going to be safe from the fires.. Happy Easter teamie and thank you for the get well wishes.

Hugs Babs x

Sue said...

Oh my, Donna, you have out done yourself with glittery goodness! What a gorgeous background reminds me of the sea with the sun making it just sparkle. What a wonderful image too, she is gorgeous and of course colored up to perfection!! Such a great dress to color! Love everything about this card, so very pretty.


Sheila H said...

Your coloring is amazing - the skirt reminds me of a beautiful peacock. The sequin background paper is a gorgeous design element. We're glad you dropped by 613 Avenue Create.

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,
wow,wow,wow, was für eine fantastische Karte. Ich liebe diese Farben so sehr. Die Coloration ist traumhaft schön und das Motiv gefällt mir sehr gut.
Ich danke dir für deinen lieben Kommentar. Wir sind alle überglücklich das es den Zwillingen inzwischen so gut geht.
Sie entwickeln sich prächtig.
Ich wünsche dir und deinem Schatz von Herzen ein wunderschönes Osterfest.
Ganz liebe Knudedelgrüße Hugs Silvi

Martine Smith said...

Hi Donna your colouring is just gorgeous and sequin card wow I really like that , up have never seen it here.
Fab card as always xx

Monica said...

Hi Donna,

I am sending cool energy hoping the fires subside sooner rather than later. I like your philosophical and calm interpretation of it.

Lovely image and that background is so so so sparkly and vibrant.
Super colouring as well.



Conniecrafter said...

Oh Donna, your coloring of her is just fantastic, love how you did the shading around her too! The sparkle is just gorgeous!

Nana Connie said...

Donna, not only is your color combo magnificent, so is your coloring! WOW! I'm always a little intimidated by feathers, especially peacock feathers but you've done them exquisitely. Love the glitz and glam and all the sparkle of the sequin paper. What a great idea that was. :-D

Becky said...

She's gorgeous. Those colors play well together, and are some of my favorites.

Leslie Miller said...

Whoa, that sequin paper is amazing! And a gorgeous image! If I was a fashionista I'd love to have that dress. There was a time, maybe... Not sure how I'd look wearing it in the garden or out with the dogs, though. Your coloring is always outstanding. I'm with you on the delight of coloring fantasy or fun images where you don't have to be realistic about the colors. Yay for getting around to the last of these images, too. I'm trying to get caught up. I've seen the Florida fires on the news. Yes, Nature sees to the things that need to be done. Sadly, too many fires aren't started by Nature.

Petra Swart said...

So unbelievable that something like fire also plays a very important role in nature, hey Donna!!!! Over here, too, a lot of the plants' seeds need the heat or the smoke of the fire to germinate!!!! And isn't it wonderful to see all the green emerging from the ground after a few days!!! Always just so heartbreaking that fire actually kills some wildlife, too, but that's just how nature works, hey!!!! It always upsets me to think of all the smaller animals and small creatures that can't get away in time and die in a fire!!!!! We don't have a specific wild-fire-season, but most of our fires do happen during the warm summer months and then the winter brings the needed rain for the area to start growing to the full again!!!! Isn't mother nature not wonderful, hey!!!!
And now your card, my friend ...what a wonderful creation you've made, Donna!!! And WOW, aren't that sequin cs not absolutely amazing and so beautiful and her dress is fabulous!!! I love the colours!!!! Gorgeous, my friend!!!!
Wishing you a blessed Easter weekend!!!!

2craftykaties said...

Stunning! Thank you for joining us for our first challenge at Always fun Ch alleges!
DT Katie

Janice said...

Wow Donna, your card is beautiful! A gorgeous image, coloured with a fabulous selection of colours, her dress looks stunning.
Great to read your weather update, it all sounds very scary to me here in the UK! xx

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

This card is perfect in so many ways. The colors, the GLITTER, the image...wonderful work

brenda said...

Rather late but here to see this real beauty Donna, she is such a wistful looking lady as though she doesn't have a care in the world and the colours you have chosen for her make her just float off the page.

B x

MaryH said...

I've always loved the colors of aqua and purple/lavendars combined, so this fairy fashionista is gorgeous to my eyes. Wonderful coloring of those tiny patterns and getting just the right shades side-by-side to look cool & beautiful. Loved the shading you've got in the patterns too. That sparkle-sequin background looks like the flash of light as the photographers are snapping the runway walk too! The sequins look like beach glass. Hope the fires don't cause any stress with the breathing, etc, and don't get too close to your areas. TFS & Happy Easter

crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning card Donna gorgeous image and fabulous colouring I love the sequin cardstock-looks brilliant
Carol x

Lisa said...

Beautiful image, beautiful colors and beautiful coloring! Love this! Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts!

Lilibet said...

Donna - the colouring on this is just stunning! I love blues and greens and it is a fabulous card. Thanks for your lovely words on my blog and returning the love - illiberal (:(|)x

Shirley Chillman said...

What a wowser De, sparkly, colourful and elegant all thrown in together. What I wouldn't give for a dress like that ... and the figure.

Your colouring is superlative and more, must get my copics back out and have a go, not that I will get anywhere near your standard.

Mmmmm Wild Fire Season sounds quite scary to me!!!

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Donna this is one striking creation that image along with the background card is stunning, such wonderful colours, amazing work
lorraine x

Sian said...

Beautiful! I love your choice of colours.

DIANA L. said...

What a beautiful card Donna, I love the colors and the crinkle ribbon goes so well!!

Oma said...

Beautiful card Donna! Love the image and how you coloured her! Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

Michelle Windsor said...

This is beautiful love it Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT for

Sara Barker said...

Yup! I'm late to the party! And I have nothing to wear! But this inspiring lady sure does! Oh, la, la! Donna-you do sparkle like none other! The way you have colored this image is stunning and paired with the glittery background I've got to say this is JAW-DROP-DEAD gorgeous!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my recent post. I'm sad to say my friend I made my card for passed away right after her daughter moved her to Florida to be closer to her. She lived a good long FULL life and was independent at 88 until right before she got sick. Sending hugs! (I hope your air clears soon!)

Helen said...

Great card.

Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Helen DT


Gorgeous card Donna
Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Dianne DT for the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Natalie said...

Wonderful project! Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
Hugs Natalie

anusmargoz said...

Wow, a lovely card. I love the colored stamp, it's wonderful. Thank you for being with us in Coloring in Scrapland. Kisses

Wanda said...

Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Wanda DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Annette Stapylton said...

Back again, and again, fabulous stunning work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Gerlinde said...

Hi Donna! This card is absolutely amazing! I see you are still at it and better than ever! I've been on hiatus for a couple of years but hope to get back in the swing of things. Living in Florida now and loving it! Have run into several people from old Sparkle Sprinkle days - it's so nice to finally meet and connect a real face with the names! Would love to meet up with you some time! Hugs!


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