Saturday, September 16, 2017

Praying for You

If you are looking for the Graphic 45 September Folios, please check back on September 20th. I am working on them, but it is going slowly. Taking three months off was, perhaps, not as good an idea as I thought it was!  UPDATE: The projects are FINISHED. I am typing up the tutorials and editing photos today (9/20). I should have the post ready by tomorrow morning! 

Welcome to another Conie Fong Art and Design inspiration project! I wanted to color something bright and pretty for this project, because I have a few friends who need some cheering up!
I chose Bow Tie in My Hair for my image this week. I love Conie's adorable girls with their long, flowing hair and their sweet faces. I printed the image at 4" tall onto Hammermill 100# white cardstock. I have great results with this particular cardstock (find it HERE) using either my Epson Stylus Photo R380 or my Lexmark Pro 900. The paper is a bit thick, and both printers want to kick up a fuss, but they will eventually print the line art! 
I colored this little sweetie with Copics and used a white pen to add the polka dots. I actually colored her twice! I had saved the dress to color last, and when I was coloring it, I made a HUGE mistake with Copic B39! I could not save the image, so I ended up having to do it AGAIN! (For those who do not know, B39 is a VERY dark blue!) 

The second time around I made her dress a pale yellow with a blue sash. With no ink blobs! The hair is a bit darker in this second go, but, I still like it. 
The card is 7" tall and 5" wide. I added white panels to the inside and stamped a scripture message. 

I found some great blue and yellow papers in my stash, which match the ink colors perfectly. I did not have any dark blue pearls, so I used that infamous B39 to color a few pale blue pearls to match. 

I was struggling with the shape for the image, but I found the large oval dies in my hoard. I always forget I have these larger ovals. In fact, the matching scallop oval set was NEVER OPENED!! I received it as part of my design team work for 2011!!! {I know. It's criminal.}
Thanks for looking! For more inspiration, visit the Conie Fong Facebook Group!   

I am entering my card into these challenges:

Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog #17 - Anything Goes (Special Mention)
Word Art Wednesday #300-#301 - Anything Goes (Closed)
Crafting From the Heart #174 - Anything Goes (Closed)

Digital stamp: Conie Fong Art and Design 
Bow Tie in My Hair
Copic markers: C9, C3, C1, C00, B39, B37, B34, B32, Y21, Y00, E33, E21, E00, E000, E0000,R22, R20, Colorless blender
Pens: Sakura Gelly Roll white
Cardstock: Hammermill 100# Digital Color Copy White, WorldWin Smooth Flag Blue, White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon Navy Sheer with Satin Center (out of stock), Lemonwood Baker's Twine
Printed paper: Canvas Corp Yellow and Ivory Ribbon Stripe, Navy and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse
Stamps: Verve 2 Corinthians 12:9 (inside), Potter's Clay (sentiment)
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Squares; Spellbinders Grand Ovals, Grand Scalloped Ovals, Curved Borders 2
Pearls: Recollections
Adhesive: ATG tape, hot glue, foam squares, Scor-tape


  1. What a gorgeous card it is beautiful 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 Owner/Admin for

  2. I love this Gloria! So cherry and bright. I have a question for you regarding card sizes. How do you make them 7 inches tall? Paper comes 12 inches.

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

    Maritza DT for

  4. Lovely!

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

    Ania DT for