Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Happy Wishes

Welcome to the Conie Fong Art and Design August Facebook Challenge! The challenge this month is to use a Conie Fong image and the theme - Use a Die Cut! (As always, the challenges are Anything Goes, but you get an extra point for using the theme!)
For my challenge project this month, I used the delightful Little Blossom (with balloons) image. This sweet image comes three ways: holding balloons, holding a purse, or holding a purse with a cherry blossom background.You can get ALL THREE for $5.75 by clicking HERE.

Since I struggle with deep, dark colors, I decided to give dark blue, black, and dark aqua a whirl this month! I wanted Little Blossom's hair to be dark, with a blue cast, but she sort of came out with hair! Which, I sort of love!
I wanted to try transparent balloons, but after struggling with the technique for a while, I just could not get it, so the balloons are those thick opaque kind! {smile} I will keep practicing and maybe I will master the technique at some point!

I added lots of yellow to the image and the card, just to give some relief from all the dark colors. 
I did use some die cuts: the fancy corner shapes are a die cut and the rectangles are also die cut. I also used some fun ribbon...mostly to cover up a splodge at the top of the card where an overfull marker leaked...AFTER the whole image was colored! 

Please play along in the Conie Fong FB challenge. If you don't have a Conie Fong image, you can download one for free once you join the Fac
ebook Group! Click HERE for that.   

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - Challenge #170 Anything Goes (closed)
The Paper Players - #355 Tic-Tac Toe (I used die cut, birthday, enamel dots, blue) (closed)
Color Crazy Challenge - #30 Anything Goes (closed)

Conie Fong August 2017 Facebook Challenge

Your project needs to be uploaded into the designated Facebook album (click HERE) in order to be considered for the prizes. Make sure to read all the RULES on the Challenge Page.

Digital stamps: Conie Fong Art and Design 
Little Blossom (with balloons) 
Clear stamps: Power Poppy Simple Camellias (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Electric Blue double-faced satin; yellow ombre and blue and yellow dot from my stash 
Copic markers: Skin/eyes: E00, E21, E51, R20, R22, E47, E49; Hair: C9, C7, C5, B16; Balloons: BG18, BG13, BG1, BG10, G24, G21, G20, W3, Y17, Y13, Y11, Y0000, B21, B24, B26, B37; Dress and shoes: C9, C7, C5, C3, G21, G20, Y17, Y13, Y11, Y0000, B21, B24, B26
Prismacolor pencils: Hair: 1059 (10% cool grey), 1067 (90% cool grey), 1063 (50% cool grey), 938 (white)
Enamel Dots: Doodlebug Design Sprinkles Blue Jean, Echo Park Celebrate Easter (yellow)
Printed paper: Canvas Corp Yellow and Ivory Ribbon Stripe, My Minds Eye Quiet Country
Cardstock: Hammermill Digital Copy 100#, Worldwin Midnight, Stampin' Up Whisper White, CutCardStock Pop Tone Lemon Drop
Dies: Tonic Studios Mixed Edge Rectangles, Spellbinders Asian Accents
Adhesive: ATG tape, hot glue, Ranger Multi Medium


  1. This color combo is fantastic and I really like the blue hair! Such a fun birthday card - thanks for sharing over at The Paper Players Challenge this week!

  2. Gorgeous card- I love the colours and especially the blue hair. Cathy x

  3. This is a delightful card, Gloria. Your coloring choices and skills show so well in this design. Thanks for sharing the design and the link to the three delightful digitals.

  4. Very sweet....lovely colors and a cute image! Thanks for participating in the Paper Players challenge this week!

  5. What a cute little card. Your coloring is great! I love Conie Fong images. I have a couple of hers.

  6. What a fun card - the blue hair suits your image perfectly! Thanks for joining us for TicTacToe over at The Paper Players this week!