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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mushroom Family...

"Mushroom Digi" provided by Aurora Wings

Sometimes when I am just browsing, an image makes me 
come to an abrupt stop... this is one of them.  Sweet, innocent, 
quirky, depicting familial love -  I love it to pieces! 

This is my choice for the new Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Ave C 
starting today.  Aurora Wings & Dr. Digi are the two sponsors this go
around - so there will be two prizes available... and if you follow the 
link you can see what the rest of the DT have created with their images!
You can submit up to three entries and you have one week from today.  
[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • A2 card size with a top fold
  • This is one of the few images that I colored first with my Copics before I chose a background.  I wasn't sure where my colors would end up and I wanted that freedom. They ended up much more sedate than I thought they would - so I went wild with the DP.

  • I wanted minimal distraction in terms of embellishments considering the wild and wonderful colors in the Basic Grey DP background - so I chose a bubble border punch, three stripes of shear pink ribbon [across the background paper] and a single, see thru acrylic, pink heart held in place with a pink brad.
  • To bring color under the bubbles I cut a small strip of the DP and taped it in place under the image panel in such a way that I got maximum color showing thru.  That panel was then elevated on the background using foam tape. 
  • Inside
  • The inside uses extra papers from the front with the bubble punch used again on the DP strip on the message panel.
Crafting from the Heart #31 – ATG
Fab and Funky #225 – Inspired by a Movie [Attack of the Mushroom People]
MarkerPOP Challenge #49 – ATG
Sisterhood of Crafters – Your Favorite Color [pinks & greys]
Through the Craft Room Door –ATG
Sweet Stamps #182 – In the Garden
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Paper Shelter #169 – Punches and Dies [Bubble punch]
Simon Says Wed – Summer
Art by MiRan Challenge #12 – ATG WINNER
Divas by Design – Use Charms [heart]
Open-Minded Crafting  - #17 – Last Days of Summer

IMAGES:  The focal image is from Aurora Wings with the fantasy art of Mitzi Sato-Wiuff!  If you like fantasy - you will want to check out this site - OMG - a colorists' heaven!
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; Base CS is stash; DP is from "Sweet Threads" collection by Basic Grey.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Punch used for the bubble border has no name on it??; ribbon is from stash; pink Heart is a Chic Charma Kissy Fit from Queen and Co.
INKS: The images were printed on an Epson WF3520 printer & colored with Copics - noted in the photo to the right.
Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. Fabulous image I like the punched holes on the side of the image and gorgeous BP Ginny x

  2. Love the design! The bright colors of the background are perfect with your mutted mushroom family! Great coloring too! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘YOUR FAVORITE COLOR’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  3. Wonderful card...great image and design!! Thank you for joining "The Sisterhood" for our "YOUR Favorite Color" challenge!!
    Diane TSH DT

  4. Adorable design. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting from the Heart - good luck!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the image and the muted soft tones you have used against those fabby papers. CAS but so effective. Thank you for joining us at Art by Mi Ran for our 12th Anything Goes challenge. Kerry, DT xx

  6. Hi Ginny! Your card is lovely Hun & your coloring...phenomenal!!!!!! I always enjoy seeing what you're up to girlfriend...TFS!!!!!

  7. Love it! Great colors, cute digi, and so creative with the bubbles!

  8. Gorgeous.. inside and out! Love your coloring! Great image! I love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  9. Pretty design, great card, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight

  10. A gorgeous card, love the delicate colouring of the image.Thanks so much for playing along at The Paper Shelter this week! Susan x

  11. Such a sweet card! I love the little bubble border along the image! Your coloring is fabulous for this adorable image!
    <3 Emily L.

  12. Such a sweet card and I love the pretty detail that your punched border gives.
    Caroline xxx

  13. Gorgeous card Ginny, the image is adorable and I love the BG paper.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  14. Those Basic Grey papers were a great choice Ginny. They are lovely with your little mushroom people and their soft coloring. Wonderful! Hugs!

  15. Wonderful card love the colours & that punch border great idea. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  16. Love the image you have used, and you have coloured it beautifully, fabby card. Thank you for joining us at ArtbyMiran this time. Jackie DT.. x

  17. So veery cute, I love the papers you have used, great colouring too.
    Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.
    Jules DT

  18. I love everything about this card. It's great Ginny.

  19. Beautifully colored card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us over at Open-minded Crafting Fun. Hope you come back again really soon. Melanie, DT

  20. That is such a cute little card! Love the little family and how you have colored them up!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a giveaway you need to check it out at 600 followers giveaway


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