Monday, January 16, 2012

Being an Individual

Good morning on this very cold Monday!  Many of us have the day off today to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  It seems like the perfect day to post one of my recent cards.  This card uses the image from Saturated Canary, Gothica.  When I started coloring this image my daughter immediately came to mind and she became my inspiration for the colors I used.  Now, my daughter doesn't dress in baggy clothes, she's more the skinny jeans kind of girl, BUT she does dress in multiple layers and usually not one of them matches the other.  In fact, when she goes out of the house in what her parents would call "average" clothes, it is quite shocking.

You'll also notice that this red headed (YUP! my daughter has red hair, strawberry blond really) girl has a few streaks of blue in her hair.  Um, yeah, we've had those in our house as well.  How did she do this you ask, well she used the internet for the idea and then she used conditioner and my blue food coloring.  Needless to say the next time I went to use food coloring, it was all gone!

So, this is where the title from today's post comes from.  As much as I would LOVE for my daughter to wear more "average" clothes and keep her gorgeously colored red hair all one color, I am absolutely in LOVE with the fact that my daughter is secure enough in herself to be an individual and dress the way she wants to dress!  The one thing I will always know about my daughter is she is very strong in her individuality and not always a follower of the crowd.  You'll notice I said not always, well she IS a teenager you know.  I can't ask for it all!

So, before I FINALLY get to my project I just wanted to let you know that I am submitting this card for the Guest DT call for the Saturated Canary challenge blog.  If you've never been before, you really should go take a look.  It's a super fabulous blog with some absolutely gorgeous images!

I'm also entering this card in the CMC Challenge Group challenge for this week.

See, bright, bold contrasting colors, that's my girl.  And, if you get close enough to notice you will see that this gal has her eyes colored a very pale blue.  Again, inspired by my daughter.  She has the most beautiful crystal clear blue eyes ever!  No bias on my part, really!

Materials Used:
Copic Markers - too many colors to list!
Spellbinders dies
MS Frond Punch
Fiskars corner flourish punch
Black rhinestones
SU Pixie Pink stamp pad

Here's a closer look at this eclectic cutie!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,


  1. This is such a cute card Marlena. I love the little image. Than you so much for joining us at CMC!

  2. Love your card. The colors are so vibrant and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

  3. Hi I saw your card on the Saturated Canary challenge blog and popped by for a closer look. Your card is fabulous, I love all those bright colours!
    Vicki x


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