Sunday, 17 June 2012

Happy Mail

I coloured this image at work during my lunch breaks last week.  Boy!  Colouring with Distress Inks and Markers sure takes me FOREVER!  I started this on Tuesday, coloured for an hour, carried on during Wednesdays lunch break, and Thursdays …… and eventually finished it on Friday.  Sheesh talk about slow!  I blame it on that itty bitty paintbrush lol.  Going to go back to the larger one, I can colour in half the time.

So here’s Happy Mail.  Loved this image so much when it came out by Sugar Nellie and never got round to buying it so was thrilled when it was re-released by Belles ‘n Whistles.

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I have no idea who the papers are by – they are in a mountain of 12 x 12 papers that I really must either get rid of or use up.  I feel another paper give away looming Smile

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The inks I used are:
Skin: Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany
Hair: Antique Linen, Scattered Straw (then didn’t like the colour so added Walnut Stain!)
Reds: a Mix of Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany with black for the shadows
Jeans: Pumice Stone and black for shadows
Mail box: Weathered Wood, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany,  Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and black for shadows
Flowers: Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Dusty Concord, Scattered Straw, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Dried Marigold, black for shadows
Grass: Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Scattered Straw, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint (again), black

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The inside, more or less followed the layout on the front.

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend

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Products used are linked below

78 comments:

  1. swoon!! oh bev hun thats just gorgeous, she's so sweet.
    hugs Lou xxx

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  2. Stunning card and gorgeous colouring Bev!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  3. Beautiful, stunning colouring.

    Pam x

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  4. Awesome card! I love the image and your coloring. Great DP too. Hugs!

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  5. Wow...this card is gorgeous..beautiful coloring.

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  6. Well bowl me over... this is a gorgeous card Bev. LOVE the colour theme and that image is adorable. Your colouring is superb! hugs Sharon

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  7. Such a beautiful card Bev, gorgeous colouring and image, love the flowers and bow...beautiful.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  8. Aw she is so cute and love the colours.

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  9. What a lovely image, great colouring and nice layout.

    jacqui x

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  10. Shes so beautiful me darlin I remember colouring her up many moons ago, you have really made this come to life so beautiful huggies and love from me xxxx

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  11. Soooo lovely!! You do amazing work!

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  12. Your colouring is marvellous, Bev...it took some time but the result is fab!
    xxx Margreet

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  13. lovely as always love how you have coloured her sue xxx

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  14. Stunning card Bev. I love the image and you've coloured her beautifully. Just gorgeous!
    Lorraine x

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  15. Hi Bev this is stunning your colouring is superb and the layout is fantastic. Caroline xxx

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  16. Hi Bev
    A gorgeous card love the image and beautiful colour's
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  17. ooooooh my goodness, this is sooo gorgeous Bev. I just love how you´ve colored this little beauty here, and this image is absolutely awesome, why didn´t I ever see this anywhere before??? Will have to go and fnd that one somewhere now, cause I´m totally in love with it.

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  18. I have this stamp too, but I have to practice a lot to to color as well as you
    your design is fantastic, as always I love the way you work.
    hugs hellerlittle

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  19. stunning card, the image is gorgeous and I love the colours and all those beautiful embellishments

    sue

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  20. Gorgeous as always Bev.Colours stunning. Hugs Sheila.x

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  21. Hi Bev
    lovely card, image is so sweet & I love the ribbon.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  22. i love this image- so sweet

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  23. Just lovely Bev and Im loving the mushroom charm a nice touch.
    Myrax

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  24. Wow. I'd say it was worth the time it took; that is some of the most beautiful colouring I've seen in 'cardmakingland'. Quite excellent!

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  25. A gorgeous card! I love the papers and the colours and of course that lovely sweet image that your coloured so well! hugs, Marlies

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  26. A beautiful card Bev and stunning colouring as always:)x

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  27. This is a wonderful card hun, I need to get myself some distress markers too but its taken me ages to save up for them! lol xxx

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  28. Fabulous card Bev - those colours are just stunning.

    Toni xx

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  29. Waw Bev this is just gorgeous. Lovely colors and such a cute image. Hugs! Mojca

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  30. Beautiful card Bev, such rich colours. The mushroom charm is fantasatic.. albeit sold out on the site :(

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  31. stunning card Bev and the colouring might have taken a long time - but worth it! looks amazing!
    Kim x

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  32. Super card. The image and colours are gorgous and I really do love that little charm

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  33. Gorgeous card Bev. Fab colouring and the image is just devine. Loving the colour you have used too. Well done on another masterpiece. hugs K xx

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  34. Gorgeous Bev (as usual) xxx

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  35. Hi Bev,
    gorgeous card the image is beautiful and coloured perfectly and the layout is fab.
    Hugs Trudy

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  36. Beautiful card Bev..... sweet image and lovely papers, big hugs Jo xxx

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  37. Wowww, what a beauty with a lovely stamp.

    Hugs Astrid.
    http://creaastrid.blogspot.nl/

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  38. what a gorgeous card and the colouring is fabulous; don't mind that it took such a long time as the result is really WOW.

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  39. AWW Bev it was sure worth the 4 days of colouring cos it looks amazing! beautiful job! Joey x

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  40. Beautiful image and card, colouring looks amazing!

    Hugs
    Tracey xx

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  41. Hi Bev, the image is soo cute and the colours are fabby, such wonderful colouring. Lovely papers too.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  42. Gorgeous card Bev, love it and all the beautiful embellishment :) x

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  43. This is gorgeous Bev! I love the colours and that image is adorable :) Those papers are special too :)

    Tags xx

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  44. Even though it took forever I'm glad you didn't give up Bev, it's sooo adorable and the papers are yummie too!!!!

    xx Irene

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  45. This is just beautiful Bev. I love the colours and the layout, inside & out x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

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  46. Beautiful card hunnie, love the reds as you do them so well!! lovely image too!...
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  47. Oh this is stunning Bev, such a gorgeous image and beautiful colouring! :) And I love the lush embellies too :)
    Kelly.x

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  48. Fabulous sweet card:) beautiful some red in it:)
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  49. Stunning card, sweet little thing isn't she.

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  50. Well, it may have taken you forever to do but what a result! It is stunning, love the backing papers too.

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  51. Schitterende kaart Bev,zo mooi ingekleurd deze leuke stempel.
    Mooi papier en details.

    Liefs Riet.xx

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  52. Amazing and beautiful~~It make have taken you along time to color but dear this is FABULOUS!!!!!!!
    Hugz

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  53. Such a beautiful picture!
    Kisses

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  54. Your card is stunning Bev, beautiful colours and all the gorgeous flowers...:)
    Have a nice Sunday evening!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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  55. Hi Bev, well I reakon you should get a prize for perseverence, the end result is stunning, I love how youve coloured her. hugs Shirleyxx

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  56. Absolutely gorgeous Bev, love the colours.

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  57. Stunning card Bev, Lovely warm colours.. Beautiful colouring..

    hugs Kelly

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  58. Bev your colouring is absolutely amazing! Its well worth all the time its taken you! Love the distress ink colours and the colour combination of the papers you've chosen!

    Sarah x

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  59. Again a fabulous card, what a sweety! Love your colouring, never mind the time :)
    grtz.Colien

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  60. Wow, this is just stunning Bev, beautiful colouring and I love the image and papers x

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  61. ohhhh so very beautiful! No kidding it took a long time but you have done one fantastic job of it!

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  62. Absolutely gorgeous as usual. You never cease to amaze me. Question? Did you color around those dots or did you use a white gel pen or some other medium to color them white after you were done?

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  63. The time you spent on this was so worth it, it's just gorgeous.
    Natx

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  64. The time you spent on this was so worth it, it's just gorgeous.
    Natx

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  65. What a lovely card.

    Marie-Anne

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  66. Beautiful card Bev.

    Hugs
    Judex

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  67. Hi Bev,
    This card is absolutely stunning and your colouring is gorgeous as always.
    I hope you migraines have taken a holiday and you are feeling better now.
    Hugs Linda x

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  68. This card is just gorgeous! Your coloring is impressive. The papers work so well with your beautiful flowers and ribbon.

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  69. You always do a spectacular job on your cards Bev.

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  70. Stunning! I love the ribbon.

    hugs
    Vanja

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  71. Wow! They just keep getting prettier and prettier Bev! Love that ribbon:)
    ♥Bev

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  72. Sooo lovely Bev, great image and beautiful card composition. LOVE the lil' mushroom charm, what a sweet finish to this image. Hugs, Wends x

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Bev x

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