Friday, April 26, 2013

CMC is turning Three!

Hey y'all!

Well this week has flown by!  I have been very busy!  Tops on my list - Trevor got a job!  Altogether now - *HUGE sigh of relief*  In addition I am having a little girls night at my place and introducing friends to my Origami Owl business.  Then tomorrow- we're off for our first camping trip of the season!

BUT I did take some time in my insane schedule to do something special for my buddy Suzanne {Scrapbitz) to celebrate another birthday for her Color Me Creative classroom site.  We are all doing a blog hop to kick off the Birthday Bash festivities over on the site!  You should have arrived here from Julie's blog but if NOT then hop on over to Suzanne's blog and start from the beginning!

I used this cutie from Saturated Canary on an art journal page in my fve color combo of the moment - Teal and Terra Cotta:


I started by laying out some scrapbook papers and then layering on the paints!  I used both acrylic and Luminarte Silks shimmering acrylics - that's the part that GLOWS!



I finished off the background using some Gel Medium and Lumiarte Primary Elements with a stencil - positively dazzles!


My image is colored with colored pencils!

When you are done with the hop be sure to head to the classroom site and join in the fun birthday festivities Suzanne has planned for everyone!  Games, prizes, you don't want to miss it!



Now head over to see what Kim has made for today!

If you leave a comment on each DT member's blog you will be entered to win (1) of TWO crafty online store gift certificates!!!

51 comments:

  1. Fabulous creation, Love the colors
    hugs Louise

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  2. Stunning wow love the background you made. Sue xxxx

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  3. Hi Marti! Not sure what happened to my comment! It totally disappeared! LOL I think I hit the wrong button. Anyhoo, what a gorgeous journal page and the details are exquisite!

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  4. Just Lovely. Thanks for showing an image in a different setting. TFS

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  5. Love your journal page! Such beautiful colors ~ nice and bright!

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  6. Beautiful page. Very vibrant. Love your coloring.

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  7. Fantastic page, Marti! Love the colors and the fun image! Great coloring and very artistic design!

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  8. Marti, Beautifully done. Love all the elements you have added to the journal and your darling image is beautifully colored.
    Hugs, Patricia

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  9. Beautiful art journal page you did with her. Love all the different textures in the back ground.

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  10. Marti, this book is beautiful! I love what you did with all the different paints etc. Your coloring is beautiful on that darling image. It looks fun!

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  11. Marti, you are famous for your beautiful and creative backgrounds! Once again you have made something truly amazing! Love it so much!

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  12. wonderful design!! Love this image and you have colored her beautifully!!
    hugs, Janiel

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  13. She's beautiful, I just finished colouring her myself, I just think she's the cutist

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  14. I really enjoyed the use of mixed media and the softness of your coloring. Very pretty!

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  15. Marti, this is gorgeous--and I should have known I would see a mixed-media piece from you, lol! So glad I did! Your background is crazy-great: love the colors, patterns, & textures! Love your fabulous coloring, too, of that darling image! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  16. That would be such a fun journal to write or doodle in! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  17. Stunning journal. Love it and the gorgeous coloring is beautiful.

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  18. Love the journal Marti. So pretty.

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  19. Marti, this is beautiful!! Love the various mediums. If I didn't know you and colored pencils....I would never have guessed that was the medium used, just fabulous, so well blended!!

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  20. Marti, amazing. I love all of the different techniques you've used.

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  21. Love your journal page. Very colorful and creative!

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  22. This is so cute! Your coloring is gorgeous! :) Nancee

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  23. I love the colors you chose, they go so nicely together. I'm loving the lumiarte, I'll have to look into that, I have not heard of it yet.

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  24. Gorgeous colors & coloring my friend...love the entire project...very cool! Thanks so much as always for your work....love ya!

    hugz,
    Suzanne

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  25. Go girl! Your fabulous journal page is NOTHING SHORT of fabulous. Your coloring...... amazing! I could look at it for hours!
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  26. Great journal cover. How special that every time you use it, you will think about CMC turning 3.

    Mari Harpham

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  27. Love this idea! and beautiful colors you used! Love it!
    Hugs
    Michele

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  28. Marti, gorgeous, love the colors and your coloring.

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  29. Stunning card!!
    I LOVE the colors!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with all of us!!
    big hugs.........
    Lorianna

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  30. You did an amazing job coloring this with pencils! Very impressive! Happy third birthday to CMC! Thank you for the blog hop - such a great way to start my day!
    Hugs,
    Heidi

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  31. Wow! there is so much going on on this page. I love it. From the background papers, to the background stamps to the shimmery paints to the color pencil image. Perfect!

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  32. Marti this is so pretty!! I love the colors and you are just so talented with all of the mediums you use.
    Hugs, Shelby

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  33. Wow! I love your journal page. So very creative and I love the colors.

    Karen

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  34. Hiiiiii Martiiiii! Long time no see Girlfriend! How is dear little Pezza? I have been busy creating and teaching jewelry making classes so haven't been around much lately!
    I love your journal page! Gorgeous! Your design is amazing with all the wonderful techniques and elements! You really know how to work the magic, Girlfriend!
    I can't believe it has been 3 years since the wonderful beginning of CMC! Time is just flying by! CMC introduced me to so many wonderful friends like you. I am so blessed to call you friend!
    I am really enjoying the CMC Birthday Bash Blog Hop! Great Job!
    Big Hugs!

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  35. Great job Marti. I love the way you color with your pencils. One day I may get the hang of it. :-)

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  36. Beautiful coloring. The colors on your project are so lovely.

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  37. Love the notebook idea! Love the different type of techniques and mediums that you used. Love the coloring!! This is gorgeous!!

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  38. I just read your info and I certainl wish I could be a little more free spirited like you are. Life is definitely not fun for me and I always feel that I have to get all of my responsibilities taken care of before I have some fun and the responsibilities such never end! Send some of the "fly by the seat" to me! I'm tired of doing what I'm supposed to do and what I have to do!!

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  39. What absolutely fantastic colouring. Superb pencil work - what paper do you use??

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  40. Love your art journal. Thanks for telling you made it.

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  41. Wow, that luminarte really makes it pop!
    Karen L.

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  42. That is Crazy Creative.....YOU are Crazy Creative! Well done, love it!

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