Thursday, October 1, 2015

Coloring for FUN!!

  *SIGH*  Coloring, the all-time best stress buster:)  Yes, COLORING!!
Anyone, at ANY age can color.

  I remember as a little girl, coloring for hours on end by myself while listening to pop radio:) Happy afternoons spent finger painting with my Friend Becky were a hoot!..somehow the paintings always ended up being a brown mess; we had a great time mixing the colors:) I still have several of my favorite colored pieces stored away in Mom and Dad's attic.
  A BRAND NEW BOX of crayons brought more excitement than any new toy...just a few Christmas's ago, my folks surprised me with a tin of those NEOCOLOR II watersoluable crayons..I cried to think that they would remember their 40 something daughter still LOVES to color!

Here is what I have been coloring today with my new PURPLE Distress Marker, Wilted Violet.

I used the  CAS(E) This Sketch #143 designed by Chrissy Larson: for the design of my card..


Becca, my TEAMIE from STAMPlorations, has organized The Hop to Stop.  Raising awareness about domestic violence.  
YOU can join the HOP as well. All you have to do is make a card featuring purple and link up over at Becca's blog, The Damsel of Distressed

Becca has gathered support from several SUPER sponsors giving away some great prizes. 
Check it out!




And I'm joining in on the COLORING fun at The Daily Marker via Instagram...mammacooksalot.
If you want to get in on the challenge, head over to Kathy's blog to get all the details and link up.


Thanks for stopping, Hopping by!

Take time to Color something YOU love today!

LauraJane:)



Stamps:

39 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

I've always loved coloring but I didn't realize just how relaxing it was until I adulted. I adore the sentiment on this beautiful design. Thank you, my friend for participating in the Hop to Stop.

sue t. said...

What a beautiful card and awesome coloring! My allowance as a kid was always spent on coloring books and crayons! Forget toys or candy!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my this is dreamy LauraJane!! I LOVED to color when I was a little girl too, still do!! Can't wait until Sweet P is old enough, we will have many days of coloring together ;)

Virginia L. said...

Love your post, Laura Jane! Isn't it such a blessing to be gifted by your parents with your favorite color mediums? I am excited to see your entry...this is one super beautiful card with great coloring! I think the shade of purple are spot on! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All Things Colored” Challenge!

Toni said...

Love it! The silver embossing is so amazing with that purple!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Beautiful card Laura Jane! I love the colors and the great message too!
Take care!
Michele

Dr Sonia S V said...

wow your coloring skills are jaw dropping amazing
Saw you entry at the Hop to Stop and dropped in to have a closer look. Your projects are gorgeous...I will be dropping in again.
Do drop by my blog when you can
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Jerrie said...

What an elegant card and great coloring! I love your saying that it's a new beginning. A chance for change.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

That sentiment is perfect for this blog hop! And your card is so pretty!

Ramohth aka Cardiac aka Jill said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I haven't had a play with my Wilted Violet yet ... I'm now inspired!!

Dotty Jo said...

What a fabulous way to use that sketch! Love your card... And your colour choice too, Jo x

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Laura Jane: your card is stunningly beautiful, love that purple color on your flowers, just gorgeous with the heat embossing.
Fabulous take on this fun sketch.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

VanessaB said...

beeeeeeeaUtiful!

Anonymous said...

Hello Laura, A fabulous card and love those stamps. I love colouring now as an adult, can while away many a happy hour. I am visiting you via Becca's blog for Hop To Stop.

Jade xx

Chris Dring said...

Holy Wow! Your card is stunning! LOVE the water colored flowers!

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful! those purples are just awesome :) thank you for playing with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Andrea W said...

Such a pretty card! I love that you embossed the outline of the flowers in silver and your coloring looks terrific.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous!...love the color mixture....

Bobby said...

What a beautiful post, and card, Laura Jane. For some reason I never thought of it as coloring, but I can sit and use my Zigs or Inktense Pencils and the time just flies. That can be good or bad. ;)

Mynn xx said...

W.O.W! I LOVE the amazing shine you created with the embossing--it's a beautifully elegant touch! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

PS: If you're looking for another chance to win with the Hop to Stop, make sure to stop by my blog and comment! www.mynnettekitchenonastampage.blogspot.com :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I love how you rotated the sketch!

Ashwini Rao said...

Fabulous! Such beautiful coloring - almost dreamy!

https://seaviewscrapping.blogspot.com/ said...

Your coloring is AMAZING, and this is a stunning card!!!!!

Hannelie said...

Stunning!
Thanks for joining Case this sketch!

Shawna said...

This is so pretty and so well done.. I love the way you interepted the CASE sketch by flipping it.. I only wish I thought of it!! Awesome card!!

Shawna said...

By the way I am a long time follower, first time commenter..

BożenA said...

Created such a beautiful picture! I have these stamps, but in your use are really beautiful.
hugs,
BozenA

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I've always loved colouring, too! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Rubeena I. said...

That is beautiful!!

Nikki said...

Just stunning :)

I Card Everyone said...

LauraJane add me to the list of coloring fans! and your card fans! Really wonderful coloring and LOve that you used the platinum - so pretty with the purples! Lovely to see in the CTS gallery!
=] Michele

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a beautiful card for The Hop to Stop. Your purple beauty caught my eye and I stopped in to get a closer look. Your embossing and colouring are gorgeous! What a lovely card! Thank you for supporting this worthwhile and very serious issue.

D.Ann C said...

Soo GORGEOUS!

Shelly said...

Oooh, this is gorgeous!! Love!

Unknown said...

Amazing coloring, love it!

Katy said...

This is gorgeous! I love the silver embossing with the purple! :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous flowers! I love how you designed this card.

Helen Gullett said...

Wow this is beautiful! Love your embossing and coloring.

Jess said...

Such a stunning card! Great coloring!