Saturday, February 13, 2016

Birthday Card Using Art by Miran Salvia

Hello friends. I hope everyone is doing well.  I know the weather is all over the place right now.  Sunny and hot in Southern CA and cold with ice and snow on the East coast.  It is crazy, isn't it? 

I am hosting the Art By Miran Blog today with this gorgeous Art by Miran Salvia.  I loved this image the minute I saw her.  I had some trouble finding the right paper for her; and then there it was.  I was visiting Joann's Fabrics; which I rarely buy paper (I have tons of it hoarded already. Shhh!); and it just jumped off the shelf. I am sure all of you have experienced the same thing, right?  LOL! 

Be sure to visit Art By Miran Blog and comment on all of the fabulous creations. The DT are wonderful about creating cards; so you can view more ideas on how to use these gorgeous images.  

As most of you know; my favorite color is purple.  My next favorite is a draw between pink and yellow.  I really love purple and yellow together.  I had to color her hair purple for this card.  Some days are good hair days for my coloring and some aren't.  I think this one was a good hair day.  LOL!  I hope you enjoy this card; as much as I enjoyed creating it.  

Don't forget to stop over at the Art By Miran Facebook Fan Page; and check out the new Progressive Challenge for February.  You are going to love the image this month! Remember, you purchase the first image at a very low price; create something, add it to the Facebook challenge page and you will receive the next Progressive Challenge image free.  Follow the directions on the Facebook Fan Page.  

Inside of Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Borders - Joy Crafts 
Lavender Border on bottom - Anna Griffin
Vines - Whimsy Stamps Vines Dies
Frame Inside - Spellbinders Labels 49 Decorative Elements

Paper - DCWV Violet Leaf Stack
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Gypsy
Sentiment outside - CTMH Someone Special C1607
Sentiments inside - CTMH Happy Everything D1653 (retired)
Ink - CTMH Glacier (Clouds) and Gypsy
Bling - Recollections

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Eyes - BG57
Hair - V12, V15, V17
Dress - BG57, BG49
Wrap - BG10
Flowers - V12, V15, BG49, G43, G46

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Color Your World With Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Stamping Sensations - Stamp w/Die (3 of 3) 
Crafty Friends - Girly (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Di's Digis Designs - Birthday Challenge (1 of 3)
Suze Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Anything Goes w/twist (No limit)
Alphabet Challenge - Y - You Choose (Y is for you) (No limit) (Friday)
Brown Sugar - Favorite Color Combo (Purple/bluegreen) (2 of 2)
Craft For The Craig - Something To Make You Smile (4 of 5)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Morgan's Artworld - Add Flowers (2 of 3)
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Polkadoodles - Lucky Green (2 of 2)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
4 Crafty Chicks - Bling (On border below and center of flowers)(No limit) (Thursday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Wednesday)
Crop Stop Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Ruby's Rainbow - Anything Goes (No limit)
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (5 of 5)
Cards And More - Anything Goes (No limit) (Tuesday)
Crafty Sentiments - Dies/Punches (2 of 3)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Retarte - Anything Goes or Easter (No limit)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything w/DP (No limit)
DigiStamps4Joy - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 3)
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes (No limit)
 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3) 
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes (2 of 3)

February Stamp Of The Month
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buy outright at $17.95 with no purchase.

Balloon Animals - S1602

CTMH Artwork Using this stamp set
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 February CTMH Special
Share the Love - Purchase CC1060 stamp set for $17.95 
and $7.00 USD will go to Operation Smile.

Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining one of my clubs.  You earn most of my commission with FREE CTMH products. Call, text, Facebook message or email me with any questions you might have.

Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
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  1. Absolutely stunning. Great Design and fabulous colours. Super, I love it.
    Annette DT Leader

  2. A lovely image and beautiful colours Gloria, many thanks for joining in our February theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  3. Beautiful card Gloria! I love the colour combo (purple's my favourite!), the image is coloured beautifully and the layout is perfect!

    Thanks for joining us this time at Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you back again soon :)

    DT Tanya xx

  4. Very pretty backgrounds. Thanks for sharing with Ruby's Rainbow.

  5. A pretty card with a great image...the dies you used are perfect for the image! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week, hope you'll join us again for more of our challenges!
    Denice - TTCRD DT

  6. Fantastic colouring! Beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  7. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT x

  8. beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiment

  9. Love those colors my fave too. super cute! Thanks for joining Crafty Friends Challenge~

  10. Gorgeous design, beautifully colored, I love the colors and the borders. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at

  11. Love her purple hair - definitely a good hair day!Super colouring and a beautiful card.Such pretty papers too.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  12. I love love love this design. Beautifully crafted and beautifully coloured. Great work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Crafty Friends Challenge #25 "Girly" Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT Member

  13. This is so very pretty. I love her purple hair. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT

  14. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4joy Challenge! Gorgeous Card!
    DS4J DT

  15. Wow great color scheme! Beautiful!
    Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

  16. Another beauty, Gloria! Wow...gorgeous colors, coloring and added bling :) Thanks again for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks xoxoxo

  17. Beautiful job with your card. I love the colors. Thank you for participating in our "Lucky Green" Challenge over at Hope you will come back really soon! Melanie, DT

  18. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at PDE Linky Party! Hugs, DT Karla

  19. Absolutely Gorgeous!, beautifully colored. Thank you for joining with us at the World Wide OPen Design Team Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Maritza DT

  20. Very beautiful! I love the fancy border dies...So blessed you joined our bi-weekly Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and hope you join us again for a new Challenge that started yesterday. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Isaiah 40:8 which tells us, "The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever."

    Have a blessed week,
    JO ANN

  21. Love this lots. Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar. Hugs Traci DT xx

  22. gorgeous card Gloria
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck


  23. Hi I am back again this time to thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge Y for You Choose. Hugs Jackie (DT)

  24. Wow, beautiful card, love all the purple!! Thanks for linking up at PDE Linky Party!
    Kathy PDE DT

  25. So love this card! Love the layers, the coloring,and the image! Thank you so much for Playing with Us at Lacy Sunshine!

  26. Stunningly beautiful. Love the back ground paper and the way your colored hair. Thankyou for joining us over at Di's Digi's for our 'Birthday' themed challenge. Hope you join us again Lynda DT xx

  27. Great card. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  28. Beautifully coloured good luck and thanks for joining in the fun with Lucky Green at Polkadoodles

  29. Beautiful! Love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Stampartpapel retarte#70
    Alexandra Dr

  30. Gorgeous design, beautifully colored this purple is so pretty.
    Thanks for joining with us at Retarte# 70
    Good luck.
    Yaiza ( Stampartpapel DT)

  31. Stunning card! These colors are fantastic. They make your card shine. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  32. WOW this is such a very beautiful card.


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