Friday, April 17, 2020

#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop



Hello fellow crafters!  I'm super excited to welcome you to my blog for the #spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop!!  So many wonderful crafters have come together to spread a little joy.  A huge thanks goes out to Catherine Pooler and  Alexandra at The Hedgehog Hollow for putting this all together.

I am proud to be one of the Design Team members for Polka Dot Orchard participating in the hop.  You can see links to all of the other PDO DT members participating right HERE on the Polka Dot Orchard blog.  Please check out all of the fantastic products available over in the Polka Dot Orchard store HERE.

The stamp set I'm using today is called Anything is Possible and can be purchased HERE.



I stepped outside my usual comfort zone and used both Copic markers and watercolors on my card.  Let's take a look.


Isn't she gorgeous??  I fell in love when I first saw the set.  Let's talk details.

I printed two of the floral corners out onto a square piece of watercolor paper.  I got out my Daniel Smith watercolor palette that hasn't seen much love.  I copied one of the early palettes Sandy Allnock created and shared with us.  My watercolor brush of choice is the Silver Black Velvet 6 round brush.  The colors I used are Green Apatite, Quinacridone Coral, Quinacridone Gold, Carbazole Violet, New Gamboge and Ultramarine Turquoise.  I forgot just how beautiful these colors are!  Once it was dry, I did go back and add a little bit of shading and other details.



Now onto the girl.  I printed her out onto a piece of 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I did quite a bit of research to find a darker skintone that I liked.  Here is a list of all Copic markers I used on her.

Skin: E34, E23, E25, E27 and V17
Lips: E07 and E04
Eyes: YG95 and W9
Hair: W5, W7, W9, 100 and E27
Dress: Y21, YR21 and YR23



I love that she has a spray of matching flowers in her hair.  I really wanted the colors to match with the background flowers.  Instead of searching through Copic markers to match, I used the same Daniel Smith watercolors.  The secret is to use as little water as possible.  Neenah cardstock isn't made for watercoloring but it can handle some moisture.  I carefully cut her out and went around all of the edges with a black marker to give it a finished look.

The sentiment also comes from the same set.  I printed it out on the same 80lb Neenah cardstock.  I created cut lines around the sentiment with a pencil.  This helped me get a nice, even border around it.  I cut it out by hand.  The white looked too stark so I colored the cardstock with a BV11 Copic marker.  I went around the edges with the BV17 marker.

Let's make a card!  I created a 5 1/2" square card base out of black cardstock.  I cut the watercolor paper down to 5 1/4" square and applied it with a generous amount of sticky tape.  I applied foam tape to the back of the girl and adhered her to the watercolor paper.  For the sentiment, I used liquid glue on the part on top of the girl and foam tape on the part that hung over.  This keeps it nice and level.



For my finishing touches I added white dots on her pupils and Midas Touch Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen to her lips.  She is all done!

Thank you oh so much for stopping by today.  *Your next stop is at Nicole Watt's blog HERE*

If you get lost along the way you can head to Catherine Pooler's blog HERE or the Hedgehog Hollow blog HERE for all the links, details and complete list of prizes.

Look at this huge list of amazing sponsors for the hop!



Polka Dot Orchard is giving away a $20 gift certificate to the PDO store.  A reminder that you can find the complete list of prizes HERE and HERE.

And if you'd like a chance to win a prize, leave a comment answering this question:  What are your favorite coloring mediums to work with?  You do not have to comment on all of the blog posts but the more you do the more chances you have to win!  Prizes will be randomly drawn from all the blogs and all the comments To be eligible for a prize, leave a comment before the deadline of April 24th.  Winners will be announced April 27th on Catherine and Alexandra's blogs.

I hope you are having a lot of fun hopping along!  Remember that your next stop is Nicole!


~Kristina




162 comments:

  1. I love the colors of this card--it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!

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  2. I love this so very much. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. You have colored the lady beautifully and have surrounded her with flowers as pretty as she is. Love this card!

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  4. I love this card and the girl is beautiful

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  5. A beautiful card and I love all these fabulous blogs we have gotten to visit on this blog hop. It's bringing me great joy!

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  6. Fab coloring of the beautiful image! And, love the pretty flowers!

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  7. Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing.

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  8. what a fun and fabulous card! TFS how you did this ---and being part of the hop-- blessings

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  9. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! You colored her so beautifully!!!

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  10. Really stunning image and gorgeous watercolor with her too! TFS!

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  11. Absolutely stunning card; gorgeous coloring.

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  12. Great card! My favorite coloring mediums are copic markers. TFS

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  13. Beautiful! You are inspiring me to take out my watercolor pencils.
    Stay Healthy

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  14. Beautiful card! A lot of attention to detail and great coloring!

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  15. Great coloring job!! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. This is such a beautiful card!

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  17. Great idea! I love this hop! Take care and stay safe!

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  18. I love papercrafting cards with stamps and dies. Love paperpiecing and learning watercolor pens and trying grunge. Anything cards! Thanks for the inspiration and please be well!

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  19. Your coloring of this image is stunning!

    I like using copic markers.

    Cheryl
    http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

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  20. I had not heard of this company before, so I thank you for sharing this. I will be checking them out shortly because that corner floral image is just so lovely and versatile. I agree with you that it is perfect she has matching flowers in her hair. Beautiful card!

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  21. Thank you for the inspiration, especially during this difficult time. A nice pick me up.

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  22. wonderful card. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

    Hugs
    Ute
    DT Whimsy Stamps

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  23. Wow! Amazing colouring! Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!

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  24. Beautiful card! I love your coloring.

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  25. Love your card. Great coloring!

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  26. Great card. Your lady is so well done.

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  27. Beautiful card - thanks for sharing!

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  28. Wow, beautiful watercoloring and copic coloring on your card. thank you

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  29. Girl and card are both beautiful.

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  30. Masterful coloring with your markers and paint brush!! How gorgeous!

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  31. Beautiful card! I really want to try those Copic markers!

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  32. Lovely images. I had not heard of Polka Dot Orchard before. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Darling card! perfect for this hop! Thank you to all who have come together!

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  34. Your coloring for this woman is OUTSTANDING! Beautiful!

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  35. Lovely card and your style is great!

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  36. Thanks for the hop! What a lovely card!

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  37. Stunning card Kristina and I love that you used watercolours and copics, thanks for sharing

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  38. This stamp set is so darling. I've never even heard of this company. So glad that you shared it.

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  39. Love the card. Beautiful image...

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  40. Pretty card Kristina I try to use my zig markers and distress markers to paint and color with

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  41. What incredible coloring! I love this!

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  42. Such a pretty card! I love the corner stamps. I think my two favorite coloring mediums are Copics and Faber Castell coloring pencils.

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  43. Your card is very pretty, and I love all the texture her hair has. :)

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  44. Very nice card. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Just stunning! Your coloring is amazing! Love the colors you chose and the design. Just a beautiful card! Thank you for participating and inspiring us!

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  46. Thank you for joining in on the blog hop, and for sharing the joy with all of us!

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  47. Pretty card! Thanks for sharing.

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  48. wow, your coloring is just perfect. Thank you for sharing

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  49. I am a Copic girl that is my favorite medium but love to experiment with other mediums too, love your card with the afro girl, thanks for the inspiration and hop, hugs Blankina

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  50. The card is amazing - thank-you for also adding the colours you used with your copic markers. That is always useful information! :-)

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  51. Only saw one picture of the card. The others were blank rectangles without an image. I’m sorry I didn’t get to see all of them....

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  52. I love this very different to anything I've seen before. Great job!

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  53. Yes she is gorgeous.. Love the way the you've placed her in the flowers ❤️❤️❤️

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  54. You have mad coloring skills! I am in awe of your work -- gorgeous coloring. This too some major work and time and I can certainly see the results of your efforts!

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  55. Beautiful card. I love how you have her framed with the floral sprays. Thanks for sharing with the Spread Joy Not Germs bloghop. Blessings.

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  56. Very nice job on your coloring. I haven't perfected that yet but still learning. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

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  57. I love your card. The image is very like the "Flower Power" age! Fab colouring and painting. xx

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  58. I havent done much coloring until now... but I like wooden pencils and water color...

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  59. OH Wow!! What a beautiful card!!

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  60. Great card, thanks so much for sharing!

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  61. Love your card using Polka Dot Orchard Stamp Set Everything Is Possible. Such a great stamp set and your card definitely showcased it. Thank you for sharing your time and talent. Stay safe.

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  62. what a great composition on this card of all the elements used.

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  63. Pretty! Thanks for sharing your process. XO

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  64. beautiful card - the coloring is so good xx

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  65. Gorgeous card - you did great on the coloring.

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  66. How pretty. I like the flowers in her hair---it makes the card extra pretty.

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  67. Beautiful card. Your coloring skills are fantastic. Thanks. Stay safe.

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  68. Great coloring job<3<3<3 Stay healthy! Stay safe! Keep crafting!

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  69. This is beautiful!! My coloring medium of choice is my Spectrum Noir markers. Would love to use Copics, but the Noirs are much less expensive.

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  70. What a wonderful image and gorgeous rich colours! Fabulous stamp set and creation. Hugs, Wends xoxo

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  71. What pretty colors on this card. You did a great job. My favorite coloring medium to work with is watercolors & markers. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. I love seeing cards with people with different skin colouring...gorgeous card.

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  73. Gorgeous card! My coloring medium of choice is my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers! Thank you for helping to spread joy!

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  74. What a pretty card :D
    Huge hugs
    Amy xx

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  75. The coloring on this card is amazing

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  76. What a way to step outside of your comfort zone, beautiful card!

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  77. What amazing coloring. Love your cards.

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  78. Such a pretty card Kristina. Love the coloring and the design. The flowers in the corners look very pretty! Thanks for the inspiration. God bless!

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  79. Lovely card. The matching flowers in the corners and in her hair is a wonderful balance. Love the colors.

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  80. I personally prefer water-coloring! It is so therapeutic

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  81. Beautiful card. I’m not a huge copic marker person, but I appreciate your talent.

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  82. Pretty card!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  83. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! This card is really beautiful!

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  84. Your card is beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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  85. Thanks for posting this beautiful card!

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  86. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  87. Very pretty cards. Love the colors and coloring! Thanks!

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  88. Beautiful card! Love the coloring. My favorite Wow embossing powder is Fairy Tale.

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  89. Gorgeous creation! Awesome event to spread Joy during these uncertain times! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  90. Fantastic! This card definitely inspires me to practice coloring people. ✨

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  91. Wonderful card....beautiful coloring!!! My favorite thing to color with is colored pencils....but I also love coloring the Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers....it just depends on what I'm coloring and what my mood is :) Hugs...Janie

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  92. My favorite coloring medium is my markers but I am slowly starting to love the coloring pencils. Now as for this stunning card. I must have the images used.

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  93. Wonderful card!! My fav coloring medium right now is real brush pens :)

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  94. Thanks for a beautiful card - my favs are all of the above! I have so many sometimes I don't know where to start but I do like water colors and markers

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  95. Lovely card. Your watercoloring and copic coloring are beautiful. Great job and TFS!

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  96. Beautifully done! Love the idea of using Copics and watercolours on the same card! TFS!

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  97. Beautiful card! Your coloring is great and the flowers are my favorite.

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  98. You did a beautiful job on this card. My favorite coloring mediums to work with are distressed oxide inks and spectrum noir alcohol pens. Please stay safe.

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  99. Nice coloring. I like the use of the border flowers.

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  100. Absolutely gorgeous, and beautiful colouring!

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  101. Such a beautiful card, thanks so much for sharing your talent.

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  102. Beautiful card, skilled coloring. My favorite coloring media is Prismacolor pencils, and I have started dabbling with watercolor.

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  103. Beautiful project. Ive been doing a lot of water coloring. Thanks for sharing

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  104. Gorgeous card. Love that you
    popped the lady off the card.
    Gives more depth and spotlight.
    Great coloring. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  105. FABULOUS card!
    LOVE your images and colouring mediums, a perfect combo :)
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!
    I love colouring with my Copic markers, hoping to give watercolour another try soon

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  106. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing.

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  107. Beautiful card! This is a new to me company that I'll go visit. Thanks for sharing.

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  108. Gorgeous card Kristina!! Love your beautiful coloring and arrangement of the blossoms to frame her! Perfection!! #spreadjoynotgerms

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  109. A lovely card, Kristina! A great design! Thanks so much for sharing. Stay safe! :)

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  110. Beautiful cards and fabulous design. Love the image.

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  111. Wonderful card! Amazing coloring and design. I love how you altered the image.

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  112. What a fabulous card with beautiful colouring & colours so vibrant!!
    Thanks for the fun hop!!

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  113. Beautiful card! I've plunged into the world of copics for coloring.

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  114. Beautiful. Great job on the coloring and water coloring. I love using my Copics and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

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  115. So wonderful to see POC represented in your card! Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home!

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  116. Great card with lots of colouring detail. Thanks for sharing!

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  117. Lovely card!!! So nice to see mixed media too! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  118. So pretty! I used Copics on most of my cards.

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  119. Fabulous coloring of these images.
    I usually use copic markers to color.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  120. Such a beautiful image and coloring choices! Thanks for participating.

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