Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Wise Men Bearing Gifts....Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #221~Anything Goes

Hello,

We're back from our travels, having headed west to honour the life of my husband's sister, who passed away last week.  A roller-coaster of tears and laughter. Her husband (of 35 years) and daughter (19) did her proud with the celebration that featured songs, stories, slides and speeches, all infused with deep love. I'm incredibly proud of my husband's speech, with tales shared of little brother-big sister antics and bonding. Being her sister-in-law was an honour and a joy. I miss her...

Deep breath and on we go...

Welcome to Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #221~Anything Goes, which we all know is one of YOUR favourite challenges as much as it ours!


Today, I finally "card-ified" one of the images of the three Wise Men that I've been colouring for Kathy's The 30 Days Colouring Challenge with a variety of pencils.  These are Prismacolours. Nothing fancy...just plain ol' colouring...
I've made six so far (a couple using metallic pencils that I'm sort of  'hmmm....' about).  Easy to colour and wonderfully spirit-lifting those three kinds are....

Now, turning the stage to you! Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery.

Also sharing at:

Make My Monday Challenge #35~CAS Christmas

Creative Corner Challenges~Anything Goes

Thank you for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!


23 comments:

Carole said...

Fabulous colouring, fabulous card my friend. I see a wide range of talent coming from the side of the cooker!! and I don't mean food! Glad everything went well for you and yours at what must have been a time of sadness and joy..........sounds like her family did her proud.

Rose said...

A beautiful card Carol! Lovely colouring & blending with the pencils. I'm glad you are back safely & despite the sadness it sounds like it was a true celebration of your SIL life. Hopefully you can draw some comfort from remembering the good times.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Your sister-in-law's memorial sounds like it was very fitting and loving and good... it's such a hard thing, but when you honor your lost one in a way that feels right, it's wonderful. And yes, one we go... and we always remember. This card is so great. I am wondering about this fantastic image. Where did it come from? You have colored it beautifully, as usual, but I think I might need to have that image LOL. Wonderful card. I love it.

Susanne Vargas said...

It sounds like the celebration of your sister-in-laws life was wonderful and has hopefully started the healing process for all the broken hearts!
Your three kings are beautifully colored and look striking!

Jeanne said...

Oh Carol, the service for your dear sweet sister-in-law sounds beautiful and wonderful. A time for sadness to reflect on the loss, but also one of joy to celebrate the special and unique person she was and will always be in your hearts. I'm glad you made it there and back safely as well. Gentle hugs. As for your card...well, my dear, it is quite simply and for lack of a better word...gorgeous! Your coloring is fabulous. I love the color choices you made. Such a lovely design brought to life beautifully. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing your gifts with us! :) Hugs!

*Vicki* said...

It is hard when someone is loved so much, but it sounds like you have honored her well and I can feel the love within the family. Sending HUGS to you and yours. Your card is absolutely stunning and your coloring is amazing my dear!! What a fantastic image!! Many blessings to you for Thanksgiving my friend! :) HUGS

crafty said...

A lovely modern design. Thank you for joining us at Creative Corner this week.
Mary

Bobby said...

How beautifully regal your kings are, Carol. Your coloring is magnificent.

Jen W. said...

"Just plain ol' colouring" you say but I say it's gorgeous coloring! Such a cool image too.

So sorry about your sister-in-law, Carol. The celebration of her life sounds beautiful. Big hugs to you, my friend.

And I just realized with horror that I was not a follower of your blog! The egregious error has been rectified!!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow....this is one amazing and stunning card Miss Carol! Just love your gorgeous wise men and your coloring is perfection!

Aileen Ryan said...

Carol so sorry to hear of your loss in your family. Its so hard to imagine life going on when we loose someone special to us and can never imagine aday occurring when your first thought isnt of her. Know that we are thinking of you with positive thoughts my friend. I so appreciate knowing you are there when you leave comments to me so I hope the feeling goes back at you.
Your card is stunning, I love this stamp and its been on my want list for so long. Your colouring of it is perfect, never just pencil coloured but beautifully coloured. Hugs Aileen

Pat said...

Love the word card-ified. Beautifully colored. Thanks for sharing with Make My Monday.

Geri said...

Annemarie's tribute sounds beautiful. Difficult when someone so full of loving life is taken from our world so soon.

Your card is gorgeous! This image totally begs to be colored! Awesome results from your 'nothing fancy' coloring technique using "a variety of pencil crayons"!

Anita in France said...

Sounds as though the celebration of Annemarie's life was loving and joyful, Carol ... she will always be with you, even as you cope with the sadness of her loss from this earth. A beautiful image of the Three Kings ... your colouring is brilliant ... can't possibly say this is 'plain ol' colouring'!! Hugs, Anita :)

Shelly said...

Beautiful card, Carol!
Sending hugs!

Joan said...

This is a beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Inkyfingers said...

You may think this is 'plain ole colouring' Carol but it is just beautiful, vibrant and elegant! I'm so sorry to hear of your sister in law's passing but hope the good memories will bring you both comfort.

Greta said...

Sending hugs during this sad time. The Wise Men are one of my favorite images--need to see if I have one in my stash & use it. Love your coloring, Carol!

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Miss C
your coloring skill is adorable
Love the shading of the colors
love the image
great card always teamie
see you maybe around and I am so sorry with your lost I was not answer you so sorry life here is so crazy and busy
big hugs for you from Germany
Monika

Kim S said...

It sounds like her service was a celebration of her life - how perfect!!

LOVE your wise men. Richly and beautifully colored!

Julie B said...

Fab colouring Carol, those Wise men are v classy! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful coloring of the wise men, Carol, love this card!!

Nandini said...

Beautiful colors and I love the image.