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Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Blog Named Hero's 5th Anniversary Bash

Hello and welcome! Today I am blogging with my friends at A Blog Named Hero! They are celebrating *FIVE YEARS* of running their awesome challenge blog. You all know how much I love Hero Arts, so of course I love and appreciate the efforts of the amazing ladies over at A Blog Named Hero! You should have arrived here by way of Yana Smakula's blog - if you didn't, be sure to jump over to A Blog Named Hero to begin at the very beginning! And!! - today is Day 2 of their hop, so be sure to check out Day 1 if you haven't already!

For my card today, I used a couple of my very favorite Hero Arts stamps - Antique Rose Stem, and an oldie by goodie script lettering stamp (I don't even know what it was called, sorry!).


I stamped the flower in Intense Black ink, then colored with my Copics. I recently took a class from one of my coloring idols, Debbie Olson, all about coloring flowers, so I really took my time on this one and tried to focus on what she taught us. I am really bad about hurrying as I color - I have found since the class that if I take my time, and focus on one petal at a time, it really does make a difference! I'm certainly not perfect with my coloring, but I sure do enjoy it!


The script background was stamped right over top of the flower - I didn't mask it, but the lighter colored Soft Brown ink really just blended into my coloring. I added a few gold splatters, too. To embellish the card, I went super old school and dug into my stash - found some "photo hangers" I bought roughly 12 million years ago from Close To My Heart, and also dug out my grosgrain ribbon! I never use ribbon anymore, really, but I used to love it. I think I need it back in my life. And I love adding a bit of burlap with flowers!

**GIVEAWAY INFO FROM A BLOG NAMED HERO:
A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!  Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!  Giveaway prizes total more than $500!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!  And be sure to visit the Saturday post from A Blog Named Hero for the list of Saturday hoppers and prizes!  Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.

Today's prizes include the following: 
Good luck and happy hopping!!**

Now be sure to hop on over to my sweet friend Barb Engler's blog, who I'm sure has something fabulous to share with you.


Thanks for stopping by!
Libby

Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
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Hero
Hero Arts Antique Rose Stem
Hero Arts Antique Rose Stem
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Hero
Hero Arts Soft Brown Ink
Hero Arts Soft Brown Ink
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Hero

459 comments:

  1. I am in love with that rose! One of my favorite flowers and you brought it to life.

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  2. Beautiful! I really need to try copics. I am afraid I will like them too much

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  3. Such a pretty card Libby....love the texture and hardware.

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  4. Lovely card, Libby. Thx for sharing.

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  5. I love that you used the ribbon and the photo hangers! What nice (and surprising) embellishments for a beautiful "old fashioned" card! Well done!

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  6. Love the burlap. Great way to add texture.

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  7. Love your design. Love your colour choices

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  8. Great job with the coloring of the flower. Love the ribbon and burlap. Pretty card.

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  9. You have indeed done a great job coloring the flower. I think you were brace to stamp over it after all that work. Looks fantastic

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  10. I love your background with the rose it looks like the flowers laying on an open book

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  11. This is so pretty, Libby and your colored flower is absolutely beautiful! I love all the little extra details that make this so special!

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  12. This is so pretty, Libby and your colored flower is absolutely beautiful! I love all the little extra details that make this so special!

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  13. such a wonderful card Libby - beautiful coloring

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  14. Beautiful coloring! I really love the added touch of the hardware!

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  15. I love the design of this card! Love the burlap layer; the bow & hardware. Stunning.

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  16. Your coloring is perfect. I need to take some classes for coloring with markers. I can't seem to get a good blend.

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  17. Your card is beautiful. I especially love the colored rose with the script background.

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  18. Happy 5th Anniversary! Thanks for the blog hop. What a lovely card!

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  19. Love your card-one of my favorite stamps!

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  20. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your talent and a chance to win the give away.

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  21. Nice card! Your coloring was very nice and I liked the gold splatters. Thank you for sharing

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  22. Love, love, love this card. I will definitely be CASEing your idea. So unique! TFS

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  23. A lovely card! Your attention to details truly paid off--the script, the flower coloring, burlap, hangers and sentiment--they all contribute to your final product. Thanks so much for sharing this. It inspire me to take my time when creating.

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  24. Love the card design, great blog hop from so many great company's!

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  25. I think your coloring is gorgeous. I practice every day...but not yet at your level. Beautiful card.

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  26. The burlap element gives it such a nice rustic feel. Very nice touch!

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  27. So beautifully colored, love the way you frame the flower too!

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  28. Beautiful! I love the script in the background-so elegant!

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  29. I love the script and would have thought you masked!

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  30. That's beautiful! The flower is perfect.

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  31. I think your coloring is lovely, lots of depth. I also enjoy the embellishments your have added to the card.

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  32. This card is absolutely perfect! Love, love, love the script.

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  33. What an elegant card! I love the burlap behind the panel. It adds the perfect pop of texture. TFS

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  34. Beautiful card- love the added texture!

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  35. Love, love, love this card.Can't wait to use burlap behind my next floral like this!

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  36. Lovely delicate image, and you did a super job colouring....so I would say the class was worth it!!

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  37. Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Beautiful coloring on that gorgeous antique rose stamp! I also like your use of burlap.

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  39. Love your vintage look with the rose and script! Thank you!

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  40. Gorgeous card! Beautiful colouring.

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  41. So pretty! And I love your use of the burlap and the metal pieces. What a pretty, pretty card!!

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  42. Beautiful coloring with the Copics! Love your card front. Thank you for sharing!

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  43. What a beautiful card! Jam packed with so many wonderful textures and details! Love it! Loving this blog hop with all this talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  44. This is a lovely card! I think I have some of those "photo hanger " things as well, so thank you for reminding me of them. I'll have to pull them out and use them!

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  45. GORGEOUS! Its amazing that the script blended into the petals so well.

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  46. Your flower is colored so beautifully!

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  47. Fabulous card design, love the colors, and the image.

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  48. Your coloring is perfect! Beautiful card!

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  49. Very sweet card. I love the coloring.

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  50. Great card. I always like a subtle handwriting background.

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  51. So gorgeous. Love all the extra details.

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  52. i can see that calss your took paid off big time! your flowers is gorgeous and real looking, well done

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  53. Love the use of the different supplies!

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  54. Gorgeous coloring! Debbie is one of my coloring heroes too 😍

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  55. You can really tell the time and effort you put into this card...it is wonderful. Thank you for posting it.

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  56. Love that simple rose image, very beautiful!

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  57. how lovely. I liked how you fussy cut the rose to make it look layered.

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  58. Really great coloring, beautiful card!

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  59. Beautiful card and awesome use of embellishments!

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  60. You pulled out all the stops. The ribbon and burlap add a nice dimension. Great job!

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  61. I love blog hops because they are so inspiring--thank you!!!

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  62. Beautiful!!! Love the script background. So well done!

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  63. Love the photo hangers and ribbon! What a neat idea

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  64. Beautiful colouring and I love the photo hangers and the script background.
    Thank you for sharing !
    Warm Birthday greetings (it's mine today as well) from Belgium,
    Lieve

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  65. Debbie Olsen's coloring class must have been fantastic! Your rose truly is a masterpiece!

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  66. Love the card. It is gorgeous.

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  67. So romantic great result on your design love the rose thank you

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  68. So beautiful. Your coloring is awesome. Did you use Chameleons? I am just learning to use them and love the results. Love the script background also. I am so glad to have found your card. It is the style I love to make. TFS!

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  69. That's so lovely! Red is my favourite colour, and I love the background behind the flower. Also, the burlap is a nice touch!

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  70. Love the burlap, color choices and embellishments... beautiful card!!!

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  71. I have that background image stamp, need to put it to use now. Thanks for sharing very pretty card!

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  72. What amazing coloring!! I really need to take a class and stop trying to figure everything out on my own :)

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  73. Perfect pairing of the script stamp and rose on your lovely card!

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  74. Great job Libbey! Happiness always on your 5 year anniversary !

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  75. Great card. Thanks for the inspiration I think we all need to revisit our stash of supplies and see how we can bring them into new designs. Have a wonderful day.

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  76. fun that you went "old school". great coloring!

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  77. Your card is so pretty, Libby!

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  78. Love this card! Coloring is beautiful and amazing you didn't have to mask!

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  79. Very nice I love the rustic of the burlap with the elegance of the writing and flower.

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  81. Your coloring looks pretty perfect to me...it's beautiful!

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  82. Beautiful! Love all the little details, and your coloring is fantastic!

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  83. Great coloring and really like the background !!

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  84. This is such a lovely card.

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  85. Beautiful card, I think the text on the background is perfect for flower cards.

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  86. I actually have some burlap in my stash. I've had it for years and haven't found the inspiration to use it. Thank you for the idea.

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  87. Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration and participation in this blog.

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  88. I think that this coloring is beautiful!

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  89. Wonderfully colored. Like the use of the burlap for texture.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  90. Love the burlap behind the flower. You must have stamped the writing before you colored the flower. Beautiful card!

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  91. Beautiful card and you did well with coloring! I need to take Debbie class to catch up! TFS

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  92. Gorgeous card and a beautifully staged photograph.

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  93. Lovely card, fantastic coloring!

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  94. You did bring that rose to life - the card is really very pretty - congratulations to five years here's to another five.

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  95. Gorgeous! Love that background too!

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  96. Very nicely done. I'm thinking Debbie would be proud of your efforts.

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  97. Beautiful card - this could be adapted for so many occassions. Your color choices are lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  98. This is gorgeous and it's beautifully colored. And it proves my point that Hero Arts stamps never go out of style, but are timeless! :)

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  99. Gorgeous card! Your colors are spectacular!

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  100. Such a pretty card and I like the use of burlap. It adds a nice touch.

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  101. Such a pretty card. Great job!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  103. Very beautiful! Love the coloring!

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  104. that flower is amazing!!!! It looks as if it could be plucked right off the front of the card! You did well by your teacher, Debbie!!! :) BEAUTIFUL card and great attention to detail!!

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  105. Beautiful card and beautiful coloring.

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  106. Very pretty Libby. The script background looks great. I also love the touch of yellow.

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  107. Beautiful floral! I love the text background too!

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  108. What a STUNNING card!! Love the coloring and the text background!

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  109. Great card! Love the background and the flower is so pretty!

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  110. Beautiful card, I love the script background and your rose is gorgeous!

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  111. Very pretty card. I like the script and gold spatters used.

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  112. Very clean and lovely card.

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  113. This is an awesome card and beautiful stamp. Love the color and background of the card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  114. beautiful card. Love the flowers. Reminds me of spring.

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  115. Love this card. The bright colored flower on the writing is awesome:)

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  116. Oh my! What awesomeness! I love everything about this card.

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  117. Beautiful cards. Love the colors

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  118. Very lovely. I like the dimention of the flower.

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  119. Your card is gorgeous! The coloring is beautiful and makes the flower come to life. I also love the way you have put it together. Love it all!

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  120. Beautiful card! I love the layout and bright colors!

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  121. Beautiful coloring. I think the flower and the leaves look real.

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  122. OMGosh, I love Debbie Olson too! I was especially excited when she got on the MFT team cause their my favorite stamp company, er, um, along with Hero Arts! She hasn't come anywhere close to my area and I think I need more practice first anyway. She and Jennifer Dove are just crazy good. Your flower looks amazing and I would have sworn you masked!!!

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  123. Beautiful card Libby. I absolutely love the texture of the burlap and metal findings.

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  124. So pretty! Love the background as well

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  125. So pretty! Love all the texture and layers!

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  126. Love the script background with that beautiful rose. The burlap is another texture. Great card.

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  127. Wow, Your attention to detail has really paid off

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  128. Your coloring of this flower is so amazing! And isn't Debbie fabulous?! I took 3 classes from her in October 2017.

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  129. Your coloring of this flower is so amazing! And isn't Debbie fabulous?! I took 3 classes from her in October 2017.

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  130. Beautiful card and colouring.

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  131. Beautiful vivid colors, and I love the yellow splatter.

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  132. Beautiful coloring on this flower. Looks so natural.

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  133. Outstanding coloring - love that flower and your design.

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  134. beautiful card and coloring of the flower!

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  135. Beautiful card! Your coloring is wonderful! Thank you.

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  136. This is FANTASTIC Libby. Seriously. I thought that flower was dimensional until you said you stamped over it. I was all WHAT? I'm so impressed I'm typing like a tween. :)

    Thank you so much for helping us celebrate at A Blog Named Hero. You're always so generous with your time and energy with us, and we certainly do appreciate it, very much.

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  137. Very pretty card!Thank you for the hop!
    Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!

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  138. I love the background stamp and your coloring is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  139. Your card is beautiful, your coloring just perfect!

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  140. Beautiful card, love this Flower :)

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  141. What a lovely card and the finishing touches are perfect!

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  142. Loved all of your details on this card. You've added so much texture and depth without it looking overdone or heavy. Your coloring of the rose is exceptional.

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  143. The shading and details are gorgeous!

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  144. Your coloring impresses me. I'm working on watercoloring flowers right now and could use some help with that at times. Any good classes?

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  145. Your coloring is wonderful and I never thought about stamping over an image-great idea!

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  146. What an incredibly colored old rose. Looks spectacular against the script.

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  147. The coloring of your rose is beautiful. I have the same problem, I tend to rush. U obviously took your time & it was totally worth it.

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  148. Loved this card- thanks for sharing!

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  149. Such lovely cards. Thank you for the great ideas!

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  150. Love the texture and layering. The rose is beautifully colored and the look ties together and looks amazing.

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  151. Thanks for sharing this wonderfully colored card.

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  152. I had to laugh when I saw your comment about the scripty background...I too have one of those & don't have the slightest idea what it says, but it always looks great!! Your rose looks stunning against it!!

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  153. I have some scripty paper and can't tell what it says either! Love this card!

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  154. Love the color on this beauty and that background also. Thanks for hopping.

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  155. I love the design of this card. Very attractive!

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  156. Beautiful Card!
    Great Job Coloring!
    Love the pretty flower over the script!

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  157. Beautiful card. Would love to receive it in the mail.

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  158. Thanks for shating your beautiful creation.

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