Sunday, August 7, 2016

Remembering Marilyn


     It seems strange to think of Marilyn Monroe as anything but a thirty-something person but, had she lived, she would be 90 years old this year!  Her death was 54 years ago last Friday and she's still an icon of the silver screen.

     As a tribute, this image by The East Wind came with their monthly newsletter and is called, appropriately enough, Aurora "Marilyn."


I used the sketch from Outlawz
and colors that came from House That Stamps Built.

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     I colored with my ProMarkers, then cut and corner punched the image.  I matted it with black dp which does have a print in it but it's rather faint and difficult to see.  Again, I punched the corners.  I added a polka dot background and then dug out my Memory Box dies.

     I cut gray butterflies, then pink vines and flowers, stacking layers of flower petals to make the two larger flowers which are adhered on top of the black ribbon.  I added sparkly gems, scattering them across the image and the die cuts.  After all, Marilyn did believe that "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend!"

     Challenges:
Butterfly Challenge
Crafty Addicts
Crafty Ribbons
Double D
Incy Wincy
Inky Chicks
Lemon Shortbread
{PIN}spirational
Sasayaki Glitter
Simon Says Stamp
Southern Girls
Sweet Stampin'
The East Wind
Through the Craft Room Door
Whoopsi Daisy

     I hope you're having yourself a wonderful weekend and that you get in lots of fun and relaxation.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Please continue to leave comments.  The "Word Verification" really isn't on.  BLOGGER INSISTS ON SHOWING THE "CAPTCHA" ICON BUT IF YOU IGNORE IT AND JUST PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT, IT WILL POST JUST FINE.  I WISH I COULD GET RID OF IT BUT THERE'S NO OPTION FOR THAT WHEN THE COMMENTS ARE WRITTEN IN A SEPARATE BOX. SORRY.

27 comments:

Darlene said...

WOW! I can't believe it's been that many years ago ... where has the time gone?? Your tribute card is beautiful Connie! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Polka Dots’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Donna Hanley said...

Remarkable coloring job, Connie, especially on her hair. Love It

Linda Simpson said...

WOW!!! This is stunning Connie, your colouring is gorgeous and her eyes are beautiful. Love the colour you have used too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! I love the pink and black combo on cards and it's just fantastic on here Connie. Love your card.
Lynn

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card I love the image you have used. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Dawn Lancaster said...

Hi NanaC! I'm sorry, it's a single comment this week on all your lovely cards! I've just run short on time!I have looked at them all & they are gorgeous & fun as always!
Hope you are well!
Love & Hugs
Dawn xx

Jan Ltc said...

This is just great, thank you for playing along at TTCRD. Jan DT

Mrs A. said...

Goodness is it really that long ago! This is a lovely card in memory of her. I like those punched corners you have used . Thank you for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be fingered twice . Hugs Mrs A.

Sue said...

Fabulous card and love the colour you have chosen thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week hugs Sue x

Heather said...

Oooo . . .this is gorgeous!! Your coloring is fabulous on this beautiful image. And our color scheme fits in perfectly with your elegant creations. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Berni Cuttino said...

Wow this is awesome, love those dies and the coloring is fantastic, of course using one of my faves pink. Beautifully done
Huga
Berni

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Wow... Everything about this card is beautiful! Love it!

Pollard Carole said...

Fabulous stamp its just perfect a gorgeous card Cannot believe its been 54 year she will be forever young.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenge Love and hugs Carole x

Ros Crawford said...

She's sure was a beauty and so is your card! Thanks so much for playing along at Double D!!

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful card, so striking! Thanks for playing in the Butterfly Challenge #59 with your lovely work!

Chris said...

Fabulous card! This image is a real beauty, love the colour combo and your lovely design.
Thank you for playing along with this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Chris
x

Jackie C said...

This looks soooooooooooooooooooo pretty! Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at THE EAST WIND. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @ THE EAST WIND

Glenda Atkins said...

Oooh so love this card, the Marylin image and your colouring of her is wonderful and I am in love with your design! Lots of wow factor here!
hugs
Glenda

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh I do love this new image of Unky's. Gorgeous colouring and a fab hat tip to Marilyn in those colours. Such a pretty card design too. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Southern Girls for our 'Anything Goes' challenge. Love to see you join us again next challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo SGC DT

Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous colors! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Fabulous Florals” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

Gale said...

Beautiful card. Love the image. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Véronique said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Inky Chicks. DT Veronique

M DelValle said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Sasayaki Glitter stamps

Sammy said...

This is really lovely. Thank you for playing along at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Jan Ltc said...

Great colouring and card, thanks for joining us at WD xx Jan DT

M DelValle said...

Wonderful project! Thank you for joining us at Sasayaki Glitter Stamps :)

Brawny said...

Really pretty card. Really girly. Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy. Lea DT