07 February 2014

LIVE like its Heaven on Earth {ArtbyMiran}

{DT PROJECT FOR ART BY MIRAN}

I have been playing again and this time with this gorgeous Girl created by the talented Mi Ran.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  You can purchase this cute Girl here.

Our theme for February is Green.  So I tried to create a monochromatic green design. I used H2O pencils this time to get a softer colouring effect.  The flower embellishments were created by cropping one of the flowers in the main image, in Photoshop, and printing it a few times.  The flourishes have been stamped with Chiswick Acrylic Stamps and the sentiment has been created by yours truly.
Here is the sentiment.  Click on it first and then right click and save it to your computer.  Hope you will have fun with it.


I would love to enter this into the following challenges:



  • Make it Monday: Anything Goes
  • 613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
  • Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
  • Inky Impressions: Monochromatic
  • Rhedd and Rosie: ATG
  • Whimsy Stamps: Something New (Its the first time I have used this image)
  • Crafty Hands: Shades of the same Colour
  • One Stitch at a Time: ATG
  • Digi Make Over: ATG
  • Papertake Weekly: ATG 
  • Crafting by Designs: ATG  
  • Catch the Bug: ATG (1/3)
  • Great Impressions: Floral Images
  • Love to Scrap: Who loves ya baby - use the word love (3/3)
  • Pennys Paper Crafty: Something Old Something New (the image is new and the bling has been in my stash for ages.)
  • Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge:  ATG with patterned paper
  • Jos Scrap Shack: ATG
  • Simply Create Too: Mothers Day or something for a Female


  • Signing off with a photo I took of my niece Liesl and her hubby Mario on their wedding day in 2012:



    Thank you for stopping by xxx
    Creative Hugs

    86 comments:

    1. love the colors on your card!!! beautiful photo too!

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    2. Oh wow!! That is Fab Desire...I love the colours!

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    3. This is so pretty, just love the colors and dies, fab image, simply a beautiful creation.
      Hugs

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    4. Thank you sharing that sentiment, it's lovely! Your card is a beauty, I love how you've used flowers from the image to decorate this card.

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    5. Heven is here on your blog
      anotther stunning card
      hugs Tamara

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    6. Such a beautiful card Desire. I love the sweet image, wonderful colouring and thank you for sharing that fabulous sentiment too.
      hugs Sue xx

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    7. So very pretty as always Desire and the bright fresh colours really cheered me - here in the UK we have had torrential rain for 24 hours again and thinking about an Arc !

      B x

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    8. This is great and I love that sentiment/verse! Judy x

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    9. Love your card, it's great.
      Hugs, Marianne

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    10. Stunning my friend, just stunning. Green is like yellow, hard to work with but you have done this so fabulously...thanks for the info, I did see it and am thrilled.xxx

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    11. This is just gorgeous,fab image and layout.xxx

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    12. I am not so comfort with green color and you made it soo beautifull all in Green wooowww...love the much flower on your card..great arrangement too and what a sweet wedding Foto of your niece...she is so beautiful on the Foto...send regards please for her from an Asia woman named Monika... :)

      I see your creation on Make It Monday, my card is #86, if you would like to see it on my blog and if you would like to leave me some love I would be glad...hugs, Monika

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    13. Fabulous card love the green, have a great day xxx

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    14. WOUW what an amazing card and fabulous coloring on it too. And that sentiment is truly amazing as well, thanks so much for sharing it, so we all can use it too.
      Have a wonderful week-end now with lots of great fun.

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    15. WOUW what an amazing card and fabulous coloring on it too. And that sentiment is truly amazing as well, thanks so much for sharing it, so we all can use it too.
      Have a wonderful week-end now with lots of great fun.

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    16. gorgeous card love the image and sentiment and beautiful flowers
      carol x

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    17. Beautiful care Desire! Love all the greens. :)

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    18. This is so beautiful Desire, gorgeous array of greens. Another beautiful picture of your Niece too.Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

      Hugs
      Cathy DT Member
      xxxxxx

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    19. This is gorgeous Desire, gorgeous image and colours. Gorgeous Photogragh of your Niece and Hubby. Marlene

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    20. So pretty and soft with the greens. Love how you took the flower from the image and used it as the embellishments.

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    21. This is fab Desire, love how you've framed the image and shaped the card - an another beautiful photo of your niece too! Carole Z X

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    22. This is fabulous! Love all the green.....makes me feel like celebrating the upcoming St. Patty's holiday.

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    23. Such a wonderful creation with great detail. Love the colours and image.

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    24. Awesome work! You create such wonderful flowers.
      Lovely photo of your niece and her hubby.

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    25. Such a beautiful card! LOVE all the shades of green! Fabulous photo, too! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :) HUGS and happy weekend! Mynn xx

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    26. What a gorgeous card!! I love all of the beautiful flowers!! The image is so sweet and colored beautifully!! And the picture is fabulous!! Have a great weekend :)

      Lisa
      A Mermaid's Crafts

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    27. Very pretty card Desire! I like how you colored her...great pic of your niece too!

      Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Inky Impressions & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!

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    28. such a beautiful card Desire.

      gr karin

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    29. She is gorgeous Desire..love the mono colouring and details and great sentiment..fabulous.

      luv CHRISSYxx

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    30. Lovely fresh colour and lovely image Desire, thank you for joining us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

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    31. Beautiful card - love the unusual image and monochrome colours!

      Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

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    32. beautiful card! and your neice is so adorable! her dress is gorgeous with the red!!!!

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    33. Wow you are Amazing at combining colours. Great Image and such a Beautiful saying! Have a Great Weekend!

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    34. another fab green card
      hugs
      céline

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    35. This is fabulous Desire. I love that sentiment.

      Hugs
      Linda xxx

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    36. Hi loving your card - great job and ty for playing along at Craftyhands - very good luck Judith DT x

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    37. Your card is just beautifully detailed as always, and I love the stems on the flowers! Great photo of your niece, and thanks for the great quote too! (hugs)

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    38. Awesome card, thanks for sharing with us and playing along at Catch The Bug this week.

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    39. You make these stepper cards so well. Love the colours on this one. Hugs Mrs A.

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    40. Beautiful Desire. Love it so much...Hugz, joann

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    41. I love your work Desire. I love the layout and image you used. the colors are awesome I love greens. The sentiment is beautiful and so true. I see you on FB and it's so good to see your blog too. I saw your card on MIM. Hugs

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    42. totally gorgeous card as always!!! And that sentiment is just awesome :)

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    43. Hello Desire
      Love all the fine detailing of your fabulous creation . thank you for the sentiment .
      Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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    44. Awesome card and beautiful coloring and image.

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    45. What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for Joining us for our Feb Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug, I hope you join us again very soon.

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    46. Oh so pretty!

      Sending love from Frankfurt Airport!

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    47. I love the card, the sentiment is great. xx

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    48. Absolutely stunning!
      Beautiful colours and lovely details:)
      And the photo is gorgeous.
      Enjoy the weekend, hugs:)

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    49. That's lovely, Desire. The pencils do give the sweet image a lovely soft effect and the design and colours are beautiful. Fab sentiment too. Thanks!
      Chris
      x

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    50. Such a wonderful creation, love the bling and great sentiment. Lovely colors and colors. :)

      Hugs, Anne.

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    51. oh what a sweet and beautiful card! love how the flowers + text stand out and this image is superb! the tones of green are very sweet two! the eyes are striking and the sign on the shoulder looks celtic that would make a perfect irish card! ^^
      ♥Thanks for sharing on Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog!♥
      greatly appreciated
      Shuly dt
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    52. A lovely card. You did a great job with all the green. I find Monochromatic difficult and enjoy it when someone does it well. Thanks for playing along at 613 Avenue Create.

      Blessings and Hugs,
      Melissa M

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    53. This is a fabulous card Desire, I love your gorgeous image and monochromatic greens.
      Have a great weekend.
      Pauline
      x

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    54. wonderful setting for a wedding! Love all the details in her garb, too! Desire, your creations always bring such inspiration to me - the way you pull everything together and repeat a certain element to really make the point - this is lovely. My favorite design element today is her little cheeks! hugs, de

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    55. How adorable Desire, love the colours too. Susan x

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    56. so stunning desire.i love your green colours and really gorgeous image and design :D

      xx coops xx

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    57. Fantastic card, cute image & perfect sentiment for your design!
      Good to see you join us for the One Stitch At A Time Challenge, hope to see you come back soon!
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      Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~

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    58. A beautiful card Desire. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
      Mags
      x

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    59. LOVE the shades of green. Such a mysterious and beautiful card.

      I LOVE the photo you shared of your niece! She is such a lovely bride! Beautiful photo, setting, and I love how happy she looks. Thanks for sharing :)

      Hugs,
      Heather

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    60. What a gorgeous card. Colors that I would not have tried for a card, but you did a fabulous job. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck! Maggie (OSAAT DT)

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    61. First...what a gorgeous card...I love all the green and that image is just beautiful and so is your coloring. Second, your niece is so beautiful too, what a great photo of her and her new husband. Thank you so much for playing along with Simply Create Too.

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    62. Beautiful, gorgeous greens x

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    63. Fabulous card, love the green shades! Your niece is so lovely, looks like she had great wedding!
      hugs
      Glenda

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    64. Beautiful card. I love the sentiment. xxx

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    65. Gorgeous card Desire, stunning design and love the green you have used and what a great sentiment..Hugs Lozzy xx beautiful photo and what a gorgeous dress x

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    66. Beautiful use of the colors and a very cute stamp. I'll definitely be checking out her stamps on Esty! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack.

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    67. Gorgeous entry for our current challenge at CraftyHands...love all the greens....x

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    68. Like the way you bordered the flowers around this lovely card. The monochromatic greens look gorgeous. Your anime style image is darling.

      Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

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    69. Gorgeous card, Desire. The colors are fabulous. Love your beautiful photo, too. :)

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    70. Stunning card you made in lovely green tones! =)
      Beautiful photo of your niece and her hubby!
      Hugs, Elenor

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    71. Stunning as always. Gorgeous shades of green, love the usage of the image flowers!

      Huggsss, Angelique

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    72. So beautiful - I really enjoy your style! I like the sentiment too! Your niece is so pretty - what a lovely wedding pic!

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    73. I love the expression in her eyes and how you colored this image Desire. Such a pretty card!
      Your niece is beautiful, what a fab photo! Hugs

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    74. Gorgeous photo of your niece on their wedding day! You are so good a photography! Love your card, those greens are beautiful. Love the design too, just so lovely!
      Have a wonderful day Desire,
      Hugs Kelly

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    75. Beautiful card, Desire!
      I love the sentiment. :)

      hugs
      vanja

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    76. Beautiful card - love the way you've created the extra flowers.

      Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

      Helen x

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    77. Wow this is fantastic Desire love the card in green.
      Hugs
      Fiona xx

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    78. What a fabulous entry, I love the colour tones.

      Thanks for coming over and joining in with our 25th Challenge at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog - Anything Goes.

      Great Big Huge Hugs

      Becca xxx(DT Member)

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    79. Really darling, again, Desire! Love the sweet image, your design, coloring, and bling! That sentiment is fantastic--thank you very much! :^)
      And your niece is so gorgeous--another fabulous photo!!!!
      Hugs, Penny

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    80. This is so awesome, Desire...Love your patience on placing all those flowers all over and it pays off. It makes for a perfect design. So grateful you joined our Challenge here at Word Art Wednesday this week. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 34:8 which says, "Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him." Hugs always...

      JO ANN
      http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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    81. sweet card!!!!
      and you nailed the sentiment!!!
      tfs:)

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    82. I love the beautiful shades of green on your card, love that pretty girl too.

      Thanks for playing along with us at Simply Create Too. Join us again soon. :-)

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    83. Lovely card Desire. I always like that sentiment wherever I read it :). And a gorgeous picture of a sweet wedding couple :)

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    84. What a beautiful card! Your monochromatic green is vey calming. Great sentiment and beautiful picture of your niece! Thanks for joining us for the Great Impressions challenge!

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    85. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

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    Desire