Friday, August 3, 2018

QKR DT Member- Week 2

It's FRIDAY!  And that means it's time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog.  I'm excited to post my second card as a DT. (It's still so fun to type that!) QKR challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded.
This week I chose to use the QKR digi image Knome in Garden. (#17903.)  The sentiment is also from QKR (#digi16108). You can find both of these items here- www.stamponit.net
I made a shape card, sketching a basic mushroom pattern. Made the mushroom cap with dotted red paper, and the mushroom base is made with a strip of wallpaper with scrap paper grass.  (I have a book full of wallpaper samples that I got from a shop years ago when they were tossing their old sample books. I do so love to upcycle!) Coloring this dapper Gnome and his "lady" friend with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers was quick and easy. I then fussy cut the image, clipping his arm from his body (Ouch... that sounds violent!) then attached his body with foam tape to add a bit of depth to the card. (You can see this in the closeup.) The little heart on the sentiment hanging between these two friends adds a sweet final touch.
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Don't Bug Me                                             (daranddiane.blogspot.com)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #346-347 Anything Goes     (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Anything Goes (Aug)    (a2zscrapbookingblog.com) 
Mod Squad Challenge Blog- Getting In Shape                              (modsquadchallenge.com)

This sweet little crab image is from Biblical Impressions, also available from www.stamponit.net (Item #BI-32711) is called Lg Hermit Crab. I love his wide-eyed stare! To get a nice rustic coloring, I printed the digi on kraft brown paper, colored him with Spectrum Noir markers and added highlights, and speckles, with a white gel pen. The background scene is from an old calendar page (yep… that upcycling thingee again!) The sentiments are both computer generated… and sure to bring a smile to whoever receives this fun card.
Entered into: 
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #99 (tropical)                              (giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com)
Bugaboo Stamps- July Photo Challenge (Tropical)                     (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
DigiStamps4Joy- #151 Anything Goes (Add sentiment)            (digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.za)

This entry into the Simon Says Monday Challenge "Wild Things" features a wonderful Owl image from a now vintage wood mount from Northwoods Stamps. I stamped the owl on kraft paper and colored him with watercolor pencils (adding a little more yellow in his eyes with Spectrum Noir markers and darkening his pupils with a fine point Sharpie black marker.) Loved pairing the image with this wonderful freebie sentiment from lovesvg.com. (Just did a google search and was happy to learn that they are still in business. They carry a wonderful assortment of stamps. The scenery and sentiments are my favorites! You can find them here- www.northwoodsrubberstamps.com/) 
Oh, and there was no question in my mind about what animal I needed to put on this card. I am such a night owl (stay up until 3-4 AM  whenever possible) that I couldn't function without caffeine!
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Wild Things                 (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #205           (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)

After making three pretty intricately colored and layered cards, it was fun to create one CAS to add to the mix. A while ago I'd used my circle dies to cut a bunch of assorted colored circles so that I didn't have to pull my Big Shot off the shelf when I needed just one or two circles. Was glad that I did that because it allowed me to assemble this card in a very short time. I used a yellow circle, some yellow feathers (that I've had in my stash for like EVER!), and paper scraps to punch the black eyes and snip out the very widdo feets!  I don't have heart dies, so used one of my scrapbooking stencils to create the paper hearts. After adhering all the pieces to the card, I dug through my scrapbook stash of assorted sentiments and added the final "Love You" touch.  
Entered into: 
Happy Little Stamper- CAS- Diecuts                                 (happylittlestampers.blogspot.com)
Cute Card Thursday- #541 Anything Goes                       (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 

17 comments:

  1. OMG what a fabulous card for our challenge Kathy! WELL DONE!! So glad to see you again! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Don’t Bug Me!’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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

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  2. Love the mushroom card. It just makes me smile. Might I suggest that you enter it in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog.....to make a shaped card. You could win a $20 gift code to Gina K Designs. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Don't Bug Me Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

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    1. Judy, I'm not familiar with that challenge, but I like Gina K Designs. So am going to check it out. Thanks! (And thanks for the compliment. The little Gnome makes me smile, too!)

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    2. I see you found us over at The Mod Squad. Thanks for playing along, and good luck. Hope we see more of you over there, I love your work.

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  3. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts PP Challenge, xxx

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  4. Wonderful cards. The beach card is too cute with the crab. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Photo Inspiration Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

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  5. Your Beach card is gorgeous, love the little crab ...great sentiment too. It's a perfect entry for our challenge at Catch the Bug, thanks for playing along!
    Chris
    x

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  6. Wonderful cards. Excellent coloring on the image. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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  7. OH! Another stunning collection Kathy :D I'm guessing this is the post you meant to link for this months Craftyhazelnut's PPC ? Fabulous diversity in your creations, Thank you for sharing with us again at Craftyhazelnut's PPC XXX

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  8. Fun cards!! The Gnome one is really cute!! Thanks for playing along our August challenge at a2z.

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  9. Great projects!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  10. Great Projects in beautiful colors!Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT

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  11. Such fun cards! Love the owl coffee card! That gnome and mushroom card is so darn cute! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

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  12. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  13. Aww these are all lovely! Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp we all hope to see you again soon! x Zoey

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  14. Super cute card for the HLS CAS Challenge. Thank you for joining in the fun xx

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  15. Kathy this is a beautiful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with add a SENTIMENT challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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