Wednesday, October 24, 2018

World Champion

It's Wednesday! So time for another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog.  Penny's challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out! (pennyschallenges.blogspot.com)
This week, one of the sponsors is The Paper Shelter [TPS], which is a favorite of mine. One thing that makes TPS unique is that their digi stamp sets include a background image that can be used for each of the main images.  [You can see their wonderful collection of images here- www.thepapershelter.com]

For this challenge, the DTs were provided with the digi set named "World Champion." I printed the background in greyscale instead of its original bold colors and added several silver glitter die-cut stars that came in a scrapbook layout set. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, plus added details to the trophy with a Spectrum Noir Metallic silver Glitter Brush Pen. So that the background didn't overwhelm the little hero, I cut an oval from a blue plastic document folder.  [If you follow my blog, you'll see that I use these almost as often as vellum… which I use a lot. You can find them in office supply stores. They come in a pack of assorted colors, are very translucent and are often cheaper than colored vellum.  Plus you can write on them with a fine-line permanent marker and they are also easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors. So, really versatile for things like balloons and to mute backgrounds with color!) I also love the way that the sparkly silver star looks behind the translucent blue. The inside sentiment is computer generated.
 
Entered into: 
Happy Little Stamper- Anything Goes with Dies                        (happylittlestampers.blogspot.com)

For this card, I repurposed a digi image, named "Special Day Ted" from Di's Digis. Printed, colored and cut fussy cut ted to fit along the left edge of the card. The hand sketched the letters for "Boo" attempting to make them look like they were painted, swapping them out for the "Special Day" lettering on the digi. [This digi is currently on sale for $ 2.00 at www.disdigistamps.com/store/p1050/Special_day_ted.html] I used a scrap of paint blotch gift wrap as background, with a layer of vellum so that Boo would stand out. The inside sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations (you can find it available right now at http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.com/2018/10/halloween-word-art-printable_21.html)
 
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Halloween/Spooky             (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Di’s Digi Stamps- Creepy or Cute                                             (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                        (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
Stampendous 31 Days of Halloween Challenge                     (stampendousblog.wordpress.com)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Halloween/Spooky      (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge #24                           (desiref.blogspot.co.za)

Had fun using this freebie from Gerda Steiner named "Happy Fall" [you can find it here- www.gsd-stamps.com/collections/shop-digital-stamps/products/happy-fall-greeting-card-printable] I colored it with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, chalked the cloudy sky, and used a technique called "Eclipsing" to add some interest to the card. You can find an excellent tutorial here- http://beccysplace.blogspot.com/search/label/eclipse%20card  (Actually, Beccy's Place has a huge list of tutorials available. It is my 'go-to' place when I want to learn a new technique or fold. Check it out.) Beccy used a word die on her card. I sketched a leaf template for mine because I wanted the leaf to fill most of the card front. The inside sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations (createwithtlc.blogspot.com) If you are a regular visitor to my blog you'll notice that I often use sentiments and digis from TLC Creations. Paulette does an amazing job of creating dozens an dozens of great items, plus she has an etsy shop where she sells very unique vintage, floral and other themed digis for card making, scrapbooking and junk journaling. 
Entered into: 
Gerda Steiner Designs- Share you Designs Challenge               (gsd-stamps.com/blogs/share-your-designs)
Word Art Wed Challenge- #358-359 Anything Goes                 (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com) 

My final card this post is a simple silhouette of a cat sketched out and fussy-cut from a black envelope [which is much easier to cut than black cardstock.] Her nose is a puffy heart sticker and the background paper was selected because it mirrors the cute little pink heart nose. The sentiment is computer generated.

Entered into:
2018 Cat Lovers Hop     (herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2018/10/main-hop-post-2018-cat-lovers-hop.html)



22 comments:

  1. Fabulous work on all of your cards. Great designs and I especially love that kitty (of course). Adorable heart nose! xxD

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  2. Love that black cat with the super-pink nose, Kathy! Great color combo.

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  3. Brilliant set of cards - but I love the cat one. 'What's Mew with you?' amused me!!

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  4. Your silhouette with the sweetheart of a sweet heart nose is darling!

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  5. I love how you used the puffy sticker for his nose. So cute!

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  6. This is a cute card - love the little puffy heart nose! Love black cats! The pink pops too!

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  7. Beautiful card Kathy, love your colouring of the sentiment. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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  8. I love your creative kitty card and I also re-use colored envelopes for card designs. I generally die cut my shapes but have also sketched and fussy cut. Never let a good piece of paper go to waste is what I say!

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  9. Always a pleasure to visit your posts, so much creativity :D Love the use of a cropped image on your cad front. Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's PPC XXX

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  10. Gorgeous card creations and I LUV the sweet little pink nose on the wonderful kitty card x

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  11. Lots of adorable cards!!! Your card for the Cat Blog Hop is really cool!!!

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  12. Lovely cards! I love the shape of your kitty! She's purrfect with
    her sweet heart nose.

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  13. Great cards. Love the heart nose on the cat.

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  14. This is so fun, Kathy. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  15. A lot of lovely cards, and the cute cat card looks great with that puffy nose on the silhouette! :D

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  16. This is such a cool cat card! Love the heart nose too! Great design!

    Thanks so much for being a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!!!
    rstevensoncreations.wordpress.com

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  17. So many delightful cards to look.

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  18. Oh I see how hard the bear tried to be spooky but he's not at all! He's so cute and lovely. The scene with the bear painting the colorful boo is so cute! Thank you for joining SSS Monday Challenge.

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  19. You made so many great cards but I love your kitty the best(the boys pay me to say that every time I see a black cat. LOL)

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  20. Fabulous set of cards! My favorite, of course, is the What's Mew? kitty card. Great idea to upcycle the envelope. I save mine to do that with, but rarely end up doing it!! Ha. Love the heart-shaped nose....I NEED to remember this idea.
    My weird internet connection is finally letting me leave comments again. Thank you so much for being a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  21. Fantastic work! Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge.
    Nathalie DT

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