Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Sweet and Funny images

I had such fun creating this card… because I love the whimsical feeling of the sweet image from The Paper Shelter named, appropriately, "The Fairy And The Wizard." I used the background that comes with the set but flipped it upside down so that it looks like the wizard is creating a shower of flowers onto his love. And… I added a few puffy flower stickers that I recently picked up at Hobby Lobby. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen [I used the white gel pen to add the transluscent look to her wings plus used a silver gel pen to add some filigree patterns to his belt and hood. You can see these details in the photo.] The sentiment is from a Beccy's Place set named "Azaleas."
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #371 Things that Fly                                                   (thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar)
Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration & Challenge- Love     (cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com)
ScribblesDesignsChallenges- #74-Three or More Layers                     (scribblesdesignschallenge.blogspot.com)
Word Art Wed Challenge- #374-#375 Anything Goes                           (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)

I created this card, for the current Bugaboo Stamps Photo Inspiration Challenge using two Bugaboo Digis, "Roly Poly Chef Pie" and the sentiment from the digi named "Gertrude More Pie."  The shades of grey with a few shouts of bright red reflect the colors in the Inspiration photo. I'm entering this into a few other challenges, including Sketch Saturday [I used a variation of the sketch, placing the sentiment on one of the rectangles and the sentiment on the small circle] and Cute Card Thursday [I used translucent red enamel dots. on the front and inside of the card.] 
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- Photo Inspirations                                 (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Sketch Saturday- Week #552                                               (sketchsaturday.blogspot.com)
Polkadoodles Challenge- Anything Goes Week 8             (polkadoodle.blogspot.com)
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                     (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com)
Cute Card Thursday- #570 Buttons/Enamel Dots           (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com)  

I find that I am using digis more and more in my card making, so it was fun to pull out my stamps to create a card for the current Mod Squad Challenge that required the use of clear of rubber stamps. For this one, I used a large Stampscapes image name "Old Mill." 
Since my last attempt at using watercolors didn’t turn out quite as I hoped, I decided to try again. This time I stamped the image with black pigment ink and embossed it with fine line black EP. Then, instead of using watercolor pencils, I pulled out a set of watercolors that I'd purchased many years ago but had seldom used. I was careful not to use too much water and was happy to see that the colors didn't get muddy as they usually did for me. So… yay. I CAN do it. [But to be honest, I still like my markers better.] The sentiments on front and inside of the card are both computer generated.
Entered into: 
Mod Squad Challenge- Clear or Rubber Stamps                       (modsquadchallenge.com)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Vintage/Past Times              (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Color It Up   (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2019/02/creative-confetti-color-it-up.html)

My final card for this posting is just the opposite of my last. It is for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge named "No Stamps Allowed." For this card I used an old Ziggy sticker [and by OLD, I mean Old. I remember buying them when I was in High School, so during the late 1970's. They weren't very sticky anymore, but they are so cute. I am also entering this card into the current butterfly challenge, which features the letter "A." This card includes a color [apple green] and the theme [aperature- I diecut a circle from the striped green paper and mounted it atop a light mint square of paper square. After fussy cutting around the Ziggy sticker, I carefully slid his foot down behind the cutout circle and then gently slid it into place. The final touch was to punch out four small butterflies, and add bodies, antennae and flutter trails. So cute!
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- No Stamps Allowed   (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Butterfly Challenge- #117 Letter A                                          (butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Feb             (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)


  1. All great cards Kathy. I love the first one, such a cute image on it. And the one with the old mill is also a lovely one.

  2. Thank you for dropping off the scenic card at Mod Squad this week - very pretty and colorful

  3. Hi Kathy what a wonderful selection of cards. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Such a fabulous card inside and out. I love the roly poly chef! Thank you for playing along at Polkadoodles Crafting https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  5. Well he has taken a long time to come and say hello. Maybe he is just shy! Lol. Love your fun card. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. Super collection of cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  7. Wonderful collection of cards Kathy! Wow you are good for digging into your stash for that cute sticker and I love the pretty butterflies.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. Amazing creations! Your cards are all so beautiful!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week for our Challenge!

  9. Cute pie card. Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug / Bugaboo for our photo inspiration challenge. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin

  10. Lots of great cards....so glad you decided to play along with us at Sketch Saturday.

  11. I love what you’ve done with the chef from Bugaboo. Great choice to add the matching paper as background. A fun masculine card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug!

  12. Beautiful scene with so many details. And I love how it's seen by the window. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  13. Her wings look amazing, great colouring! I love all of your cards, they are so well made and great design too.
    Thank you for playing along with us at SCRIBBLES DESIGN this month. Best of luck! Nick


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