Friday, July 12, 2019

One More for Freedom

My DT card for this week's QKR Stampede Challenge features the Eureka Stamp image [ES-digi37801-Declaration of Independence] that I used a few weeks ago.  You can find the great digi HERE. This time I used a piece of scrapbook paper atop a brown A2 card as my base. I then backed the image with deep red and navy cardstock and added some red and gold bent wire swirls to match those in the background paper.  The inside sentiment is computer generated with a font named Asiyah Script. I mounted it atop a scrap of the background paper on the front of the card, then sprinkled both the front and inside of the card with several sparkly gold stars.
Entered into: 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- July                                        

A while ago I discovered a wonderful blog named Sweet to the Soul that occasionally offers free bible journaling digis. I loved this John 8:36 option and have used it to make several cards. For this one, I added a few highlights of purple and fuchsia to match colors in the piece of scrapbook paper used as the background for the card. I added a silver chart with a strip of silver string and finished the card with silver photo corners. [I did try to provide the link to the freebie, but it looks like this one is no longer available. However, there are several items available at very reasonable prices. You can find them HERE.]
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Add a Number                                       
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #394-#395 Anything Goes                    
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- [TWIST–Twine or String]

My final card for this post features a beautiful digi from Cute As A Button named "Peacock Mermaid." I knew that I wanted to try to create the gorgeous mermaid's image in the mirror, so I printed off an extra copy that I had flipped after copying. [This is one of the many reasons that I like using digital images. They are so easy to manipulate.]  After printing the images I colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. When coloring the images, I realized that I'd colored over a small but very important detail that I didn't notice at first glance. She is combing her hair with a three tined metal fork, which Arial called a dinglehopper in The Little Mermaid movie. Since I'd colored over it, I tried recoloring it with a silver marker, but it didn't work. So, I cut two forks from a scrap of silver cardstock and inserted them into a few slits that I cut into the digis [full size and mirror reflection.] I cut the oval shape from the inside of the mirror and taped a scrap of vellum over the hole. I then positioned the reflected image under this vellum and taped it in place, creating the look of a well-weathered mirror.  The sentiments are both from a Bugaboo digi set named "Under The Sea."  
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Life on the Ocean Waves
Bugaboo Stamps- Project inspired by your Favorite Movie    
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Birthday
Cute As A Button-FB Progressive Freebie No. 26- Peacock  Mermaid
Do-Al[l] Creative- On the Wave                                                                            
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #121                                                    
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                                    
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 27-Anything Goes         
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Sparkle and Shine           
Cute As A Button-#46 Anything Goes [no background paper]                   


  1. Hi Kathy your makes are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. OMG.. this is amazing. I love the colouration of the image - also in the mirror! WOW!!!!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives

  3. Wow, th coloration is very very great and beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at the DAK Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  4. such a stunning card. Love the way you have mirrored the image and the colours are beautiful. Thank you for joining in the fun at Polkadoodles Crafting, good luck.
    Gina xx

  5. Beautiful birthday card! Your coloring is perfectly done! Thank you for playing my birthday challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you will join us again soon.

  6. Beautiful and thoughtful card. Thank you for showing us your patterned papers at Crafty Hazel Nut's Patterned Paper Monthly Challenge - Myrna DT

  7. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Judy

  8. Fabulous image, perfect colouring. Thanks for joining us at 'DO-AL Creatives' Look forward to seeing more. Jonnece DT

  9. The shimmery mermaid is really sweet! Thanks for linking up to our July Challenge gallery at a2z.

  10. Wow... amazing card! Love the colouration of the elegant mermaid!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives{#31 – On the wave}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge{#31 – ATG}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#61 - Animals}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  11. your mermaid card is gorgeous!! I love it!! Thanks for playing along at If you give a crafter a cookie blog!!!

  12. Fabulous birthday card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  13. OMGosh... what a beautifully created detailed birthday card! The fix on the comb was brilliant! Your coloring is gorgeous. Adding the reflection is the best detail! Thank you so much for sharing your card with the Sisterhood of Crafters! I hope to see you in our gallery often!

  14. Wow, great coloring of the image, even in the mirror.
    Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug.
    xxx Margreet DT

  15. Gorgeous cards. Thank you for entering your mermaid card into our Week 28'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles.

    Why not join our other other challenges at Digi Choosday and A Gem of a Challenge.

    Hugs Lisa xxx

  16. Beautiful!! 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

  17. Beautiful creation, lovely coloring! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  18. Thanks for entering your lovely mermaid card over at a2z Scrapbooking. Such nice coloring and clever too!

  19. Wonderful cards and I so love the mermaid. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking..


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