Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Summer Friends

It's Wednesday! So time for another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog where challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out! The sponsor this week is Oddball Art and I used their fun image named "Caroline & Petey." I colored the cute pair with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The sentiments are computer generated and the cloudy sky was created with chalks, a makeup sponge and a template cut from a paper scrap. I sketched the little butterflies [but was a little heavy handed with the black marker. The poor critters can hardly flutter!] 
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Make Your Own Background
Di’s Digi Stamps Sweet Summertime                                                                  
Fabrika Fantasy Challenge- #32 Summer 

For my DT card this week with Imagine That Digi Stamps I used a sweet image and sentiment from a  digi set named Flamingo Beach. [You can find them HERE]. Plus, designer/owner of Imagine That, Kris Breach, provides her DTs with a coupon code that allows any friends a discount on their next digi order. If you stop by the shop I know that you'll find lots of digis that you'll want to add to your collection.
I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen, fussy cut and set her aside. The background base is cloudy sky scrapbook paper. I tore the edges of a few scraps of wave scrapbook paper to create an "ocean", and layered strips of torn parchment paper scraps to create the sandy beach. The final fun touch was to cut a few slits into the image around the floaty ring and along the edge of her wings. Slid a few pretty pink feathers into the slits and taped them on the backside of the image to hold them in place. When finished, I attached the beach Diva to the front of the card with foam tape. I printed the inside sentiment, also from the digi set, on kraft paper which helped the little bits of coloring really pop. So fun.
Entered into
Double D’s Challenge- Tropical 
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- Summer Holiday
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge  [Blue, pink, gold and flower on her hat]
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Use Your Scraps             
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #28                                                                    
Do-Al[l] Creative- On the Wave

I just finished a few really long weeks at work providing training and working on a grant [put in 110 hours in the last 10 days… so I am tired.] Was fun to have time to play in my craft room today. I started with a sweet image from one of my favorite sets from Bugaboo named "Unicorn Set." I colored the little cutie with Aquarelle Watercolor pencils and a Dove blender pen. When dry, I used a Tombow 2-Way Glue pen to adhere a thick dusting of microfine glitter to add some sparkling magic. Printed the rainbow/clouds image that come in the digi set onto the top half of an 8.5 x 11 sheet of white cardstock. [I was worried that I'd position it too low or high… instead it was too far to the left. Ha!  However, when I cut the sheet in half and folded it into an A2 sized card, I liked that the image was off-center. Such a happy mistake!] Colored the rainbow with the watercolor pencils, then decided that I wanted to mute them a bit so they wouldn't overwhelm the star of the show Unicorn. Vellum to the rescue! The sentiment is computer generated using a fun font names Curlz MT.  
Entered into:  

Bugaboo Stamps- Photo Inspiration        

The Sisterhood of Crafters- Any Occasion

Cute Card Thursday- #589 Anything Goes

A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Sparkle and Shine             
Cute As A Button-#46 Anything Goes [Twist- no background paper]                   

My final card features a patriotic theme in honor of the USA's Fourth of July celebrations. I used an old, old, old Stampin' Up set [I think it was one of the first stamp sets that I bought back in the late 90's]. Stamped the flag onto kraft paper, colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. Stamped the sentiment onto kraft paper and added a bit of white gel pen to highlight the letters. Trimmed the sentiment section with decorative scissors and lightly taped it to the card front. Trimmed the flag image, then created the impression of a slight "flutter" by gently rolling the ends of the flag under and adding a slight indentation down the middle of the flag. Added two strips of foam tape between the edges and the center of the flag to push two ridges upward when the flag is taped to the sentiment section. [see closeup side photo]. Attach the flag and slide a scrap of checkered paper behind the flag/sentiment section, adhering it in place. Tie a strip of fabric around the card fold, fraying the edges to add some texture and tying a loose knot on the front of the card. A computer generated sentiment on the inside finishes the colorful, but fairly quick and easy card.  
Entered into:  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Stars and/or Stripes                            
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #394-#395 Anything Goes                    
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays [Your national flag]                            
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- July      


  1. Hi Kathy this is a stunning card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. WOW WOW WOW! Both cards are really cute, but you took the flamingo to the next level by adding those feathers, HA! LOVE IT!! ♥ Thanks so much for sharing your creative talents with us at IMAGINE THAT DIGISTAMP!

  3. Lovely flamingo card for our challenge Auf der Welle, at DAK. Thanks for joining us!

  4. Hey... wow..!!! What an amazing creation! I love the funny idea with the feathers! Awesome!!! It's a really great summer fun card!

    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

  5. BEAUTIFUL work here with all the gorgeousness of a tropical nature….and many thanks for joining in our 'TROPOICAL' challenge. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
    {aNNie}Designer for Double D challenges

  6. OMG! Love your tropical card! The feathers on your flamingo are perfect! Fabulous scene you've created Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Tropical’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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

  7. Me again! lol This little unicorn card is ADORABLE!!! 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!

  8. Too cute, love the sparkle on that unicorn! Thanks for joining us at a2z scrapbooking.

  9. The sparkly rainbow colored unicorn looks fantastic!! Thanks for joining our July Challenge at a2z.

  10. Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  11. Such pretty cards, all are so lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  12. Your cards are all wonderful! Thanks so much for joining with us this month at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!

  13. Wonderful cards and papers. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  14. Such a cute card - thank you for joining in the challenge at Di's Digi Designs.
    Alison x

  15. Fabulous collection of cards! The first one is super cute, I just love that little kitty hanging on for dear life!! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  16. Fantastic cards, all. So glad you joined us with your glittery unicorn card at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  17. Fabulous image, the use of the feathers is just perfect. Thanks for joining us at 'DO-AL creatives' Look forward to seeing more. Jonnece DT

  18. Beautiful card! Love how you placed the flamingo on it!
    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

  19. Such fun touches of glitter on your unicorn! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.


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