As I DT I get to choose the images that I want to use. This week we have two sponsors and I wanted to use images from both… so I did! The first card features a new sponsor, but one that I know and love, Beccy’s Place. I’ve been a Guest DT for artist Beccy Muir for several years, and now serve as one of the “Contributors” for her blog. I love how easy Beccy’s images are to color as the lines of her artwork are so clean and bold. For this card, I used an image and two sentiments from a Beccy’s Place digi set named “South of the Border.” I created the A7 sized card base, which I decorated with patterned paper. I colored the cute sloth with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen, then fussy-cut and adhered him to the inside of the card. It took me a little time to work out the dimensions so that the sloth didn't stick out of the card when it was closed. But I was finally able to fold the image correctly so that the cutie holds his arms wide to match the inside sentiment. Next time I think I’ll make a long thin card that will fit into a #10 envelope. That will allow the sloth to stretch out a bit further, bending at the wrist instead of the elbow! I am entering this card into several challenges, including Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Interactive."
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Interactive
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Sept
The second sponsor this week is Patties Creations. I love Pattie’s image named “Cardinal on a Branch with Snow.” I used an upcycled calendar page as the card base, colored the cardinal image with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. I embellished the finished card with snowflakes cut from a Lawn Fawn die set and Polar White Flower Soft mixed with micro-fine glitter. The sentiment on the front is from a Beccy’s Place digi set named “Baby Robin” and the inside sentiment is from a Beccy’s Place digi set named “Bessings of the Season.” Am entering this card in several challenges including Day 25 of Spectember- Holiday Time.
Spectember Day 25 Holiday Time
Spectember Day 25 Holiday Time
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #600 Dies and Punches
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #456 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- All About Trees
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays
I couldn’t wait to get to Day 24 of the Spectember challenges because the theme is Furtastic, and I knew exactly which stamp to use. The cute feline in the stamp set from Biblical Impressions named “Crazy Kitty” always makes me laugh. So I pulled it out, stamped it on cream-colored cardstock with black ink and got to work with my Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The paws, which come in the set, were stamped on scrap paper, colored and fussy-cut. I then mounted them with foam tape, positioning them to look like the kitty was peeking over them. Isn’t the little fur face adorable? The sentiment on the front is a vintage wood-mount stamp from Printworks. The “Excerpt from the Diary of a Cat” on the inside is computer-generated. I found it on the internet years ago and it was love at first sight. (Since I like to give credit when I use an image or sentiment, I spent time researching its source when I used in it past posts. I couldn’t find the original author, but in 2017 I did find this article from the 1990s that included it. I just checked and that site is no longer available. Instead, the fun sentiment appears to be in a 400+ page book named “Getting Out: Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary” by John Woodcock. I plan to check it out!)
Spectember Day 24Furtastic
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