Thursday, September 26, 2019

Spectember Trio

I’m a little behind in completing the Spectember challenges, mainly because I’ve been avoiding two of the challenges that were particularly challenging for me. I prefer to be precise in my cardmaking, so doodling and pointillism are tough for me. I also don’t use sketches very often. But… I had the day off so knocked out all three of these challenges.

For the Day 19 Sketch challenge I used a few freebies from Dearie Dolls. The trio of Superheroes can be found HERE and the sweet little superwoman can be found HERE . I flipped the sketch so that the sentiment is across the top, otherwise followed it pretty closely. The sentiments are computer-generated. In case you can’t read them, they say FRONT-“May your birthday be a… INSIDE- Kapow! Wham! Zap! Smash! Celebration!”)  and the stickers on the inside are from Oriental Trading Company (we gave them out with treats for Halloween last year.) The inside of the card features a simplified version of this fold I found on Pinterest. The images are all colored with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen.
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Spectember Day 19 Follow a Sketch
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #103
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes                                
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Sept                                 

For the Day 20 Doodle Challenge, I sketched a pineapple image, then filled the fruit segments and leaves with zentangle doodles. When finished, I colored the pineapple with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The sentiment is a freebie from Desert Diva.
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Spectember Day 20 Doodle for Intl Doodle Day
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- The Fruits Song
Double D’s Challenge- Focus on the Sentiment                  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #405-407 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #601 Sentimental

For the Day 22 Pointillism Challenge was by far the hardest for me. After a few failed attempts, I finally decided to trace a few butterfly images from a Eureka Stamps digi (ES 58501- Butterfly background) onto vellum.  I then used a fine-line sharpie marker to draw dots over the pencil lines. When finished, I colored the image from the back with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers then used the black fine-line marker and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen to add more definition to the front of the image. I then fussy-cut the image. Am thinking I’ll use it on a card. But for now… I need to wait for inspiration to strike!
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Spectember Day 22 Pointillism 


  1. OMG what a fun sentiment Kathy! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘FOCUS ON THE SENTIMENT’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. What a cute card design, love the fun sentiment and image. Thanks so much for joining the us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

  3. What a wonderful sentiment and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.

    DD DT

  4. Thank you for joining us at challenge Lemon Shortbread
    DT Maria


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