Friday, October 11, 2019

End of Week Cards

It’s Friday, so time for another challenge at QKR Stampede!  Stop by the challenge, which is always “Anything Goes” and several prizes are awarded. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself? My DT card features one of my favorite Eureka digital images named Butterfly Background (that is available for just $2.) During last month's Spectember Challenge sponsored by Spectrum Noir, I’d created the orange butterfly on this card using a technique called Pointillism. I’d first traced the butterfly onto vellum, 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 a black fine-line marker and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen to add more definition to the front of the image. When finished, I fussy-cut the image and attached it atop the full background digi.
Colored a few of the other butterflies in shades of yellow gold and added black photo corners for contrast.  The sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations. Am entering this card into a few challenges including The Butterfly Challenge (used one color- Mandarin, and one theme- marker pens), Double-D’s Challenge (Orange & White) and Outlawz Monochrome Color Challenge.)  
Entered into:  
Butterfly Challenge- #129 M is for Magic Window          
Double D’s Challenge- Orange & White [photo]                   
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge (Monochrome)
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #104

This weeks sponsor for the  Colour Crazy Challenge is Createful Heart and I created my DT card with a great image named “Rudy Rooster.” A friend raises chickens and I colored this handsome guy with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen to represent one of her favorite roosters. (But I also did some google research to assist with the coloring and feathering.)  The red plaid background is cut from a paper napkin (I picked up a package from the local dollar store for… well… a dollar!) and the sentiments are computer-generated.
Entered into:  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #115 Anything Goes
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #31                                                      
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #408-409 Anything Goes                   
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 40 Anything Goes                                  
Bugaboo Stamps- Oct Anything Goes      

My final card for this posting features a beautiful Ching-Chou Kuik digital image named “Peony“ which I colored with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. I loved coloring the digi with rich fall colors and added a few small ruby red rhinestones to add a touch of elegance. (You can see them in the close-up pic; one on her headdress, two on her necklace. I also used a silver and a gold gel pen on her jewelry. You can't see it very well in the photo, but they add a beautiful luster and shine.) 
Am entering this card into several challenges that focus on colors of fall including Ching-Chou Kuik’s blog and FB challenges (Pumpkin/Halloween Colors), and Power Poppy ‘s “What Flower are You? (I’ve always loved poppies, and when I researched and learned that they represent remembrance and peace I knew that I had my flower! I also have worked in the field of drug prevention for over 30 years… so I regularly teach people able the dangers of drugs, including opium/heroin that comes from poppies.) I also just discovered a new challenge for DT's Only. There is some pretty steep competition... but I think I'll learn from the other DT's as many are so very talented! 
Entered into: 
Ching-Chou Kuik's FB Challenge- [FB] Pumpkin/Halloween Colours 
Incy Wincy Designs-Autumn (Fall) Colours                                          
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #163 Autumn/Halloween
Sheepski Designs- #31 Autumn
Cute As A Button-#49 Anything Goes (Twist- The Colors of Fall)
Let’s Craft and Create- Anything Goes (October option- Colors of Fall)
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- What Flower Are You?
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays


  1. Kathy, stunning cards.. I think each one is just gorgeous, hugs, Lori m

  2. Hi Kathy your cards are stunning. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. This has just got to be the most spectacular butterfly I have seen. I have done pontilsim filling in a design with dots but never used dots to out line the image. I love the result. I am so impressed. Thankyou for coming send rounding the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Just had to come back and coment on your other two cards. The rooster is magnificent and the last card your colouring is fabulous. I love how you have coloured her hair. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Wow you certainly have finished off the week well with beautiful cards...thank you so much for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  6. Beautiful butterflies!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Orange & White ONLY’ 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. This is so nice! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Autumn/Halloween” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
    Artist and Owner

  8. Beautiful card, lovely colours and great design also! Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  9. Butterflies are so intriguing.Love how you cesinged your card. Thanks forsharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future Challenges.
    DD DT

  10. Gorgeous creation Kathy with such a beautiful meaning behind your work. Thirty years of prevention is something to be applauded! I bet so many lives have been changed because of you! You did a beautiful job coloring this up with all the detail in the eyes and hair - just wow!

  11. All of your cards are so lovely! Love the sentiments too! Thanks for sharing you card with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenges!

  12. Kathy, all of your cards are gorgeous, but I especially love the Peony image! Thanks so much for joining us and good luck with your entry! Be sure to come back for next month's challenge!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Patties Creations Design Challenge

  13. Beautiful cards and particularily like Peony card, great image Thanks for joining our challenge at Let's Craft and Create this month and good luck - Michelle DT x

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

  15. Lovely card and beautiful coloring of the image. Thank you for joining Cute As A Button challenge #49.

  16. Kathy, Your card is gorgeous, I love this image and have it myself. You have done an outstanding job with it. Thank you for joining us at SheepSki Designs Blog challenge and good luck with your entry. Gail DT xx


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