Sunday, October 13, 2019

Weekend Creations

I’ve been loving making cards with autumn colors, so enjoyed using that color scheme with this wonderful digi from Sheepski Designs named “Waiting.” I created the background with patterned paper for the sky and furthest hill, doing some major fussy-cutting around the trees and fairy. I also created a haunted feeling by adding torn vellum clouds covering the moon. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen, using the gel pen to add a gauzy layer and bit of lace to the fairy's skirt and a bit of texture to her wings. Am entering the card into several challenges including Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes challenge (Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost), The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge (A wood-related theme… figure the stand of trees fits), and several challenges with autumn colors. The sentiments are computer-generated.  
Entered into:  
Sheepski Designs- #31 Autumn
SheepSki Designs FB- #40 Anything Goes (Twist- Fur, Feathers, Wings) 
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- Nothing Gold Can Stay
The Sisterhood of Crafters- A Wood-related Theme for Autumn
Incy Wincy Designs-Autumn (Fall) Colours                                          
Let’s Craft and Create- Anything Goes (October option- Colors of Fall)
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #478

The current Tiddly Inks challenge theme is “Trick or Treat-Spooky or Sweet.” My sweet card features the digi named “Thanks a Latte.” The sentiment on the front of the card is from a Lily of the Valley Digi set named "Sentiment Tags." The inside sentiment is a freebie from Desert Diva. Paper piecing and a large diecut doily add some extra patterns and texture.
Entered into:  
Tiddly Inks- Challenge-#230- Trick or Treat- Spooky or Sweet      
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #104
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #115 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Oct                                   

My final card this post was so fun to make. It features adorable critters drawn by artist Sherry West for her book “It's raining Cats! It's raining Dogs! It's raining  Bats! And Poppywogs!" It is her first book and has already sold out the first run on Amazon. How exciting is that?!! To celebrate the launch of her book, Sherry is hosting a contest on her website using a free digi. I wanted to make a really special card… to used the Penny Slider technique so that the little Froggie can twirl down the front of the card. So fun! The sentiments are computer-generated.  
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #408-409 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #31


  1. Love your beautifully coloured fairy scene, such a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

  2. Beautiful scene and coloring! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. Hi Kathy your makes are stunning. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Wonderful fairy scene with so much detail that I hardly know where to look first! Using the patterned paper and torn vellum was brilliant! Also love the gelly roll texture added to the fairy's wings and gown! Beautiful job, Kathy! Thanks so much for playing along with my "wood-related" challenge theme at the Sisterhood of Crafters this week. Always enjoy seeing you in our gallery!

  5. Wow, stunning card, I love the use of the vellum for the clouds. Thanks for joining us at 'Lets Craft and Create' Jonnece DT

  6. Wow! I love all of the little details on the Tiddly Inks image, especially the plan tablecloth, the pattern on the wingback chairs, and the adorable embellishments you used with the sentiments. Thanks for joining our challenge this month! xx Jen DT

  7. Such a sweet card, thank you for joining us at Tiddly Inks Challenge for our ‘Spooky or Sweet’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

  8. Wonderful creations. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Good luck!

  9. Such fabulous cards! Especially loving the doily on the Tiddly Inks card. It's lovely! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks.


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