Friday, June 12, 2020

Frankie & His Bride

It’s Friday and time for the Colour Crazy Challenge. This challenge is also an “Anything Goes” but it adds a requirement- the creation needs to include coloring in “any colouring medium you like, onto any project you like, and in any colours you like.” I’ve never outgrown my love for coloring… which is why making cards is stress therapy for me! I loved creating my DT card that features a fun image from Dr. Digi set named Made for Each Other and a few sentiments from the set named Comic Sentiments. I colored the love birds with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen, perched them on several layers of patterned paper. I also colored two of the sentiments and attached them to the card front to embellish my computer-generated sentiment, “Your love is alive!” (Note- I did print the comic sentiments in greyscale so that I could color them to fit into my cards color scheme.) The inside quotes, from the original Mary Shelley Frankenstein book seemed like the perfect pairing with the “Happy ValenSTEINS” sentiment that I once saw on a meme. So fun! 
·    Digi- Dr. Digi (Made for Each Other)
·    Front Sentiments “Zap” and “Boom”- Dr. Digi (Comic Sentiments)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Sentiments- Computer Generated
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #121
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #510 (Optional twist- Add a Number) 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #6-2020

This week there are several challenges with Masculine themes, so I dug through my stamps and found this vintage stamp from Embossing Arts that I’ve had since the late ‘90s. After stamping the eagle and reeds, I created a cloudy sky background with decorative chalks, a makeup sponge, and a stencil cut from scrap paper. I used a white eraser to remove any blue chalk from the eagle image. (I love how you can easily erase most chalk colors, especially if you use a light hand when applying them.) After coloring the eagle with alcohol inks and a white gel pen, I trimmed the clouds across the top of the card to create a shape card. However, after I finished, I discovered that I’d trimmed the top of the card to much and it was no longer stable. So…. mounted it onto dark cardstock, added sentiments and it was good to go!   
·    Digi- Embossing Arts- Eagle (Company no longer in business)
·    Reeds- Stampscapes  (Reeds Lg.)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Front Sentiment “Happy Birthday”- We Are 3 Birthday Wishes set  can be found HERE.
·    Inside sentiment- TLC Creations (Wishing You Little Moments of Delight)
·    Cloud template cut from scrap paper, chalks and makeup sponge
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
 Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday ChallengeIt’s A Man Thing                                 
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Masculine
The Paper Shelter- #431 Things with Wings
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #638 Masculine

When digging through my wood stamps (which I seldom use anymore) I found this one from Azadi Earles, which is one of the first stamps I ever bought. I’ve always loved the way it looks when embossed, so I dug out my seldom-used heat gun and got to work. Patterned paper, a bit of bling and computer-generated sentiment on the inside pulled the card together.
·    From the Heart Sentiment - Azadi Earles Stamp (Company no longer in business)  
·    Inside Sentiment- Computer Generated
·    Assorted background papers, gold photo corners, heart gem charm and gold cord from my stash
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #442-443 Anything Goes                   
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Here Comes the Bride
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 24 Anything Goes                                  


  1. Hi Kathy this is a stunning card. I love those fabulous images you have used. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. I did laugh at your Valen"stein" card, such fun and wonderful colouring. Your eagle card is fabulous, what a great image, then your stamped card? so elegant and love the stamp too, wonderful inserts on them all also.
    Take care
    Faith x
    PS thank you for your lovely visit, much appreciated.

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

    Please stop in for a visit!

  4. what super cards, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge

  5. What a wonderful image and stunning card!

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter. Good luck hugs Susan x

  6. All great cards! Love the Frankie and his bride card's so fun and whimsical!


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