Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Two Critters & A Beauty

This sweet digi from Hetty Clare named Pony Plait is the freebie at this months Progressive Outlaws Challenge. I wanted to color the horse grey, so searched google for inspiration and found a photo of a Grey Arabian with wonderful mottling. (My FIL used to raise this beautiful breed of horses and I've always thought that they were almost magical to watch as they "marched" around the show ring!) After coloring him, I selected background paper and colored the rest of the image in colors that compliment the stripes. I decided to create an easel card and used a tutorial I found on Pinterest.  Then finished the card with two sentiments and few little puffy hearts stickers.  
·   Digital Image- Hetty Clare (Pony Plait)
·   Instructions for Easel Card can be found HERE
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Instructions for Easel Card can be found HERE
·   Sentiment- TlcCreations Freebie (True Blue Friend)  
·   Assorted background papers from my stash
·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (The pack contains 113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Progressive Freebie- June (Pony Plait from Hetty Clare Art)
Incy Wincy Designs- Man’s Best Friend/Fur Babies/Pets
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- June                      
Let’s Craft and Create- #160-Anything Goes 

I made an additional easel card base to showcase a beautiful digi from Cute As A Button named "Peacock Mermaid." I created her image in the mirror by printing off an extra copy that I flipped after I copied the image onto paper, then reduced its size to fit within the mirror frame. [This is one of the many reasons that I like using digital images. They are so easy to manipulate.]  After printing the images I colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen.  I cut the oval shape from the inside of the mirror and taped a scrap of vellum over the hole. I then positioned the reflected image under this vellum and taped it in place, creating the look of a well-weathered mirror.  The sentiment from a Beccy's Place set.
·   Digi- Cute As A Button (Peacock Mermaid)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sentiment- “Beauty Is A Light in the Heart” from Beccy’s Place Digi set (Feathered Nest)
·   Assorted background papers from my stash
·   Stickles- Star Dust (adding magic to the mermaid scales and tail)
·   Small heart-shaped pink rhinestone from my stash.
Entered into:  
Cute As A Button-FB Progressive Freebie Challenge #37
Cute As A Button- #57 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #134 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #511 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                

My final card this post is a simple gatefold. And it went together very quickly with a pre-colored flamingo digi (that had a built-in sentiment), a few scraps of patterned paper and scraps of ribbon.  The inside sentiment is one of my favorite freebies from Desert Diva.
·   Colored Digi- Imagine That! “Keep Calm and Flamingo On” (retired)
·   Patterned paper- Imagine That! “ Tropical Breeze” (retired)
·   Other patterned papers are from my stash
·   Inside  sentiment- Desert Diva Freebie (You Make Me Happy)
·   Sheer black dotted swiss ribbon- JoAnne’s
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #444-445 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- A Splash of Pink               
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #6-2020


  1. Great cards, love your colouring of the hourse.

  2. Beautiful cards! I just love your coloring! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!Hugs, JoyJoyfully StampsLil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator
    Joyfully Stamps

  3. Love how you colored the horse. Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Man's Best Friend/Fur Babies/Pets. Good luck!

  4. I colored up the Outlawz progressive freebie image this week, too. Wasn't it fun? I like your other cards, too! Thanks so much for joining us at JDS Challenges. I hope to see you again. Julie, DT member

  5. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the easel card with all that glitter on the mermaid it looks amazing! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Victoria

  6. A beautiful mermaid card. Love the image in the mirror. I too like digital stamps for things like this. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Challenge and Facebook Challenge Design Team Leader)

    PS: With everything going on in the world with regard to the coronavirus, please stay safe and well

  7. Kathy, Wow, your card is amazing! I love this and the reflection is so cool! Thank you for sharing your card at Ching Chou Kuik Challenge!
    Ching Chou Kuik DT - Bonnie

  8. What a clever design!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Little Patch of Crafty Friends & good luck for this challenge!!

    HandmadeByTasha DT


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