Friday, July 10, 2020

Casual Boy

It’s Friday and time for the Colour Crazy Challenge. This challenge is also an “Anything Goes” but if 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!!
This weeks sponsor is The Paper Shelter, and my DT card features a wonderful image named Casual Boy. I colored and fussy cut the handsome young man then positioned him on the background that comes with the digi. I added an additional pop of color by placing a Post-It star behind his head. The sentiments are freebies from Skogstokiga Blogspot
I’m entering this card into several challenges including The Sisterhood of crafters “Ink it up” (it took several layers of me to get his jacket to resemble black leather. At least I hope you can tell that is what it’s supposed to be?!) 
·   Digi- The Paper Shelter (Casual Boy)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front and Inside Sentiments- Skogstokiga Blogspot Freebie (Here)
·   Assorted background papers from my stash
·   Sheer black dotted swiss ribbon- JoAnne’s
Entered into:  
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 28 Anything Goes                         
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Birthday            
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- July Challenge #7-2020

I was thrilled when I recently won a Cute As A Button Challenge because I love Francesca’s sweet images. I had fun “shopping” and finally decided upon this adorable digi because I kinda like kitties. (I just wish that there was a way that I could make this card purr?!)
When coloring the neckline of her top I messed up a bit. Decided to add a bit of lace with my white gel pen to cover that oops. Yay… saved it! Then decided to add some white stitching on her sweater and some pencil stitching along the edge of the rectangular image which allows me to enter this card into the current Double D “stitches” challenge. Yay!
·   Digi- Cute As A Button (Right Way to Wear Fur)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Cat Paw Stickers- Stickos brand from Walmart
·   Front Sentiment- “Purrfect” Label from my scrapbook stash
·   Inside sentiment- “Happy Purr-th Day” Imagine That digital set (Kitty Lapping Milk)
·   Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Thanks to the Cathouse (I'm in the Doghouse with you)
Double D’s Challenge- Stitches                  
Cute As A Button- JULY: CH #58 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #446-447 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #642 Not Square
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #514
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- July 2020 #40                            
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                

I usually like the control and vibrant colors that alcohol markers provide, so using decorative chalks and Q-tips for coloring is really a stretch for me. But, this card shows me that I can successfully meet that challenge, and even have fun doing it! I decided on chalks because I wanted the card to have a rustic color scheme to match the background postage stamps (a freebie from Graphics Fairy.) I also opted for a slimline card, because it allows me to add more of the cute little vintage stamps and because I have just found an unopened,  but old, box of size 10 envelopes that I’d like to use before the adhesive is no longer sticky. (Yep, I know they are old because the little yellow price sticker says “Hagger Drug, 79¢”. I worked at that little hometown store during high school and college… and I know it’s been closed for a while. So these envelopes might actually be considered antiques?!) Also, since the current Power Poppy Challenge is to create a slimline card, I can enter this card into that challenge, too.) I did add a few shadows/definition with colored pencils and highlights with my trusty white gel pen… maybe because of that “control” thingee?! The festive embellishments are made with a pine branch punch and Nuvo Drops. Falalalala la la la laaaaa!
·   Digi- All Dressed Up (Christmas Stocking)
·   Colored with Decorative Chalks, Aquarelle colored pencils and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Background images- Graphics Fairy Free Printable (Faux Christmas Postage Stamps)
·   Front Sentiment – “Christmas a Time to Make Magic” TlcCreations Freebie (retired)
·   Inside sentiment- “Sending Warm Hugs” Lili of the Valley- (Christmas Wishes set)
·   Martha Stewart Pine Branch Punch
·   Nuvo drops- Rhubard Crumble
Entered into:  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #135 Christmas in July (Week 1)
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Christmas In July
The Paper Shelter- #435 Holiday Time
Di’s Digi Stamps- Christmas in July                                                
All Dressed Up- Anything Goes- #106 Anything Goes (June)    
All Dressed Up FB Challenge- For the Kidz                                    
NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff!)-  Challenge #16                                            
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Change It Up              


  1. Hi Kathy all your cards are stunning. Have a good weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Wow, I love your first slimline card but as I scroll down they get better and better. Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Creative Confetti.

  3. Hi thank you for your kind words on my blog. Thought I would pop over and see some of your creations and I am not disappointed. Wow that jacket does look like leather reminds me of John Travolta in Grease.
    Fabulous choice of digi from your shopping trip and wonderfully coloured
    Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  4. Hi Kathy, Thank you for sharing your handsome creation and wonderful coloring with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge, we always enjoy seeing well done creations. Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  5. Love the use of one of our images, and your other cards to. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  6. All your cards are always so beautifully made and thought out, gotta love the one with the kitty (I am partial) and if I listen closely I can hear her purr! Thank you for joining and supporting our challenges at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  7. Super sweet! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  8. Oh Kathy, your cards are always so inspiring! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Double D and at The Sisterhood of Crafting!
    Hugs, Darlene

  9. Love your coloring!! The papers and image are fab! Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up Stamps Challenge. Hugs Neva

  10. What wonderful cards and amazing coloring! Thanks so much for linking up to the Double D challenge. Best of luck to you!

  11. Lovely and sweet card, love the image you chose and your colouring is so pretty… Also thanks for using an All Dressed Up image for our current challenge of ANYTHING GOES using an ALL DRESSED UP IMAGE. Good luck in the final draw.

    [aNNie Design Team Member for All Dressed Up Challenges] ❣️ ADU

  12. What darling creations Ms. Kathy! I can't believe you got that look with chalks and pencils. What a beautiful result. I might have to give that a try. So pretty!

  13. Always a beautiful creation,
    Beautiful card
    Thank you for sharing with us at the Paper Shelter
    Iza DT

  14. What lovely card and fab colouring so pleased you shared with us at crafty catz this week

  15. Fabulous card thank you for joining us over on Cute As A Button Challenge Blog
    Dianne xx DT for CAAB

  16. I love them all, Kathy, and your coloring is marvelous! I have to pop on 2 DT hats - Thanks so much for supporting our Anything Goes w a Critter challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month and also at Jan's Digi Stamps. Good luck in both of the draws.
    NanaConnie DT

  17. Very beautiful collection of cards, love to see your coloring skills! Thanks for sharing your first card with us at Jans Digital Stamping!

  18. Wonderful card and nicely colored!

    Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Nan


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