Friday, August 28, 2020

Flowers and Dinosaurs

One thing I’ve enjoyed about blogging is all the great people that my blog has allowed me to meet. One of these great people is the artist/owner of Cute As A Button Challenge. I love Francesca’s wonderful selection of images, and appreciate that she offers a monthly progressive challenge on FB.  I’ve picked up several free digis in this way. This card is made with one of them… and reminds me of one of my favorite cartoons when I was growing up- Pebbles! Colored and adhered atop some fun patterned paper, the birthday card is sure to be loved by a young (or old) dino lover!  
Am entering this card into two Cute As A Button challenges, plus Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge- TicTacToe  (last column- person and pet, dinosaur colors in patterned paper, cake… like for a birthday?! ) and Bugaboo Stella Says Sketch Challenge.
 
Supplies: 
·   Digi- Cute As A Button (Pebbles)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment - “Happy Birthday”- Lili of the Valley (Everyday Sentiment Tags)
·   Inside Sentiment- Label is from my scrapbook/journal supplies stash)
·   Assorted cardstock and ribbon scrap from my stash
·   Dino patterned paper- Hobby Lobby
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- TicTacToe 
Cute As A Button- August: CH #59 Anything Goes
Cute As A Button-FB Progressive Challenge #39 Pebbles

I wanted to make another entry for Simon Say's Monday Challenge “Beautiful Botanical with the beautiful wood-mount stamp from PSX named Bucket of Tulips. This time I used a technique that I remember making back in the 1990s, stamping the image onto two colors of paper, tearing them in half, and then switching the torn halves to make a pair of two-toned cards.  I used light shades of decorative chalks, with just a touch of grey marker shading, to give the card a muted look. A strip of sheer black ribbon provides a bit of contrast. And the freebie sentiment on the inside provides an unexpected spark of humor!
 
Supplies: 
·   Bucket of Tulips image- PSX Wood Mount Stamp (company is out of business)
·   Colored with decorative chalks and a grey Spectrum Noir Classique marker for shading
·   Front Sentiment - “Happy Birthday”- Lili of the Valley (Everyday Sentiment Tags)
·   Inside Sentiment- Kellie Winnell Freebie #183  (One Minute-Vacuum)
·   Assorted cardstock, black photo corners and sheer black ribbon from my stash
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Beautiful Botanicals
Jan’s Digi Stamps- August Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

I created this final card for Power Poppy’s Creative Confetti Challenge named Pop Goes the Flower. The requirement was to stamp/print a floral image, color it, and then color the background in a darker shade that will make the image "pop". I decided to use a free digi from Power Poppy, printing off an extra copy of the central sentiment. I colored the background of that section with a dark green to help it become the focal point. The background of the larger section was colored a medium green, framed in white.  The sentiment square is mounted atop a few scraps of card stock then adhered to the card front with foam tape. Bright photo corners add a pop of color!
Supplies: 
·   Digi- Power Poppy Freebie (Kindness Is the Way)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Assorted cardstock and yellow photo corners from my stash
Entered into:  
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Pop Goes the Flower 
The Sisterhood of Crafters- It's The Thought That Counts (Sentiment as the Focal Point)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #454-455 Anything Goes

5 comments:

  1. I love all of your cards! I so remember Pebbles growing up myself. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us over at Stella Says Sketch. Hope to see you again. Bonnie GDT

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  2. As always, your cards are fabulous and yes we could sure use some extra KINDNESS in the world right now! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  3. Beautiful Pebbles card! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Gale

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

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  5. Kathy, Splendid card with a true sentiment... Where does the time go? Thank you for sharing your super creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge where anything goes. HAPPY CRAFTING!
    Hugs,
    Jan
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

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