Thursday, August 20, 2020

Flowers and a Sea Horse

Since it’s the 20th of the month, I’m sharing a DT card for the August Sheepski Designs FB Challenge. This month’s theme is “I Spy… B” so all entries must feature something that starts with the letter B. I used a beautiful Sheepski Designs digi named “Poppy Field,” which includes Butterflies. I used a simple color scheme so the silhouette digi could take center stage. That said, delicate chalked clouds and an intricate die cut butterfly both nicely compliment the poppy field. The sentiment is computer generated.
I’m entering this card into several challenges including the Butterfly Challenge. This month’s theme is “B is for Bow Fronted Card.” This card features one color (Beau Blue) and one theme (Butterfly.)
PS Stop by the Sheepski Designs FB challenge to learn more about the monthly challenges. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself and have a chance to win some wonderful digis created by artist Andrea Norris!
·   Digi- Sheepski Designs (Poppy Field)
·   Colored with Decorative Chalks and Light Grey Spectrum Noir Marker
·   Cloud Template
·   Butterfly Hello Die-Cottage Cutz
·   Front Sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Assorted cardstock and black gems from my stash
Entered into:  
SheepSki Designs FB- Anything Goes (Twist- Something Beginning with a B)  
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes 
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Butterfly Challenge- #145 B is for Bow Fronted Card       
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- August 2020 #41                        
         Since I’m a DT for this months sponsor, Sheepski Designs, I’m entering this challenge just for fun!

I love anything that relates to oceans and beaches… so the current challenge at Pattie’s Creation called to me.  Artist/owner Pattie Gomez is providing a wonderful sea horse as a freebie during August. I printed the digi onto grey parchment cardstock and colored it to compliment the beautiful background paper that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I fussy-cut one of the anchors from specialty Kraft and metallic scrapbook paper from JoAnnes, tied it onto a strip of gold cording and draped it over a curved sentiment from Imagine That. The inside sentiment is from Bugaboo.
·   Digi- Patties Creations (Sea Horse) Digi is the August Freebie
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- “Swishing by to say Hi” Imagine That digi set (Mermaid Swimming)  
·   Inside Sentiment- “Wishing You Oceans of Joy” Bugaboo Stamps (Under the Sea digi set)
·   Golden wave patterned paper from Hobby Lobby
·   Kraft paper with golden anchors from JoAnnes
·   Small star with anchor embellishment created with a paper punch and small sticker from my stash
·   Other assorted cardstock and gold cord from my stash
Entered into:  
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #173 Beach/Under the Sea
Incy Wincy Designs- Mermaids and/or Sea Colors
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Nautical             
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- August                   
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #452-453 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                

My final card this post features a sweet new image from All Dressed Up named, appropriately “Sunflower.” I decided to color it with decorative chalks so that I could enter it into the Outlawz Crash Your Stash challenge. (However, when finished the colored image looks a bit too blah, so I have to confess that I added a bit of grey alcohol marker for shading and white gel pen for highlights.) I used a strip from an upcycled calendar that featured sunflowers. Don’t you think that the inside sentiment, from We Are 3, is the perfect fit for the card?!  
·   Digi- All Dressed Up (Sunflower)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment “Hello”- Scrapbook&Cards magazine Freebie
·   Inside Sentiment- We Are 3 Harvest Sentiment set can be found HERE.
·   Assorted background papers and upcycled calendar page from my stash
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #813                    
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Oh So Cute                                            
Double D’s Challenge- Sunflowers                                               
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Blending Chalks
All Dressed Up- Anything Goes- #108 Anything Goes (August) 
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Aug Challenge #8-2020
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #82


  1. All fabulous. But love the way the burst of colour behind the first one makes it jump from the page
    Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  2. All great cards Kathy, but love the first one with the beautiful stamp on it.

  3. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. How striking the Butterfly die cut looks on your first card. Loving those poppies too. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. All of your cards are amazing. Way to go on the up-cycling for the sunflower image. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch The Bug. Bonnie GDT

  6. Fabulous cards...thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  7. What fun & fabulous cards Kathy! Love the sunflower card ... too cute! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Sunflowers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  8. Kathy,
    Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations and for using my FREEBIE. I love how you colored the seahorse and all the embellishments. If you are ever looking to be on our Design team, just let me know.
    Pattie ♥

  9. Your seahorse is just gorgeous, and the effect with the fancy paper is sheer fantasy. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Incy Wincy Designs, CarolG

  10. Pretty cards. Sweet image on your sunflower card and I love your Designer Papers too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Sunflowers Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

  11. Lovely set of cards Kathy. I really like how you attached the seahorse charm to the second card. Thank you for joining in the Mermaids/Sea Colours Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  12. What a set of gorgeous cards Kathy!!
    Andrea x

  13. Love the way you put the seahorse card together, Your
    colouring of the seahorse is lovely. The anchor really
    adds to the card. Thank you for joining us at Pattie's
    Creations Design Challenge.

  14. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

  15. Gorgeous project and love the image you chose, coloured beautifully … 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

  16. Your sunflower card is lovely and especially the inside sentiment! Thank you Kathy for sharing this in the Path of Positivity August Challenge. x


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