Sunday, December 26, 2021

myasperations 12-26-21

Earlier this month I was a guest DT for the Outlawz Color Challenge. Since I’ve been a Contributor for Becky Muir at Beccy’s Place (this month’s sponsor), I had fun using a few of her digis on my card (you can see it HERE.) My card reflects the theme and characters in the inspiration photo, which features a little girl and her favorite teddy bear. The sweet digi is a freebie from Beccy’s Place! A sheet of pretty floral patterned paper that I won from a company that is new to me beautifully mimics the appliqued flowers on the little girl's jeans. So fun!
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Incy Wincy Designs (my card features several pastel colors including pale blue, lime green, and apricot.) 
Inspiration Photo

·   Digi- Beccy’s Place Freebie from 8-24-2011 (Piggy-Back Bear)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Flowers- Strips (and individual fussy-cut flowers) from Dare2BArtzy paper (Merry and Bright Variety Pack)

·   Front Sentiment- Desert Diva Freebie (hello!)

·   Inside Sentiment- “Believe in Magic” from a Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Gnomes in My Garden)

·   Oval templates from my scrapbooking stash.

·   Cardstock and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Photo Inspiration   
     Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Anything Goes
     Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
   Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place, I’m entering just for fun!
Incy Wincy Designs- Pastel Colors and/or sketch

The Cute As A Button’s December Progressive Challenge features a sweet digi image named Polar Nap. I learned while making this card that some gray markers turn a bit gnarly looking when used to add shading to a large white polar bear! I ended up using a white gel pen to add fur over the entire critter, one hair at a time! Sadly, I couldn’t figure a way to let the wonderful heart-shaped steam swirl that artist Francesca Lopez had drawn rising from the coffee mug stand out in all that fur. (You can see it in the Watermarked version of the digi.)
·   Digi- Cute As A Button (Polar Nap)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Sentiment “Sending Warm Hugs”- Lili of the Valley digi stamp set (Christmas Wishes

·   Inside Sentiment- “Merry Christmas” from Polka Dot Orchard Digi Set (Swinging By With Holiday Cheer)

·   Snowflake patterned paper- JoAnne’s

·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Cute As A Button-FB Progressive Freebie Challenge- #75 Polar Nap
Passion for Markers Challenge- Week # 621 Mega Christmas Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #574 AG
Gem of a Challenge- Week #26 Anything Goes                             
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Winter 

The sponsor for the Outlawz December Progressive Challenge is Maria Medel Illustrations, and the digi is an adorable angel trumpeter. I decided to use the little angel on a sparkly snowflake ornament I’d picked up at a thrift store several years ago. Paired with lovely vintage sentiment and music sheet background paper with a lovely antique look, the card with attached ornament is sure to be loved for at least a few years!
·   Digi- “Angel” from Maria Medel Illustrations (image appears to be retired)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white & gold gel pens

·   Front Sentiment “Christmas Wishes” from The Paper Shelter (Vintage Xmas Designs)

·   Sheet Music Patterned paper- Hobby Lobby

·   Inside Sentiment- QKR Stampede Digital Stamp (Merry Christmas)

·   Cardstock, gold snowflake ornament, red rhinestones, and other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #523-524 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- December             
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #51 Anything Goes                      
Outlawz Challenges- Progressive Freebie- December
Outlawz Challenge
- Festive Friday   


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

  2. The cards are absolutely amazing and the bear shading is great. I'm glad you shared the Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

  3. A beautiful selection of cards. Thanks for joining Passion for Markers. Elaine

  4. Beautiful cards Kathy! I love the floral embellishments you added to the first one, they work perfectly with the image... I like the addition of the extra white flowers on the jeans too.
    The polar bear card is amazing, especially knowing that you added each of the hairs one by one! Now that's a labour of love. The patterned paper you chose is gorgeous, I love the beautiful snowflakes and the deep red colour.
    Your last card is adorable! It's always nice to receive a little gift along with the card, and the ornament is super cute. Wonderful work Kathy!

  5. I adore these so much. Such sweet cards. Thank you so much for sharing your work.

  6. Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Sketch and/or Color Swatch Challenge. Good luck!

  7. A very cute card. Thank you for sharing with us at Passion for Markers. Marlene

  8. Fabulous cards! Thanks for sharing at PFM

  9. Lovely selection of cards and thanks for sharing at Passion for Markers


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