Saturday, April 11, 2015

Di's Digis Latest Challenge... Include an Animal

New challenge starting today at Di's Digis Challenge Blog - geez those fortnight's go fast don't they?!  The theme this time around is to "Include an Animal".  Di has so many cute images of Animals so the "challenge" was to pick one :-))  Here's what I came up with
The colours are not 100% accurate on the picture, but it's a lot closer than the pic that's up on the challenge blog... I took that one in my light tent and this one outside next morning; all I can think is that my (photographer) son Chris has changed a setting on my camera when he used it to take pics at the Twins' birthday last week... ah well, close enough is what we have today :-))
The image I've used is "You're Beary Special"... available here, cute or what?! Sparkles Monthly Challenge has a Teddy Bears theme, so I'm entering there.  I've coloured with Copics, with a bit of Prismacolor pencil shading and some Stickles on the presents and Glossy Accents on the noses and wheel.  As You Like It want to know if we like Alcohol Markers or Distress Inks, and why; I have only done a bit of "inking" and had trouble with the paper I used (user error more like, lol) so I prefer Alcohol Markers as they are so easy/reliable to use and blend... no special papers required; that said Distress Inks are a "one day" challenge for me :-))
Once again I've used a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2... love their sketches!  I've turned it 90 degrees, but apart from that left it "as is"... why mess with perfection :-)
So the card could be suitable for a gal or a guy I've tied the cord (which is sparkly IRL) in a knot rather than a bow.  I added faux stitching with gel pen, Inky Chicks has a "Stitching Real or Faux" challenge so I'm entering there. 
The papers are from Kaisercraft's Fine and Sunny pad and Echo Park's "Walk in the Park" pad.... I think!  Nice "Spring" feel to it, I'll be entering the Spring themed challenges at Hiding in my Craft Room Gem of a ChallengeLittle Red Wagon and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge too.
The brown Pearls are from my stash... as is the brown card for matting.  I used a Memory Box die to cut the clouds, which I mounted at different levels with foam squares, so I'm entering Pile It On and Whimsy Inspirations Challenges which have Die Cuts as their themes, and the sentiment on one of those clouds (cut down from an oval sentiment from Craftworks Cards) means I'll be entering Crafty Calendar's "Add a Sentiment" challenge and Aud Sentiments "Add a Birthday Sentiment" challenge too!
I finished the inside of the card with more of the same from the front :-)  I'll be entering Creatalicious ChallengesThrough the Craftroom DoorClear It OutCrafty CreationsArt by MiranPapertake Weekly and Catch The Bug's "Anything Goes" challenges as well, why not??
That's it for today's card.  Hope you get a chance to join in with the challenge, nice and easy as usual.  Great prize on offer too... as well as the usual "extra" chance to win if you use one of Di's cute images :-)
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Trish said...

A very sweet card

Tracey T said...

Such a cute card, beautifully put together, Donna. Love those papers! xx

PS you could also enter this over at Sweet Stampin' - the theme is "For a child" xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous image and card Ginny x

anne said...

Such a sweet image, and the twisted sketch works perfectly. Love the added clouds and the cut down sentiment.
Thank you for joining us this week.
Anne SSW2-DT

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Donna, love the cute image and pretty papers.
Lorraine x

~ginny said...

Beautiful shading on this one Donna! Love the detail of the clouds and getting your sentiment on one!! Thanks for celebrating with us & sharing your project & creativity at Aud Sentiments Birthday Party!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#129 – Birthday/ or No. 5 + Sentiment]
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Linda Osterwise, DT said...

What an adorable card, Dee. Your bear is very cute and colorful - love the dp also. Thank you for joining us in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week.


Kathie said...

Oh Donna a stunning card as always. This is such a cute image and I just love how you coloured it. Those clouds look perfect over your sentiment. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2DT

sweetbloominscraps said...

Oh I love Di's images and this one is adorable. Love how you have colored it up too! Thanks for joining us at SSW2!

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Donna. Love the cute image and design.

Donna x

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, your card is amazing!! Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


Kathy said...

Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous. Love the sweet little image, too. Thanks so much for joining us at Catch the Bug.

Jackie C said...

Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

Heide said...

This is so lovely, such a sweet image and your coloring is super. Thanks for joining us this week with this lovely card. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Jacee said...

Lovely design Donna!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Joanna M. said...

What a sweet image. I love how you made the sentiment on the clouds too. Thanks for sharing this little cutie with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

Collette said...

How darling this image is ... colored beautifully as well. Thank you for sharing with us at Little Red Wagon's Spring is in the Air challenge this week.

Helen said...

So sweet. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our Teddy Bear challenge.
Hugs Helen P (DT) x

Melanie said...

A really sweet birthday card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

Anonymous said...

Cute image and love the way you have used the cloud papers too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Helen said...

A really great, cute card - love your colouring.

Thanks for joining us at a Gem of a Challenge.

Helen x