Friday, January 19, 2018

Christmas at the Outlawz Festive Fridays

It's Friday!! We have a new week of themes at the Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge

This week our themes are Sleigh Ride, Winter Trees, Hot Chocolate, and Christmas!

For my card, I chose Christmas, and my image is by our sponsor Anne's Digital Art.

 Here is my card!


I guess you would probably say this is a non-traditional Christmas card. I saw a Christmas card once with a duck on it and was trying to remember how it was done. Well, I couldn't remember as it was years ago and I didn't keep it. Sigh!!! But here is my version. I was going to do a hilly scene in the background behind the lake, but of course, my card would end up being way too huge, so I scrapped that idea and just went for the water against a background layer of blue and brown patterned paper. The paper was actually from a Christmas paper pack. Very non-traditonal colors!!  
I colored with Copic markers and added some penciling and white dots from my Sharpie Poster Paint Pen.  The sentiment is from Penny Black clear stamps.


Hope you will come over to the Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge and see what my teammates have made. So much talent over there!   

Festive Fridays




Our sponsor this month of January is Anne's Digital Art. She has some freebies on her blog, so stop by there and grab some.



I hope you will join us at Festive Fridays Challenge and you can get a head start on your Christmas cards, too!!  


Thanks for visiting my blog and hope you will leave a comment. I appreciate you taking the time to do that so much!!

Darcy

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sketch Challenge January 17, 2018

Still cold here in Iowa! The main topic of conversation here besides politics!! We are expecting the 40s in a couple of days though! It will feel nice!!

I continue to dream of spring and blossoms as I made my card for the  Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz.  


Our sponsor for January is

The lucky January winner will get to select 3 images from the shop

 


Here is this week's sketch.




And here is my DT card.

I used an image from our sponsor called Eastern Yellow Robin Australia (but I wanted to make a bluebird) and colored it with copics. I cut it out with a Stitched Circle die and then layered over a blue cardstock die cut from Cheery Lynn English Floral Doily die.

I used the Flower Shop punch by Stampin' Up! and a leaf punch by Stampin' Up! to make my corner embellishments. No bling or sparkles on this one except for the pearls added to the center of the flowers and around the doily.

Hope you will come by the Outlawz Sketch Challenge and see what my talented teammates have come up with! 


Thanks for dropping in! I truly appreciate you taking the time to come by and look and leave a comment!
Darcy

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Winter Cardinal at Festive Friday's Challenge

We have a new week of themes at the Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge

This week our themes are Polar Bears, Card with Cardinals, Birthday Card, and Christmas!

For my card, I chose Card with Cardinal and my image is by our sponsor Anne's Digital Art.

 Here is my card!


I was so excited to begin coloring this gorgeous cardinal image by Anne Fenton, Anne's Digital Art. I started with Copic markers and then went over the image with colored pencils (Polychromos) to add some texture to the feathers. I added some dots with my Sharpie White Paint pen with an extra fine tip to give the illusion of snow. I then cut the image using a Marianne die. My papers are from a Christmas pack I bought at Hobby Lobby. I finished with a little silver bow by Little Birdie Crafts. These bows are so pretty and I need to find some more of them. My card is 6 x 6 inches. 

Hope you will come over to the Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge and see what my teammates have made. So much talent over there!   

Festive Fridays




Our sponsor this month of January is Anne's Digital Art. She has some freebies on her blog, so stop by there and grab some.



I hope you will join us at Festive Fridays Challenge and you can get a head start on your Christmas cards, too!!  


Thanks for visiting my blog and hope you will leave a comment. I appreciate you taking the time to do that so much!!

Darcy