Jul 23, 2012

4, 3, 2, 1....

4 Challenges combined into
3 Cards, made in
2 days for
1 Blog

This isn't something I like to do...putting so many different challenges in one post but if I don't do this today, I'm going to run out of time by the end of the week to get all of these posted. Also, our internet/cable/phones have been wonky from a storm this morning and there are more storms expected over the next couple of days, so let's just get this started....

The Kraft Journal and Here Come the Boys:

Awww, I just love this lion image but have to be honest and tell you I'm not sure who it is by as it's one of my sister's stamps. The animal print buttons and background stamps are from OTC...they are a few of those things that when you buy them you just know that they are going to come in handy one day, LOL. The Kraft Journal's challenge is Make me Smile and Here Come the Boys challenge #32 is to make a Jungle Themed card....put them together for Wild for your Smile.

Dilly Beans:

This next card is for the Orange and Pink challenge over at Dilly Beans. You might be looking at this saying "where's the orange and pink?"....look at the image, it's there! After coloring the image on white paper I colored the background with various pink Copics and striped it with flourescent orange. When I originally finished making this card it didn't have the blue bird on it and it was pretty plain looking, so I went looking through my charms to find a bird but couldn't find one. Then I remembered I had some bird cuts from a swap I had made a few years ago...OMG, this swallow couldn't have been a better fit. Inside the card is sentiment from a stamp I found at the Goosebarn, it reads: LET YOUR DREAMS FIND WINGS...how perfect is that?!

The Greeting Farm:

My third and LAST card uses Cheeky Beach for TGF's FFF Summer challenge, the Cheeky Cherry girls are some of my fav's to color. This is my second attempt at coloring images with very light lines (I used Momento Angel Pink ink) and as you can tell, I still have a looooooooong way to go to master this technique. It's a gorgeous watercolor look when it's done correctly! There are lot's of tutorials on the no-line coloring technique, this tute is from SCS....hope you give it a try.

Whew, finally done! I know it's been a long post and I really do appreciate how you've read through it all...or maybe you took a little siesta and just left a comment?! LOL, either way, thanks for stopping by....hope you have a great day.


Kim said...

All 3 cards are fantastic! Love the sweet lion. I love the TGF stamp with the light lines. I need to check out the tutorial and give it a try! Thanks for sharing... Amazing as usual!

eva said...

great cards!! that no line one looks awesome!! love the bright colors!

Rachel Parys said...

LOOOOVE that lion card! Cute layout and papers!!!

Cool skeleton! The bird was a great touch, eye-catching!!

Cheeky looks fab! I gave up on the no lines coloring, it's hard and takes me forever! You did a super job!

Alright, now you have to let the rest of us catch up! You were Wonder woman cranking all of these out!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Denice, this is so awesome! They all are, actually! And you are sooooo good at that no-black-lines technique, I'm totally jealous! :) Thanks for joining us at the Dilly Beans Orange & Pink challenge, my friend. xo

Melissa S. said...

All the cards are wonderful. Fantastic coloring and layout on all. Thanks for shareing with us at Dilly Beans this week.

Unknown said...

Wow have you been busy my friend , super cards well done Hugs Elaine

She's a Color Queen said...

Wonderful cards! Love the extreme subject difference!

Anonymous said...

All of your cards are gorgeous! But the Lion is Tops! Thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys Good Luck! Woo x

Tracy said...

I think your little lion is just adorable and he definitely made me smile for our challenge. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal!

Craftdee said...

Oh Squeal!! I LOVE the buttons on your lion card - they're perfect! Great card for our jungle theme at Here Come The Boys , good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

Becky said...

Fab card, perfect for our jungle theme over at HCTB..Thank you for taking part.
Becky x

Karen Letchworth said...

I love this darling safari image, and thank you so much for joining our challenge this week at The Kraft Journal.
Blessings to you,
Karen, Design Team Member
The Kraft Journal
P.S. We hope you will play along with us again rezl,sooon