Friday, November 22, 2013

Olyvia at Thanksgiving

     It's Friday and that means another new challenge at Delicious Doodles.  Our theme this week is to do a card with "No Designer Paper."  Much as I love patterned dp and often as I use it, I also do a lot of cards with just colored CS so this one was fairly easy for me.  I chose Teri's magnificent image, "Olyvia." However, I spent quite a bit of time trying to decide if "Olyvia" wanted to be a Christmas image or a Thanksgiving image and just couldn't decide.  So I did two cards, coloring her differently for each one, and today I'm sharing the Thanksgiving image since it's the closest to being here.  I'll share the Christmas "Olyvia" with you later on.


I used a sketch from Stella Says Sketch
modified a bit for the size of my image,
and I used colors from Outlawz.

  


     The image is colored with my favorite ProMarkers, then die cut with a simple rectangle die and matted with two different colors of CS.  I did the long 'flag' pieces with ribbon from my stash, all of which came from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The entire thing is done on a kraft card base.

     Challenges:
Aud Sentiments -- Any sentiment
Crafty Creations -- Thanksgiving or Christmas
Die Cuttin' Divas -- Thanksgiving
Divas by Design -- Make it pretty
House That Stamps Built -- Thanks or Thanksgiving
Inspired by Stamping -- Ribbon or crochet trim
MilkCoffee Challenge -- Thanks,/ Thanksgiving/ Thank you
Shelly's Images -- Give Thanks

     Pretty simple card this time but I felt like I was running out of time to get it done so finished it as quickly as I could.  I barely have time to get this posted to my blog before the challenge starts, and I really need some sleep so I'll edit it a bit later on to add the links to all the challenges I had in mind while making the card.  Hope to see you playing along at Delicious Doodles this time.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

25 comments:

jimlynn said...

She's beautiful!! Love your coloring and that ribbon matches perfect. Wonderful card for Thanksgiving!
Lynn

Benzi said...

Very pretty image and colored so pretty, Connie. I do like the chosen colors you used for this Thanksgiving card.

*Vicki* said...

This turned out gorgeous NC!! Love the colors and the pretty shimmery ribbons! :) Hope you have a great weekend! HUGS

Jodie Mackrell said...

pretty card love the colors! thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week!

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving card, Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug!
I love the cat banner at the top and the pics of your cats.

Cara said...

Beautiful card Connie!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW this is just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining our "November – Give Thanks" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Darlene
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Jackie Scott said...

Beautiful card Connie love the way your ribbons match the rest of the card - great coloring!

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

This is such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at IBS. Hugs, Joanna

Teresa Arsenault said...

Wow. Gorgeous image and beautiful design. I love that gold ribbon. Your coloring is perfect.

Pat N. said...

Nice card, TFS your creation at DCDs challenge this week.

Tammy Miller said...

What an adorable project, love it!! We appreciate you taking the time to join our Stella Says Sketch #146 at CTB! I hope you can join us again very soon!

sammi said...

Perfect for Thanksgiving! Thank you so much for linking up with us in our “Stella Says Sketch” challenge at Catch The Bug! Please join us, again, next time, for a new sketch and more chances to win! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

Dawn Lancaster said...

I love Teri's images & you've done a fantastic job with this one! I love the rich tones you've used!
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Teri said...

Fabulous hun! Love the rich colour scheme. Can't wait to see the christmassy version! x

Rebecca said...

Hi NanaConnie lovely card! The ribbon goes really well and the layout is brilliant! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Love From Rebecca xx

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful card and a beautiful image!
Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Connie this is fantastic! I love the image and the gorgeous colours. The image is beautifully coloured.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Stampsnob said...

Absolutely fabulous.>>>Lis

Asha said...

Beautiful!!! Lovely image, NC and fabulously rich colours.
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Sabine said...

That is a very pretty image, I love the way you colored it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week.
hugs
Sabine

Billie A said...

Great image and color choices. I love this card and so glad you joined us at Aud Sentiments.

Debs said...

Fab card - great colours and super LO
Thanks for playing with The Divas this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Love the colours on this card and love your colouring of the image. Fabulous card!
hugs
Glenda

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow such rich colors!!! just love the brown/gold with this image! And having seen the other Olivia she's really gorgeous in the green as well.