Saturday, February 1, 2014

Strut Your Stuff -- A Birthday Card

      Good morning and welcome to February!  My gosh, 1/12th of 2014 is already gone.  But the good news is that the first of a new month means a new release of digi sets at Doodle Pantry.  Laurie always does wonderful sets but I am just so excited by the releases this month.  It was a really tough decision as to which one to use first.

     Let me introduce my card by telling you two things; I love peacock images and they intimidate me because I never know where to start on the coloring.  I'm always afraid I'll get the blues and greens in the wrong spots and there just no way to really capture the magical quality of the feathers.  But, this peacock comes fully pre-colored as well as in black and white outline form and that ended my intimidation.  :-D


I chose to use the sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp
and the colors are perfect for Sketchy Colors, blue, green and white.

  

     The dp is also from Doodle Pantry and comes with the "Pretty Peacock" set, along with several sentiments, one of which I used (see below.)  Inside I added a Happy Birthday sentiment but didn't photograph it.  The bow is one of those I make by the dozens, however, this time it was white and I needed it to be that particular green so I colored it with a marker.  I always have white ribbon and bows on hand in case I need to color them to match dp or the colors of an image.  And that's your tip for the week.  :-D

     Challenges:
Artistic Inspirations -- A/G or Animals
Creative Creations -- Less is More
Digi Makeover -- Shades of blue
Dream It Up -- CAS
Eureka Stamps -- Anything goes
Going Grey w/ Scrap Creations -- Favorite embellie (the bows I make)
Nutcrafters -- CAS
Outlawz Greetings -- Anything goes

     Be sure to check out the Doodle Pantry challenge this month.  It runs through the 24th of February and if you use a Doodle Pantry digi (not just a sentiment), you'll get a free set just for playing.  If you win the draw, you can get another set of your choice.  And, finally, there's a free set with any purchase.  Below, I've added pictures of the challenge Freebie and the Free with Purchase sets.  Check out the entire new release collection -- more than worth your time!  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

 I used this set

 Challenge Freebie for using DP image
  Free with purchase

27 comments:

  1. Love the peacock image and the papers that go with it. Very pretty card.

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! You nailed the challenges! I love this image. You did a fabulous job showcasing this gorgeous peacock!

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  3. Lovely card NanaConnie, that image is stunning!
    hugs Jo x

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  4. Pretty card, Connie, and I think that is the prettiest peacock I've ever seen.

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  5. WOW Connie, this is fabulous! I love the gorgeous peacock! The paper and cute bow are beautiful too!

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  6. Beautiful card NanaConnie. I can't wait to work with this fabulous image too!!

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  7. Very pretty card - love the colours for the peacock. The sketch worked perfectly for you!

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  8. This is awesome!!
    Great colors and beautiful layout.
    Thank you for playing with us at Sketchy Colors!
    Hugs, Wenche

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  9. That peacock image is stunning and I love the sentiment you made to go with it - perfect!
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  10. NC your card is gorgeous! The stunning image and the sketch you used really shows it off. Super job :)

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  11. NC your card is gorgeous! The stunning image and the sketch you used really shows it off. Super job :)

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  12. It's beautiful!! No only the image but the card too. Love the sentiment for this. VERY pretty!
    Lynn

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  13. thank you for joining the Dreamweaver Stencils challenge this month...beautiful colors for your peacock!!!

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  14. This really turned out lovely. Love the colors and the sketch. Glad to see you play the digi makeover challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps.

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  15. You done a fabulous job on this peacock, the colors are perfect and the composition is awesome.
    Hugs

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  16. What a magnificent peacock & a beautiful card! I love it!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  17. Totally awesome digi! And I love how you have showcased it!!!

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  18. Gorgeous card NanaConnie, wonderful showcasing of the peacock. Totally love this card!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  19. Gorgeous colors and layout. Love the image and the paper pattern. Thanks for linking to the Dreamweaver challenge this month!

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  20. This card is just gorgeous! Thanks for entering the Eureka! Stamps Challenge!

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  21. Gorgeous card NanaConnie, love all the white it showcases the peacock perfectly!

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  22. Beautiful clean and simple card.Stunning image.thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

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  23. Such a gorgeous image and you really did great with the sketch design. So is that the pre-colored image or did you use it as a model and color it yourself?

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  24. A gorgeous image and a super card, Jx

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  25. Beautiful card, and I love the colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Suz xxx

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  26. Looks like to me you did a wonderful job. I love the colors Connie...Just beautiful...hugs, joann

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  27. Beautiful digi NC, the colours are spectacular! I really like how you've used it to create a gorgeous card.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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