Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer Fun

     I'm hearing all about summer fun; from my grandkids, in blogland, for challenge themes...  Yeah, right!  I'm here to tell you that when the summer temperatures hit 100+ degrees a month before normal and then they stay there for more than a week, the best kind of summer fun is staying indoors and coloring with markers.  :-D

I  based this on the sketch from Outlawz
leaving off the large ribbon and bow across the top
because I wanted something a bit more simple.

     The image is from Simply B Stamps, colored with chalk markers and gel pens, then die cut with a Spellbinders die.  I'm still working on blond hair and the chore was made even more difficult working with chalk markers and more limited colors.  


     The rest of my week is going to be really busy so I don't know if I'll have another post before my regular QKR Stampede DT post on Friday.  If I find some crafting time, I'll get a post up.  Otherwise, I'll see you on Friday.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Hi, Connie! I hear ya about the temps! Your lazy kitties are darling. Love your take on the sketch, Connie, especially with those tied ribbons on both panels, and carried through by weaving on the top panel! Great shading in your little artist's hair, too. A wonderful card! I'm sorry about not visiting as often as I'd like these days. Thanks for understanding. hugs, de

  2. Connie, this is beautiful! Your coloring is magnificent! WOW! So pretty and love the take on that sketch.
    It's a little warm in your neck of the woods for sure! Try to stay cool and don't get out in that heat unless you have to.
    Speaking on QKR - check out my COW!

  3. Fabulous! I love the image and you have coloured her hair fabulously.
    Linda xxx

  4. Your coloring is fantastic. It is hard to believe you accomplished such a stunning result with chalk pastels.

  5. I couldn't agree with you more about staying in and coloring when it's hot like that! :) And you've done a brilliant job with it here!! Love the fun sentiment you've used!! LOL! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  6. Great sketch and you really met up to the challenge! Love your coloring- esp her hair : ) Whew- that is HOT!!! We have humidity and lots of rain recently...... No working A/C here until Friday......

  7. Great little card NanaC! I love the colours you've used & your colouring is fantastic! Stay cool!
    Dawn xx

  8. Cute card! Love the sentiment! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Time, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. Beautiful coloring NC...Love that sketch and the way you did it. That sentiment has me giggling...Hugs, joann

  11. This was a great sketch to play along with. Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at SSD DTBST anything goes challenge.

  12. A fabulous card, such a beautifully coloured image.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator for our June Challenge.

  13. Lovely coloring and I love the sentiment you have used :) Thank you for sharing your card with us at Simply Papercrafts.

  14. Cute card and creative way to make it. I agree with you about staying inside and coloring. Thanks for joining us at Chalk N Stock in June.

  15. Fabulous...Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
    Wendy xx


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