Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New DT Spot with Ike's Art!

     I'm thrilled and excited to announce that I'm going to be working with the DT at Ike's Art!  This is my card for the Ike's World Challenge which starts today with a theme of "Girl Power" and with this theme, we are also honoring all the women who have fought Breast Cancer.  I used "Fashionista."

I based this on the October sketch from Kraftin' Kimmie.

     I colored the image with my Lyra Polychromos pencils, sticking with a color combo of pinks, and doing my best to improve on my shading and highlighting techniques.  I'm learning slowly but shading with pencils is so very different than doing it with alcohol markers!

     I cut the image with one of my Stitched Rectangle dies from Die-namics.  I also pieced together two different bits of dp, then used another, larger, stitched rectangle die on those and used them as the background for the image.  All the other papers and CS were scraps left on my desk from another project (I'll post that project in a few days) and the ribbon was also a scrap left in my stash.  The white bow was the only embellishment this needed.

     I did sentiments which I knew would be encouraging to any cancer survivor.  I remember the cards and prayers I got when I was undergoing my own battle with breast cancer (15 year survivor now!) and how much the love and encouragement meant to me.

Brown Sugar
Catch the Bug
Cut It Up
Di's Digi Designs
Pencil Case
Scrapper's Delights
Scrapy Land
Southern Girls
Time Out

     I would love to see you playing along in our challenge at Ike's.  No requirement to use one of her images in order to enter but we love seeing them if you have them.  Check out the blog or the FB page.  There are freebies available there.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Fabulous card; I love the layers!
    Thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case! Jane (DT) xxx

  2. What an inspirational card! I love the 1920s look of the beautiful stamp.

    Thanks for joining us for our Pink or BCA challenge at Cut it Up!


  3. How super cool. I love what you did with her and I would like to say how awesome it is that you are a survivor of such long standing. Such an inspiration to us all :-)

    Thank you for making this for me at IWC and it is a pleasure to have you on my Team :-D

    IKE xx

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  4. Congratulations on your new DT position Connie. I love the layout and papers of this card. The image is coloured beautifully too.
    Linda xxx

  5. Yay! Congrats on your new DT spot my friend, so well deserved! Love your darling card and the wonderful message with it! The papers and layout look fabulous!! HUGS

  6. Beautiful card !
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenge blog and Good Luck !
    Maryvonne - DT member

  7. Fantastic design! Gorgeous card, and pretty papers, Connie!xxoo

  8. This is one fabulous design. I love the faux stitching. hugs, Teresa

  9. Congrats on your DT nod. This is a fabulous image and I just this sketch. Great composition
    Hugs Sweetie

  10. Looks great
    Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x

  11. Oh yes...she's styling. Loving the colors with the subtle purple...that's your style.

  12. Great card Connie. Your coloring is perfect and theme is super. I love using up scraps. BTW, can you imagine having to lace up those boots? Ha. Congrats on joining at DT. Thanks for sharing at Unicorn Challenges. Barbara DT

  13. Fab cute and simple card. Nicely decorated! Good luck and thanks for entering the Scrapper's Delights Challenge.

    Nicky SD DT

  14. A fabulous creation! Thanks for joining in the fun at 'The Pencil Case!'

  15. Love your card! Thanks so very much for joining our Pink Challenge at Catch the Bug! Hope to see you again very soon!

  16. Awesome card! I love when crafters use our sketches from Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges! Congrats to you on your new DT spot and thanks so much for sharing with us at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges.

  17. Great card! Thanks for playing with TO team!

  18. Your coloring is gorgeous. Love the image you choose for your card!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

  19. Love the card and colors used!

  20. Lovely Card thank you for sharing with us at Scrappers Delights Challenge Blog Hugs Sue DT xx

  21. stunning make ,thanks for entering into the Scrapper's Delights anything goes challenge Lisa DT

  22. Just lovely. Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights!
    -Mari K.
    Scrappper's Delights DT


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