Sunday, May 7, 2017

World of Discovery

    A couple of weeks back I was invited to be a Guest Designer on the Clean and Simple Challenge over at the Outlawz and I was honored by the invitation.  It must have taken me at least 2 seconds (ok, nano seconds) to say yes!  Every project has to be CAS but in addition to that this week, we are only allowed to use limited supplies so we have to make our own backgrounds.  No dp!

     That darling dragon is from Rick St.Dennis and I colored him with ProMarkers and pencils.  The background is made by dabbing heavy card stock with a cotton swab which had been dipped in bleach.  It's a long process and it has to dry completely - overnight is best - before using it or the CS will begin to peel and shred on the bleached spots.

     I cut the image and the green frame with an oval die set from Spellbinders, then used another Spellbinders die on the brown frame.  The sentiment was stamped and I thought it was an appropriate one for an encouragement card.  I added only one embellishment - a tiny, brown bow.

Catch the Bug
Colour Crazy
Cut It Up
Incy Wincy
Jo's Scrap Shack
Let's Craft and Create
Morgan's ArtWorld
Take It, Make It

     I hope you'll come visit with us at The Outlawz.  If you're not a member yet, you really should join.  It's free and they have regular weekly challenges that start every day of the week and a monthly progressive challenge with freebie images from different artists.  It's a great way to get introduced to new artists or artists you've known and admired for a while.  See you there.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. What a wonderful dragon and I LOVE your background, lovely texture to it.

  2. This is beautiful Connie, I love the sweet dragon which is coloured beautifully too.
    Linda xxx

  3. What a cutie! I can't believe you made that gorgeous background paper. Love it!

    Thanks for joining us for our Wings challenge at Cut it Up!


  4. Ooh, that background is so perfect with that adorable little dragon! Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for sharing with us over at Cut it Up! ~Katrina

  5. I have never used the bleach dabbing to make a background, looks doable but time consuming. However the end result is fabulous so well worth it.. Very nicely done NanaConnie, great card.

  6. Darling dragon. You've made him so lovable. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  7. Love the background Nana Connie!
    Thank you for sharing with us over at "Let's Craft & Create". Best of luck with your entry.

    Mary Owner&DT Member for Let's Craft & Create...

  8. Super card! Thanks for entering our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog this week - good luck in the draw.
    Please join us again soon.
    Jen L Bugaboo DT

  9. loving the chocolate/lime colour combo. Thank you for taking the time to join in with us over at Polkadoodles

  10. Great background - not sure that I'd have the patience for it! Thank you for joining in the Clean and Simple Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Let's Craft and Create's "Make Your Own Background" challenge!
    Leslie, Let's Craft and Create DT
    Love To Scrap 2


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