Friday, August 4, 2017

Aging Unicorns


     New challenge starts today over at QKR Stampede; Anything Goes with an optional twist of "Humor."

     Every unicorn I've ever seen (?) is young and spritely so I never thought about what happens when unicorns reach their "golden years."  However, QKR Stampede made me think and that gave me a completely different perspective!  Check out what I did using this delightful image called "Unicorn and Butterflies."

      I colored with my ProMarkers (unicorn and ground), chalks (sky and butterflies), and sparkle gel ink (unicorn's horn and hooves), then cut him with a die from Gina Marie.  I also cut two layers of colored CS using larger dies from that same set.  Although the middle layer looks blue in the photo, it's actually a deep periwinkle/lavender.  I added the sentiment and a small, double layer, bow-tie bow made from gingham fabric.

     CAS design even with the 3 layers, and looking rather masculine with only minimal embellishment.

Colour Inspiration Monday
Crafting by Designs
Digi Choosday
I {heart} ProMarkers
Kraftin' Kimmie
Lemon Shortbread
Outlawz Color
Paper Shelter
Through the Craft Room Door

     Two posts today and I should be back in my usual routine for a couple of weeks now.  It will feel good to get back to regular visits to my favorite blogs and challenges.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Ellis said...

Such strength and dignity your unicorn has, and beautiful coloring, too. That die cut is wonderful! Love the tiny details in it. Lovely card with the happy dots all 'round! huggers, de

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and great

Jennifer Bradley said...

Oh what a lovely card, love the old unicorn and how you have coloured it. Beautiful background design. Thank you for sharing with us over at Unicorn Challenge and good luck in the draw. Jennifer Dt member x

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the unicorn. Have a wonderful day.
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

Oh my I have to say that I absolutely LOVE love love your colors on this one Connie!! I especially love that wee little gingham bow in the corner!! What an amazing image too!! Fabulous card!! HUGS :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is so cute. I never thought about an old unicorn either. You did a great job with this fellow. I'm sure he is feeling the love. hugs, teresa

Melanie Gee said...

What a great card. Not your usual unicorn style love it.
Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting by Designs
Mel DT

Juls said...

Cute card, thank you so much for sharing it with us at Digi Chooseday crafty hugs Julia xx

Dewi Lestari said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

Jane Proffitt said...

I too have ever thought of an aging unicorn! It is a lovely creation. What a lovely creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

Jane DT for  http://

Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely Delightful, I LOVE the Unicorn and especially the sentiment you added, a wonderful card.

Sheryl said...

Hi, me again. Another beautifully coloured image and great design.
Thanks again for joining in the fun at I Love Promarkers.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

hester said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful colouring
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Hester