Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sketch for Catch the Bug's Birthday Bash

     Day 2 of the week long Birthday celebration at Catch the Bug and here's my take on today's sketch.  I used a new -to-me image for a birthday card and we all know that birthdays mean new things just over the horizon (no matter how many of them we've celebrated!)

Here's the sketch.

     I used ProMarkers to color the image, then cut it with a die from QuicKutz.  I brought out my stash of saved scraps and found the piece of plaid, glittered paper from the "Linen Closet" stack by DCWV.  It's hard to see the glittery sparkle but if you enlarge the photo, it'll show up.  With a bit of a trim on the end, that scrap worked perfectly.  I added the image piece and began searching the scraps again for a background.

     There was a scrap of Winter Blue CS exactly the size of an A2 card so I used it and added the strip and the image to it.  That went on the card front.  I printed the sentiment, hand cut it and added it.  Finally, because this is a Western themed, masculine card, I added the twine and made a lariat instead of a bow.  One more CAS, masculine, birthday card for my stash!

AAA Cards
Angie's Digital Stamps
Crafting from the Heart
Dragonfly Dreams
Ike's World
Outlawz CAS
Passion for ProMarkers
Pixie's Snippets

     I'm a bit under the weather today, so I'm going to post this and go back to bed for a while.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. Fun string detail and sentiment! So glad to see you join our birthday bash over at Catch the Bug!

  2. Ohhh so sweet cards!! Love them!!! Wonderful colouring on great image!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    HUGS Cicci
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  3. A fun card and perfect for our Masculine theme at Passion for Promarkers this week, thanks for joining us.
    Lorraine DT

  4. BRAVO!
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    Good luck!

  5. This is brilliant, love the cowboy and just fabulous sentiment.
    Linda xxx

  6. Fabulous card, love the twine lariat and the cute image. Thank you so much for joining our Masculine challenge over at Passion for Promarkers, good luck and I hope we'll see you again soon, Love Jacky x
    PFP DT

  7. Brilliant Connie! Happy card and so well done. Really made me smile here! :)


    Di xx

  8. Such a happy feeling to this card. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  9. Super fun card. Love your cute, new stamp. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie

  10. A really cute card Connie. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  11. How fun- love the sentiment too. I'll have to hop on over for this fun celebration!

  12. He’s a fabulously fun cowboy, great colouring too. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  13. What a fun card and a great masculine birthday card. Thanks for joining in the Bugaboo 8th Birthday Sketch Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  14. Great take on the sketch and such a fun card :-) Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    IKE x

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  15. Cute image and a fun card! Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards

  16. So gosh-darn cute. Thanks for playing along with our 8th Birthday Bash Challenge at Catch the Bug/Bugaboo! Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Bugaboo DT

  17. Great card, well done! hanks for joining us at Angie's Digital Stamps.

    groetjes, Ellen

  18. Such a cute card!

    Thank you for joining in at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    Hugs Val x

  19. Such a fun card! Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams. Cindy (DT)


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