Saturday, February 1, 2014

Strut Your Stuff -- A Birthday Card

      Good morning and welcome to February!  My gosh, 1/12th of 2014 is already gone.  But the good news is that the first of a new month means a new release of digi sets at Doodle Pantry.  Laurie always does wonderful sets but I am just so excited by the releases this month.  It was a really tough decision as to which one to use first.

     Let me introduce my card by telling you two things; I love peacock images and they intimidate me because I never know where to start on the coloring.  I'm always afraid I'll get the blues and greens in the wrong spots and there just no way to really capture the magical quality of the feathers.  But, this peacock comes fully pre-colored as well as in black and white outline form and that ended my intimidation.  :-D

I chose to use the sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp
and the colors are perfect for Sketchy Colors, blue, green and white.


     The dp is also from Doodle Pantry and comes with the "Pretty Peacock" set, along with several sentiments, one of which I used (see below.)  Inside I added a Happy Birthday sentiment but didn't photograph it.  The bow is one of those I make by the dozens, however, this time it was white and I needed it to be that particular green so I colored it with a marker.  I always have white ribbon and bows on hand in case I need to color them to match dp or the colors of an image.  And that's your tip for the week.  :-D

Artistic Inspirations -- A/G or Animals
Creative Creations -- Less is More
Digi Makeover -- Shades of blue
Dream It Up -- CAS
Eureka Stamps -- Anything goes
Going Grey w/ Scrap Creations -- Favorite embellie (the bows I make)
Nutcrafters -- CAS
Outlawz Greetings -- Anything goes

     Be sure to check out the Doodle Pantry challenge this month.  It runs through the 24th of February and if you use a Doodle Pantry digi (not just a sentiment), you'll get a free set just for playing.  If you win the draw, you can get another set of your choice.  And, finally, there's a free set with any purchase.  Below, I've added pictures of the challenge Freebie and the Free with Purchase sets.  Check out the entire new release collection -- more than worth your time!  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

 I used this set

 Challenge Freebie for using DP image
  Free with purchase


Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the peacock image and the papers that go with it. Very pretty card.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You nailed the challenges! I love this image. You did a fabulous job showcasing this gorgeous peacock!

Jo said...

Lovely card NanaConnie, that image is stunning!
hugs Jo x

Benzi said...

Pretty card, Connie, and I think that is the prettiest peacock I've ever seen.

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Connie, this is fabulous! I love the gorgeous peacock! The paper and cute bow are beautiful too!

Linda xxx

Susan Sieracki said...

Beautiful card NanaConnie. I can't wait to work with this fabulous image too!!

Jackie Scott said...

Very pretty card - love the colours for the peacock. The sketch worked perfectly for you!

Wenche said...

This is awesome!!
Great colors and beautiful layout.
Thank you for playing with us at Sketchy Colors!
Hugs, Wenche

Teresa Arsenault said...

That peacock image is stunning and I love the sentiment you made to go with it - perfect!

Davi said...

NC your card is gorgeous! The stunning image and the sketch you used really shows it off. Super job :)

Davi said...

NC your card is gorgeous! The stunning image and the sketch you used really shows it off. Super job :)

jimlynn said...

It's beautiful!! No only the image but the card too. Love the sentiment for this. VERY pretty!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

thank you for joining the Dreamweaver Stencils challenge this month...beautiful colors for your peacock!!!

Marsha said...

This really turned out lovely. Love the colors and the sketch. Glad to see you play the digi makeover challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps.

Berni Cuttino said...

You done a fabulous job on this peacock, the colors are perfect and the composition is awesome.

Dawn Lancaster said...

What a magnificent peacock & a beautiful card! I love it!
Dawn xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Totally awesome digi! And I love how you have showcased it!!!

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card NanaConnie, wonderful showcasing of the peacock. Totally love this card!

Pam Hornschu said...

Gorgeous colors and layout. Love the image and the paper pattern. Thanks for linking to the Dreamweaver challenge this month!

Kristie Maynard said...

This card is just gorgeous! Thanks for entering the Eureka! Stamps Challenge!

Dawn Frost said...

Gorgeous card NanaConnie, love all the white it showcases the peacock perfectly!

Debbie said...

Beautiful clean and simple card.Stunning image.thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Margaret said...

Such a gorgeous image and you really did great with the sketch design. So is that the pre-colored image or did you use it as a model and color it yourself?

Janice said...

A gorgeous image and a super card, Jx

Crafty Humphreys said...

Beautiful card, and I love the colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Suz xxx

Sassy Raggedy said...

Looks like to me you did a wonderful job. I love the colors Connie...Just beautiful...hugs, joann

Beccy said...

Beautiful digi NC, the colours are spectacular! I really like how you've used it to create a gorgeous card.