Friday, April 21, 2017

Life is Ducky

     No, this isn't a "rubber ducky" kind of post but the "Life is Ducky" title still works.  :-D  It's Friday again so this post must be for the newest challenge over at QKR Stampede.  Of course, we have our usual "Anything Goes" theme but our optional twist this week is "Feathered Friends."   I used this darling little ducky image called "Sitting on a Log."

     As long as I've served on the QKR DT and as many images as I had purchased before I became part of the DT, somehow I had missed this image until they got the new store up and running a couple of months ago.  As soon as I saw the "Feathered Friends" option for this week, I knew I had to use this image.

     This time I colored with my Lyra pencils and then added some tones and highlights with my ProMarkers.  I'm getting to really like how combining polychromos pencils and alcohol markers gives a more intense look than either of those mediums alone.

     I cut the image with a Gina Marie die and cut both the frame and background pieces with stitched dies from Die-namics.  I added twine and one of my tiny, hand-sewn bows for embellishments.  The sentiment is stamped, hand cut, matted, and hand cut again.  The end result for this card is a CAS, masculine card which is versatile enough for any occasion.

A Gem of a Challenge
Crafting from the Heart
Incy Wincy
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Outlawz CAS
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Quirky Crafts
Ribbon Girl
Stamping Sensations
Take It, Make It

     I do hope you're going to come and play in our challenge this week.  We get as inspired by you as you do by us.  See you over on the QKR Stampede challenge blog.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie  


  1. Hi Connie this is a gorgeous card I love the cute chick. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. oh so CUTE, Connie! And beautifully colored! So pretty with the black and golden theme - usually reserved for bumble bees, it looks fantastic with your little log sitter! Gosh, the frames look fantastic with the dainty details, don't they? LOVE the combined look. Happy Week-end! xo

  3. Oh Connie! I LOVE THIS!!!! So cute and fun and the sentiment is perfect. Love your coloring on the little duck and the design is fabulous. Clean and simple and yes, perfect! Love it!

  4. Hi Connie, I hope you are well. This is a gorgeous card and I just love the cute chick. Beautiful colours too. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Linda xxx

  5. Super cute, and so beautifully coloured! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Stamping Sensations.


  6. As cute as can be Connie. Love this image and I, too, like the use of two different mediums for your coloring. Wishing you a good weekend.

  7. So sweet, I love the look on the duck's face. Gorgeous colouring, I've never thought of combining markers with pencils.
    Thanks for sharing at Quirky Crafts

  8. A really cute image love how youve coloured it to. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  9. Is it wrong of me to say this is just "ducky?" Such a cute image and the coloring very rich looking. Thanks for sharing on the PIP challenge this week.

  10. Oh isn't this just the cutest duck and what a fabulous masculine card!I love how you coloured the image!

  11. Hi Connie, a great card love the super cute duck and the lovely edged die you have used. Thank you for joining in with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... Have a wonderful week... Megan DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

  12. Oh he is a little sweet pie - he looks all contented sitting on his log.

    Hugz Tinz

  13. GREAT image and your colouring is great AGAIN. Love the card.

  14. Really cute card! Thanks for sharing at Quirky Crafts.

  15. NC, this is so cute! I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

  16. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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