Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Lookout

     I was invited to be a GDT at the Outlawz Sunday CAS challenge the next two Sundays and I was delighted to say "Yes."  Big changes are in the wind on the Sunday but all I can do is tell you that much and nothing more.   For this week, the challenge theme is "Image with a Tree or Trees." 

Of course, I was perfectly happy to include a darling feline.  :-D

     Please don't ask me who did the image.  That was in my file of printed or stamped images and I had put no kind of identifier on it.  But it was perfect for this theme so I decided to use it.

     I colored only the tree trunk with polychromos pencils, leaving the rest in black and white.  I know some people will look at this card design and wonder if it really fits into the CAS category but one of my favorite things to do is to use a die cut for some visual interest but leave lots of open space and no embellishments so I think it fits in just fine.

     I used a Spellbinders' die to cut two different shades of tan CS, then sliced those cut pieces in two - one lengthwise and the other across the width.  Since each one would have been smaller than the image, I adhered the sliced die cuts to both sides and both ends, then added that entire piece to a dark brown card front which had been embossed with my "Linen" folder.

     I didn't think it even needed a sentiment.  That kitten is clearly the lookout for a band of stealthy, feline, vagrants who are out to create as much mischief as possible!  He's watching to see when their human will discovered their escape from the house into the great outdoors and to sound the warning to get back inside before the door shuts forever!

Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Friends
Di's Digi Designs
Everybody Art
Lemon Shortbread
Outlawz Twisted Thurs
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Simon Says Stamp

     We'd love to see you playing along at The Outlaw this week.  If you're not already a member, join us.  It's free and there are fun challenges each day of the week, plus a progressive challenge each month.  See you over there!  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


ike said...

Very cool - I love the die cut and that little bit of colour on there. Amazing.
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jimlynn said...

Really a pretty pretty card! I like the framework you used and of course that fabulous image. The little bit of color was just the right amount too. Great card.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! that is an awesome image Connie, love the colour combo, a wonderful card.

Linda Simpson said...

I LOVE this card Connie, that kitty is wonderful and beautifully coloured too! Congratulations on your GDT spot too.
Linda xxx

crafty said...

I love the kitty. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting From the Heart.

Terri Winske said...

This is such a stunning card, especially since there is no coloring except for the tree! Love the die cut and the colored paper you used. So glad you shared this with us at PIP Challenges. It's always great to see you!

Tracie said...

I just love your card. So cute. Thanks for playing along with us at pip challenges.

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful card Connie, love the pretty frame die. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Teresa Arsenault said...

Congrats on your GD spot. This image is great and you were right to let it be the star of the show. Hugs, Teresa

Loose Stitches said...

Congratulations on your guest design spot NannaConnie! Fabulous card, love the image and die you used!
Beautiful card Mary!
Hugs, Sherry x
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Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Flowers’ challenge with your lovely card, using a very cute kitten image. Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Diane Louise
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Seija said...

So beautiful Image, Looks soooo sweet! Wonderful Card making. Thanks for joining us at EAC! Hugs Michi DT

Donna Ellis said...

So so so gorgeous, Connie. That stamp is amazing! Beautifully done. Hugs, de

Linda said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for participating our challenge over at the CraftyFriendblog
Greetings, Linda DT-CF

Nathalie said...

so cute ! Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge.
Nathalie DT

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