Sunday, May 6, 2018

Outlawz 'Songs and Rhymes' Challenge

     I have the honor of being the first GDT on the brand new Sunday "Songs and Rhymes" challenge over at the Outlawz and I'm delighted to participate.  :-D  Each week, they will have a song or a rhyme as the theme and you can create something which was inspired by it.  This week, I was inspired by the whole "English Garden" idea and I am convinced that English Gardens are filled with fairy circles and all that comes along with those, including fairies and dragons and tiny-but-meaningful gifts. 

     My card uses a delightful image from A Day for Daisies.

I started with colors from Color Sisters 
and loved the inspiration photo of this lovely garden at 
ARTastic.  Don't you just know there's a fairy in there somewhere?

     The image, which is printed directly onto the card front for a single-layer card, is colored with a combination of ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  My version of the color combo is soft, springtime pastels to enhance the feeling of a garden.  I added some Wink of Stella shimmer to the fairy's wings and sparkly glitter to the dragon's wings.  As a salute to the previous requirement of CAS designs for the Sunday challenge, I kept this card very CAS, adding no embellishments other than the sparkle.

Catch the Bug
CCC Digis
Crafty Calendar
Crafty Friends
Jo's Scrap Shack
Not Just Cards
Paper Nest Dolls
Send a Smile 4 Kids

     Come join us at The Outlawz.  There are new challenges each day, a monthly progressive challenge, and membership at the Outlawz is free.  You'll find lots of new (and old) friends, crafters just like you who are warm, friendly, and wonderfully helpful when needed.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the fairy and wonderful glittery wings.
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Congrats on the GD spot! So exciting.
LOVE this beautiful card Connie. The background is so pretty and that fairy is stunning. Love the shine of her wings. Great card.

Jackie T said...

Hi Connie this is a stunning card it is just so pretty. Congratulations on your guest design team spot. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Christine said...

What an amazing fairy! Love her shimmering wings. Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack! Please return for our month-long birthday celebration!
DT Member

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing our challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Good luck!
Anneke DT

Lori Kobular said...

Oh I believe there are fairies in the garden too! Such a fun card, love it!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.

Tone K. said...

So beautiful! The fairy was great! :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at ARTastic! :)

Tammy Miller said...

Wow what a great project, thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Catch the Bug! Hope to see you again soon!

Tanya Heritage said...

Such a lovely card Connie
Thanks for joining us at ARTastic this month

KarenB said...

A lovely, whimsical card. Love the sparkle!

Jane said...

Such a sweet card - love that sparkle. Thank you so much for joining in with ARTastic this month.

Rose Andrew said...

Beautiful card it .
Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Nest Doll Challenge .
Good Luck Rose DT

Gale said...

Very pretty card Connie. Love the sparkly wings. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

JudyW said...

Love your pretty and sparkling card. Thank you for sharing this with us at ARTastic