Saturday, September 1, 2018

Whale of a Birthday

     Welcome to September!  Can you believe that nearly 3/4 of the year is gone already?  Since it's the first of a month, we're starting a new challenge over at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and, as usual, our theme is "Anything Goes with a Critter."  Just feature a creature on your project and it qualifies for entry.

     Ike's Art is sponsoring us this month and she supplied the images all the DT used.  Be sure to check out the 2CCC blog to see all of them.  I chose this magnificent whale and used it for a masculine birthday card. 

     I colored the whale with ProMarkers and water colors, then cut the image with a die from Gina Marie.  I inked the edges with black ink.

     The background is done with papers from a DCWV scrapbook stash, cut to size for the card.  I enhanced the faux stitching around the swirl with white gel ink.  I added the ribbon bow and a few sequins and left it alone.

     The sentiment is inside and it says, "Have a Whale of a Birthday."

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Double Trouble
Fussy and Fancy Fri
Ike's World
Outlawz Twisted Thurs
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
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     Enjoy your weekend and Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Suzanne Reynolds said...

Whale hello there Nana...job whale done. So happy you shared your card with us at Double Trouble and also shared with Pause Dream Enjoy. What an appropriate monochromatic card for your Whale of a Birthday. Whale now that you have come and visited us at Double Trouble I hope you will come back to see what Trouble Maker, Double Dare and Twisted Sister have next always have such a variety of please come back on Monday for another fun challenge.

*Vicki* said...

That image is quite amazing and you've done a stunning job showing it off on your design here Connie! Love that you've made it a beautiful monochromatic color too! "Whale" done my friend! (Sorry, I couldn't resist that, but hope that gave you a slight smile anyway! LOL) Have a great weekend! HUGS

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous, love the image.
Linda xxx

Lori Kobular said...

Love the way you colored the whale and the way that you framed the image of the whale is very special too!

ike said...

Fantastic - super colouring and a marvelous background :-)
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Sall said...

That is utterly magnificent. Thank you for Participating at Ike's World Challenges

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

It's funny how I begin to write my comment and I glance at the one above me and see almost word for word what I wanted to say! lol BUT, it is utterly magnificent!! Thanks for joining in with us at PIP Challenges!

Melanie R said...

Gorgeous, Connie! Beautifully and impeccably designed. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble Challenge.

papercraftingprincess said...

Beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble

Angela B. said...

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Thank you so much for entering the Twisted Thursdays Anything Goes challenge at The Outlawz Challenges this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next fun challenge.
Happy crafting,
Twisted Thursday DT
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Beth Brovold said...

What a fabulous card...beautifully coloured!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Anything Goes"...good luck!
Take care,

Ann-Marie said...

A perfect masculine card and you've coloured the image beautifully. Thank you for sharing with us over at Polkadoodles Crafty Challenge and hope you will join us again.
Take care,
Ann-Marie (DT)

Ela said...

Nice card for a man with the whale. Thanks for entering it at the Crafty Friends Challenge. Hugs Ela DT said...

Great card Thank you for play with us at Polkadoodle anything goes challenge, Good luck with your entry.

Deanne Saunders said...

Cool card!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper