Our latest monthly challenge has started over at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and I have to announce that it is also the last challenge after nearly 5 years. I really hate to see it close, but unless someone steps forward and is willing to take it over, when this challenge finishes on September 25th, it will be the last one.
Our theme has always been "Anything Goes with a Featured Critter" but that could be changed if someone else wants to take over. We've had sponsors each month and that, too, could be changed.
One of our first sponsors was QKR Stampede and they are our last sponsor as well. They have the most adorable images, many of them available in both digi and rubber stamps. I chose one called "Basking" and I just love the idea of a rooster soaking up the last rays of summer even if it means a bit of sunburn. :-D
The image is colored with ProMarkers and gel pens, then cut with a pinpoint die from Dare 2B Artzy. The green dp square was cut with a QuicKutz die, and then I cut the center of it with the same Dare 2B Artzy die and inlaid the image cut into that piece.
The sunshine dp was also a scrap from the basket. It had been in there so long, I was pretty sure it would never get used but it was too big to throw away. This seemed the perfect card for it. :-D I tied a bow tie bow from satin ribbon; printed the sentiment and cut it with an Impression Obsession die. It's CAS enough to work as a masculine card.