Quirky Rudolph

We have a new challenge starting at the Cute 'N Crafty Christmas Challenge blog. The theme is always Anything Goes Christmas or Winter. Our sponsor this month is Polkadoodles and I got to work with this digi called Rudolph.


Well the great thing about being a colorist is that you can move from the realistic to the quirky at the drop of a hat - or is it a pencil? Today my Rudolph is wearing a chic purple coat. I printed him out onto Daler-Rowney Drawing paper and colored him with my Prismacolor colored pencils. The little flowers on his saddle are done with a red glitter gel pen and the white edge of his saddle is white Posca pen. This was my first time using the Posca pen as I have been having a hard time with my white gel pens lately.


Once I had colored him up, I cut him out with a Hero Arts Oval Infinity Die. I cut a purple oval one size bigger and then glued them together. I added a piece of Christmas patterned paper from my stash to a purple cardbase. I had recently acquired the Tim Holtz Holiday Word Script dies and cut the words Seasons Greetings out of white glitter cardstock.


I added the sentiment to the card and then the focal image and called it done.

The Cute 'N Crafty Christmas Challenge now goes for a month and it is August, so time to get those Christmas cards happening. We look forward to having you join us.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Polkadoodles Rudolph digi

Paper
Daler-Rowney Drawing paper
White glitter cardstock from my stash
Purple cardstock from my stash
Christmas patterned paper from my stash
Paper Studio cardbase with coordinating envelope

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils
White Posca Pen 0.7mm nib

Adhesives
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
1/8 inch Scor-Tape

Tools
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Powder Tool

Dies
Hero Arts Oval Infinity Die set
Tim Holtz Holiday Words Script Die set
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Entered into the Holly and Ivy Anything Christmas Goes Challenge #54
Entered into the Kerst /Christmas Facebook group August Challenge
Entered into the Sweet Stampin' Christmas Anything Goes/Snow People August Challenge
Entered into the Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge #400-401
Entered into the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #29
Entered into the Creative Craft Cottage Christmas Challenge #121
Entered into the Digi Choosday Anything Goes Challenge Week 34
Entered into the Polkadoodles Crafting Anything Goes Challenge Wk 33
Entered into the Arty Divas Anything Goes Challenge #2
Entered into the TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge week of August 20

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Monica

Stars and Back

I am a little better organized so far this month and have completed my Outlawz Progressive Challenge project. I enjoy participating here so much, it has been a lot of fun to check my email on the first of every month to see what the new image is. This month, it is this sweet digi from All Dressed up called Stars and Back.


I printed the image out onto blue Canson Mi-Tientes paper and colored her with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I wanted to try adding knitted texture to the girl's cap and took some help from Annabel Haines' blog post called How I colour knitting texture. I was very happy with the result. I colored the rest of the girl, adding some earth detail to the sphere that she is standing on. I added a white stripe down the two sides and a light blue stripe down the middle of the background, but did not lose the tooth of the textured paper to provide a contrast to the smoothness of the coloring on the girl. I then cut my image out with a stitched tag die.


I completed my card by adding foam tape to the back of the tag, threading a ribbon through the hole and adding it at an angle to a card that I had prepared. I used a light purple cardbase and added a piece of patterned paper that sort of resembled stars and had covered the middle section with a piece of vellum so that the paper would not distract from the digi. I finally added a few nailart stars to the right hand side of the girl.

Thank you All Dressed Up for this month's free digi for the Outlawz Progressive Challenge. I am excited to see what next month's image is.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
All Dressed Up's Stars and Back digi

Paper
Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Assorted Pad (used the blue paper)
Patterned paper and vellum from my stash
Paper Studio cardbase with coordinating envelope

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils

Adhesives
1/8 inch Scor-Tape
1/2 inch Foam Tape
Ranger Glossy Accents

Tools
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer

Miscellaneous
Nailart stars from my stash
1/8 inch blue ribbon

Dies
Stitched tag die from my stash
*Links in the supplies list are affiliate links. I get a small percentage of the price of the product if you would choose to buy it through my link, at no cost to you. I only use affiliate links for products that I have purchased with my own money and enjoy using.

Entered into the Outlawz Progressive Challenge August 2019 (just for fun)
Entered into the Kleuren met Potlooden Anything Goes August Challenge
Entered into the Allsorts Sun, Moon and/or Stars, or Something For Baby Week 532/3 Challenge
Entered into the Crafty Friends Ribbon/Lace Challenge #116
Entered into the Brown Sugar Anything Goes August Challenge #292
Entered into the All Dressed Up August Challenge #96

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Embossing powder

It is time for the Crash Your Stash challenge over at Outlawz. This is a fun challenge where you are provided with a cue of something to use out of your stash that you may not have used for a long time. This month the cue is Embossing Powder.


Rabisco 1 Year Celebration

I have two blog posts today and this post has two cards! I doubt that has ever happened before. We are celebrating 1 year old at the Rabisco Challenge blog and I made these two cards for my August DT inspiration. 


Mila

Time for another challenge over at the World Wide Open Design Time Challenge blog and here is my DT inspiration project. Julia Spiri is the resident sponsor of our challenge. I love Julia's images and this one is no exception. This lady's name is Mila and her scooter is such fun. 


A color challenge

Today's post is a fun project with a difference. I am Guest Designing this month for the Colour Challenge at Outlawz. The challenges last for a fortnight and this month the sponsor is Gerda Steiner Designs and I got to work with this cute digi.


The Mermaid

Today's project is my coloring of the Kit and Clowder July 2019 pencils class. The class image is drawn by Janna Prosvirina Fantasy Art. This class is packed with techniques including skin, hair, underwater coloring, color blending, fins and shells just to mention some of them.