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.

This is the inspiration photo for this time's color challenge. You need to use the beige in your project and two other colors of your choice from the image. Then you also need to add a twist  and let us know what the twist is. I used the being, the orange/yellow and the blue and my twist is ink blending.

I printed my image out onto Daler-Rowney Drawing paper and colored it with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I then fussy cut the image and ran a black marker along the cut out edge. I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4x5.25 inches and masked off a space at the bottom with Post-it Tape. I inked the sun and sky in the chosen colors with my Memento Dew Drop inks and an ink blending tool.

Once the ink was dry, I added the panel to a dark blue cardbase. I adhered the cut out digi and stamped the sentiment using a stamp from the Concord & 9th Hi There Bear stampset and Versafine Onyx Black ink. For good measure, I cut out three little flowers from a previous Spellbinders Small die of the month set in orange and yellow and added them to the grass.

I hope you will join us in the challenge. We would love to see your interpretations of our Colour Challenge image.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Gerda Steiner Designs digital image

Daler-Rowney Drawing paper
White cardstock
Paper Studio cardbase with coordinating envelope

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils
Tombow Dual Brush Pen

Versafine Onyx Black ink
Memento Tangelo ink
Memento Dandelion ink
Memento Bamboo Leaves ink
Memento Summer Sky ink
Memento Bahama Blue ink
Memento Danube Blue ink

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

Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer
EK Success Craft Tweezers

Concord & 9th Hi There Bear stampset

Spellbinders Small Die of the Month club sets
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Entered into the Arty Divas Anything Goes Challenge #2
Entered into the Lemon Shortbread Anything goes Challenge #100
Entered into the Crafty Sentiments Designs Anything Goes Challenge
Entered into the TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge week of August 13
Entered into the Digi Choosday Anything Goes Challenge Week 33
Entered into the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #29
Entered into the Crafty Animals Challenge #29
Entered into the Kleuren met Potlooden Anything Goes August Challenge

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  1. WOW, Monica, this is incredible! Love your ink blending and that image is so sweet. Great job on using those colors from the inspiration photo.

  2. A beautiful card. The background is fantastic. [Bunny]

  3. Really cute Monica and great ink blending
    Carol x

  4. A lovely stamp and fabulous background.x

  5. Hi, Monica! this is DARLING with the sunshiny kitty and all her friends surrounding her dear warmth. Your colors are wonderful, and such a sweet card! hugs, de

  6. What a sweet creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk

  7. So beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Hugs, Zowie.


    Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

  8. Very sweet. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  9. Your card is perfect for the challenge! You nailed the colors, for sure! Your critter is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Two Crafty Critter Crazies!

  10. So cute, Monica - love the way you've coloured the background.

    Thanks for joining us at the Arty Divas Challenge.

    Helen x

  11. Sweet, sweet image and a beautiful blended inky background! x

  12. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining the challenge at Kmp.
    Marja DT.

  13. I love the ink blending and Gerda's designs are so sweet! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week.
    Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
    Love Alex (PinkCraftyMama).
    Arty Divas DT
    Pink Crafty Mama {My Blog}
    Arty Divas

  14. this is a beautiful card Monica
    Thanks for join us at
    {Kleurenmetpotloden DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck