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

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

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

Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer

Nailart stars from my stash
1/8 inch blue ribbon

Stitched tag die from my stash
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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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  1. Great card Monica! You did an amazing job on her hat, love that knitted look! Looking forward to next month's image! :)

    The Outlook DT

  2. Really lovely card and designed beautifully, great colours and thanks for using an All Dressed Up image for our current challenge of ANYTHING GOES using an ALL DRESSED UP IMAGE. Good luck in the final draw.
    [aNNie Design Team Member for All Dressed Up Challenges] ❣️ ADU
    [aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥

  3. A very pretty creation and perfect for our Allsorts challenge with all those stars, thanks so much for joining in. Bx

  4. Pretty and lovely card!
    Thank you so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge;-))m

  5. She is darling, Monica! The background technique, and the brilliant coloring of the image, are both beautiful and make for an interesting project. I love how texture-laden or texture-appearing projects make my eyes look longer. Wonderful tag design on your card! hugs, de

  6. So beautiful, Monica! I'm so glad you are enjoying the Outlawz Progressive Challenge. Claudia has done a wonderful job getting sponsors and images and is all set for 2020, too!!
    I love how you made the earth sphere. I must try that sometime! Your coloring as always is perfect and you inspire me to try my Prismas a little more often!! Hugs!

  7. Hello Monica… Thanks for joining our ‘use lace and/or ribbon’ challenge with your lovely tag card… It will certainly brighten someone's day! Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw!
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  8. Beautifully colored. I love the knitting. So creative. A lot of great texture. Love this. [Bunny]`

  9. Marvelous little tag, Monica, and I love your coloring, especially of the world.

  10. Such a sweet tag! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at All Dressed Up Stamps. Hope to see you again next month. ~Pam-DT

  11. A really cute card! Love your coloring!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  12. What a great job you did on this tag! Lots of attention to detail! Thanks for playing with us at All Dressed Up and I wish you the best!
    Carolyn, DT

  13. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. Oh Monica, you did a great job on the knitted cap! Annabel will be so proud of you! The tag background also looks to have knitted texture too. Fabulous work. x

  15. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with the All Dressed Up Challenge. Good luck and I hope you will play again.
    Liz (:(|)x