Magically Progressive

If you follow my blog, you will know that I love to participate in the Outlawz Progressive Challenge. There is a new sponsor every month and the digis are such fun to find in one's email on the first of the month if you have participated in the month before. Well, this time I am Guest Designing for the challenge and here is my card made with the cute Polkadoodles Winnie.

I created the card in Silhouette Studio. After drawing a rectangle sized at 4.25x5.5 inches, I added two smaller rectangles and placed them at angles overlapping each other. I filled each one with a pattern from the Autumn Plaid Digital Paper collection by Perwinkel Pixel Shop. Using the eyedropper tool, I chose one of the oranges in the plaid and colored the main rectangle for the background. I added the sentiment in the corner from the Magical Sparkle collection by We Are 3 Digital Shop. The sentiment was originally in black, but I inverted it in GIMP and then removed the black background to create a white lettered PNG. I added a round cornered rectangle behind with sentiment in another color chosen from the plaid.

After sizing Winnie so that she fitted in the space allocated to her with enough space to also allow for a shadow, I moved her to another page so that I could print her out onto Canson C' a Grain Drawing paper. Once colored with my Prismacolor colored pencils, I returned her to the Silhouette to cut her out. I was very impressed with my machine again, it did a beautiful job of cutting her out. I cut an offset out of black cardstock so that she would have a shadow and thus stand out against the plaid.

Once both pieces were cut, I ran a black marker along Winnie's edge and then glued her to her shadow and then adhered the whole element to the card with foamtape.

We would love you to join us at the Outlawz Progressive Challenge. I am sure you will have as much fun as I do playing along.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Polakdoodles' Winnie Wednesday digi
Periwinkle Pixel Shop's Autumn Plaid digital paper
We Are 3 Digital Shop's Magical Sparkle digital sentiments

Canson C' a Grain Drawing Pad
Recollections 110lb heavyweight cardstock
White and black cardstock

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils
Tombow Dual Brush Pen

Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
1/8 inch Scor-Tape
1/2 inch Foam Tape

Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer
EK Success Craft Tweezers
*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 QKR Stampede Anything Goes Challenge #365
Entered into the Morgan's ArtWorld Open Challenge #10
Entered into the Sheepski Designs Autumn Challenge #31
Entered into the Happy Craft October 2019 Challenge
Entered into the TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge week of October 1
Entered into the A Gem of a Challenge Anything Goes Challenge Wk 19
Entered into the Polkadoodles Crafting Anything Goes Challenge Wk 39
Entered into the Digi Choosday Anything Goes Challenge Week 40

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  1. Fabulous, Monica! I adore the plaid papers behind the image. I just got my image downloaded and won't get to play with her for another day or two. Good for you for being so prompt! :-D

  2. Super cute and magical. Love the colors of her dress. [Bunny]`

  3. She's beautiful...perfect background for your image, it stands out nicely, hugs, Lori m

  4. Just lovely.
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  5. Gorgeous little creation Monica!
    Thanks for playing along at QKR Stampede this week!
    Good Luck,
    Crafty Hugs
    Dawn xx

  6. Love the cute image and plaid papers
    Carol x

  7. a REAL CUTIE Monica, love the papers.

  8. Wow! I'm super impressed at how you produced your card! I'm itching to get going on my Silhouette now! What a cutie she is. You've matched her with perfect background paper designs. I love that you inverted the sentiment too! Thanks for sharing this cutie with us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge

  9. This is wonderful, Monica! I love the black 'shadow' around Winnie it really makes her pop! Great colouring and paper choice too!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  10. Hi Lovely make so cute
    Thank You for joining us at Polkadoodles
    Hugs and Creativity

  11. Love how you put your card together, such a sweet one ❤ greetings Petra

  12. Great background, nice idea using negative patterns. Sweet card.

  13. Super cute card, Thank you for playing along at Happy Craft Challenge, we hope you will join us again next month.
    Denielle – Design Team member at Happy Craft Challenge

    Visit my blog - Angel Handmade Papercraft

  14. I love your card, I have this to do myself. Winnie just pops with that black silhouette around her and a perfect colour to go with the rest of the Halloween theme. Thank you for joining us at SheepSki Designs and good luck. Gail, DT xx

  15. Fabulous creation Monica! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  16. So magical! Thank you for play with us at Gem of a Craft Challenge. Good luck with your entry.

  17. Oh what a cool project. You did such a lovely job with this creation. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  18. Your sweet little girl looks beautiful on this plaid background. Just lovely, Monica! x

  19. Lovely card!!! I guess it was a lot of work with that Silhouette, but it looks fantastic!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at
    Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge blog
    I hope you’ll join us next time again.
    (DT member)

  20. Thank you for participating in the @The Happy Craft Challenge. Great card and such a sweet image. Danka DT

  21. Monica, your technical abilities are amazing! I have learned so much from you but I still don't think I would have been able to put together a fabulous card like this on my computer. I love the plaid background and your adorable image. xo