Friday, October 31, 2014

Thanksgiving? Yep. On Halloween!

This week's challenge over at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is "Anything Goes and/or Christmas", so I did a Thanksgiving card! Does that make sense to you? Nope. Me either, but that's what this card decided it wanted to be!

Karleigh Sue Digis is sponsoring our challenges this month at Outlawz Coloring Challenges. The owner and artist, Cheri, is offering our lucky winner a $10 GC to her Etsy shop as the prize.

You should definitely enter this challenge. All you need to do is color an open line image with any colorant you choose! You should also visit my Outlawz Coloring Challenge Teamies' blogs for inspiration! Carla, Dawn, Penny, and Laine  are seriously talented!

Here's my card that uses Country Pumpkin by Karleigh Sue Digis.

Country Pumpkin was resized in PhotoElements, printed out onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer, and colored with Copic markers. She took a ride through my Big Kick inside an A2 Card Creator Nestabilities die by Spellbinders. The die-cut was kept in the die and Old Paper Distress ink was sponged over the die onto the image panel. 

Patterned paper from Manila and White Basics 6x6 pads was layered according to Sketch #65 by Paper Take Weekly Challenges.

A wheat sheaf and pumpkin stamp, whose name I don't recall, by the late justjohanna/Odd Bird Planet was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a sheet of polka-dot patterned paper from the Manila Basics 6x6 pad and colored with Copic markers. Retrospectively, I should have moved it a bit further to the right, but such is life, and perfection is overrated. I decided that the card was shaping to look more Thanksgivingish (new word) than Halloweeny (another new word), so I went with what the card wanted.

The bottom layers were adhered to each other, the center point was found, and two pieces of tissue tape were positioned horizontally across the piece.  and Frayed Burlap Distress ink was sponged over my Dot Fade Layering stencil by Idea-ology, which is on sale! Old Paper Distress ink was sponged over the dots and the tape was removed, leaving the horizontal element from the sketch.

The sentiment was created with two words from the Sentiments II set by Impression Obsession and stamped with Rusty Hinge Distress ink onto a scrap of the notebook paper from the stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Neenah cardstock, colored with Copic markers, die-cut with a Rectangle Nestabilities die, sponged with Old Paper Distress ink, and adhered behind the matted image panel.

The card was assembled and that's all she wrote. 

Except this...
Here's Sketch #65 by Paper Take Weekly.
And this... Thanks for visiting today!

And lastly, this...I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Paper Take Weekly: Sketchie Free For All!
Dream It Up Challenges: Happy HallowThankMas 


  1. She is fabulous in this color palette Kathi. Stunning image and detail.

  2. Great Thanksgiving card, Kathi! Love the warm colors and wonderfully-colored image! Great design! Hope you have a nice weekend!

  3. Kathi, I love your take on that sketch--cool CAS-like! Really great job on the neutral bg, so that the images pop! Love your coloring and the sweet sentiment! (And, yes, I get making a turkey-day card for an AG/Xmas twist challenge!!!)
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs, Penny

  4. What an adorable creation with a western cowgirl carrying the pumpkin load...nice sketch too! Thank you for joining the Dreamweaver Stencils Happy HallowThanksMas challenge this past month.