Friday, November 14, 2014

A Thank You card

This week's challenge over at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is "Thanks or Thanksgiving".

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.

I opted to create a Thank You card because it's great to have a stash of those on hand, especially at this time of the year with the upcoming gift-giving holidays!

Floral Lady by Stampendous was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. Her cheeks received a touch of pink chalk pencil to give them a touch more color. Clear Gelly Glaze pen was used to give her pearls dimension and shine. I used a Nestabilities Petite Oval die to die-cut the image panel and a Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Oval to die-cut a mat for the image.

You might recognize these papers as I used the same 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye within the few weeks. Apparently I'm in a green sort of mood. Actually, I chose the main paper because it had flowers that were similarly shaped to the ones in Floral Lady's hair. I call that style of flowers "blobby flowers". Which you didn't really need to know. Anyway both the green and reddish patterned papers have blobby flowers, like Floral Lady's.

The patterned papers were layered according to a sketch from Stella Says Sketch at Catching the Bug Challenge blog. I love to use sketches because then I don't have to think. I can slavishly follow the sketch and end up with a nicely designed card. I created sketches for about five years and eventually will have a page on my blog for them. The operative word there is eventually. I have lots of plans. Some happen. Some don't.

Ooh. Big digression. Now you see why thinking can be troublesome. Anyway, the edges of most of the card's layers were sponged with Potting Soil Archival ink from Wendy Vecchi's collection for Ranger. It's a nice brown.

The sentiment is a from the Handwritten set of dies by Little B, which is a fabulous set of dies with great and useful sentiments. Gotta love that. And I do.

Here's the sketch so you can decide how I did with it.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges!
Stella Says Sketch #218 at Catching the Bug Challenge blog
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: T is for Thanks (For Nothing)  [sadly my card isn't snarky. :( ]
MilkCoffee Challenge: Hand colored Image
The House That Stamps Built: Time to Give Thanks
7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog: Anything Goes


  1. Fabulous image and colors Kathi.

  2. Nice card. Thank you so much for linking up with us in our “Stella Says Sketch” challenge at Catch The Bug! Please join us, again, next time, for a new sketch and more chances to win! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  3. Really worth waiting for, Kathi! :^)
    Love that gorgeous image! (And her blobby flowers!) Really fab palette, papers, take on the sketch, coloring, and die cuts! Love this! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Beautiful colouring and perfect papers to complement your focal point! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  5. Gorgeous card Kat! That image and your colouring...just beautiful!! Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for our "T is for Thanks (...for nothing) challenge".

  6. Beautiful card, great take on the sketch and awesome colouring. Thanks for showing us your talents at SoSS for the Thanks (for nothing) challenge

  7. Such a pretty and elegant image, beautifully coloured and a fab card design as well :)

  8. Beautiful coloring ! Thanks for joining us at!

  9. Love the image! Thank you for playing in our challenge at

  10. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at The House That Stamps built!

  11. So lovely! Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x