Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Challenge #143 at Glitter and Sparkle

Hello again,
Well its definitely nice to be finally all caught up
on my Blog,
and the sun is shining down outside.
Life is starting to look up again for me.
After a very stressful and hard 6 months
things are finally coming together.
I know you have to go through the bad times
to get to the good.
But sometimes you can't see the end of the tunnel,
and I couldn't have made it this far
with out some very special people in my life.
So I thank them greatly for everything they have done
and for putting up with me
(the Grizzly Bear with the sore head).
Keep your fingers crossed for me please,
 as now I have finished my 1st course
(the 1st step to getting back to work)
I have to have an appointment with the College next week
to see if I can go on a full time year course starting in September.
I really hope I can get in.

Anyway on with the Crafting - yay.

The Theme at

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Bugaboo Stamps who are offering
7 Images from their store.

Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet who are offering
a $10 Gift Certificate for their store.

My Project this
week is:-
Courage - Block Sentiments Digi Stamp
(our sponsor)

To begin with I used a Pre-cut 15x15cm

Dot Embossed Scalloped Edged Square Card
And for the Backing Paper I cut a piece of 13x13cm
Red/White Checked Linen Texture Paper
(Riverside Revels - Helz Cuppleditch).
I went around the edges of the Scalloped Base Card
with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
(Tm Holtz).

Next I printed the Image out

  on White DC Paper
and coloured it in
using my Promarker Pens

                                                           Face -              Satin
                                                           Hair -              Mustard
                                                           Neckerchief - Ruby
                                                                                    Cool Grey 1
                                                           Shirt -              Berry Red
                                                           Jeans -            Denim Blue
                                                           Chaps -           Tan
                                                                                    Chestnut (Fringe)
                                                           Boots -            Tan
                                                                                    Walnut (Soles)
                                                           Hat -                Tan
                                                           Saddle -          Chestnut
                                                                                    Burnt Umber
                                                                                    Metallic Copper
                                                           Outline -         Cool Grey 1

I also coloured in the Horseshoe in Metallic Copper Pen,

and I made a Checked Pattern on the word 
'BUT' with Berry Red Pen.

I then cut my Image out,

in its box.
And added some sparkle by adding some 
True Black Glitter
(Glitter Magic) 
to the words 'Courage' and 'Death'
(though it is hard to see in the pictures)

To finish it off I added Glossy Accents

to the Horseshoe, the word 'BUT',
and on the Metal Circle and the Stirrups of the Saddle .

I'd like to enter this Card in the
following Challenges:-

Chocolate, Coffee, Cards - #94 - Seeing Red
Word Art Wednesday - #189 - ATG


  1. Honestly this is a great card, very inspirational. The image is adorable. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 189th Challenge. We appreciate you very much.
    Blessings, Carole

  2. Oh, what a darling card. I love the image, and the quote is fantastic. Thank you for joining our 'Seeing Red' challenge over on the Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge Blog.
    ~ Bonnie DT

  3. Brilliant card for our current challenge of "seeing red"...thanks for joining in.xx
    {Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}