Wednesday, August 18, 2021

A Very Cute Chick Birthday for Outlawz Wednesday Sketch

Happy Hump Day, Blogging Friends! Time for another new challenge at Outlawz Wednesday Sketch, which begins today and runs through Tuesday, 8/31. Here is my design team make using the sketch and an adorable image by our sponsor for August, Sherry West Art.
My Canadian blogging friend Bethie recently had a birthday and I made her this card. We've exchanged cards for a while now and just as I'd figured out that what I mail to her takes 9 business days or so, the Pandemic came and poof! no more reliability. The last thing that I sent before this card took weeks, so I made this and mailed it super early, hoping she'd get it before I needed to post it. LOL, it got there in record time SUPER EARLY, but at least it wasn't late! 
Here's the Outlawz sketch. Remember that the sketch is for inspiration. Feel free to flip, rotate, re-size so long as we can see how the sketch lead to your creation. You can create anything, a card, tag, scrap page, box, gift bag, just as long as the sketch is your inspiration and recognizable. You may enter as many times as you like.

Right off the bat, I flipped it vertically and resized to 6x6". Everything else I followed pretty closely.
I've used a card base cut from a light tan Making Memories 12x12" card stock and designer papers on the front and back from Glitz's Happy Travels 6x6 pack. The zig-zag Chevron stripes are MFT dies. I printed out the Sherry West Art digi scene on Springhill Digital and cut the Memory Box and Martha Stewart butterflies from the scraps. I colored the scene with my Promarkers. I edge-distressed the focal and the paper mats, then ink-distressed all papers with a brown VersaMagic chalk ink. Paper flowers and sequins came from my stash.
I used a sheet of 12x12" scrapbook paper to mat the inside. I not a 100% but I believe the sheet is from Colorbok's Vintage Treasure papers. The page is already collaged with the "happy", so all I had to do was stamp the "Be" (Brenda Walton Maison Ornate alpha stamps), "Celebrate" and "Wish" (both Fiskars) on the left and Uniko sentiments on the right.
The back has more Glitz papers and a Kaiserkraft stamped siggie...
Shabby vintage style with just a touch of distressing grunge...
I have just a little bit of Sakura metallic glitter gel pen on the dragonfly...
And a final view. Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have a great rest of the week! Until next time, Stay Well and Craft On!! XOX

1.   The Paper Funday Challenge #32: AG + Opt. Cute Critters -- #3/4 Option played: butterflies and a very cute baby chick/duck
2.   CD Sunday Plus #67 Hosted by Jo: AAG w/USB, CD or Digi Image -- #1/3 I used a digi image by Sherry West Art.
3.   Stamping Sensations August: Any Celebration -- #1/3 Birthday card for a blogging friend. I hand-colored the focal digi scene with my Promarkers.
4.   Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 8/16-9/5: Use a Card Fold Tutorial and/or Animals -- #1/5  I've used animals: butterflies and a baby chick/duck
5.   Cardz 4 Galz #153: Texture -- #1/3 I used a distress tool on the edges of my papers and inked them. I also have dimensional embellishments (butterflies, flowers, sequins).
6.   Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 31: AG w/Colouring -- #1/2 Used my Promarkers to color focal image scene
7.   Cute Card Thursday #691: AG + Opt. Bright Colors -- #3/xx  Option played!
8.   2 Crafty Critter Crazies #53: AG with a Critter -- #4/5  Baby chick/duck and butterflies
9.   Crafty Animals #53: AG with an Animal -- #4/xx  Baby chick/duck and butterflies
10.  TFJB Frilly and Funkie Challenge: Triple the Heat (3 of a Kind) -- #1/xx 10 Challenges Max I've got 3 white butterflies and 3 rows of zig-zag chevron stripes across the front of my shabby vintage card.


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Thank you for my beautiful Birthday card Aimes darlin'. So much time and effort goes into all of your cards. The card is so adorable, and I just love how you take the time to create a beautiful layout on the inside and the backside of your card. -- Bethie

Pamela said...

A lovely card and I'm glad it arrived on time!
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Janna Ketchum said...

Beautiful card! Love the little scene you have created. Very clever adding in the three zigzags. Thank you for joining the Funkie Junkie Challenge!

brenda said...

I think we are suffering the postals issues Worldwide and everything taking forever.

A pretty card, many thanks for sharing and joining in our 'Celebrations' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

brenda said...

I had my DT hats on all crooked then, I meant Stamping Sensations challenge!

B x

Jocelyn said...

A cute image, nicely coloured. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

Monica C. said...

This card is lovely! The image is super cute and I love your take on the sketch. The little added details are gorgeous. So glad your friend got it in time. How we do it with the postal service seems to not be right.
BTW on my sheetload cards, I am not that super fast. I have just been busy with them for a while lol
Hugs Monica

Lynda said...

There's a lot of texture going on here - perfect for our challenge - love it. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

craftytrog said...

Adorable card Aimeslee! Glad it arrived in time for your friend's birthday. I bet she loved it.

Seafield Jo said...

I bet your friend was delighted to receive your lovely card.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

CD Sunday Plus DT

Ellibelle said...

Such a cute card with great details and a really pretty image! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations!
Ellibelle's Corner

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely card with a cute image, its so difficult to make sure cards arrive on time, hope she liked it
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday plus DT

Suzanne C said...

Sweet card! Love the adorable image and the sweet butterflies! Thanks for playing along at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Triple the Heat challenge!

ahlers5 said...

I love how you colored the Sherry West image. SO pretty.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Hello again! I LOVE your colouring on this fab image Aimeslee. A beautiful card that, of course, loved. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Cazro said...

A super card, loving your attack on texture. Thanks for sharing with Cardz4Galz, we look forward to you visiting us again. Caz. DT.

Mandy said...

Aimeslee this is a super cute image and your whole card is a work of art. Post worldwide is crazy. We follow a photographer on YouTube in Canada and he said that books he has sold are taking 12-16 weeks to get anywhere so you did well to get it to Bethie in time for her birthday.

Thank you very much for entering your lovely card into our challenge. Good luck with the prize draw.

Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

Mandy ♥
DT for The Paper Funday Challenges
Made By Mandy – My personal Blog

Marlies said...

A lovely sweet and adorable card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies