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Just Because…

CDAC Progressive Challenge #22
The Deconstructed Sketch #73 
Digistamps 4 Joy Challenge # 53 ~ Anything Goes

For this go round on the CDAC Progressive Challenge, we received a bonus digi, which means we had TWO digis to work with for this challenge! At first I wasn't going to make the second card but then decided to play around with coloring these fantastic mushrooms and flowers (Toadstool Thicket) by Digistamps4Joy! I printed these up a bit bigger than I normally do for card images so I could play around with the coloring of them but I really liked how they turned out so I figured I might as well make a card.  However, I wasn't sure what to do with the larger image. Hmmm... I decided on a square card (5.25"x5.25") and followed a Deconstructed Sketch and came up with this...

Copic Coloring List:

  • Mushrooms E50, E51, E55
  • Mushroom Dots YR21, YR24, YR65 and R35, R37, R39
  • Sunflower Petals Y21, Y23, Y26
  • Sunflower Centers E33, E35, E37
  • Leaves YG01, YG03, YG63
  • Grass YG93, G99
  • Sky Background BG000 and Colorless Blender applied with Q-Tip (See my Copic Tips! At the top under my blog banner/header)

Here's the sketch I used, I changed the size of the card and used the rectangle image instead of the circle and moved the banner.

Deconstructed Sketch No. 73

I've really been enjoying these progressive challenges over on CDAC (Crafter's Digital Art Center), if you haven't, you should check it out and become a member for lots of great ideas!  I've also just discovered that Digistamps4Joy also has challenges, so I'm entering this card using one of their images for their current challenge.  It's for Anything Goes and if the card could be sent to a man you get entered into a bonus drawing! I'm hoping they consider this lovely fall scene appropriate for a man.

Don't forget to leave a comment if you are trying to win the gift certificate from Pink Cat Studio (my October blog candy giveaway).  To enter you need to leave a comment on the original post and you can find that by clicking on the blog candy badge at the right top of my blog sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by!  I'm off to a Copic Big Girls Coloring workshop this evening.  I wonder what we'll be making this month.

Creations Details (The Supply List):

  • Papertrey Ink White Cardstock for cardbase
  • Deconstructed Sketch #73
  • Toadstool Thicket Digi from Digistamps4Joy
  • Papers, Bo Bunny Apple Cider 6x6 Collection
  • Medium Terra-Cotta & Deep Peaches and Cream Cardstock by Color-Mates
  • Stampin' Up Scallop Border Punch
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • "Just Because" Sentiment from Signature Greetings II by Papertrey Ink
  • Buttons from my stash
  • Natural String from Papertrey Ink
  • Copic Markers
Happy Crafting,
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  • CarolineOctober 18, 2012 - 6:58 am

    This is fantastic love the colours and design. Caroline xxxReplyCancel

  • AllisonGOctober 18, 2012 - 12:20 pm

    This turned out great – love the fall colors!ReplyCancel

  • ValerieOctober 18, 2012 - 3:07 pm

    I do love the colors! Nice coloring job Sandy! Like the larger image too! Nice card. I’ll have to share a funny with you…when I saw the title for this post “Just Because” the first thing that popped in my head was the voice of George Jones singing “Just because I asked a friend about her…” from the song “She thinks I still care”.ReplyCancel

    • Sandy TrefgerOctober 18, 2012 - 3:11 pm

      Ha, ha Valerie. Too funny. And now I’m hearing it in my head! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer ShultsOctober 18, 2012 - 6:02 pm

    This is fabulous! I love this image. It’s so fun! Thanks for joining us for the Deconstructed Sketch!ReplyCancel

  • Karons Krafty KornerOctober 18, 2012 - 6:09 pm

    WOW Sandy – I love this image and how you have coloured it – awesome autumnal colours. TFS


  • Margy (DS4J)October 19, 2012 - 4:48 pm

    What a stunning card! Thanks for making such a beautiful creation with my Digistamps4Joy image. Just in case you did not know … our current challenge is “anything goes” so why not enter it into our challenge?
    (owner Digistamps4JoyReplyCancel

    • Sandy TrefgerOctober 19, 2012 - 7:33 pm

      Thank you for the compliment! I loved this image and really enjoyed coloring it and creating the card. I have entered it into your challenge! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jackie ScottOctober 19, 2012 - 7:04 pm

    What a great card love that you used a sketch for your design. Your colors are all so perfect together!ReplyCancel

  • Desire FourieOctober 20, 2012 - 7:46 am

    This is so beautifully designed. Stunning colouring. Loving your creativity.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  • KarinsArtScrapOctober 21, 2012 - 1:27 pm

    Very beautiful card.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member


  • PumpyOctober 24, 2012 - 9:31 am

    I love it, lovely card. I am working on one now.ReplyCancel

  • Jen LeeflangOctober 30, 2012 - 4:58 pm

    Thank you so much for joining us at Digistamps 4 Joy’s “Anything Goes … with a masculine twist” challenge this fortnight! We love it that you used a ds4j image! Good luck in the draw and remember to pop in tomorrow to get the details of our next exciting challenge!

    luv’n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Digistamps 4 Joy DT LeadReplyCancel

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