Pollycraft Bold and Bright

Pollycraft Designs is having a super-fun challenge this week!

She is calling it “Flash Those Freebies” and

anyone who uses one of her previously posted freebies

will receive a Brand New, Never Released Freebie that is a SECRET!!

She is asking anyone who receives this SPECIAL RELEASE via email

to keep it a secret for a fun project yet to be announced!

My curiousity got the better of me and I HAD to participate!

The theme of the current challenge is BOLD AND BRIGHT!

I’m pretty sure I got that covered!

The image is (obviously) a Pollycraft Design Freebie.

Her name is Flo!

The paper is from a stack called Frutti Fusion from The Angel Company.

The flower stickies are from Colorbok.

I colored her with Zig markers (the brightest, boldest colors I could find).

Of course, I didn’t realize the bottom strip of

background paper was crooked

until I took the picture!  {sigh}

Come on over to Pollycraft Designs and join in on the fun!

I can’t wait to see what Paula comes up with next!

I have also entered this card at:

The Crafty Pad: Challenge 80: Inspirational Colors from a Photo


Red White and Blue Spring Card

Karen's Doodles Butterfly and Bee Spring Card

I would like to enter this

“Spring Up” Card

in the Karen’s Doodles Challenge

“Red White and Blue”

Although not technically “Patriotic” for the 4th of July,

I loved this image and couldn’t resist the color challenge.

I learned a new trick this week to “Pop” digi stamps!

I printed the butterfly twice, cut him out and pop dotted him!

Thank you to Donna Mundinger for the tip on this “trick”

I made the flowers from a tutorial Penny Duncan posted.

Although the flowers aren’t her creation, she posted the link  to the YouTube video tutorial.

I saw this style card (called a “Spring up Card”)  on Splitcoast Stampers.

I still do all my coloring in Colored Pencils, but Copics are absolutely on my wishlist…

For the butterfly’s wings, I just dabbed a little water on the paper and swirled some blue into it.

I was trying for a “swirly” look, and I think I achieved that…

After going back and looking at this post, I realize that when you click on the picture, it brings up a H-U-G-E picture!

Not sure how to fix that, but I’ll try to figure it out!

But, wow, the goofs sure show when it’s enlarged from 5 1/2″ to 8×10!  (-:

I think it looks WAY better in real life and at actual size…