Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday means--Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Its a Sketch!!!

Iulia, is the ubber talented hostess this week for the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and she has  chosen a sketch challenge. It is a wonderful one too.   Here is my card using G-faa:

I love animals, and I love when animals are as beautifully drawn as Mo has drawn this darling little giraffe.   When one of my daughter's and her family  came up a few weeks ago, we went to the zoo here in Omaha.  We are so fortunate to have one of the best Zoo's in the country right here, and we try to go often.

The sketch was so fun to follow and I tried, tried being the optimum word, to follow the sketch as closely as possible with the layout.  The card is really large because I wanted all the details to show.  I wanted to use lots of textures and visually for the card to look and feel  natural.  I thought the colors were kind of jungle colors....

Instead of a swirl I let the ribbon cascade down, and because I thought the card had a masculine feel I used a SU  rounded tab punch flat behind the circle punch for a different sentiment circle look. Haven't used that one for a while, always liked that for a guy card. Here is the sketch:

Be sure to stop by the Challenge blog and see what the DT has created for you to see now that they all have their power back on and are no longer trying to color by flashlight or candle light during the aweful hurricane they endured on the East Coast week. We are so thankful none of our DT members were injured  or their homes destroyed in the hurricane, but many of them were without power or even had to evacuate as they were directly affected by the storm.  Leave them a little extra love they have definitely earned it.

Mo is still on a roll with new images so be sure to check out the new pumpkins I just saw which would be so perfect for all those fall cards.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderfully creative day!!!



Tammy said...


Dorcas said...

Hi Cathy! You did a super job with this cute little giraffe! I like the rustic "zoo colors" It really works well. :-)

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Gorgeous Cathy! I love the crackle finish around the edges, the leaf embossing, the fence, the butterflies but most of all...the coloring ROCKS!

Sheila said...

Love this cute giraffe Cathy, love the layout and colour work is fabulous as always.
Sheila xx

Debbie said...

Absolutely adorable..


Elaine L. said...

Cathy, I really like all the texture on this! Love the crackle finish around the edge and the bow treatment, too!

Pat said...

Hey Cathy...I have been drooling over this card for a week!! I can't remember...did Mo draw this cutie specifically for you? You have totally nailed the colors on this realistic!! I swear...I think if I watch him long enough, I'll actually see him CHEW!! And, OHHHH...what perfect colors and texture!! Yep...I agree...a perfect "guy" card!! I love this...simply stunning!! Big hugs...Pat

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Sep 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Iulia said...

This is truyly beautiful, Cathy! Love the embossed panel and the image is as cute as a button:)
Hugs and have a happy week hun!

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