Saturday, April 11, 2020

Reading in the Park


Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Time Out Challenge #159
STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge
Creative Fingers Challenge #183
QKR Stampede Challenge #393
Polkadoodles Week 15 Anything Goes Craft & Card Making Challenge
Gem Of A Challenge Week 8 Anything Goes Craft & Card Making Challenge

Today is the 4th day I am participating in The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge! I have found it to be great motivation to work on my coloring. Have you had a chance to play along?

For this card, I started out by stamping the girlie with her books. I stamped her on both the card base and a Post-It. Then I took the Post-It and turned it into a paper mask by fussy cutting the girlie out. I also cut out the books. I put the mask over the stamped image. And then I built the background on top of it. When I removed the paper mask it looks like she's standing in front of the tree and clouds. I used colored pencils on her. For the sentiment, I die cut it. To add a bit of interest, I drew blue lines on the sentiment piece and then popped the other clouds on top.  The extra clouds act as a cover up.

Stamps: Stampingbella Bookwormabella, CTMH Seasonal Trees
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, New England Ivy, Fern, Nutmeg, Lilac
Accessories: homemade stencil (SU! Rainbow Builder Framelits, MFT Grassy Edges), Prismacolor Premier 20% French Grey, 10% French Grey, 90% Cool Grey, 70% Warm Grey, 90% Warm Grey, Dark Green, Chocolate,Putty Beige, Sap Green Light, Sienna Brown, Indigo Blue, Parrot Green, Prussian Green, Seashell Pink, Denim Blue, Peacock Green, Scarlet Lake, Slate Grey, Blush Pink, Pink, Cloud Blue, Hot Pink, CTMH Round Sponge, Fantastix, Spectrum Noir Triblend Dull Green, Amazon makeup brushSpectrum Noir Triblend Dull Green, Ice Blue

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Please stay safe!

Happy Crafting,


  1. This is a fun sentiment and oh so true. What a lovely scene and wow she does look like a classy reader! Thanks for joining Time Out x


  2. Such a great card! Love your chosen colour choice...Thanks for joining in with the the challenge at ...hugs Nelly dt x

  3. Another lovely scene here. Love the book worm lol. Thanks for joining a second time at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.

  4. Another fabulous and fun your sweet lady with all those wonderful books! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

  5. Well, this couldn't be more perfect for our challenge!! Just love the images you used and you did a fantastic job with your masking. The image of the woman is so cool with her super skinny arms and the soft grey/purple of the sky is stunning. I'm so happy you shared this with us at TIME OUT and please stay safe!

  6. Love the little scene you put together for us! I would have never thought of combining both the garden and the library for our challenge... Super work from you! Thank you for joining us at Time Out and I hope to see you joining our new photo inspiration challenge!

  7. Love it! Thank you for play with us at Gem of a Challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.