Friday, October 11, 2013

Sister Act Challenge #28

Digi Stamps 4 Joy, a South African company is our sponsor this week at the Sister Act Challenge Blog. I am using one of their images called Thanksgiving Topiary.  This is my second attempt.  My first one was in more traditional fall colors.  I'm not sure if I was uninspired that night, but it looked a little, "Meh," so I tried a different color palette. I took the colors from some old Cosmo Cricket paper,  planning to use it in the background - but the image was too big.  Something about this has a holiday feel, so I decided to use it for a friend with a December birthday.

Here's my fall colors version.  It may still end up on a card, who knows!

Which one do you like better?

Play along with our Anything Goes Challenge - I'm looking forward to seeing your creations!

Challenges Entered:
Use it Tuesday - Scraps, Pieces, Odds & Ends (last snowflake button, already created birthday tag, paper behind the image)
Party Time Tuesdays- Pumpkins
Little Red Wagon - Thanksgiving
Divas By Design - 3 or More Layer
 Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes with a twist (ribbon)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge #77 - recycling + add a snowflake
Created with Love - any holiday


  1. Very unique image and I love the way you have colored the tree. Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create.

  2. Stunning card! I think both coloring look great but anyway I like the completed one better; the leaves have nice blended soft blues and simply makes the fruits highlighted. So what do you use to recycle for the background? The polka dots look lovely. Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again.
    [DS4J DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

  3. Your card is gorgeous! I like the non-traditional colors best - very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  4. Looks great for a December birthday - saw it on MIM and was so intrigued had to follow back.

  5. it's a very beautiful card Corysnanna.

    Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  6. Such a stunning card, i like both versions, but i do prefer the tree you made into your card. I am sure you will us the other colored image on another.
    Thank you for joining us at Digistamps4Joy. and using an image from our store.
    Julie (DT member)
    my personal blog.

  7. I like the one in the traditional Fall colours, Cathy, it's beautifully coloured and would look great on a card with coordinating papers but your Winter version is GLORIOUS! A beautiful card! Hugs, Lesley

  8. Either or...they both look GREAT. Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Any Holiday Challenge!

  9. Your card is so pretty, Cathy! The color combination is perfect! Have a great weekend!


  10. Beautiful colour combination and you have coloured it perfectly!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  11. Such a beautiful image and love the way you colored everything.
    Hugs, Pat

  12. Hi honey
    Gorgeous card Abd I'm loving the way you coloured that tree. I def prefer the 2nd attempt lol but the fall colours one would look great on a thanksgiving card?
    Thanks for using one of our images

    Thank you so much for joining us for use a snowflake & recycle an item Challenge at Digistamps4Joy.
    Good luck and hope to see you again for our next challenge.

    DS4J DT - Sharon

  13. Stunning coloring. Love both versions of coloring. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week.


  14. really lovely coloring oh wooow I am not so dilligent at coloring and yours is adorable...great job and great xmas this

    I see your card on Make It card is no 178 if you would like to see it on my blog and if you could leave me some love I would be so glad...

  15. Gorgeous card...I like both as I really like the fall colours. Maybe adding a little bit of crystal effects or glitter to it will brighten it up enough for you so that you don't feel it's so "meh". But for me, they're both gorgeous and I'm sure your friend will love it. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Digistamps4Joy! Good luck and we hope to see you again.
    ♥ Charlene DS4J DT

  16. Oh...and thanks so much for using our images...we just love to see what everyone does with them :D

  17. This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘RECYCLING+ADD A SNOWFLAKE’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  18. Beautiful image, and beautifully colored! Glad you could join us at Use It Tuesday!

  19. Hey Friend! I wanted to make sure you visited over at Created with Love! I got the random integer drawing, but YOU are a top 3 pick! Congrats!!!!
    Hugs to you!!

  20. Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie

  21. Very pretty coloring. Thanks for joining us at PTT.

  22. This is beautiful Cathy! Love the glitter.


  23. Fabulous colouring! My personal favourite is the completed card, but I can see the fall coloured one on a fabulous card too!
    Owner: Digistamps4Joy

  24. OK - I just said "WOW" out loud!!! Amazing coloring and those shiny apples are just delish!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at DS4J and hope to see you for our new challenge (embossing) from tomorrow!


Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate each and every one of them. Cathy