Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Stick It Down - January Card Challenge

It's the second Tuesday of the month and that means it's time for the first card challenge at the Stick It Down Challenge Blog!  Each Tuesday, you will find scrapbook page layouts or a card sketch challenge.  Card sketches are always the second Tuesday of the month.

I am the sketch designer.  The first sketch is simple, which allows you to give it your creative twist.
Stick It Down - January Card Sketch

I used an image from the Etsy shop, All Dressed Up.  This is one of the Wear with Style girls from set 1.  While you are checking out the darling images from All Dressed Up, take a look at their Challenge Blog too!

I love challenging myself in my coloring.  For a while, I really concentrated on hair.  The more I have practiced, the easier it has become.  On this image, I focused my attention on creating folds in her dress rather than simply shading the skirt.  I spent some time on You Tube watching videos about coloring folds. As I began to try it for myself, it took four or five tries before I could see where the shading and highlights needed to go.  I felt satisfied with this one.   The background paper was on sale at a local craft shop.  I think the pattern and color combination is a fabulous jumping off point for this stylish girl.

I hope you will play along with the Stick It Down sketch this month.  I will be visiting the blog of each card that is uploaded.  I can't wait to see what you do with the sketch!

Challenges Entered:
Divas By Design - Let's Celebrate
Divas by Design Top 3
Crafting By Designs - anything goes (month-long challenge)
4 Crafty Chicks - bows
Friday Mashup#142 - birthday and/or twine
Digitally Sweet - anything goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - girly, but no pink
Make It Monday - anything goes
All Dressed Up - anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - Xtraordinary - the colored folds on the dress  
613 Avenue Create - anything goes/optional celebration 


  1. Love the colors! Your coloring is amazing!

  2. I think you did a great job coloring this long legged girl. I like your girly design with the combination of DPs, beautifully tied ribbon and all those sequins! Sweet! I came over from MIM to visit.

  3. What a beautiful non-pink girly card! Gorgeous colouring!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  4. Gorgeous card, fabulous image..Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  5. Cathy, this is such a cute card, and you did a wonderful job with your coloring! Thanks for playing with us this week at the Friday Mashup!

  6. Cathy- you are a true master of coloring! This is just beautiful with its sequin accents, and I am so happy you shared it with the Friday Mashup this week.

  7. Fabulous colouring & a great card. Saw this over on MIM & also thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

  8. Love the paper combination and the colouring of this sweet image . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  9. How lovely this is. The coloring is just awesome. Hugz, joann

  10. Your bow with the button and sentiment is striking.

  11. Cathy this is such a beautiful card. Your practise with the folds has really paid off, they are fabulous. I must confess to not having your skills with them lol

    Anne x

  12. This is such an adorable card!! Your coloring is awesome! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our BOWS challenge and at Sweet Stampin' for our Girly-No Pink challenge! Hugs!!

  13. Fabulous sketch and adorable image! Beautiful colouring and shading.
    Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week.

  14. Your coloring is amazing - that girl looks alive! That dress... Perfect!
    Have a nice day, Cathy!

  15. Very beautiful. Your image is beautifully colored. So lovely.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  16. Love all the layers and your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

  17. Gorgeous colouring! Thanks for joining us on our blog hop at ADU. X

  18. Love the image, love the design and adore this card. A fab entry to share with us at Sweet Stampiin, I love it, Jx

  19. Wow, wow, wow!! Your colouring is outstanding and I totally love the colourway and touches of bling!

    Thanks for joining us at ADU - hope to see you again for our next challenge!

    Mary J x

  20. What a pretty card and I love how you've designed it around this fashionable lady. Great layout and love those papers too.
    Hope you don't mind but I would like to pin this to our All Dressed Up Pinterest brag board at http://www.pinterest.com/alldressedupcha/all-dressed-up-wendy-burns/
    Also, so pleased you entered the challenge at All Dressed Up.

  21. HI Cathy!!! :) :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog this week!!!
    This is soooooo gorgeous and I love that dressy girl!!! :) :) :)
    I saw your card @ MIM !!!
    What a beauty!!! Hugs and have a great weekend!!

    PS ~~ thanks for joining us@ All dressed up, too!!

  22. Beautiful work! I saw your card on MiM and really loved it! Good luck with the challenge, hugs, Rita

  23. Such a pretty card! Your colouring is fabulous and I really like the papers you used! Thank you for joining us at All Dressed Up! :o)

  24. Love your card Cathy! Your take on the sketch is amazing and your colouring as awesome.
    Thanks for playing along with us at ADU. Good luck. xx


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