Saturday, October 21, 2017

My Time to Craft Challenge #357- Halloween or Cats

Suzanne is this week's My Time To Craft theme designer and she has chosen Halloween or Cats for us to play with.  I've used a digi stamp from QKR Stampede called Autumn Breeze for my Halloween image.  I paired her with some textured paper I found on clearance at Micheals a year ago - which was perfect with this scarecrow image!  The sentiment is from PTI's Keep It Simple Birthday III Mini stamp set.

I had fun coloring this image.  I've been taking a self-paced online class called, Marker Painting Foundations  from Amy Shulke at Vanilla Arts and am trying to practice using what I have learned on all of the images I color.  One of the things Amy teaches is using colored pencil on top of  Copics to add additional depth and highlights.  I've also changed my technique to coloring from dark to light - which has been a big adjustment.  The other secret trick is using N0 or N2 to shade under the colors.  I've been learning a lot and recommend the class if you want to work on your shading and blending.
Hope you will join us this week.  Before you get started, take a peek at the DT creations on the MTTC Challenge Blog!

Challenges Entered:
Alphabet Challenge/ - P is for Pumpkin
Crafty Catz #389/ - AG with Autumn Colors
QKR Stampede #266/ - AG
Aud Sentiments #191/ - Halloween + Sentiment
Moving Along with the Times #56/ - Autumn/Fall
Seize the Birthday 10/12/ - AG
Time Out Challenge #94/ - Photo Inspiration


  1. Your colouring is beautiful.A fab card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  2. Cathy, you used the image I selected for last week - what wonderful coloring! I agree, the textured bc is just right. Thanks for joining us in the Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Dorothy S, DT member

  3. Wonderful image on your lovely card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  4. Such a perfect card for Autumn, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week....xx

  5. Fabulous card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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  6. A beautiful, fun card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
    Crafty hugs

  7. Awesome card Cathy! Gorgeous coloring on this sweet image! The textured paper is perfect for her! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  8. Hi Cathy
    Lovely Autumnal card and beautifully coloured.
    Thank you for joining in at MAWTT.
    Best wishes.

  9. Awww this is so cute, I love that image and the fabulous textured paper! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
    Tammy x

  10. Your card is really delightful! I love that digi and your coloring is over the top great!! I have never had the courage to try Copics - you have clearly mastered them!! : )

    Thanks a bunch for joining us at Seize The Birthday!


  11. Fabulous card thanks for sharing at Crafty catz this week

  12. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge, good luck!!! Amy DT

  13. Super cute card and a great take on the challenge. Fab coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at Time Out! Jenny x


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