Sunday, July 17, 2016

Critters from the Past and the Sea....Muse Challenge #174, Freshly Made Sketches #245 - A Sketch by Jen M, The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge:, A Blog Named Hero~Masculine

Hello,

A quick post to share two cards I squeezed in today.

Over at Muse Challenge #174, our sweet, talented Tracey has shared this little charm to spark ideas:


My card - which I plan to send to my 4 year old nephew, Mr. C -  is pretty much a straightforward case of hers: a couple of "friendly' critters (tee hee), some flowers to parallel her fire and a smile-making sentiment.  For the record, my T-Rex is vegetarian *grin* and the stegosaurus has shimmery armor on his back, thanks to glossy accents. I also have some green stenciling in the background, but it's hard to see with the lighting I'm limited to using. Hopefully, the sun will shine soon....


My polychromos-coloured dinos are also heading to Kathy's The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge:



My second card, featuring my new Hero Arts Colour Layering Seahorse once again, was inspired by
Freshly Made Sketches #235 by Jen M.




NOTE: Honoured and thrilled to receive an Honourable Mention at Freshly Made Sketches #245! Thank you, Shannon!

My 'ocean' was created with my 'water-colour' strip stamps, along with bubbles from MFT Distressed Patterns.  Again, apologies for the poor lighting.  I'm extra-happy because finally, I can join the gallery at A Blog Named Hero, where the theme this month is Masculine. My husband gave this two thumbs up, so guy-card it is!


That's it from me...hope  your Sunday was fabulous!

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me immense joy!


26 comments:

  1. Your dinosaur card is very cute & colourful. Your nephew will love it! Love the softness of your water with the lovely seahorse & shells. That's a great sentiment!

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  2. Carol Mr. C is going to love this dino-tastic card. Your colouring is just fabulous with the shading and the white dots on their back. The scene you created is adorable. I love seeing how you were inspired. My hubby gives your masculine card to thumbs up as well! Really great stamps for a guy! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Muse this week!

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  3. These are both gorgeous, I can see the green stenciling on the first one, I do love the second one there is something about seahorses that are kind of magical I could watch them all day, hugs Pops x

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  4. Amazing work! I am smitten with your fabulous vegetarian and colorful dinos! I can so completely see the wonderfully stenciled background. I adore the coloring on this card and Mr. C is going to be oh so excited to receive this! I can imagine him jumping up and down. :) I am going to take note of your "case" vs the "cases" that I do and attempt your version in the futre. And your seahorse card? Well it's just out and out gorgeous. That purple is so pretty and I love me a purple seahorse. I'm also enjoying the watery background. Fabulous work my friend! Hugs!!

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  5. LOve your take on the MUSE, carol. Those dinosaursa are such fun. :)

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  6. Cute! Love the shading on your dinos and the white details, too! SO glad you joined us at Muse this week, Carol!

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  7. Both cards are wonderful! I love the dinos and the multi color on the Stegosaurus. Your sea horse card is lovely!

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  8. Two really sweet cards, Carol! Fabulous coloring on both, and I love your seahorse...so fun!

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  9. Adorable cards! Your sea scene is sweet! glad you joined us at FMS!

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  10. Love both of these! Mr C is a lucky little guy. I used that set to make a birthday card for my dino loving granddaughter last year. It's such a cute set! Your hubby is also pretty smart because your 2nd card is definitely 2 thumbs up! x

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  11. OMGosh Carol how sweet are those dinosaurs!? you aced the Muse challenge!! and your Sea Horse card is dreamy!

    Carole! I can't keep up with your amazing comments and kindnesses you show me! You almost made me cry! today when I read your comments on my blog and then again on my Penny Black post. I can't thank you enough for your outstanding encouragement and way too generous praise! : )

    You are a treasure friend! I hope I can be the same to you. : )

    Patti

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  12. What a great set of cards! Love your colouring!! Love that seahorse and the fun sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  13. Two adorable creations! Love the colors that you used on the dinos - makes them look so sweet & friendly! The seahorse card is the perfect example of stunning simplicity!

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  14. Oh, that is such a cute dino card, Carol!!!! Your sweet little scene is just so perfect for a little one - love the adorable dino's you've coloured in such fun colours!!!! So darling!!!!
    And big congrats on the HM at FMS, hey!!!! Your sea theme card is simply stunning a perfect guy-card!!!! Love the very subtle blue bg and the other colours you've worked with!!!!! So beautiful, my friend!!!
    Have a great day!!!!
    Hugz

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  15. Oh, I love the sweet scenes you created on your first two cards, but your last card has me in awe! It's so gorgeous!

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  16. Aww...such a CUTE dino card! And love your 'ocean' themed card!

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  17. Carol...both of your cards are fabulous...but your sweet Muse card is simply adorable, love those dinosaurs.

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  18. These are both wonderful. Your Muse card is so adorable, and a perfect take on Tracey's card. And, I love the wateryness of your second beautiful card.

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  19. Adorable dino's, Carol ... and such a lovely cluster of ocean icons ... fabulous set against that soft blue sea! Hugs, Anita :)

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  20. I'm sure Mr. C will love the vegetarian, sparkly dinosaurs, Carol. Just as I love the seahorse. Great water for him to swim in.

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  21. Awwww, your dino card is just DINOmite Carol! lol Pun intended! So cute and I know Mr. C wil adore it too. Love that your dino's are vegetarian too and when I enlarge the pic I can see your fabulous green stenciling. A BIG congrats on your honorable mention too my friend!!!! Love the seahorse card as you know! Sorry I'm running way behind in my commenting. Hugs, Brenda

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  22. Your critter scenes are wonderfully done!! I am now craving smores and a dip in the ocean LOL!

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  23. Stunning work! Great color layering. Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero!

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  24. Your dinos are spectacular. The colors are incredible. Love this precious card.Thank you for being part of The Daily Marker/ 30 Day Coloring Challenge :)

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  25. The first card is darling & I do love that seahorse!

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