Friday, April 11, 2014

Keep Calm, it's Friday!!!

Hello all!
     so we got to Friday once again, (a bit too quickly for my liking) and that means it's time for another challenge from the Alcohol Markers DT at The Outlawz.  In recognition of it being National Stress Awareness month here in the States, we are asking you to fill in the blank with this iconic expression -

Keep Calm and ........................

  I love all the Keep Calm things that are available to buy but did you know that Keep Calm and Carry On was originally a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939, several months before the beginning of WWII and was intended to raise the morale of the British public. It was then rediscovered in 2000 and has been used as a decorative theme for a whole range of products and art work since then.

                    So for my card, I decided to take on board the "Calm" part and used the most laid-back digi ever from Make it Crafty, who are our sponsors for this month.  Urban Johnny was coloured using Copics, as was the computer sentiment - for those of us not in tune with text-talk (that's definitely me!!), 'HBD' is the shortened form of 'Happy Birthday'.  It seems that this guy is so calm and stress-free, he doesn't even talk in full sentences!!




Thanks for popping in and please do take a look at the fantastic work from the rest of the DT - you can find links to their blogs on the Design Teams page, just click on the tab at the top of my blog.



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22 comments:

Irish Cherokee said...

This really is a "COOL" card and image. I am also with you on not in tune with the text talk scene. Guess I'm old fashioned in not liking that sort of thing. Any who, the coloring of the image is superb and I also like the computer generated sentiment.

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Dawn! Love this cool dude and the sentiment! You colored both brilliantly!

Laura said...

I did not know that about the "keep "calm" phrase! Thanks for the history lesson! :) Love your card, and your coloring is fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing along in tour Anything Goes Challenge at 2 Cute Ink! :)

Gerrina said...

Super digi and text, but most of all I enjoy the colours you've used and the super perfect way of colouring! (something I'm not good at, so a little bit jealousy here...) Hope you have a fun weekend planned! Hugs, Gerrina

Nonni said...

What a cool dude! Your coloring is awesome and I love the big letters.

Linda Palmer said...

He is a cool dude and so beautifully colored. Love these colors and the rainbow HBD! Beautiful work Dawn.

Patricia St Martin said...

Dawn, this card is so cool!!! Super job and your colors work great with that Dude.
Hugs, Pat

Wildfire said...

Nice CAS card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments! :)

Petya DT

Wildfire said...

Oops. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges!

Deepti said...

Oh my my !! so stunning, love the coloring u did :)

Penny said...

Oh, gosh, Dawn, you Brits always have the best, most original ideas. I remember the 60's well...It figures that you would come up with the Keep Calm before us, lol! :^)
Hey, this card is way cool, Dude. Or Dudette! Love the image, great coloring, fab CAS design, & really original sentiment--hey that figures, too, huh? Big grin. Running away now...
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Penny

Sherry Eckblad said...

Fun card!

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is brilliant, Your colouring is great x
Thank you for joining in our challenge over in The Crafting Cafe.... Good luck x

nwilliams6 said...

Dawn, this image is so cool! Love his face (what I can see of it) and your fab coloring on everything. Loved the history lesson too - I always wondered about the Keep Calm saying. Super fun and very cool as always! Hugz!

Randi Pearl said...

Cool card. Great for a man. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges

-Randi

Tracy said...

LOL Well I wish I could be as stress free as this guy. Love the fun graffiti lettering Dawn. Hugs!

Lou said...

Really cool card.Thanks for entering it into our challenge over at The Crafting Cafe

Amy Andrade said...

What a fun card and a great design! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting Café. Amy A.,DT

sandie said...

Yes I hope us Brits do know where that saying came from, however may be it just the old ones like me! This is one cool dude and what amazing colouring Dawn, I so wish I could do this x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love it Dawn, great image & I lovee the sentiment!
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe this time!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Anita Byrne said...

Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautiful male card. Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT