Friday, April 18, 2014

Photo inspiration at The Outlawz.

Hello all!
Another Friday, another challenge from The Outlawz Alcohol Markers DT and this week we are giving you a photo as inspiration.

               The photo is looking across at the San Francisco skyline from Sausalito - I happen to know this because I took the photo :)  Anyway, you can take inspiration from the colours, the sea, the flowers, the city view, basically anything.................just remember to use alcohol markers as that's what we're all about. We're being sponsored by the fantastic Make it Crafty this month so there's a very good reason to join in!

                                  For my card I used the colours as a starting point but I thought you could also tie in the image with the San Francisco of olden times - saloon gals and the wild west, what do you think?   I used Cheyenne from Kenny K downloads, coloured with Copics and fussy cut her, putting her on a background of smooshed blue and lavender Distress Inks, adding some washi tape and gems and a faded stamped text mat.  The sentiment and the very lightly stamped flower seedheads are two of those bargain dollar stamps from Michaels - I'm really going to miss those stores when I move!!

                             Please take some time to check out the fabulous cards from the rest of the DT - you can find links to their blogs on the Design Team page, just click on the tab at the top.  I would also like to apologise for my absenteeism from your blogs lately - I'm just so pushed for time at the minute as we only have 7 weeks until we move back to England and some of you are just so prolific at card-making, I find it very difficult to keep up!!  

        I would like to enter this into the challenges at MarkerPOPFan-tastic Tuesday4 Krafty Girlz, Paper Crafting Journey and Ruby's Rainbow.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Unknown said...

Lovely Design, perfect for our challenge this week over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, thank you so much for joining us it is much appreciated, I do I hope you will join in with us again next week for another fun challenge...Good Luck in the draw for this week...have a great week,
Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

Penny said...

Gosh, this is just soooo fabulous, Dawn! Love your sexy image, wonderful coloring, stamped & inked bg papers, and great design! :^)
Hope you take the time to breathe deeply each day--with the stress of moving, you need it! ;^)
Hugs, Penny
Have a great weekend!

KandA said...

Such a super card and fabulous design, Thanks for joining us at the PCJ challenge xx

Kathi said...

Wonderful photo!

Great card with a sassy image, colored so very well.

I love the background you created for her!

The design is fabulous. I especially love that the Washi tape leads one's eye directly to that image!

Kathi said...

Oh. And try not to stress too much. You're going home! You should be happy!

We can always send you care packages from Michael's and AC Moore, though there seems to be so many wonderful stamp shoppes in the UK right now!

Patricia St Martin said...

Dawn, Fantastic! Love your background and your choice of colors. Also how you added the flower in the background turned out so creative. Amazing at your coloring, card turned out awesome with just the right touches.
Hugs, Pat

Tracy said...

No need to apologize Dawn. You have more than a full plate right now. This gal is super sassy and fits right in with your saloon girl train of thought. Your photo is lovely and so is your card. Hugs!

Linda Palmer said...

Dawn, this is a fabulous card. I love the image, love how you colored her and love your card. Great job as always!

Irish Cherokee said...

Love your coloring on this card Dawn. Great card.

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Sawn! Love the background and perfectly colored image! Very creative design, indeed! And awesome pic, too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Crafty Judith said...

Fabulous make hun and ty so much for sharing with us at Fantastic Tuesday Very good luck Judith DT x

nwilliams6 said...

Some gorgeous bgs and colors on this Dawn. She is a beauty too - even prettier with your awesome coloring! Fab card! You know it would work in the SCS CAS challenge this week - not sure if you do SCS but the colors are perfect for it. Hugz!