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Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-6

Monday, September 23, 2013

Digi Darla's Monday Copy Cat Challenge

Happy Monday friends.  Today begins a new challenge over at Digi Darla's.  Our challenge this week is going to be a monthly occurrence.  It's our "Copy Cat" Challenge.  Everyone who enters will receive the same image to work with.  This week it is "Ye Olde Sailing Ship"

All you have to do to enter this week is make a project using this image.  Here's what I designed:

I colored the image with colored pencils and OMS.  I then added some white paint, which I dry brushed onto the waves.  I chalked the sky and added a bit of dark blue ink to make the horizon line.  I used Labels 10 Nestabilities to die cut the image and mat.  I also used the same set to die cut the sentiment and mat.  I offset the mats from the images for interest.  The stamped map uses a Stamp Man Nautical image and is stamped with Memento Espresso Ink.  I then crinkled and wrinkled and wadded up the image, inked it heavily with Memento Vintage Photo and took a lighter to some of the edges.   The patterned papers are all from DCWV and I found these three antique buttons in my stash.  I love the way this card turned out.  I think out of all the cards I have made since 2010, this has to be my favorite. 

I hope to see your copy cat project at Digi Darla this week. Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I truly appreciate it.  God bless y'all.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
ABC Challenges--#46 Tic Tac Toe
Love to Create--#84 Color Inspiration
Oldie but a Goodie--Dies and Punches
Penny's Challenges--#145  Two or more patterned papers
Chocolate, Coffee Cards--Anything Goes, but must be a card


  1. Lovely work, thanks for joining us at CC&CC the theme anything goes cards only, good luck cheers Sue N x

  2. Wow beautiful colouring and I just love the whole card! Awesome!

  3. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK by responding to this comment so I can easily find this post.

    1. Thanks Cindy, what an honor. Of course you can put this card on your site. I would be truly honored.

  4. This is just an amazing card! Love everything about it!

  5. Lovely card Em, your colouring job is terrific, Thanks for joining us...


  6. Fabulous masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create.

  7. What an absolutely gorgeous card, great use of dies. Thank you so much for entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

  8. WOW! Such an awesome masculine card! Love how you colored the scene and the design you created! Awesome job! Thank you for joining us for our Colored Inspired Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  9. Beautiful colouring, fabulous card. Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges


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