Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Card Concept Challenge #40 ...and a save:)

Hello! Today I'm sharing a card for the Card Concept Challenge #40.
Working with some new Stamps from Purple Onion Designs...Stacey Yacula's Critters were fun to mask and color.  I've been practicing using the Distress markers and Zigs together in my watercoloring class.  They seem to compliment each other on watercolor paper.
I was inspired by the wood-grain in the photo as well as the grouping of animals...Can a penguin be considered a forest friend?  

Come join the fun over at the Card Concept!
Guest Designer
Kim Singdahlsen

Clean & Simple

Clean & Graphic
Shabby Chic
Freestyle Collage
*Laura Jane ,----that's me
Michele K. Henderson

Classy & Elegant

Time to spill the beans...
Here is the disaster that had to be fixed, 
"SADNESSS! and Despair!" to quote Pooh.
But, never despair:) 
I share this to give you HOPE when things go wrong with a coloring session.

I cut off the ill colored balloons.  Stamped, colored and cut out the balloons and adhered them  over the top of the panel shown above..  fussy cut around the gang of critters and stuck them into place! I used a white gel pen to color the strings of the balloons.

 A TIP for YOU:)
This is what I use to make the stamps from Purple Onion Designs stick to my acrylic blocks.
One dose of Aleene's Tack-it all, let it dry and I'm good to go for years of grip:)
I will also be linking up to:

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Adorable!!! Love this so Much.....

  2. You could not have chosen a better cast of characters, Laura Jane!!! Even the penguin looks totally party-ready - we'll just turn the temperature down a bit! Fabulous save, girlfriend! Thank you so much for the tack-it tip!!! That tack n peel stuff is hard to find ...
    =] Michele

  3. Awwww super duper adorable! Love the POD family :)

  4. thanks for sharing with us your tips, I am so hopeless at colouring, all tips appreciated. You are an expert at colouring as your card shows!

  5. Oh my!! This is just WAY too cute Laurajane! Those little guys are simply the sweetest and your coloring is stunning!!

  6. Your card is so cute..I love the images! So cheerful and fun!

  7. Your card is so cute..I love the images! So cheerful and fun!

  8. What a cute little bunch LauraJane, this is adorable!! Great save too ;)

  9. LOVE this Laura Jane! Those little critters are so colorful and fun! Love being on The Card Concept with you!
    Take care!

  10. You make me wanna own all the critters from Purple Onion! I just started with the bunnies from Purple Onion and did one card (still have more I want to make with) and after seeing this...uh-oh...I think I need to go online and get those cute critters! :)

  11. Love, love, love all of these adorable critters! And I don't see anything unusual with a penguin hanging out with his woodsy friends!!!!!

  12. Totally envy you your ability to color in images. Wauw!
    Great to see what you have created for OCC :o)

  13. Total save!!! LOVE your card! Absolutely adorable!!

    Deanne :)

  14. Beautiful card and an excellent save! I like your tip re the acrylic blocks too. :)

  15. So adorable, your coloring is fantastic!!

  16. Gorgeous coloring and I am so thankful that you were able to rescue the card!!

  17. Adorable card!! Such cute images!! Wonderful coloring too!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  18. These are perfect for the inspiration photo. When I saw it, I immediately thought of Stacey's critters. You are a master in card surgery, never would have guessed that this card wasn't meant to be like it turned out. And thanks for the tip of Tack it.. I'm getting quite frustrated with my old tack and peel on one of my blocks. Have a great day!

  19. What a beautiful card! Those PO critters are adorable!


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