Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Dare to be Different


I don't usually use digital images on my cards, but I won this from Beccy's Place, and could not resist using it.

I used my Prismacolor pencils to add some shading and highlights to him, and some grass under him. 
I then framed him with a scored line.

The sentiment that prints with him does not include the birthday sentiment - that was stamped later.

The card looked rather plain with just a sentiment, so I trimmed the front panel and added the bold washi tape on the edge of the inside.

A CAS card that makes me smile.

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(Stash Item - the Washi tape, first  time I have used this one)

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  1. What a fabulous image! Love this card. xx

  2. dARE TO be different. Love this, the colours and design....just fabulous.xx

  3. Such a sweet card Maxine. That is a great sentiment, and of course, it's a perfect match up for your image. Fabulous birthday card. hugs :)

  4. Beccy's art is always very special. I like your coloring, the shading is visable. Thank you so much for joining our 220th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Your creation is inspiring and very beautiful. Blessings, Carole

  5. Fun quote and a great image; can understand you couldnot resist this one! Hugs, Gerrina

  6. That flamingo image is quite the scream... those knobby knees! too much fun!

  7. ahhh what a brilliant idea Maxine to add the washi down the side.

    Now why dont I think of such things?? .. dare to be different indeed .. and great digi, too good not to use!!
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Shaz in Oz.x #25

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  8. So cute, love the flamingo and the sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at shopping Our Stash for the one layer card.

  9. Such a cute flamingo! Gorgeous card Maxine! :)
    Suchi xx

  10. Maxine this us so beautiful! I love Beccys images and the sentiment is so sweet! I love your idea of scoring around the image! So inspiring!
    Xoxo Olga

  11. cute card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  12. Oh my goodness... your card is GREAT.... I love the sentiment!!!

  13. I think you did an awesome job with your card. I love the frame and washi tape touches.
    Hugs, fran

  14. What a great card ;) love it !!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Cicci
    TTCRD DT {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  15. He looks such a snob to me. Chuckle! fun card and a great sentiment.

  16. Nothin better than a Flamingo image- love this card! love the striped border as well.

  17. Great card, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT x

  18. This is such an adorable card! Love the mischievous look on that cute flamingo, and brilliant ideas to frame it with scored lines and add washi tape on the inside! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  19. This is a great design, Maxine - thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  20. Great card, love the frame you created around the flamingo! Thanks for joining the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "One is a Lonely Number" challenge this week!

  21. Adorable card. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge

    Peggy T.
    Mod Squad DT

  22. Super card, great image. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT.

  23. Your card is fabulous Maxine, you did a wonderful job putting it together. The "grass" you added grounds the image nicely and I also like the extra sentiment and the pop of colour from the washi tape. Well done!

  24. Such fun Maxine, love the image and how you set it on the card

  25. I LOVE this, Maxine!! Flamingos are very popular here in Miami (and Florida) so this just made me smile! Great work with the pencils - very nice shading! I love the sentiment, too - very true! Fabulous card! ♥

  26. I have needed this exact card lately! Great design and fabulous stamps!

  27. Thank you for entering your make at our challenge this week at Digi choosday. Colour green or nature.
    Good luck love the pink flamingo.
    Fiona Dt x

  28. Really fun CAS design, Maxine. The washi border was a great idea!


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