Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Outlawz - Special Challenge and Blog Hop

We are so happy to be having this special challenge blog hop for our 7 year celebration!

For this challenge you have to use the special, and free, digi from SheepSkiDesign! Thank you, Andrea, for sponsoring this event with this beautiful image.

If you'd like to be part of this event, you can request the image and join in on the fun.  Send an email to: outlawzprogressivechallenge@gmx.com with Bloghop Image as subject.
I used Copic markers to color the image and Distress Inks for the edges. The card shape and additional leaves were created with a die set called Creative Basics Fancy Rectangle Build a Card Die Set. The sentiment, from Power Poppy Planning for Magnolias, is popped. Last, I added a few clear dew drops and tiny dots in the centers of the sunflowers with a white gel pen.

Colors Used
As a Designer for the group Twisted Thursday, I would like to invite you to pop over there to see what we do as well. We always have an optional twist, meaning you can share just about anything you create with us at any time.


Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will join us for this fun event with lots of great prizes!

Edited to add that I was one of the winners:

85 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Jean! So colorful and bright. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi, Shirley, thanks for the sweet comment and thanks for dropping by!

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  2. Wow, Jean, this is some amazing and gorgeous coloring! I love the dew drops...........so beautiful!! Your background around the sunflowers is stunning!
    Hugs!
    Darcy

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    1. Thank you, Darcy! I loved coloring these flowers!

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  3. Jean you card is amazing, I love the little water drops and your colors are so bright.

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    1. Thanks, Anne! I appreciate the kind words!

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  4. so beautiful in those bright colors Jean!!

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. When I decide to go bright, I go BRIGHT, LOL!

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  5. Wow Jean! Love your color and the dies you used! Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Cara! I do love interested card folds.

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  6. Beautiful colouring Jean and I love the shape of your card!

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  7. Oh my gosh! Drop dead gorgeous!!! Your coloring knocked this out of the block and the colors around it are so pretty. I love the embossed leaves and did you make the rain drops with Copics? Love every single detail. Thank you for all of your dedication and hard work for the Outlawz! Thank you more for your awesome friendship - BFF xoxox Colleen

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  8. Beautiful card Jean, love your coloring!
    Hugs Shell 💕
    Happy Valentines Day!

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    1. Happy Valentines, Shell, and thank you!

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  9. Beautiful card Jean, great design.

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  10. Oh this is gorgeous! Love the coloring and the white dots really make the flowers pop. Beautiful inking and a fun shape really make this card a winner!

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  11. oooh ahhh, a beauty, Jean!! I love it!!

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    1. Your enthusiastic comment put a smile on my face, Bonnie! Thanks!

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  12. Oh, I love your card! It is so bright and colorful!!! :)

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    1. I really appreciate your kind words, Chi! Thanks!

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  13. What a pretty card! I really like the inking and clear drops you used.

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  14. Amazing card Jean, and congratulations on TOC's birthday!
    Margy (Digistamps4Joy)

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  15. Your card made me smile! Colors are a lot of fun!

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    1. Always happy to hear that I made someone smile,Camille! Thank you!

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  16. your card makes me want to take classes. love the coloring and the style of leaves are super

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  17. Wow, this is amazing, Jean! What beautiful coloring and colors!

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  18. Beautifully colored image and gorgeous background.

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  19. OMW Jean, what a gorgeous card!!! I love the layered diecut and the shading on your background - it's amazing! Thanks for sharing <3
    Jen L

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    1. Thanks, Jen! You put a big smile on my face!

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  20. Lovely card Jean. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog hop Best wishes Margaret Ashby

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  21. Love this card, the colouring of the sunflowers is amazing, especially the dewdrops. Do I detect Clowdie? The distressed background and the unusual shape just finish it beautifully. Happy Birthday to you all.

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    1. Yup! A Clowdie and a Jennifer Dove student, Pippa. Easy to spot styles :)

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  22. I love how you colored the edges! And the flowers are gorgeous! xxx

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  23. Jean so bright and cheerful...always love your coloring skills...some day I'll catch on. Love the stitched frames and design of the card...gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, Sue, but your coloring is quite good too!

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  24. Oh, jean, that's lovely! Very nice shading on the background.

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  25. Amazing as always! You have represented TT beautifully with this bright, cheery card! I LOVE the middles of those flowers! Perfect!! Thanks for sharing with us in the bloghop!

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    1. Glad to know that you feel that I represented our special team properly, Katrina. Thanks!

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  26. Whoa! Is this ever beautiful, Jean! Fabulous coloring and I love your framing and die cut leaves you've added. xxD

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  27. Amazing and beautiful card. I don't know what I like best because I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing. Happy 7th to Outlawz!!!

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    1. I really appreciate your really kind comment, Brenda! Thank you!

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  28. Love shape of your card and those stunning water droplets. Gorgeous colouring and style. Great inspiration xx

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  29. Such a pretty card. Great job!
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  30. Wow this card is beautiful. So bright and colorful and I just love it, Sarah W

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    1. I really appreciate your kind words, Sarah!

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  31. Oh Jean your card is gorgeous the colours of your flowers are amazing and I love your background Hugs Andrea

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  32. Gorgeous card, Jean, love the shape, really sets off your beautifully coloured flowers, Jacqui

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    1. I always enjoy playing with different card shapes, Jack. Thanks for your comment!

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  33. Oh my word! This is by far my favorite. I love your coloring. Our car is gorgeous! Awesome job!

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    1. Everyone’s flowers look so different with all the coloring styles, Pam! Thank you, and I’m happy to hear that you like it!

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  34. Wow this is just a stunning card! Love what you did with the leaves and the coloring is just outstanding! Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us! I am in awe!

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    1. I color for hours each day, Christi, so I guess it’s worth doing all that practicing :) Thanks!

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  35. Beautiful card & coloring Jean!

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  36. I LOVE your shading on the diecut! Your coloring is beautiful and those dew drops are the perfect touch (where did you get them, I've been looking for all sizes of dew drops?)!

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    1. I was out of town, Kumukala, so I had to get home to see what those dew drops are called. They are YNS Gumdrops and you can get them from Simon Says Stamps, https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Your-Next-Stamp-CRYSTAL-CLEAR-AND-SPARKLE-Gumdrops-YNSGD077-YNSGD077

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  37. Jean this is a gorgeous card. Love the diecut and the colouring also the additional leaves. A great hop, hugs xxx

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  38. Your crisp and clean coloring makes a delightful card!

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    1. I appreciate that you stopped by, Kathy. Thanks!

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  39. This is beautiful, Jean. Love how you inked it, love the dies you used. Congrats on 7 years!

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    1. Thanks so much, Julie. I am really very happy to be part of such a wonderful group, and am enjoying our celebration!

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  40. Such a fab card and I love that you've created it with this shape. Your colouring and inking is great too 😊

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    1. Thanks for your very kind words, Lesley. It really means a lot to me!

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  41. Hopping by for the blog hop! Your card is gorgeous! Love the stitching, and the blue and greens around the edges, the leaves are the perfect finish to the beautifully colored flowers! Happy Birthday to Outlawz! I am so thankful to have been placed on the Outlawz Twisted Thursday team with such a talented sweet artist!

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    1. I'm glad you stopped by, Angela. Thank you for all the sweet comments, and back at you with the thought. We are so lucky to have such a great design team and such a perfect team leader!

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  42. Wow, this is really pretty! I LOVE your colouring! Love all the stitching on this too, the added leaves are fab!

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    1. How nice to see you over here, Kitty! You need to share with Twisted Thursday again; we've missed you! Thanks for the sweet comment!

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  43. It is looking so sweet here, Jean! Love it!

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  44. Happy Birthday to Outlaws!

    Beautiful. Love the die-cut leaves and you can never go wrong with dew drops.

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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    1. LOL, Eemeli! These dew drops are soooo much easier than trying to draw or color them. I never could do them quite right :) Thanks for stopping by!

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