Monday, July 3, 2017

All Occasion Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik Spring Banquet with CTMH Prickly Pear Paper

Hello friends.  I hope everyone is enjoying the weather wherever you are.  It is still super hot her in Southern CA.   It is best just to stay indoors when it is this hot.  

It is time for another Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post; plus our July Monthly Challenge "Monochrome".  I find it a little challenging to color a monochrome picture.  How many of you think leaves should be green and berries should be red?  It is hard to let go of what we think and believe; and do something outside the box.  Also, how hard is to not cover up the card with lots of embellishments?LOL!  

Glitter N Sparkle has a challenge of "Freedom"; which is a lot of what I am talking about above.  One form of Freedom is when we can color these items any color we want; outside the confines of the box; that many of us have been led to believe is true.  Grass is green, leaves are green, berries are red, etc.  Not necessarily.  LOL!

This is much prettier in person.  The colors are somewhat muted in this picture. Sorry about that.  I couldn't get it any brighter; but it is bright yellows.

Supplies used to create this card:

Frame with image - Gina Marie Designs Looped Ovals
Butterfly - La La Land Krafts
Sentiment die - Nellie's Multi Frame Die Rectangles

Image - Ching-Chou Kuik "Spring Banquet"
Paper - CTMH Prickly Pear X7221B
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Canary
Sentiment Outside - CTMH "Hi Friend" - A1198
Bling -
Ink - CTMH Canary
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon Citrus Assortment (June Ribbon Club 2016?)

Copic Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - Y11, Y21, Y23
Eyes - Y000
Flowers - Y0000, Y38
Birds - Y000, Y35
Limbs - Y26
Leaves & Berries - Y35 

I am entering this cards in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 8) (Sunday)
Dare2BArtsy - Bright Colors (1 of 3)
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes (No limit)
Glitter "N' Sparkle - Freedom (1 of 3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
Stamping Sensations - Flowers (1 of 3)
The Ribbon Girls - Any card plus ribbon (1 of 3)
 A Gem Of A Challenge - Summer Colors (No limit) (Saturday)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafting With Dragonflies - Punches/Dies (1 of 1)
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Dis Digi Designs - Layer It Up (1 of 3)
Scrap and Craft Inspiration - Summertime/Butterflies (1 of 3)
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Fairy and Unicorn Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (1 of 2)  (Friday)
QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything Goes/Options (1 of 3) 
Star Stampz Challenge - Bright Colors/Sunshine (3 of 3) (Thursday)
 DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)
 Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Wednesday)
House The Stamps Built - Anything Goes (No limit)
Simon Says - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (4 of 5)
Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes/option sentiment (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)  (Monday)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Creative Ladybirds Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Love To Craft Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes w/option Distressing (1 of 5)
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

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  1. Lovely card so bright and summery {I am in the midst of winter} so good to see. Such a beautiful image and that frame is divine.
    Thanks for sharing with Crafty Hazel nuts patterned paper.
    Margaret M

  2. I really like your monochromatic colour scheme. It's such a pretty image that you've used and you've coloured it so beautifully, it's such a bright and cheerful card, well done. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  3. Beautiful card! Such a lovely image! Wonderful coloring!

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


  4. Just beautiful Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Co-Owner/Admin for

  5. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  6. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  7. A beautiful creation and super image with flowers in her hair, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations 'Anything with Flowers' theme.

    B x

  8. Beautifl card. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Angie DT

  9. Beautiful I love your coloring I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JULY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  10. Lovely card, Gloria. Thanks so much for joining the July Anything Goes challenge at Catch the Bug!

  11. Very beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

  12. This is a lovely creation. Lots of yellow! I think your die cuts are very elegant. Your coloring is beautiful! Thank you for entering this in Crafting with Dragonflies Punches or Dies! Please also visit Paper Craft Happy Anything Goes with a Girl !

  13. Soo beautiful!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  14. This is beautiful, Gloria. I love the image and the colors of the card. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT

  15. This is gorgeous Gloria! I love that image and the beautiful die cut frame! Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs, Tammy

  16. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar, good luck!!! Amy DT

  17. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft, good luck!!! Amy DT

  18. What a beautiful project very pretty coloring, thank you so much for joining us at Catch The Bug. Hope you join us again soon!

  19. This is soooo gorgeous!! That image is beautiful and I love the die you paired with it. Love, love, love that yummy bow and the butterfly is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for playing with the House That Stamps Built.

  20. This is so cute. Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  21. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Alysha DT for  Classic Design Team Challenge

  22. Oh wow such a beautiful card, loving your colours and such a sweet image.
    Thanks for joining us over at LOVE TO CRAFT.
    Jean xx

  23. Pretty card Gloria. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, Susan DT

  24. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing at Love to Craft. Pippa DT

  25. Yellow is such a great choice for this image! The ribbon and butterfly are gorgeous details.

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  26. Your Copic coloring skills are amazing! Thanks for sharing your card on the Dare 2B Artzy Bright Colors Challenge!

  27. it's gorgeous Gloria

    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck


  28. Sweet image and such great colouring, love the cheerful yellows. Thanks for joining us at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge. Claire DT member

  29. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  30. Gorgeous card..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Anila DT for

  31. Beautiful, Gloria.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Helen DT

  32. Lovely image and card, Gloria! Thank you for joining us at this month Challenge at Scrapper's Delights!! Hugs, Mieke DT

  33. Lovely card! Thanks for entering the D2BA Challenge! -Tasha :)

  34. Very cute card. Thank you for joining our Challenge last month at 613 Avenue Create. We hope you'll join us again this month. Have a blessed day.

    JO ANN


Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria