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Sunday 23 October 2011

Quirky Crafts GDT

A few weeks ago I entered a card into the Quirky Crafts challenge and was asked to be a Guest Designer on this challenge which is sponsored by Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.

I chose this gorgeous little duck, Quackity Quack by Lil’ Diva Stamps to work with, don’t you just love the ‘I’m not impressed’ expression on his face?

I created an Autumn scene by adding various leaves to match in the brief I was given. I wanted to create a blustery day kind of feel to it with him kicking leaves up with his feet and some swirling around his head. I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and created a second layer for the umbrella and decoupaged this and some of the leaves with 3d foam pads.

I created my own sentiment for it which may not make sense to some people but in the UK when it is blustery and wet it is commonplace to say “it’s lovely weather for ducks” which is where the inspiration for this card came from.

If you can make use of this sentiment you are welcome to download it. It is available in both JPEG and PNG versions. Please let me know if you have downloaded it and give credit back to me if you do use it.

I distressed the edges of the image with a TH Distress inkpad and I had just put a new felt pad on my tool and swirled a bit too heavily and it created a whirl in the paper. I was gutted as I thought I’d 
ruined it but then had a brainwave and thought it seemed to add movement to the card like the wind whirling round so added some more for good measure.

Thanks to Quirky Crafts for giving me the opportunity to be a Guest Designer and I hope you will pop over to see the creations that the talented team have made.

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-

Card Size – A6
Sentiment – Digi Made by Mandy
Tools – Scissors, 3d foam, Distress Inkpad
Techniques – Decoupage, Distressing

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


Scrapcat 1 said...

A very quirky little duck, love the expression on his face!

Unknown said...

What a fun card, I love the colours .. never heard of that expression before he he so funny too xx

melody said...

what a fun card ~ i love that duck!

Cazro said...

A really cute fun card, thanks for sharing with us at TIOT. Caz

Linda said...

This is adorable! I love all the leaves and the sentiment you created. Fun card!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Such a sweet little duck and such a fun card.

Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


Avril Tanner said...

So cute! Thanks for playing along with LRW!

GypsyOwl said...

Hello Mandy,

This is really cute and clever! I love your bold autumn colors. Thanks for joining in at "Fall Fun" on Digi Darla . Com

♥ Deb

Joni Parker said...

That's so fun & super cute!!! Thanks for joining our color challenge this week at Frosted Designs!!

Roberta; mother of 4, GiGi to 1 said...

I love ducks, and what a neat and unique way to incorporate the fall color challenge in an unexpected way! Great job!I hope to see you create with us again at Frosted Designs!

Ashley Horton said...

That is just too, too cute!! I love that fun little duck and you did a fabulous job incorporating the colors for the Color Challenge into your card!! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Frosted Designs!! :)

Debbie Bakk said...

What a cute card and love the sentiment- and thanks for joining us in the color challenge at Frosted Designs this week. Hope the weather gets better.

Robin said...

This sentiment sums up the weather we are having here at the moment!! Thanks so much for playing with Bows and Berries!!

gina g said...

Fabulous card, great image and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at One Stop Crafts this week and good luck. luv gina xx

ladyjanet_56 said...

This is a very pretty thank you card for playing along with us at B&B. Janet

Bastelmichaela said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors....thanks for joining us this week at Cutie Sunday….
Hugs Michaela

Stine said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at cutie sunday.
Hugs stine

Digi Darla said...

Great card! So cute! Everything you create is awesome! XX~DigiDarla