Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Here's my 4th entry for the CDACPC Challenge. I couldn't seem to find a name for this little guy, so for my design I have named him, Watson. It just seemed to fit somehow, LOL. He's from Nicecrane Designs.
This image sort of looks, Tim Holtz-esk, to me. The theme for this challenge was Fall, but I struggled with this card to make it look like Fall. I think it is definitely a 'Man Card" as we have come to call them. :-) I scooted by on the seat of my pants by adding the little maple leaves to get the "Fall" part in there!
I used quite a few elements on this card so I hope I get the all listed in the recipe.
Here goes,
Papers are from Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman, Core'dinations Core Impressions Jenni Bowlin Collection ( love how the buttons match his little coat), DCWV Tattered Time and some green from my stash.
Duck from Nicecrane, Ticket stamp & cutting die from Whimsy, the sentiment is computer generated. Medallion is from Spellbinders Fleur de Lis & around Watson is the Deckled Retangles Large, and the brad is Bo Bunny. I believe the Maple leaf is from a whole set of different leaves from Recollections. it's fairly new and I got the set at Michaels, with a coupon of course!
Watson is colored with Copics:
Feet & bill- YR04, Y21
Head, tail, & legs- C1 (just a little to shade & define)
Top of coat, shirt & buttons- E40, 43
Coat & hat- YG61, 63 &G20
Riding crop- E57
Ground under feet & around edge, E31 ( my fave for this)
I stamped over Watson with a crackle background stamp and shaded around the edge with Distress Ink Antique Linen.
Lets see is that everything? Nope! I forgot I punched the edge of the green trim piece with EK Success Fluer de Lis border punch.
Whew!!!! I think I've gotten it all now.
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  1. Oh WoW - this is cool.... he looks like a duck version of Al Capone with this layout. FABBO :-D
    Ike xxxx

  2. OH WOWZA! This is FABULOUS!! What a wonderful design to go with this ND image! Great job! Thanks for joining the progressive challenge fun at CDAC! Round #4 is right around the corner ... hope to see you there!

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  3. Ditto, and ditto! Love your card, what a wonderfully masculine feel; I didn't get mine to look all Fallish either, this little guy is fun to play with though! You did a spectacular job!!
    Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE

  4. Love the background paper. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE

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