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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Double D Challenge: Friendship

Are you ready for another Double D Challenge?  This one has all kinds of possibilities as the theme is "Friendship", one of life's most valued treasures.

I have many stamps and sentiments that would work for this challenge and would have fit the mood board perfectly, but I chose to use one of my new Stampendous Laurel Burch stamps called "Leopard Jungle", which includes these three parrot friends.




Our mood board:




The team votes on favorites, but there is also a prize for a random winner:




You may wonder where the leopards are in this Leopard Jungle stamp.  Well, it's a large stamp and I used only the top half of it.  Alternatively, I could color only the bottom half where the leopards are, or I could color the whole thing.  It's like three stamps in one.  A bargain!




Colorful, isn't it?  I used Copics on X-Press It Blending Card, and some DCWV Animal Crackers designer paper.  A frame made with Die-namics Wonky Stitched squares, and accented with Die-namics Wild Greenery dies.   Nothing subtle here at all.  It took some time to apply all these different colors, but sometimes you just have to let it go.

I hope you can join us with your version of a friendship card.  There is a nice variety of inspiration by the team on the Double D blog.  Have fun, and enjoy your day!


Stamps:  Stampendous Leopard Jungle, Penny Black Friends Matter  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, white card base, CTMH Citrus Leaf, Neenah 110 lb white for leaf die cuts, DCWV Animal Crackers designer paper  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Die-namics Wonky Stitched Squares, Die-namics Wild Greenery, Scotch brand foam mounting tape

22 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant colours, don't know how you got this so bright with copics but I love it.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Leslie, this is outstanding as always! Love those bold colors!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh those colours!! So wonderful Leslie! I LOVE it! Those little dots are such a terrific touch too ... You rock those Copics!

Darlene said...

This is GORGEOUS!! Love the bold colors and of course your coloring! Happy day my friend ... headed out to do my spring show ... wish me luck! lol

Diane said...

Wow!! A beautiful card, and those colors are fabulous and much needed this time of year, what a great stamp too!! I am enjoying seeing all your stamps and all your beautiful work! Sun is shining today, though cold, headed to finally pick up my new glasses, maybe I can line things up better on my cards...HAH!!

Sherri said...

I adore this card! That stamp is amazing & I can't imagine how beautiful it must be in it's entirety. Your coloring, of course, is just gorgeous and I love the way you framed it! Another perfect card!

Donna Phelan said...

Bold and beautiful colors! Love the palm trees and your colorful parrots! This is so FUN. So HAPPY! Makes me want to go back to Key West....sigh....Spring will never get here I fear! Fabulous creation!

Yogi said...

Love it. and you got me buying Laurel Burch stamps after I saw your horses... This is another beauty. Sheesh. Have a great day

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful tropical card. I love how you added the dots around the imag. They draw the eye in. Such fabulous colors and papers.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a brilliantly colored card with that tropical design. I love it.

Vicki robertson said...

Love, love, love this card, Leslie! The bright colors, patterns and theme. Your coloring is amazing!

Lynette said...

Oh, I do love your bright, cheery card, Leslie! Such a wonderful image (with great coloring, of course) and great die cuts, too.

Pauline said...

Colourful this is and I love it! Leslie this is truly amazing. Everything is so perfect, it all fits well together. From your beautiful vibrant coloured image, the papers, and die cut leaves, gorgeousness! I love the dots around the image, these really draw your eye to the image. These Laurel Burch stamps are so cool, I can see why you love them so. Another amazing card Leslie!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

Love the palm trees and the parrots! Cute card especially with all the vibrant colors. I like how the stitched square brings it together.

Conniecrafter said...

I will say you constantly amaze me with your coloring, is this ever fun and so colorful!! I like how you used just a portion of the stamp and the die cuts are like they were made to go along with it, cool paper choice too, it just all comes together perfectly!!

Christine Alexander said...

Love all the bright beautiful colours of your card. Your jungle scene is so incridible and that background colouring is spectacular.

Barbara said...

This tropical and bright colored card is just right for a Florida scene. I am trying to get more of those into my stock. You are so right, friends are one of life's most valued treasures. Thanks for being in my tribe.

Cindy Beach said...

I have to start off by saying that celebrating friends is a wonderful thing to do! And I am so grateful that you've become one of mine, with our frequent blog visits and that truly is a treasure that brightens my day so often.
SO many things to love about this card! First off I noticed the bold colors - pink (or red) and that gorgeous lime green frame. WOW! The multi-colored leaves are my favorite and the dots - a fabulous detail! The parrots are the cutest huddled together amidst all the greenery. I can just feel the fun you must have had making this, Leslie. Love it!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Leslie! I LOVE every inch of this card, and the colors and your coloring are fabulous! Love the vibrancy and the adorable image! Your colors are so beautiful with the layout, and the green frame is perfect. Just love this DP and the sweet array of tropical leaves! LOVE this card, my friend! And, yes, friendship is something to be cherished. Hugs and love, my friend! xoxo

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Such a crisp and beautiful card Leslie. Love the layout and the colours, so very pretty.

Judy Woodland said...

How gorgeous, I love, love, LOVE the bright beautiful colors. Great design too, FABULOUS!!!

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

I never make cards anything like this, as I am a grungy girl, but had to say WOW WOW WOW! The coloring on this fun image is amazing and your design is perfection! Such an inspiration! Hugs, Autumn

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