Thursday, June 30, 2011

#1 PAL

Sassy Judy wanted us to work outside the box this week.  Well I had been working on Dawn's Llama for awhile and thought he would look real cute with his "backside"  out of the box.  I also thought he would be cute sticking his neck out too.  So this is my final decision on this card. 

Let me tell you,  I love this image Cheryl drew for our resident llama keeper Dawn.  I love it to bits, had to have it in fact.  Well Sassy Jeni was right when she chose the sentiment "Oh Spit" for her llama card.  That was real cute but when I was coloring my llama I was saying another word that rhymes with Oh Spit.  This dern llama was HARD to color.  I worked and worked, put it away and brought it out several times working on it.  Then I picked up a regular pencil and started coloring lines all over it.  Finally I was  satisfied enough to make it into a card.

I found this perfect sentiment over at TLC.  Paulette has the very best sentiments and many are free too.  It is my first go-to place when I am searching for a sentiment.  Check it out here.

I wound some black tulle around My Mind's Eye DP, tied and fluffed a little bow, popped a metal button from my stash on it.  I sponged some clouds in the sky and used some "Flower Soft" for grass.  I debated whether or not to extend the grass to the cut out area, but decided it was more interesting this way.  The llama comes with or without the ribbon, but I wanted to use it for #1 Pal.  Dawn's llama is colored with various shades of the E Family of Copics markers.  The blue ribbon is Copics and the lettering done with a Sakura Black Gel Pin.  I popped his eyes a bit with Paper Glaze.

I am entering this card in Sassy Cheryl's Outside of the Box Challenge this week.  Why don't you pop on over to her store and pick up this llama for yourself and show me some different ideas on coloring him.  Enter it in the challenge and you could win a Sassy Cheryl digi for your efforts, and believe me, she has some beauties too.


  1. This is really adorable, Linda! Your design is perfect and so is the sentiment. I like the "freckles" you've added in white!

  2. Too cute LInda! Love the dp and fluffy grass also.

  3. Shame on you Linda! Oh Spit! :) LOVE IT! You always make me LOL when I read your posts.
    He is certainly adorable and I can imagine the chore of coloring him. You noticed I haven't offered the 'colored' image in the store. :) Don't even want to think about how I would go about that.
    Thanks for playing in the challenge this week. Always inspiring and certainly a pleasure.

  4. Too adorable.. Thanks for playing this week.


  5. Great card, that image always makes me laugh !

    Glad you joined us in this weeks challenge :)

  6. OMgosh! this lama fur or hair, hee hee. not sure what to call it.. looks absolutely real!
    I love your coloring... your hard work really paid off!
    this is a fantastic card today, as always! love the out of the box front and back.. :)
    Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Sassy Cheryl's!

  7. that llama is a hoot!

    Have a fantastic July 4th weekend!

  8. Great card!!! Thanks for playing with us today!

  9. oh Linda... how cute is that! love your "fiber" and the sentiment is perfect!!

  10. Linda, this is fabulous. I love what you did with his fur(works for me), and I definitely wouldn't have been saying Oh Spit! Great sentiment and love that his A** is sticking out of the box. Fabulous job!

  11. HeeHee! Great coloring on that Llama's fur coat girl!!! You know I'm lovin' that tulle!! ~jeni :)

  12. This is so fun!

    Thank you for posting my blog candy in your side bar. I am so glad you came back and linked up. Good luck in the draw!


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