Friday, March 15, 2013

Ralphie Meets Duck Dynasty

OK people, today I am going to share a mini tutorial.  I thought you might enjoy seeing how I make a card from beginning to end.  The subject of today's tutorial is this sweet little Max from Sassy Cheryl's.  I just think he is absolutely the cutest little thing.  I have several Max digis in my file and plan on having several more.  So here goes:

1.  Go to and check out each of her tabs.  She is my first go to when I want cutesy-with-an-attitude digis.   I have to "feel" an image to be able to color it.  I am a sassy kinda girl so I REALLY get lost imagining what each of Cheryl's characters are up too.  This is called Quiet Moments.

2.  Decide how to make it fit a current challenge, sketch or specific occassion.  In this case I had already decided to use this digi this week so when I found out the challenge was orange, green and white (which I had just done last week) that determined my color scheme.  I just sat down and began coloring.

3.  Now I tend to lose myself when I color.  This was colored at 4:30 am when I couldn't sleep.  You know the how you get when you are sleep deprived.  So I am coloring this pretty little duck and she just seemed to be screaming, "you will shoot your eye out".  I started laughing and thought I would rename him Ralphie,  just like in the movie, "The Christmas Story" (one of my very favorites).  The night before we watched the TV show, "Duck Dynasty" and that was in my mind and my poor tired brain just entwined all my thoughts.  Next thing I knew, I had pulled out my hunting papers and .....

4.  Last  a very time consuming decision must be made.  How to embellish.  I now spend hours digging around and trying out all the different valuables in my stash to add just the perfect finishing touch.  This week it was simple.  Burlap, it goes with Duck Dynasty, doesn't it?  Actually I wanted a duck call, but didn't have one and couldn't figure out how to make one.  Besides, I was finally getting tired and I went to bed.

I hope you have enjoyed your little trip inside the mind of  a crazy sleep deprived artiste.  :)

Happy St Patrick's Day!


  1. Super card and thanks for the tips! Now get some sleep!

  2. Oh Linda! the sentiment is a hoot! Love the thought shape it's in too! your coloring is wonderful, and the burlap IS the right finishing touch, as is the duck paper!
    everything came together great--for the middle of the night:)
    Little Max looks great in these colors!
    So Happy you played along in our challenge this week!

  3. Linda,

    Your card is just too cute. Love the sentiment, got the giggles as soon as I read it. Love your design, too.

  4. Boy you must be tired, Linda! But you sure made a fabulous card! Hugs, Lesley

  5. Duck Dynasty meets Ralphie is just dynamite! So cute, Linda. You've colored this image beautifully and great choice of papers. It was wonderful to spend time with you yesterday and thanks for sharing your micro-fine glitter coloring technique with us. I cant wait to try it. Hugs and happy crafting. -Kim

  6. Linda I LOVE your card and your colouring, I agree too that Max is just the cutest.

    Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge x

  7. I used the same image (love it) and chose burlap as well - so enjoyed your story - been there, done that... I actually colored Max Saturday, and was up early before work today so I put the card together... Wished I had distressed it some, but work was calling... =)
    thanks for sharing your story!! Oh yeah, and I LOVE your card!!

  8. LOVE IT! You would get along well with my nieces. They LOVE that show!!!!
    I am lost when it comes to coloring myself, but it seems to me that you did ok. :)
    It's adorable!
    Thanks for playing along with the Sassy Cheryl DT this week.

  9. LOVE your creative process on this cute card! What a cute card!!! Yup, I get the wee hours crafting! My DH really discourages that so if I can't sleep, i read.
    I'm so glad you joined us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge.

  10. Ralphie, the duck, the background papers, the sentiment, and most of all the commentary are hysterical! Love this card, and so will be lucky recipient!! Get some sleep!


  11. I thought I had left a comment on this, but I don't see it. Anyway, it's a lovely card..totally adorable image.



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