Friday, 1 February 2019

* Colour Crazy: Alice the Alpaca


I am delighted to be back for my final time as a Guest DT on the Colour Crazy Challenge blog. 

The challenge is always Anything Goes, but of course your card must feature some colouring: use any medium you wish. This week the super cool Dr. Digi is the sponsor.

I was lucky to receive a digi stamp to work with and I chose  Alice the Alpaca

Here is the tag I made:

Isn't Alice sweet! I decided to give her some sleek fur, as she's all spruced up for a party. I did this by layering strokes of Copic markers. I added a few white highlights to her hooves and eyes with a white Posca paint pen. I fussy cut her leaving a thin white border and popped her on foam pads. 
Her background was coloured with Distress Oxides in Spiced Pumpkin and Fired Brick applied with a piece of folded acetate. Water was dripped to bleach out some colour and white, black and gold paint splatters were applied. I added a little stamped text and inked all around the tag edges with Vintage Photo. Next I stamped a scalloped border using an Inkylicious stamp and heat embossed it in Bronze metallic. I swiped the Versamark pad along the all the other tag edges to heat emboss them in bronze also. 
Next I added modelling paste through a freebie stencil I received with a papercraft magazine. Once this was dry I went over the modelling paste with my white Posca pen to revert it back to white, a technique I learned from a bloggy friend, Bonnie. 
Some hessian trim was adhered to the bottom of the tag; I frayed the ends and I applied some gold metallic paint to this with my finger. Alice was popped on top of the hessian. 
I used alpha stamps to stamp out the sentiment, then cut it into strips and inked the edges in Spiced Pumpkin. It is glued directly onto the background and outlined with a black fine liner pen. I die cut some tiny stars and heat embossed them with bronze powder and attached them around the sentiment. 
Finally, some orange raffia strings were looped through the top of the tag and the ends threaded with wooden beads.

 Here are the Copic markers I used:

Many thanks to Dr. Digi for sponsoring this challenge.

I hope you'll find time to share your projects at the Colour Crazy Challenge

That's all from me for today!


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Creative Moments #161 AG 05/02
Crafting by Designs Animals 05/02
Crafty Friends #102 Animal/Bird 08/02
Love to Craft #31 AG 08/02 (2/5)
Not Just Cards Jan AG 10/02
Crafty Creations #383 AG 11/02
Digi Choosday #5 AG 12/02
Crafty Animals #23 AG with an animal 26/02
Classic Design Team Challenge #2 AG 26/02
613 Avenue Create #218 AG/Critter 28/02
Love 2 Create #2 AG Mixed Media 28/02



  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning tag. I love that Alpaca he is so cute. On my train journey to Winchester each week I go past a field of Alpacas and Llamas I always look out for them they always make me smile. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Such great textures and colors here! Love the coloring on this fuzzy fellow! Cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

  3. She is sooo cute. I love the strong colors you have used on this tag Carole!

  4. Love the background you created for this cute image. Thanks for playing along with us this month. Lisa DT Crafty Animals

  5. Hey Carole, Alice is indeed adorable. I love her!
    So glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  6. Fantastic Tag, I love all the elements on the background and that Alpaca is adorable!!
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at 613 Ave Create...Good Luck!
    DT Shell

  7. This is so cute and so well done! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner/Designer
    613 Avenue Create

  8. An adorable alpaca tag. Love the colour combo. Thank you for taking part in the February "Love To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x

  9. Love it! What a stunner! So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create. Please come back again! The best of luck with your entry. Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  10. Alice makes me smile! She is adorable!!

  11. Thank you for entering our Challenge, lovely card you made Thank you for sharing and good luck Hugs Corry(DT) xxx

  12. This is a beautiful tag. So glad you joined our February Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. We hope to see you link with us again next month. Have a blessed week!

    JO ANN


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