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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

THE HOBO'S PRAYER

So, we've come to the last challenge of the year over at I ♥ PROMARKERS and we are going to leave you with a theme of ANYTHING GOES. This challenge will run until the evening of 4th January and we'll be back with a new challenge on Wednesday 5th. Our sponsor this week again, is the lovely DIGI DOODLE SHOP. There's a 50% off everything sale on over there too, so why not go take a look.

Now, to be quite honest with you, I don't care if I never see another Christmas card as long as I live, lol so as our theme is Anything Goes, I obviously chose not to make a Christmas card. :o) All the design team used a Digi Doodle Shop image and I chose to use another hobo image. This is not an image that would immediately jump out at most people to use, but I think it's fabulous and if I say it myself, I think this is one of my most favourite cards of the year. I am so pleased with how this turned out. Coloured of course, with my Promarkers.

I'm not sure whether he is praying for more or saying thank you for what he has, but I prefer to think it's the latter. I think we should all be grateful for what we have and think of those that have very little or nothing at all, especially at this time of year.

My papers are Basic Grey 'Capella' with a little strip of a Papermania 'Hamstead'. I distressed all the edges and inked them with a Walnut Stain distress ink pad. The stitching is a rub-on. The tree was embossed with a Crafts Too folder and lightly inked. A Tim Holtz on the edge die cut the right hand side. The hobo was cut out and mounted on foam pads and the greeting is a Personal Impressions clear stamp.


Also entering it into the following challenges:
PASSION FOR PROMARKERS - Anything goes.
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS - Anything goes.
CREATIVE CARD CREW - Birthday.
AI FACTORY - Anything goes.
CRAFTY EMMA'S - Anything goes.
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - Anything goes (surprise us).
DIGI DOODLE SHOP - New Beginnings. (You never know, his prayers may be answered). Won.
GINGERLOFT - Distressing.
PAPER SUNDAES - Cut it out.
I DID IT CREATIONS - Anything goes.
SUNDAY SKETCH - Anything goes.
STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY - TREEmendous.
ALLSORTS - Free and easy.

OPUS GLUEI - Anything.
CRAFTY CATZ - Your choice.
SUGAR SWEET PAPER TREATS - Anything goes.

32 comments:

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, just love the sentiment!
Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT, CES Challenges & Gingerloft good luck!
Hugs shell xx

Karen said...

Hi Lorraine
I think this is great, you did brilliantly with the image too. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Sara said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing along with DDSB!

Caroline said...

Fab Card!!!! Great image. Thanks for playing along with the Creative Card Crew.
Caroline x

Carol Ann said...

Wow I like this so different and the papers/colours add to the drama. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this time.
Carol Ann xx

craftybunny said...

You did a wonderful job colouring this image.The papers and distressing go perfectly.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best :D
Lisa x

craftybunny said...

And thanks also for joining us at AiFactory :D
Lisa x

meeshka said...

Oooh, Lorraine! I love this, soooo different and so well put together. A BIG thumbs up from me!!!

Meesh. xx

Dana said...

Oh, I love your embossed panel behind your wonderfully colored image!! Smart thinking!! I love it!Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop : )
Hugs~
Dana

Jana said...

WOW. Your coloring is great. I love the way you pulled this all together. Thanks for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

coops said...

stunning card.the image is fantastic.i love the colours and layout.
thanks for playing in our mega christmas challenge at PFP :D

xx coops xx

furrypig said...

Thanks for joining us at IDIC this week and sharing your great creation. Sorry this is the same message I am leaving on all entries now as I am running out of time so close to Christmas! Merry Christmas.

tampatha said...

wow! this card is amazing! your coloring is phenomenal! thanks for entering this week at AIF
-Tammy

Lynn said...

Love this image! And the sentiment is just right for it!
Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
Merry Christmas
Huggs
Lynn xx

Lynn said...

Love this image! And the sentiment is just right for it!
Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
Merry Christmas
Huggs
Lynn xx

Betty Wright said...

Wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges!

Marianne-db said...

Beautiful card! The image is so lovely :-)
Thanks for joining our fun at Stamptacular this week!
Hugs, Marianne

Tami said...

Great job love the embossing. Thanks for playing at Gingerloft

Debs said...

Absolutely fabulous, I love how your beautifully colored image pops off the page, thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you again
Deborah
xxx

Paper Bagley said...

You Won!!! With a wounderful card you have created! I am new pretty much and I really like seeing a well thought out card. Tootsie

Michele said...

Such a wonderful card. Love the colouring of the image and the design also. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge at PFP. Hugs Michele x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at CES this time.

Hugs
Cathy GD.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Lorraine, what a stunning card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
Have a wonderful 2011!

Gale Varland said...

This is a truely inspiring card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft Challenges. :) Gale

Julie said...

Wonderful card!! What a great image and coloured beautifully!! Thanks for joining in our Mega challenge at PFP, Juliexx

Dora said...

Hi, this is beautiful, such a beautiful stamp and I love your colouring, it's awesome. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and OSAAT. Good luck xxx

Shana said...

I love the muted colours - they compliment the image perfectly! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

Suzie said...

Stunning, your colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Suzie x

Rosemary said...

You make me smile with your post about being done with Christmas cards, I wish I'd gotten my fill but I was sadly very behind getting any completed!

I was traveling over Christmas and now getting back to commenting and seeing everyone's new projects. Yours is great, a very thoughtful creation.

I hope that you consider coming back and participating with us at Opus Gluei, thank you for your participation during this theme.

Vicky said...

This is fabulous. Image is awesome.
Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges. Good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

aqualeiga said...

Hope all is ok hun, missing you over on the CMD forum. Got something for you over on my blog....pop in when you get a chance ;) Take care.....

hugs, Ali x

Suzanne said...

A fantastic project. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

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