I’m Joining a Critter Challenge Design Team!

Hello friends!  Welcome to October!  There are so many fun and exciting things yet to come this month and I’m thinking it will probably fly right by me!  But first, this exciting news is something that I will share with you first!


I have been invited to join the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge blog as a design team member and I’m truly honored to be crafting alongside several of my blog friends already on the team!  Thanks so much for welcoming me to this wonderful team! 🙂  If you are not already familiar with this challenge blog, please stop by and check it out!  Obviously you must use a critter on your creation (any crafty style make), plus it’s an always “anything goes” as long as you use a critter and you have an entire month to enter!  Of course I am a huge critter fan and love using those type of images on my creations…so I hope you’ll come along and play! – The challenges are always the very 1st of each month.

So for my creation this month, I have used a gorgeous image kindly provided by our sponsor:

Vicki-2CCC-Ching-Chou Kuik

I have used Flutter Butterflies Grey Scale digital image from Ching-Chou Kuik on my card for today.  for this image, I decided to pull out my case of Prisma pencils to color it in as I thought it would be a good one to practice with.  Including the background, I’ve colored the entire panel with pencils.  It took some time to do the blending and such, but it was very therapudic and I enjoyed the process of it.  I used a white gel pen for a few highlights in areas on the butterflies.  (Some of it was also from a white pencil.)

I cut out the colored panel with a stiched rectangle die and mounted it onto a black scallop rectangle panel that I’ve popped up with craft foam.  I’ve also added a kraft doily that I’ve cut in half on both the top and bottom of the panel.  I found some pretty black and ivory design paper to mount her on.  I took some sparkly black ribbon to go across that paper and then mounted it all over a top folding A2 sized black card base.

Lastly, I’ve cut out some extra butterflies in black cardstock to accent my image panel and then I’ve added some clear glitter Stickles along the edges of the image panel to finish it off.  I really wanted the image to be the main focal of this especially since I spent so much time in the coloring.

Here’s a closer look at the image and coloring:

Vicki-2CCC-Ching-Chou Kuik-close

Looking at this photo, I also added some shimmer to the colored butterflies with a Spectrum Noir clear glitter brush pen.  Sometimes you have to angle it just right to capture the shimmer on it.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today!  Please be sure to stop by the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge blog and see the inspiration from the rest of the team and enter your critter creation to the gallery!  Looking forward to seeing your makes this month!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  See you soon!


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22 thoughts on “I’m Joining a Critter Challenge Design Team!

  1. Congrats on joining this DT, you will be a perfect fit here:) I love how you colored this image, it’s so soft and subtle and you added just the right amount of shimmer and sparkle to the edges too! Beautifully done!!


  2. Congrats as new DT member Vicki
    and wooooww your pencil coloring is wonderful
    I better choose watercolor cause pencil coloring is so dificult I find..
    great color combo and looks like you painted it self…wowww
    Adorable card Vicki


  3. Hi, Vicki! So happy to be on a DT with one of my favorite artists! (((welcome hugs)))
    Loving your rendition of the sketched image – I so wanted to use colored pencils but knew I couldn’t do them justice on this card. Your version is stunning with the continued sketch-like technique in applying the color. Beautiful card with that pretty golden die cut just barely peeking from behind that contrasting black frame! Welcome to the team, Vicki! xx


  4. Congrats on your new DT job, Vicki….they must be glad having you in their team.
    Your entrance card is just beautiful….great coloring…the hair looks so real!
    xxx Margreet


  5. What a beautiful image – and the coloring is so soft almost looks like chalks. This DT has gained a real asset with your talent.


  6. Vicki I am so thrilled to be on the same Design Team with you! I always adore your beautiful creations! You colored this image perfectly! I love how you colored her hair, it looks amazing! The glitter really makes your card shine!!


  7. This is amazing Vicki! You colored it like a pro! Great pencil work! Congratulations on your new design team role, how exciting and very well deserved, your creations are always amazing! have a great week! hugs Debxx


  8. Congratulations on your new DT position Vicki, that is wondeful news. Your project is beautiful, I love the image and your pencil colouring is superb…beautiful.

    luv CHRISSYxx


  9. So beautiful ! Congrats on your new DT position Vicki, I have just popped over to Challenge blog and now following …love critters too!
    Wendy xx


  10. Oh Vicky! Your background is stunning! I wondered if you worked with bright crayons on a dark card base, or maybe the other way round … ??? Amazing work with pencils, you colored the picture masterfully. Beautiful card!


  11. This is stunning Vicki! I love that beautiful image and your coloring with pencils is absolutely gorgeous! A big congrats on your new DT too!
    Hugs, Tammy


  12. Many congratulations on joining the team x What a stunning card and what amazing colouring with the pencils. Fabulous image and loving the little bit of bling too x.


  13. Congratulations on your new roll on the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge Blog!! How thrilled they must be to have you join their team!! Your pencil coloring is exquisite on this beautiful card, Vicki!! Such gorgeous work!


  14. Great to be working with you Vicki, I’m sure we will have a fun time crazy crittering together! Love the beautiful way you have coloured this image. X


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