It is Friday again. How do the weeks (and months) fly by so fast? Anyway, I am playing along with the Imagine That Digistamp’s Progressive Challenge and this month the image is called Pretty Calf. It came with some image variations and a few sentiments.

So I decided to try an idea on my Silhouette Cameo. I had this background pattern and I wanted to add the calf and the sentiment, merging them with the background so that it was all one layer. Using the subtract function, I got it sort of there. It cut the image and the sentiment out as separate pieces from the background, but did leave spaces for them so I could just inlay them again on the cardbase and it was still all one layer – although not quite what I was going for.

I used Canson C’ a Grain Drawing paper and colored the calf in with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I have included the color combos that I used in the freebie linked below. Pencils always need layers and for the black I used a darker pencil for the highlight on my first layer and a lighter pencil on the second layer. I have stated that in the download. I used soft pastels and a Q-tip (earbud) to add the blue to the background and a gold gel pen for the bow and the frame.

The sentiment came with the digi and I think it is so cute! I will surely be revisting this merging of a background and an image again as I would like it to cut out as one piece. If you have any tips, they would be much appreciated. To complete my card, I glued all the cutout pieces to the front of a light green cardbase.
The color combo download sheet can be downloaded here, please just follow my blog before you do so.

Supplies Used

Canson C' a Grain Drawing Pad
Canson C’ a Grain
Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Prismacolor Pencils
Soft Pastels
Soft Pastels
Workable Fixative
Workable Fixative
Gel Pens
Gel Pens
Nuvo Deluxe
Nuvo Deluxe

*Links in the supplies list are affiliate links. I get a small percentage of the price of the product if you would choose to buy it through my link, at no cost to you. I only use affiliate links for products that I have purchased with my own money and enjoy using.

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8 thoughts on “Moo-velous!”

  1. Monica, this is gorgeous❣🥰 love your coloring of my Calf digi🐄❤ the Lattice bg is so pretty and gives that country feel, great job! Thanks so much for crafting with IMAGINE THAT DIGISTAMP!

  2. Such a sweet card, Monica. The background is perfect for this digi image. I also love how wonderfully you colored the picture with the crayons, you are perfect at it!

  3. Wow, your coloring is fabulous, Monica. As always! I love that you used this digi set because I did buy this one even tho I don't do the challenge. I'm just ornery that way…Kris knows and understands. 🙂 Anyway, now I have a pretty sample to save and a coloring sheet for it. THANK YOU! I just finished a card where I could use only gold, black and cream, and I thought oh I will finally use my gold metallic Prismacolor pencil. But I can't find it! Had to color my image with a Wink of Stella! I'm flabergasted but it worked! I need to order some metallic pencils in different colors for when I have tiny stuff to color. xoxo

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