Monday 1 August 2022

Stacy the Stegosaurus


Well how did that happen so quickly..... It is the start of a new month and we have a new image to play with for The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge

Our New Blog Home is now up and running and all the challenges from today will be hosted from there. There is a challenge for each day of the week and we have ones that last for a month at a time. Lots of prizes on offer with individual ones for the specific challenges and sitewide ones for each calendar month.

Come on over and join in the fun at The Outlawz

This months at the Progressive Freebie Challenge we have been given this fab image 

I had planned my card layout out and gathered together the patterned and darker green papers from my scraps. I then selected a nice subtle patterned green background paper. These greens then dictated the overall colour scheme for my image.

I used Promarkers to put down the base layer of colour. I then added some shading using coloured pencils. I find these are a great way to add texture. Finally I added some pebbles in pencil for the dinosaur to walk on.

The sentiment is an old freebie from a blog called Tidbits Trinkets. I have obtained so many free images and sentiments from bloggers in the past and have of course kept them in my collection to use as and when required. When I create with them I go back to the blog so I can link back to them and give the relevant credit. It makes me so sad that there are many of these artists whose blogs have closed down over the years. I do hope some of them have become successful artists and perhaps sell on Etsy or something. It is such a shame for these talented people if they do not create any longer.

The Progressive Freebie challenge is a great opportunity to use images from different artists who you may not have used before. It helps to take you out of your comfort zone and introduce you to different styles and I would highly recommend you take part.

Head on over to The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge where you can see all the details of how to request this image if you would like to play along.

Card Details -

Size - 6” Square

Digital Image - Stacy the Stegosaurus (Dr Digi’s House of Stamps)

Digital Sentiment - Old freebie from Tidbits Trinkets (retired)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers & Arteza Expert Pencils

Designer Papers - Cupcake (Basic Grey), Inspirations Colossal Paper Pack (Papermania)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Love the cute Dinosaur and fun sentiment
    Carol x

  2. Gorgeous card
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  3. A fun and fabulous card- great layout- love the stegasaurus and the sentiment.
    Thanks for joining in at Fab'n' Funky

  4. Hi Mandy just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at StarStampz
    Carol GD x

  5. Love your sentiment!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  6. What a great card. Fab choice of backing paper and great sentiment.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  7. Stacy looks quite a jolly Stegosurus. Beautifully coloured.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  8. What a cute Dino! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  9. Love this!! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Crafters Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine

  10. Great fun card!

    Thanks for joining us at the Star Stampz Challenge.

    Helen x

  11. Fantastic card! Great choice of colours and patterned paper. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  12. Super cute! Your coloring is spot on for this fun guy :) - Thanks for joining in at AAA Birthday

  13. Great coloring and cute layout. Thanks for sharing at Critter Crazy Challenge Blog, Pam, DT

  14. Your Dinosaur is too adorable!
    Thanks for stopping by A Place To Start !
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    A Place to Start , Challenge Blog
    613 Avenue Create , Owner

  15. I really like your project Thanks for joining us at Patterned Paper Challenge

    DT Patterned Paper Challenge

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