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Sunday, September 2, 2018


This was created this for the new 613 Ave C  challenge starting Sept 1:  "ATG/ optional Twist: Make it CAS"  You have the whole month of September to show your creative talents!   For details of the challenge and for some very creative ideas from the DT's incredible inspiration concepts -  click HERE!

I recently purchased the Tim Holtz set "Hipster" of real-red-Rubber [unmounted] stamps and it was the goat I grabbed to use first.  The CS I chose to use is 80# Neenah - "Desert Storm". Copics are my medium of choice - but I really wanted to use my Prismacolor Pencils with this image & CS combination.  The plaid on the suit is my addition, it is not part of the stamp.
I am essentially a beginner with Pencils - have so much to learn.  My dream would be to have the skills of this blogger, artist and my friend, Shani Thomas at Paperesse.  Someday, my friend, I will develop the smooth blending skills for which you are known!  Please keep giving me pointers!
The large size stamp, plus my design concept of elevated layers [creating the "white space" essential for a CAS style] made it necessary to make an envelope to fit.  Cut from a sheet of hoarded 12 x 12", there was enough left over to mat the white CS inside for my personal message.
Once completed, I immediately chose the recipient and occasion - and when mailed and received, I will be back to describe the circumstances.  It is a convoluted story that deserves another post!

Create wildly and color with abandon!  


Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Crafty Sentiments – ATG WINNER
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Penny's Challenge #395 – ATG
Creative KnockoutsL:8- #261 – Sentiment on Front of Card
Papercraft Challenge #19 – Animals
Crafty Creations - #373 – ATG Always
Pile it On #146 – Think Big


  1. What a great "old goat" card. I am intrigued to hear the whole convoluted story. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafting Challenge this week. DT Kathy []

  2. Excellent CAS card, Ginny! And your pencil coloring is great!!! I really like the goat image, too. Can't wait to see the other images in the set. Thank you so much for the complement and shout out on my coloring skills. That's so sweet; I'm really touched.

  3. This has made me smile and giggle today. Perfect clean and simple design and the sentiment is the bomb! Love it. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us at Creative Knockouts Challenge Say Something.

    Tamie DT

  4. What a fun and fabulous card - love the perfect coloring. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  5. I love this CAS! Great job. Thank you for joining us and good luck
    Hugs, Joy

  6. Fabulous card Ginny! I love the image you've used and your colouring is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  7. Hi Ginny,beautiful job thanks for joining us here at Penny's Lyn x.

  8. Nice and simple, no fuss.
    Great design.
    Thank you for sharing your card at our challenge. I hope you will join us again soon.

    -xiss- Renate.
    (DT Papercraft Challenges)

  9. A great cas style card. Lovely.
    Thanks for playing with us at Creative Knockouts.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

  10. What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Judy TTCRD DT
    Don't Mess With Me, I'm Scrappy {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

  11. what a cool CAS design! i'm really impressed with your colouring. thank you for sharing your card with us on the Papercraft-Challenges blog. Lisa xx


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