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Sep 14, 2010

DTC #76 --sports theme

Hello and happy tuesday!!

Time for another challenge over at digital tuesday. Kristine is our hostess this week, and the theme she chose for us is


Now this was a challenge for me. Wow. I don't particularly like sports, so I didn't even have any sports digistamps. So this was very challenging for me.

I really didn't want to purchased an image that I was only going to use once, so I looked through my digifiles again and again until I came up with the idea of using this cute elephant image from Dustin Pike but added a soccer ball.

I found the soccer ball image by googling images. Everything's been colored using derwent coloursoft pencils blended with baby oil. I had the stars designer paper forever, it's from a SU simply scrappin kit, back when they were still $9.95. The other designer paper is also from SU, from one of their 6x6 packs.

The stars came from the same simply scrappin kit, I have never used it and I am so happy that I finally found a reason to use some of the kit. Sentiment is from a really old SU kit (mini mates) - love all of the little sentiments that are included in that set).

I embellished with some eyelets, stickles gitter and a little bit of ribbon. Then did some zigzag stitching with my janome mini.

In addition to digital tuesday, I am entering this card to the following challenges:

Dustin Pike is back with us again this week, and the winner gets to choose 3 of his adorable digis. All you have to do for a chance to be entered is make a card using a sports theme, don't forget to use a digi from any company, and then just link your card to our challenge blog using mr linky.

Thanks so much for stopping by today,
have a great day!!


cheryl said...

oh how super cute is this image,such wonderful detail hugs cheryl xxx

Kathy and Lucky said...

How cute and so creative!

Beth said...

So cute! I remember that old SU set! I think I have that one buried somewhere! LOL Great coloring, too - beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at StampInsanity!!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

How adorable! Love your coloring and what a creative way to enter the sports challenge. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

Juanita said...

Cute boy card, love all the stars. Thanks for playing along with us at StampInsanity.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Ellie I fell in love with this one the moment I saw it on the DT blog, that image is adorable and I love the colours.
Lorraine x

Maria Matter said...

beautiful card Ellie, fantastic coloring!!
hugs & blessings!

Jaspere said...

This is absolutely adorable. The image is super cute. I tend to stay away from animal images if possible..too hard to color. You did a fabulous job on yours.

Jo said...

Totally fab! lovely colouring :)
Thank you for joining in the fun at sketch saturday
Jo xx

Amy Johnson said...

Such a creative idea to add the soccer ball to this image. I never would have thought of that, but it really works! Love it!