Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Freedom for Wednesday Sketch

Oh boy!  Two patriotic cards in a row.  Yeah, I guess you could say I'm running a bit behind, but I did want to use this lovely image drawn by a girl who just turned 9, the daughter of my friend Cristena Concialloni-Bagne of Copictopia, named Meadow. I'll tell you a bit more about this image in a minute.  I've used the sketch from the Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge, a digital background and sentiment from the Gecko Galz  Show us Your Stars and Stripes collage set.  I've cut and matted Meadow's Eagle with Spellbinders Nested Ovals and added faceted star embellies.

Here's the sketch.

Here's a closeup of the image drawn by that talented artist Meadow Bagne.  I still can't believe that Meadow was still just 8 years old when she drew it. (She's had a birthday since then, so a belated Happy Birthday, Meadow.) Isn't it amazing!?!  I bought this image as part of a Memorial Day fundraiser for the Gary Sinise Foundation for veterans, sponsored by Meadow's Mom in the Paper Crafting Support Group on FB and colored it with Copics to enter in a coloring challenge for the event.  About time I got it on a card.  The image was exclusive to the event, but personally I think Cristena should offer it for sale on Copictopia, don't you?

I'm also entering this in the DL.Art July Linky Challenge, Create and Inspire #64 July AG, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #61 AG, 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #4 July AG/w Animal, the Corrosive Challenge #7 July AG, Country View Crafts July Things with Wings, Crafty Animals #4 July AG w/Animals, Crafty Girls June 15th challenge AG w/optional masculine, TTRCD week of July 11 AG and Creatalicious AG w/optional Red, White, and Blue.


  1. Yes, I definitely think Cristena should offer this digi for sale! It is beautiful! What a beautiful card you have made! I can't stop looking at it! Super gorgeous, Donna! I will have to check out that Copictopia site!

  2. A Wonderful image and expression on the eagle, beautiful colouring really shows it off, what a wonderful future for this 9 year old.

  3. Gorgeous image! Stunning expression she did and amazing coloring. Very talented and your card is incredible with the sketch. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible talent with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes!

    Tamie DT

  4. Donna, this is fabulous, gorgeous coloring, wonderful work!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!


  5. this is amazing!!!! Love it Donna!!

  6. its wonderful card!
    have a nice day

  7. What a great take on our things with wings challenge over at Country View Donna.Fab work!

  8. Gorgeous card. Thanks for entering the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. hugs, Teresa

  9. Gorgeous card and brilliant image for an 8yrs old ----Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girlz
    Carol DT x

  10. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional red, white & blue” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…

  11. Lovely ! Thank you for taking part in our July challenge over at Country View Challenges ! Corrie x

  12. Stunning card Donna! Thank you for entering The Corrosive Challenge Blog
    DT Shannon


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