CCEE1816: National Bicycle Day!

Hiya friends! 
 Did you know today is National Bicycle Day? 
 Yes, it WHEELY is!

 The new CCEE Challenge for this week is hostessed by Lois
and she challenged us to add a bicycle somewhere on our cards.
I have a couple of bicycle stamps, 
however, I went with a digital stamp instead as I really wanted 
a total card that created a scene like a story book :)

I adore Sassy Cheryl stamps and knew when I saw the theme
exactly where I'd be looking for my card image.
I chose to use Taking the Scenic Route which is this charming 
instant download stamp and 4 cute sentiments.
 It also comes pre-colored if you prefer that option.

This card is a hybrid - half markers, half pencils.
While I started out intending to color most of with markers,
I mostly used my colored pencils to give this image a softer,
 more storybook look to it ... my favorite, of course :)

*One crafty tip!  
Use a #2 pencil if your marks are too dark, outside the lines,
or simply not what you wanted them to be!
Most of the standard colored pencils will react to a regular eraser
much as the lead to the pencil does.
Just for kicks and giggles, I used the color blender but as you can see,
it didn't react to the waxy colored pencil ~ but the eraser did!

Remember, you don't have to be PERFECT when coloring,
you just have to PRACTICE ♥ 
Grab your pencils and color, practice, and have fun!

Be sure to stop in and see what the rest of the team
has made with bicycles for National Bicycle Day.
You can find them here on the CCEE blog
as well as the linky to play along!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. A fantastic card Kelly.

    Sue xx

  2. Happy National Bicycle Day!! This is so absolutely adorable!! I love the image!! Your coloring is fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. ...and you chose a "wheely" cute image, Kelly! This card is just way too much fun! Good work!

  4. Oh my goodness! This is an absolutely adorable card, Kelly! Love the image! FUN!!!

  5. Such a sweet image, love your card

  6. Adorable! How cute is this little girl with her little pup keeping her company through life! Love her freckles and beautiful coloring!

  7. So very sweet! And your coloring is great!

  8. What a cute card....and what a wonderful sentiment!!!

  9. What a fabulous scene Kelly..love the cute image and soft colouring..gorgeous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. this is so great card!

  11. Oh, it's just adorable!!! :) Love so much this cute image and your colouring adds sweetness!! Fabulous sentiment!

  12. Kelly, this card is sooooper cute!!! An adorable image and beautifully coloured. A great sentiment too. Big hugs and bleessings, Carol S.xxxx

  13. HI Kelly - love this sweet card!! I too have found that the blender often does not make a great difference to my pencil colouring!

  14. Beautifully colored, Kelly.

  15. what a fun image and fabulous sentiment....too cute

  16. How cute are these two, off on their adventure!! Fabulous card for the bicycle challenge, Kelly!!

  17. What a great image! You have made a great card using it! The sentiment is just perfect to go along with your card!