Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sketch Challenge

I love this Chickadee image that I found online.  The Chickadee is the state bird for both Maine and Massachusetts.  I was born and grew up in Maine, and now live in Massachusetts for the past eighteen years.
I printed the image on craft paper and colored him with chalk pencils.  This card is for the sketch challenge at The Paper Players.
A lot of texture going on with my card, plus the neutral tones that I love working with.  Thanks for the sketch challenge, ladies. I will also enter this on the Pile It On challenge and The Corrosive Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by. 


  1. Denise... I love your Chickadee! Fabulous coloring. I also love the wood gran paper you used... just great. Really a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

  2. Oh MY GOSH! THis is amazing...a work of art! You should FRAME this little birdie! I love my chickadees!! Wonderful background and layers, a stunner all round! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!

  3. OH my, your coloring with chalk pencils is gorgeous. Lovely shading--this sweet little chickadee comes to life on the screen! Nice use of the rotated sketch too...thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  4. I agree...this is a work of ART. Do you have a tutorial or instructions on HOW to achieve this amazing texture with your chalk (and pencil???) medium? It was a Joy to see this little piece of artistic talent! ♥

  5. This is incredible!!!!! So impressed and congrats on your win!


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