In the pink (and black)!

It’s time to go ‘PINK AND BLACK’ at Craft Your Passion for this week’s challenge.And here’s the most fabulous inspiration pic:

Don’tcha just love him!!

For more details on how to play and win some wonderful digi stamps head on over by clicking the link.You’ll also get to see the DT’s gorgeous cards!

I chose to work with the  beautiful ‘Elf Eva’ who’s available from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps.I have to admit I had ‘one of those moments’ whilst making this card.Although it was easy enough to pick the image and this pretty paper I’ve wanted to use for a loooooong time I had a bit of a disaster when it came to colouring this image.As much as I LOVE them I wanted to get away from using my Promarkers so I decided to use Polychromos pencils and low odour oils thinners (a cheaper option than Sansador) but compared to the paper the colours looked too washed out.I REALLY didn’t want to start again – I hate waste.So I hit upon the idea over going over it with the Promarkers to intensify the colour.Some people use pencils over the TOP of their markers to create more depth but wasn’t sure what would happen this way round.But you know what it worked!!It didn’t damage the pens either -bonus!And I LIKED it – another bonus.It kind of melted the and blended the pencil further.So I managed to save the life of an Elf!!

Supplies :
Image – Elf Eva from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps
Mediums – Polychromos,low odour oils thinners,Promarkers,Black Soot and Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Paper and card – Black card from my stash,paper Making Memories Olivia Multipack
Embellishments – Black flat backed pearls,black satin ribbon,pale blue organza ribbon coloured black with a Promarker
Tools – X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Eyelet Lace set


Here are some challenges :
Sew Many Cards : Happy Birthday
Delightful Challenges : Cute and Girly using pearls and lace
Hannah and Friends: Pearls and Swirls
Meljen’s Designs : Happy Birthday
The Sugar Bowl : Sketch and Pearls
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday : Use lace
One Stitch At A Time : Girlie/photo inspiration or both (I’ve gone with Girlie)
The Crafty Pad : Simply Pearls
The Paper Players : Anything goes 
Bee Crafty : Anything goes
Crafty Emma’s Store Challenges : Anything goes
Aly’s Sunday Challenge : Pretty in Pink


Lisa x


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tina
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 07:48:00

    Beautiful!stunning card! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad! Don’t forget our other challenge over on the I Did It Forum :0) Hugs Tina (DT) xx


  2. Paula M
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 08:34:10

    Nice – I like the combination of colors and you did a great job with the coloring. TFS


  3. Elisa
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 11:51:29

    Beautiful card,love the colours.Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges and good luck.Elisa.x


  4. Rosalien
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 11:56:26

    Love the black pink combination, and the accents you made with the punches. That gives it such a classy look. Love it.:)
    thanks for playing with DC.



  5. vanni
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 12:15:05

    Such a cute card. I love the colors which you have used.

    Thank you for joining this weeks Hanna and Friends Challenge.


  6. ~Jeri M~
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 13:32:04

    Great card with great colors!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!


  7. Carrie
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 14:30:07

    Fabby the pink/black combo.. Thanks for playing at CES’s 1st challenge xx


  8. Lesley Croghan
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 16:42:02

    Black and Pink is a great colour combo! Thanks for sharing with the Paper Players Lisa!
    Lesley 🙂


  9. deb
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 18:24:58

    Fabulous card and great colouring. 🙂 Great take on our challenge Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Pad.



  10. Kiki
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 19:27:35

    Fab card! Love the color combo!

    Thanks for joining us at Hanna & Friends. Hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs, Kiki


  11. Padster
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 21:06:42

    Gorgeous card – thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week – please pop over on Saturday for our new sneaky peeks game and extra prizes before the new challenge on Friday :c) xx


  12. Padster
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 21:07:09

    oops I meant Sunday :c)


  13. Rebekah
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 22:23:39

    What a beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this wk! Come back and see us on sat when we will be having a sneek peek competition of sundays theme, guess the theme and win a prize! Hugs Rebekah xx


  14. CraftyC
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 08:49:14

    Beautiful card Lisa, love the papers.Thanks for taking part in the first C.E.S Challenge. Hope you can join us again soon!


  15. Lauretta See
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 03:58:26

    Hey partner 😉 Happy to see you join so many challenges 😉 great job! AND Thank you for playing with us this week on the Meljens challenge. Good Luck!


  16. Jo D
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 07:25:33

    Beautiful Card, loving the pink & black combo, so cute and girlie too! Thanks for sharing with us this week over at OSAAT for our “Girlie & Picture Inspiration” challenge this week.

    Hugs Jo x


  17. Sammibug
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 08:44:32

    Gorgeous! Very elegant.


  18. Kim
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 09:59:07

    STUNNING!! Love how you inked the edges of the image! She really pops! TFS with us at SMC!


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