A bigger nest

It’s all about NEW BEGINNINGS at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best this week.This is quite an open theme as it could mean a new baby,home,job,year etc.Just about new anything!So click on the link to see how to play along.You’ll get to see the DT and GDT’s wonderful creations too.

There’s the chance for one lucky person to win the generous prize of a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Second and Third place get a badge to display on their blogs.All three will be in the running to join us as Guest Designers if they wish.

The 50% off sale is still running too. Although it’s not necessary to use a Digi Doodle Shop image you do get two entries into the draw if you do.Wouldn’t now be the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to one or a few?Maybe it could be an early Christmas pressie for yourself – go on you deserve it!

For my card I’ve used Mother Bird & Babies from Digi Doodle Shop .I’ve seen this technique of colouring onto kraft cardstock and thought I’d give it a try.Here I’ve used Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and blended them with Low Odour Thinners for oil colours.These pencils are oil based rather than wax,like kids pencils.I’m a bit of a cheapskate so I used cheap cotton buds instead of a paper stump to move the colours around.I’m quite pleased at out how the colours pop but hmmmm…. think I need to hone my colouring skills a little.Maybe I’ve just gotten so used to using Promarkers.

This card is for my Niece and her DH as they’ve just moved home to accommodate their growing family.

It’s made such a refreshing change to making Christmas card I can tell you.As I’ve finally finished making mine now I suppose it’s a new beginning for me too!

Supplies :
Image : Mother & Birds from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : From Crafter’s Companion 3 Birds Cleary Hand Stamped box
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos,Boldmere Low Odour Thinners for Oil Colours,Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks,Inkssentials White Gel Pen
Card & Paper : DP K & Co,kraft from my stash.brown card from Papermania 8 x8 Christmas Textured Cardstock
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder,Nestabilities Standard Circle dies,Big Shot
Embellishments : Raffia from my stash,Dovecraft Metallics A brads

Here are some challenges this card is for : 

CES : Anything but a Christmas Card (hooray!)
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
Stamp Something : December Digi Day
The Crafty Pad : Embossing – heat or dry
Gingerloft Challenge : Distressing
OSAAT : Anything Goes
If  The Shoe Fits…Scrap It! : Texture
Karber Weekly : Anything goes with a digi
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats : Anything Goes
Cardmakin’ Mamas : Anything Goes


Lisa x

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dana
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 14:26:24

    Wow Lisa!! This is just great!! I love how you tore the panels under your main image. And you did a fantastic job of coloring.. you nailed those little baby birds!!


  2. karen
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 15:07:30

    Very nice Lisa, love this image and your soft colouring.


  3. shellshearer
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 15:44:05

    Just fab, love that image its really sweet!
    Thank you for joining us at OSAAT, CES & Gingerloft this week, good luck! Hugs Shell xx


  4. Julie T
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 16:11:30

    Fabulous card! Such a great choice for the challenge
    Merry Christmas


  5. Diane Whitehouse
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 16:11:39

    Lovely soft colouring on this card, Lisa and what a wonderful image to use for a new home for a growing family!
    Diane x


  6. Pat
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 16:54:20

    Lovely card, super image. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

    Pat xx


  7. Tami
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 20:56:45

    What an adorable image and I love the colors scheme. Thanks for playing at Gingerloft.


  8. Ruth
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 21:27:00

    Beautiful card, fab colouring,
    Ruth x


  9. Carrie
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 22:11:46

    Fabby card hunni, Thanks for playing at CES xx


  10. lynn Beaumont
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 22:39:26

    I love the birds and the torn edges on your lovely card 🙂
    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges 🙂 See you next time.
    Lynn x


  11. Jóna (Yona)
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 01:03:51

    Great card, great lo and great coloring !!
    Hugs, Jóna


  12. tracey
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 02:24:18

    this is very cute! i love the image u used, the birds are adorable! thanks for playing along at the Shoe!!


  13. Lesley Ainsworth
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 02:41:46

    absolutely beautiful! thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Shoe!


  14. Tracy
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 02:57:28

    This is great Lisa! I love the use of the brads on the corners of your layers and the way you tore the bottom edges of the image piece. Great look!


  15. Maggie
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 15:29:11

    Great card! Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ Please come back next Sunday for another brilliant challenge! 🙂



  16. Debs
    Dec 21, 2010 @ 16:26:39

    Beautifully colored with such lovely papers, Fantastic creation, thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT, wishes for a Happy Holiday Season


  17. Carol Ann
    Dec 22, 2010 @ 22:26:01

    Awww such a great card! Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this time.
    Carol Ann xx


  18. ona_i_ja
    Jan 04, 2011 @ 13:31:04

    Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this time and good luck.


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