Beauty of Spring

The theme at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best is Pearls this week.Play along for the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop or join us as a GDT.Full details are on the challenge blog and don’t forget to check out the DT and GDT’s fabulous work while you’re there.

I’ve used the beautiful Spring Gathering for my card.She’s been printed onto watercolour paper and watercoloured with Distress Inks.I thought it would be in keeping with the gentleness of this figure.I’ve kept to quite a simple layout too to make sure she stays the focus of attention.I’ve added a couple of punched butterflies  to reflect those in the paper and used my newly acquired pearl embellishments.These may be better suited for flower centres but you know what it’s like when you get new stuff!!Anyway last time I used this punch I did a row of pearls down the middle so something different was called for.I stamped the sentiment in brown as I felt being solid black would’ve been overbearing.I used my new 1″ circle punch and it’s perfect for this set of sentiments as there are quite a few circle ones.I like the way it leaves a tiny border.Mind you I’ve wanted one for ages and you wouldn’t believe how difficult it was to find one!

Supplies :
Image : Spring Gathering from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : From Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments clear set
Medium : Distress Inks in Tattered Rose,Victorian Velvet,Worn Lipstick,Crushed Olive, Scattered Straw,Walnut Stain,Tumbled Glass,Coffee Bean Archival Ink Pad
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Brown card from stash,watercolour paper pad from The Works
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Mini Corner Rounder Punch,Tonic Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch
Embellishments : Paper Cellar Pink Beaded Flowers,Lemon Raffia Lace

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Stampin for the Weekend : Spring
Totally Papercrafts : Pearls and Lace
Stamp Something : March Digi Day
Simply Create : Power of Flowers
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
Little Claire’s : Flowers
Simon Says : Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge : Lovely Ladies
Die Cut Dreams : Spring Garden Scene
Digi Stamps 4 Joy : Lacy Days
Bunny Zoe’s : Spring Flowers Everywhere
The Pink Elephant : Spring Time
Cupcake Inspirations :
Sentimental Sundays : Pearls and Lace
Paper Garden Projects : Spring Things
Crafty Calendar : Spring
By the Cute and Girly : Springtime


Lisa x

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cathy(KraftyKoolKat)
    Mar 10, 2011 @ 15:48:42

    This is so gentle and very feminine.



  2. dj1952 (Debra)
    Mar 10, 2011 @ 16:23:25

    Your card is beautiful. Everything you did is so soft and romantic. Your coloring is awesome! I’ll definitely have to look that image up. Hugs, dj1952


  3. Carol
    Mar 10, 2011 @ 19:38:25

    Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Little Claire for our blog challenge. Carol S. LCDT


  4. Judy
    Mar 10, 2011 @ 21:10:16

    Hi Lisa,

    Very lovely card hun. Love the coloring on the dress, and the butterflies are perfect!


  5. Vicky
    Mar 10, 2011 @ 21:47:31

    She is just beautiful Lisa and fabulous butterflies too hun :o)

    thank you for joining us at totally papercrafts and good luck!!

    hugs Vicky xx


  6. JenLee
    Mar 10, 2011 @ 22:49:08

    Your image is just beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining us on the Digistamps 4 Joy challenge!
    DS4J DT


  7. StephC
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 02:56:07

    Beautiful card! Great image. So glad you joined us for this weeks CIC!


  8. Diane Whitehouse
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 11:53:36

    I love the way you’ve coloured and resented this image, Lisa! A very lovely card!
    Diane x


  9. Scrappy
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 00:19:36

    Your card is FANTASTIC! Great embellies and layout! LOVE those delicate butterflies! So glad you found time to share your talent with us this week at Catch the Bug! We hope you will be back for our next challenge!


  10. Kelly Smith
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 14:10:34

    Lovely card thank you for entering at The Crazy Challeneges this week.


  11. Rachel Hope
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 18:35:14

    WOW! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!


  12. Ruth
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 22:46:28

    Absolutely beautiful, love the pink
    Ruth x


  13. Veronica
    Mar 13, 2011 @ 03:18:04

    Wow, wow your card is SO beautiful! I love the image and the way you colored it! Thank you for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations!


  14. Cheryl (Shestamps)
    Mar 13, 2011 @ 05:21:34

    Beautiful card! Your coloring is lovely. Thank you for joining our “Pearls & Lace” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .



  15. Irene
    Mar 13, 2011 @ 09:48:07

    Gorgeous feminine card! Lovely coloring and details!


  16. Cathrine
    Mar 13, 2011 @ 19:03:31

    Beautiful! I love the soft look and you did a wonderful job coloring the image. Thanks for playing the Paper Garden Projects Spring things challenge.


  17. karen
    Mar 13, 2011 @ 19:30:46

    Gorgous Lisa and so soft and feminine too, lovely colouring too.



  18. sally k
    Mar 14, 2011 @ 11:04:29

    Such a sweet creation! Thanks for playing along with Sentimental Sundays! Sal x


  19. Scatty Jan
    Mar 15, 2011 @ 15:52:28

    Love your card
    Thank you for playing the Digistamps4joy challenge this week and hope to see you again soon
    Love Jan


  20. Hanna
    Mar 16, 2011 @ 10:16:13

    This is adorable. Gorgeous colours and I love those cute butterflies. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna


  21. Julie T
    Mar 16, 2011 @ 15:59:52



  22. Jennifer Ferrell
    Mar 16, 2011 @ 23:43:39

    Isn’t she lovely!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennfifer Ferrell


  23. Jóna (Yona)
    Mar 20, 2011 @ 00:55:04

    This card is so elegant and soft ! Love it !
    Hugs, Jóna


  24. Gemma
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 20:52:03

    gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in the Lacy Days challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy! Gemma 🙂


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