Fluttering Round

Butterflies is the challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week.To be in for the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate for Digi Doodle Shop please visit the challenge site for full details.Don’t forget to take a peek at the DT’s wonderful work!

I’ve used the beautiful   Butterfly and Thistle from Digi Doodle Shop and coloured it with Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils and the spots on the wings were whitened using a gel pen.This image is pretty apt at the moment as when I’m walking the dog I keep getting stabbed in the leg by the ginormous thistles growing along the sides of the fields.OUCH!I’ve used my newly accquired Marianne’s Design Circle Frame Set to create the shaped easel base.I added some definition around the edges with aProMarker.The bottom half has been layered up with some bargain papers at got at my local craft warehouse.I hope you can see the teeny gems and this rather delightful embellishment.It’s called a Craft Stapler by Creative Expressions.I got these in a bargain bin also at my local craft warehouse.I took a risk as I don’t have the tool to set them.All I did was work out where to make the holes either end of the staple,push the legs through and bend the ends over with my fingers.Very luckily!I added some gems to fill the gaps around the image to finish it off.

Supplies :
Image : Butterfly and Thistle from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor & Newton Artist’s Fixative,Inkssentials Opaque White Gel Pen,ProMarker in Orchid
Paper & Card : DP Paper Adventures Fanciful Green Filigree,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : Marianne Design Circle Frame Set,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Nellies Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Big Shot
Embellishments : Creative Expressions Craft Stapler Butterflies,Crafts Too Acrylic Stone Gems Wheel Cool Series

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Hooked On Craft : Show Us Your Flowers
Paper Take Weekly : Anything Goes
Scrap Creations : Summer
Digital Tuesday : Bling it up
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge : I is for insect 
Allsorts : July Long Free & Easy
Lexi’s Creations : A Bugs Life
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
Secret Crafter : Here Comes Summer
The Crafty Pad : Particular Style of Card
OSSAT : Use a Digi
Crafty Catz : Colours of Summer
Stamp Something : July Digi Day
Wags n Whiskers : Summertime
Just For Fun : Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Die Cuts and/or Punches

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

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Simply peaceful Ella

This week at AiFactory Challenges it’s Double Time.We’d love to see two of something on your projects.You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday July 13th to upload your project using the link below. You do not have to use an AIF image but we would love it if you did and you get an extra entry. You can find some great images in the store here. Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s fabulous work while you’re there.

Here is Ella at Peace.She’s one of several little cuties in the Ella Collection.They can all be found at AiFactory.I’ve kept the design of my card simple as I really wanted the image and colouring to be the main focus.She’s been coloured with ProMarkers.I also wanted a clean look to the card as the colours are so strong.Just love these papers!And they were a bargain.I half filled  a pizza box with 12 x 12 papers for just £8.99 at Coleman’s Craft Warehouse.They estimated this would be about 75 but when I got home and counted them there were 85 papers and 10 of the most gorgeous printed vellums. I wasn’t quite sure what to add as my 2 somethings and after pulling out every embellishment I own,plumped for these rather scrummy flower brads.

Supplies :
Image : Ella at Peace from AiFactory
Medium : ProMarkers
Papers : Paper Adventures Mod Green Damask and Mod Brown Paisley 
Tool : X-Cut Guillotine
Embellishments : Dovecraft Flowers  Brads Brights

Here are some challenges this card is for :

I Love ProMarkers : CAS
Hooked on Craft : Show Us Your Flowers 
The Emerald Faerie Garden : Sugar & Spice – All things girly
Try It On Tuesday : Flower Power
Party Time Tuesdays : Square card
Scrap Creations : Summer
Creative Craft : Pretty Blossoms
Stamps R Us : There was a little girl
KB Cute Monday : Anything Goes
Deep Ocean : Flowers
Wags n Whiskers : Summertime
Stamp Something : July Digi Day 
OSSAT : Use a digi
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x