Beauty of the Carousel

At Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week we’d love to see you Make Your Own Flowers.To be in for the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate for Digi Doodle Shop please visit the challenge site for full details.You don’t have to use a Digi Doodle Shop image but if you do your entry will count twice!Don’t forget to take a peek at the DT’s wonderful work!

I’ve used the very beautiful Carousel from Digi Doodle Shop to create my card.The colouring has been done with Copic Sketch Markers.I tried something a little different to make the shaped card base.I took just the corner punch from my Martha Stewart Cherish Punch Around the Page set to scallop the bottom edge and shape the corners. I did the same on the patterned paper but just punched the corners on the image piece.I tried to replicate the pelmet on the carousel by draping some grossgrain ribbon under the image. I made the flowers by cutting out the shapes from some coordinating paper 6 times and doubled up the layers.To add dimension I first folded them in half horizontally and vertically pattern side in then quarter turned them and folded themin the same manner pattern side out.I added a stamped sentiment in an ink as close a match as I could find to one of the Copics I used .Some 2mm and 3mm gems have been used to embellish.

Apart from being beautiful I think this is just the most perfect Summertime image.

Supplies :
Image : Carousel from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments clear stamp set
Mediums : Copic Sketch Markers ; YR30,E81,RV63,RV55,RV66,BG53,BG70,YG61,Memento Dew Drop Ink Rosebud
Paper : Freebie My Minds Eye pad form Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Tools : Martha Stewart Corner Punch from Cherish Punch Around the Page Set,X-Cut guillotine, decoupage scissors,Woodware 1″ Circle punch
Embellishments :   Crafts Too Acrylic Stone Gems Wheel Cool Series,Aqua grossgrain ribbon from stash.

Here are some challenges this card is for :

The Crazy Challenge : Summertime
Creative Stamp Friends : Summer
i Copic : Birthdays
Paper Playtime : Summer
There’s Magic in the Air : Birthday card
Dream Valley : Summer Themed
I Did It Creations : Floral
Lollipop Crafts : Anything Goes
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs : Summer Flowers
Creative Craft : Pretty Blossoms 
Deep Ocean : Cards
Scrap Creations :  At least 2 Designer papers and at least 2 different embellishments
Ladybug Crafts Ink : Summer Birthdays
Catch the Bug : CAS
Creative Belli : Custom Made Bellies
Wags n Whiskers : Birthdays
Penny’s Paper Crafty : Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shirley
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 12:16:45

    Your card is so pretty. I love the carousel and you have colored it to perfection. Thanks, for joining us in the There’s Magic in The Air-Paper Cupcakes challenge.


  2. Denise
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 13:32:11

    Wow Lisa, this is so very pretty. Love the border and corners on the card and how you have matched this up on the DP. The ribbon is a nice touch too. Your flowers are lovely – what a clever idea.
    Denise xx


  3. karen
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 13:35:41

    Very pretty Lisa, great flowers too.


  4. Sonia **Sony**
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 13:37:46

    Hi Lisa!!
    Awesome Creation! Love every detail including the dp.I like the image so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at THERE’S MAGIC in the AIR – Paper Cupcakes this week.
    Good Luck!


  5. Carolina Girl
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 14:00:17

    I can not get your pretty card to appear, but can see it on the challenge post. I’m sure it is my computer not being nice this morning. I’ve always wanted to do a carousel card. Love all the little special things you did to bring it alive. Very clever! Thank you for joining us at the Catch the Bug challenge this week.


  6. Lionelsa
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 15:40:49

    The card is so cute.
    Lovely color combination.
    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!


  7. Cathy(KraftyKoolKat)
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 15:58:52

    This is gorgeous Lisa. I love the corner idea it has worked a treat and looks fabulous.



  8. Judy
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 16:01:25

    What a fabulous job you’ve done this week! There’s so much detail, and so tastefully put together! I love the idea of the ribbon under the image. How unique! Beautifully colored too. Well done!



  9. Scatty Jan
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 16:24:05

    lovely card, wnderful image
    thank you for joining us this week over at OSAAT
    love Jan


  10. Kendra
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 16:55:32

    Beautiful carousel, and lovely coloring! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!


  11. Lyndi
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 17:50:38

    What a gorgeous card. The carousel horse is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.


  12. Gloria Westerman
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 17:59:58

    Oh I love this image…..just adorable…..fantastic coloring too…..thank you for playing with us at Paper Cupcakes/TMITA


  13. pinky
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 21:28:38

    Beautiful project, love the little flowers too. Thanks for joining us at LCI this month.


  14. dj1952 (Debra)
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 00:07:51

    Your carousel is just fantastic! I love your coloring and the colors you’ve chosen. Purple is one of my most favorite colors. Love your flowers, too. Beautiful layout. Hugs, dj


  15. Shirley
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 02:51:15

    Lisa your Carousel image is beautifully coloured and shaded to perfection. Everything balances on the card just right.
    Hugs Shirley x x


  16. Tammy
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 04:11:24

    such a cute image and a lovely card. Thanks for joining our summertime challenge at the crazy challenge this week.
    Tammy DT


  17. sandra's crafty corner
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 09:16:44

    wowzers i absolutely love this, that carousel looks so tempting lol,thanks for playing along with our pretty blossoms challenge at creative craft challenges, good luck
    hugs sandra DT


  18. Marilyn Webb
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 11:35:54

    Beautiful card, and lovely soft colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug.


  19. Diane Ahlers
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 12:38:46

    Wow, your coloring is just beautiful. Love how you made the flowers.


  20. Marianne
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 14:26:00

    Gorgeous colors!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!


  21. Lisa Jane
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 19:21:52

    oh this is so pretty – and i love carousel horses .. one of my favourite rides
    Tanks for joining us at LCI this month
    Lisa x


  22. Debby Walker
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 19:31:08

    I love your card! I used to make ceramic carousel horses and loved every minute of it. Your card brings back fond memories. Thank you so much for joining us at CCC. Hugs and Good Luck!


  23. debs m
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 21:54:47

    beautifully coloured and love the corner punch detail..lovely! x


  24. Karen
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 11:03:00

    Very, very pretty, the kind of card my nine year old would fall in love with instantly. I really like this card so much.xx


  25. Elke
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 12:02:07

    Beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining us over at CCC, good luck.

    Elke XX


  26. Jeanette
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 09:11:20

    This is just gorgeous. Your coloring is beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.


  27. Donna
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 18:04:24

    wow Lisa you’ve coloured this beautiful image perfectly hun and your little flowers are gorgeous, love it! hugs Donna x


  28. Glenda
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 20:49:27

    Very pretty! Love the image, flowers, and edge punch! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime!


  29. Pami
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 21:07:01

    Hi Lisa, what a pretty little card, I love the little shape you have created and those colours are so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with us at LCI this month, hope to see you again soon. Pami x


  30. Pauline
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 23:31:18

    A really pretty image and I love the way you’ve shaped the card.


  31. mary marsh
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 03:57:17

    This is so pretty-love the beautiful carousel horse and your coloring is awesome-thanks for playing along with the creative belli challenge #121


  32. Samantha Peyton
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 06:58:25

    So pretty!! Thanks so much for playing along with the iCopic challenge.


  33. Ruth
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 11:13:39

    This is so pretty, love the flowers and the edge
    Ruth x


  34. minna
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 12:00:37

    So beautiful card, I like the colours:) Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean challenge:)


  35. Louise Fraenell
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 17:14:29

    Hello Lisa 🙂
    This is one very romantic/ shabby and totally gorgeous card 🙂 Love the inking, you sure know your way round those Copics 🙂

    Thank you so much for joining us at DOC 🙂
    Welcome back!


  36. Robin Parker
    Jul 19, 2011 @ 01:25:13

    This is so girly and beautiful. Love the colors and the carousel image. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.


  37. Jagerbaurin
    Jul 22, 2011 @ 18:13:58


    great card – thank you for your participation in the creative stamp friends

    Greetings Sabine


  38. Julie
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 00:20:40

    Absolutely beautiful! Enjoy your weekend,thanks for joining LCI Julie.x


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