Beach Babes

It’s Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week.Please take a look at the challenge blog for details on how to play along and be in the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to check out the beautiful DT work while you’re there.

I’ve used the darling little Beach Babes  from Digi Doodle Shop and coloured them with Soft Pastel Pencils.I’ve wanted to make a Center Step Card for a while and thought this image would sit nicely on it.I dug out some lovely seashell paper from K & Co to go with them.The sentiment is a freebie from the Sentiments/Word Art section at the store.This is from the Sentiments for Summer set and I’ve shaded around the edges with more pastel pencil.I’ve added some coordinating pearls and baker’s twine.The pearl charm is actually from a set of underwear I bought (cut off BEFORE I wore it I hasten to add!).I thought it was far too bulky and would show through my clothes so I put it to a much better purpose!

Supplies :
Image : Beach Babes from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Sentiments for Summer Free Sentiments/Word Art from Digi Doodle Shop
Colouring Medium : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils set with Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative
Paper & Card : DP K & Co,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : Fiskars Euro Personal Paper Trimmer 30cm,Martha Stewart Score Board
Embellishements : 3mm Pearls from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts ,We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Fancy Floss – Bakers Twine Tertiary,Pearl Charm cut from unworn underwear

 Some challenges this card is for :

The Corrosive : All About Kids 
Craft Your Days Away : Summertime 
ECP : Summer Theme
Blog Challenges : Summer
Daring Cardmakers : Wish You Were Here
Fairytale : Summer,Sun and Sunshine
Fussy and Fancy : Summer
Mami Doodles : At the Beach
Aud Sentiments : Enjoy your day or any other sentiment to make someone smile 
Craft Us Crazy : Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog : Water Inspired
Happileigh Scrappin : Shaped Cards and Special Fold Cards
Lexi’s Creations : Shaped Cards
Paper Playtime : Summer Theme
Pink Elephant : Fun in the Sun
Stamp with Fun : Friends
Bunny Zoe’s : Fun in the Sun
Crafts 4 Eternity : Shaped Cards
Little Miss Muffet : Summer
Crafting For All Seasons : Beach/Ocean
Digistamps 4 Joy : Commemorating Children’s Day Around The World
Divas by Design : Summer is here
Freshly Brewed : Shaped Cards
Stampavie and more : Summer

Thanks for looking,

Lisa x

A precious coat

Over at Willow Sketchie Challenge we have  a fabby sketch from Shell :

This is her debut as hostess and very first sketch!

For my card I’ve used Precious from Willow Designs.Not only do you get a pre-coloured and digi stamp you also get a matching backing paper too!I’ve coloured her with ProMarkers and added some touches of Copic Atyou Spica pens.You may have noticed she also has a coat of Precious paper.I paper pieced this.Keep reading and you will get to a tutorial on how to do this with digi’s! I’ve added some texture with an embossing folder and added some coloured staples for extra interest.The little stapler is only 99p from The Works and comes with a selection of different colours of staples.

Here’s a close up to hopefully show some sparkle :

Supplies :
Image : Precious from Willow Designs
Sentiment : From Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends plate stamped in Jet Black Archival Ink
Colouring Mediums : ProMarkers including Blender on sky,Copic Atyou Spica pens in Pink (gems on crown),Clear (star on wand) and Silver (buckles on shoes)
Papers & Card : Precious backing paper that comes with the image, Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Adhesive : Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Craft PVA
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Siesta Small Corner Rounder,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Squares,Nestabilities Classic Squares Large,Crafts Too Stars Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Mini Stapler
Embellishments : Coloured Mini Staples

Here is the tutorial.

The weather has been very cloudy so the light wasn’t too fantastic but you should get the gist :

First print your image onto copy paper.Note which way the paper comes out of your printer.Here I’ve marked an arrow to remind me which way to feed it back in.

I’ve resized the Precious paper at 25% in paint.That’s the beauty of digi papers!If using Designer Papers just choose a small pattern.They work better.

Next trim down the paper to fit the part you want to paper piece.Not only does this allow you to choose which part of  the pattern you want to use it also saves waste if you’re using your favourite papers.This technique is good for using your scraps too.I’ve adhered it using a Stix 2 Removable Tape Pen (the green one).You can also use low-tack masking tape but you must take care NOT to place this over any part you want to print  out.How do I know?Hee hee,through experience!

Pop you paper back into your printer making sure you’ve got it the right way round and print again.Although in this instance the image has printed a second time perfectly aligned the reason for printing out on ordinary paper is this isn’t always the case.

Print your image out onto the piece of cardstock you want to use on your finished project.

Cut out and colour as desired.Here I’ve cut out her coat using decoupage scissors to make sure I’ve got all round the finer details.It’s been stuck in place using a good quality PVA glue to make it easier to slide it into position.Use this sparingly as you don’t want it to wrinkle.I’ve stuck this down flat but you could shape the paper using your fingers and add some lift with some Pinflair Glue Gel.

Hope you give this a go.It’s such a fun way to add detail to your images and coordinates them beautifully to the rest of your work.

Any questions on this don’t hesitate to ask.

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Daisy Doodles : Anything Goes
There’s Magic In The Air : Layers (at least 6)
2 Sisters : Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss : Punches and Die Cuts
Crafty Ann’s : Embossing,Debossing or Both
Paper Cutz : Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers : Anything Goes
Papercraft Star : Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage : Emboss It (and/or sketch)
Scrapbook Sisters : Birthday Card
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Stamps R Us : Happy Birthday

Thanks for looking,

Lisa x

Belle of the Ball-et

The theme at AiFactory Challenges this week is Handmade by Me.We would really love to see your handmade embellishments.You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday August 3rd 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.

For my card I’ve used the delightful Ella the Ballerina Digital Stamp from AiFactory.She’s been watercoloured with Distress Inks.I’ve teamed her with some pretty K & Co papers,including the quote,and some lovely shimmery pearlescent card.Now,I’m totally rubbish at anything needlecraft wise but one thing I can make successfully are these rosettes,either from ribbon or,as in this case,lace.I’ve topped it with another handmade element.This is the first ribbon rose I’ve ever made.I used a quilling tool to wind it round,twisting it every now and then.More stitching holds it all together.I did actually glue it to the lacy rosette tho’ *blush*

Supplies :
Image : Ella the Ballerina Digital Stamp from AiFactory
Colouring Medium : Distress Inks in Tattered Rose (skintones),Scattered Straw and Wild Honey ( hair),Spun Sugar (dress and shoes),Antique Linen (shading underneath her tutu and to ground her)
Card & Papers : Pink card from stash,DP K & Co
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frames Rectangles 2 and Borders 2,Big Shot,X-Cut Heart Corner Punch,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,Quilling Tool
Embellishments : Lace and ribbon from stash

Some challenges this card is for :

Daisy Doodles : Anything Goes
The Ribbon Reel : Photo Inspiration
Come And Get It : Make Your Own Flowers
Sparkles Forum : Elegance and Lace
Cupcake Inspirations :
2 Sisters : Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss : Punches and Die Cuts
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days : Oh So Girly
Paper Cutz : Anything Goes
Little Darlings : Girly
Paper Pretties : No Markers
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes  

Thanks for looking,

Lisa x