The Big Cheese

Circles is this week’s theme at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.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.

A reminder that ‘The more you buy the more you save’ sale still continues in store.So stock up now!

I’ve used the cutesie Mice & Swiss Cheese.I’ve seen a technique called No Black Lines using rubber stamps and thought I’d see if I could apply it to a digi image.I inserted my image in Word and had a play.For some reason it prints out a lot more faded than what you see on the screen so it took quite a few attemps to get it so I could actually see where I had to colour.Some of the lines are visible on the cheese but that’s probably down to my colour choices.I used my Ultra-fine Nibs on my ProMarkers to fill the details back in on the mice.This is my first attempt at this and using a digi to do it (don’t know if that makes a difference).I know there are people who seem to perfect this beautifully the first time but please be kind.I obviously need to explore this further and more practice!

I cut a circular card using Grand Nestabilities and then had a revelation!In the past when I’ve made round or shaped cards that won’t sit properly I’ve just merrily sliced a bit off the bottom but that kind of spoils the shape 😦 Now I’ve seen a tip where if you card front is too heavy you trim a slightly angled piece off the back.So here’s what I did.I opened my card out flat and placed it in my guillotine making sure the fold was lined up straight on the grid and cut a small amount off the back.Although for photography purposes it’s on a stand IRL it’s completely free standing without the hint of a wobble or a roll!Why didn’t I think of this before?!I then cut some holes in the top layer of card using Circle Nesties to replicate the cheese and added some grossgrain ribbon and some gems I found in my stash.The ‘cheesey’ sentiment was,I’m ashamed to say,created by me on the ‘puter.

Here are some challenges this is for :

Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes (option of a shaped card)
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes
Forever Friends : Use your dies
Woodware USA : Anything Goes
The Corrosive : Funny or Punny
Catch the Bug : September Anything Goes
ECP : Yellow
Mami Doodles : Shaped card
Card Makin Mamas : Go digi
Stamp Something : September Digi Day
Crafty Creations : Anything but Square
Little Red Wagon : Die Cuts
The Pixie Cottage : Sketch and /or Mellow Yellow

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Denise
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 11:45:08

    Great card Lisa. Have seen quite a few no lines cards recently but am not sure that I am brave enough to try it!! You have done a fantastic job on this image and I love the layout of this card too.
    Denise xx


  2. Judy
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 12:14:17

    This is absolutely fabulous! I didn’t realize the “no black lines” was what was different, and boy does it make a difference. It really makes the image stand out. Very very nicely done!


  3. Joanne
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 12:27:29

    How adorable! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon 🙂
    Joanne xo


  4. Katie
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 14:03:25

    Great fun card!
    I’ve tried the no lines just once, not sure if I’ll try again, it is harder than it looks!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week!


  5. Nancy Bush
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 14:38:32

    Adorable card…who knew mice could be so cute? Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!


  6. Lisa aka Myran
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 15:37:43

    Awww, such an adorable card! The mice are so cute. Thank you for joining us at Mami Doodles and hope to see you again next challenge 🙂


  7. Cathy(KraftyKoolKat)
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 16:33:03

    This image really pops sweetie. The whole technique sounds really involved to me but you have done fantastically.



  8. dj1952 (Debra)
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 18:08:51

    Lisa you did an awesome job with your card. It looks fabulous! My husband often tells me that he loves my coloring, but they would look better if there were no lines. What he doesn’t realize, is how difficult that is to do. I’ll have to give it a go. Kudos to you. Hugs, dj


  9. debs m
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 13:25:54

    Fabulous idea with the cheese!!! love the no black lines effect, great card x


  10. Min
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 17:16:13

    This is way too cute – these mice are adorable! Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations


  11. Diane Ahlers
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 00:36:07

    You did an amazing job coloring this! Gorgeous. I must try that technique.


  12. Karen Howard
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 04:10:48

    This is fabulous!!! Thanks for joining the Mellow Yellow challenge this week at The Pixie Cottage!


  13. Lisbeth
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 17:19:05

    love your card. thanks for joining us at FF this week


  14. Donna
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 21:24:35

    Love this cute little card, great idea, I haven’t seen this image before don’t know how I missed it. hugs Donna x


  15. Julie T
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 00:18:09

    Great idea using this image for a circle card! Love the mice and your card design


  16. Amy Tidd
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 23:19:31

    Oh these are so cute! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx


  17. b
    Sep 13, 2011 @ 19:59:10

    your creation is fabulous! Great colouring – I’ve admired this technique but haven’t attempted it!! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx


  18. Ruth
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 19:15:54

    This is a fab card, love the way you’ve coloured this, might try this technique,
    Ruth x


  19. Susan's Crafty Chaos
    Sep 18, 2011 @ 10:23:59

    This is FAB! Thanks very much for playing along with us at both Creative Card Crew and Corrosive this week 😀


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