A pocket full of posies

Another Thursday,another Willow Sketchie Challenge!This week we have a fabby sketch by Claire :

Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational  bunch.

You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!

As soon as I saw this sketch I knew I had the chance to  incorporate a hidden message.Something I’d never done before and was inspired to do by Sharon Armstrong’s article in issue 101 of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine:

Us DT girlies are still enjoying playing with the adorable Polly Pickleberry CD-rom from Willow Designs.Here I’ve used one of the digital stamp images coloured with FlexMarkers.The bush she’s watering is from an embellishment sheet,also coloured with FlexMarkers.I drew some water drops and covered them and her wellies with Glossy Accents.Here’s a closer view :

The little blue roses I cut from a backing paper and adhered them on top.The tag is cut in to shape from one of the sentiment sheets and I made a pocket on the back for it to slide in and out of.This was quite easy to do.All I did was cut a piece of card a bit bigger than the tag and add adhesive to three sides, remembering to leave the edge I wanted the tag to fit open.The pretty pink rose paper is also from the CD-rom.I found this gorgeous textured pearlised card in a bargain bundle at my local craft warehouse and used a previously unused embossing folder on the piece behind the image.I added a dark pink metallic eyelet and tied a length of cord through it.I found these cute flower buttons in my stash and threaded them with some floss.

There’s also a SALE  going on at Willow Designs.You know we all love a bargain – so go on grab some!

And just to remind you the DT call is open until 15th February too!Check the challenge blog for details.

Supplies : 
Images,backing papers and sentiment : All from Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Glossy Accents
Card : Trimcraft textured pearlised card bought as a bargain bundle fro my local craft warehouse
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Craft Concepts  Garden Swirl Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors,Crop-a-Dile
To embellish : Eyelet,cord and buttons from stash,We R Memory Keepers Floss

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Sentiments :  Let’s Get Girly
Deep Ocean Challenge : Love You
Digital Tuesday : Pink or Red
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Love
My Time To Craft : A Is For Adorable
Paper Take Weekly  :Anything Goes with the option to add a heart or do a love theme
Lexi’s Creations  :  Love
Stamp with Fun : Love
The Pink Elephant : Pink
Victorine Originals : Love/Valentines
Come and Get It Challenges : Love
One Stitch At A Time :  With Love
The Crafty Pad :  Lets See Some Fresh Spring Colours
Catch The Bug : February Anything Goes
Hotshot Crafts :  Flowers
Patties Creations :  Embossing
Stamp Man : Embellish It
I Love Promarkers : Love is in the Air
Little Darlings Challenges  :  Favorite Embellishments (buttons)
Paper Pretties : Texture
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment :  Love + photo inspiration  
(The inspiration of  the whole garden theme and fresh pretty colours along with the bushes and flowers)
Whimsy Inspiration : Love Themed

Thanks for looking

Lisa x