A clean sweep

People is the theme set for this week 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 wonderful DT work while you’re there.

I tried something different,well for me anyway!I’ve coloured this adorable Little Sweeper from Digi Doodle Shop in sepia tones.I have to be honest and I chucked my first attempt in the bin!Oh the shame 😦 I pride myself on NOT throwing stuff away! I tried to colour her skin in just the lighter tones I’d used for her clothing but she ended up looking grey faced so I chose pinkier beige tones and I’m a lot happier with the result 😀 I used a mix of pretty floral paper with a newspaper print one.Altho’ it’s a little difficult to see the bottom strip as I suddenly decided to lay some raffia lace ribbon over it.I layered some die cut flowers and chopped ’em up so they’d add interest to the top of the card.I finished it with some Distress Inked vintage seam binding and another flower topped with a wooden button one,tied with some paper twine.

Sadly this is my last post for Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.Not an easy decision but sometimes you have to make those kind of choices 😦 I started with the team back in October 2010 and I’d like to say thanks to Karen and Ruth for being great DT Leaders,to all the lovely crafters I’ve met through the team and of course Judy and her Mom for creating and providing the gorgeous images. Wishing you all the best for the future 🙂

Don’t forget the DT call is open until 8:00 pm EST tonight!So get in there quick if you’re interested!

There are 2 beautiful new images in store too :

Foxgloves  and  Marigolds

Supplies :
Image : Little Sweeper from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : ProMarkers,Old Paper,Pumice Stone and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks
Papers & Card : Floral paper by Paper Adventures (discontinued that’s why I bought a load 😉 ),Newspaper print K & Co,cardstock from stash
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Rectangles 2,X-cut Dielicious Decorative Dies Petal Posies,Big Shot,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch
To embellish : Natural Raffia Lace Ribbon,Eggshell Vintage Seam Binding (tinted with Old Paper Distress Ink),Wooden Flower Button (e-Bay),Cream Paper Twine

Some challenges this is for :

Gingersnap Creations : Spicy Supply Challenge : Border Punches
I Love Promarkers : Anything goes
Ruby’s Rainbow : Lace (not sure if raffia lace counts.Let me know if it doesn’t)
Craft Room Challenge : Shabby/Vintage 
Creative Card Crew : Vintage 
Flourishes : Lace & Scallops (let me know if raffia lace doesn’t count)
Paper Take Weekly : For The Girls Or Mum
Party Time Tuesdays : Monochromatic
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Shabby Chic/Vintage
Crafty Bloggers Network : Floral
Totally Stampalicious : All About Flowers
The Ribbon Reel :  Newsprint/Bookprint and Ribbons
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Totally Gorjuss : Anything goes with a button
Fairy Fun Fridays : Distress It
Hotshot Crafts : Ribbon
Jellypark Challenges : National Craft Month (colouring,Distress Inks,raffia lace,seam binding,buttons,paper twine)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karen
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 12:15:52

    This is gorgeous Lisa, love the sepia tones too. So sorry you’re leaving us, we’ll miss your lovely work. It’s been lovely working alongside you all this time.



  2. Pauline
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 13:04:15

    A beautiful card, your sepia toned colouring on this is fabulous!
    Tanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!


  3. Starla B
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 13:08:31

    Beautiful! I love the monochromatic colors and those lovely flowers. So sad too see you go! I will miss seeing your fabulous creations. Hopefully you will still drop by the challenge blog every once in a while!


  4. Denise
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 13:46:54

    Fantastic monochrome card Lisa – brilliant colouring.
    So sad you are leaving us, it has been a pleasure to work alongside you. Good luck in all your future adventures!!!
    Denise xx


  5. Jenn Borjeson
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 13:50:34

    What a sweet card – thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends! 🙂


  6. Dora
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 14:45:41

    Wow this is fantastic, love the monochrome look.. so elegant. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx


  7. Cathy Lee
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 15:03:45

    This is darling, Lisa. Awesome monocromatic and your image is colored wonderfully.
    Cathy Lee


  8. lalkygirl
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 15:04:16

    hi lisa …so sorry you are leaving the DT …i will miss working with you…this card is my most favourite of all the cards you have made for dds…your shading is simply amazing and i love the papers….stunning creation
    good luck in all your future adventures…
    tracey x


  9. Tine
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 15:26:46

    Hi Lisa. Lovely sepia tones. Thanks for joining us this week at I ♥ Promarkers and good luck.
    Tine 🙂


  10. Mervi
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 17:08:17

    Lovely sepia coloring, beautiful card.

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Vintage Challenge, good luck,-))m


  11. basslady
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 17:24:57

    i love this card so much!

    stunning, what you created with this monochrome look!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo


  12. Lorraine
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 18:43:58

    Hi Lisa this for me is a WOW card the colours are beautiful so is the image, papers and design, stunning card.
    Lorraine x


  13. Hazel
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 18:49:26

    Love the monochromatic shades in this card with a lovely image. Thanks for joining us, again, at OSAAT. Hazel x


  14. Bettina
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 19:13:21

    Wow this is stuning Lisa. Love your take on the sepia colouring, and such a lovely image to use for making this kinda card too. Love the ribbon, flowery button and flowers too. Sad to see you leave Digi Doodle Shop Challenge, but I hope we get to see you visit by with entrants and stuff;) Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Hugs Bettina xx


  15. Zoe Sanderson
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 19:27:00

    Very sweet, great monochrome. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe


  16. Karen
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 19:46:41

    Gorgeous card, love the brown tones – one thing I struggle with – and it’s so pretty too hugs Karen


  17. Tammy H
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 22:43:04

    Absolutely beautiful! I love that you used sepia tones, turned out wonderfully. Sorry to see you leave the team, I’ll miss you!


  18. Marjo
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 23:47:40

    Lovely Card, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo


  19. Holly PTT DT
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 05:01:14

    beautiful monochromatic card! Love that image! Thanks for partying with us at PTT this week!

    Holly PTT DT


  20. shaz
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 08:28:43

    Gorgeous card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at Ruby’s Rainbow for our “Lace ” challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon

    Hugs Shaz x


  21. Suzi
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 08:57:56

    Wow! this is a beautiful card Lisa, love the image and your monochromatic colouring. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x


  22. Deb R
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 11:10:24

    Beautiful creation, love the color and your fab little flower, thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time and Prairie Fairy Fridays–Hope to see you again soon


  23. Maggie
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 11:18:33

    Very gorgeous card. You did a fantastic coloring job.


  24. Cathy (Kraftykoolkat)
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 11:43:01

    This is fab, I love the sepia look. It is awesome.



  25. ahlers5
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 12:49:00

    Love the coloring on this. It matches the paper so perfectly.


  26. Cathy (Kraftykoolkat)
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 13:43:08

    Still love this sweetie. Back with another hat on. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew this time and good luck.



  27. Shar B
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 16:43:16

    Fabulous card! Thanks for playing the Border Punches Challenge on Gingersnap Creations! Don’t forget to come back and vote for your favorite card when the challenge closes!


  28. Maria
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 20:43:22

    This is gorgeous, I love it done in the sepia tones. Thanks for joining in with our Vintage challenge over at the Craft-Room, and good luck.

    Maria x


  29. Judy
    Mar 18, 2012 @ 09:39:30

    This is so unique, and beautiful. Very nicely done.

    Its been a realy joy having you at DDS Lisa, and I will surely miss you! Don’t be a stranger.



  30. Lori Turner
    Mar 18, 2012 @ 17:04:10

    Really sweet card! Those flowers are adorable! Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week!


  31. Ruth
    Mar 19, 2012 @ 15:57:42

    This an amazing card, gorgeous colouring, thank you for being part of the team,
    Ruth x


  32. Mary G
    Mar 20, 2012 @ 08:22:35

    Lovely card – thanks for joining in with this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge. Mary G x


  33. Amanda
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 20:57:18

    I love the soft, muted colours – beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining us at Ruby’s Rainbow.



  34. Cathy P
    Apr 10, 2012 @ 16:53:41

    Love your card–it’s beautiful. Made my final four at GSC.


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