Celebrate Spring!

We have a colour challenge  at Craft Your Passion this week :

So we want to see shades of green and purple on your cards/projects.We have the fab Some Odd Girl as our sponsor too!Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used the adorable Patches ‘n Braids,a  Belle’s ‘n Whistles stamp by the talented Elisabeth Bell.I got her on Sale at Bunny Zoe’s Crafts. She’s been coloured with a mix of Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers.I’ve created  a halo of blue around the image to give the impression of sky and softened the line where I finished colouring the grass with Distress Inks.I’m not confident on colouring skies and after I’ve spent the time getting the image more or less how I like it I don’t wanna mess the whole thing up!I chose this selection of pretty papers only to find I have run very short on purple card!Eeek!What do I do!So after panicking like crazy it finally hit me – Distress Ink!I’d found some very pale lilac card colour tinted it with 2 purple shades.I really like the effect as it was textured card I used. Although I had green card to match I took some very pale green card and inked that as well to give consistency.I got to play with my new banner die too 😀 I even made my own two tone twine (try saying that 3 times fast!) to thread through them but boy that was a fiddle.Often I struggle to make detailed/layered cards without covering everything up so I’m quite pleased ho this turned out. I know a lot of people associate pastel colours with Spring but I just think these lush greens and purples sum it up for me.The fresh grass growing,the buds on the trees sprouting and my favourite blue and purple pansies bursting into bloom!

Supplies :
Image : Patches ‘n Braids by Belles ‘n Whistles 
Colouring mediums : Copic Sketch and Ciao Markers,Impress Jet Black Dye Ink Pad,Tumbled Glass,Shabby Shutters,Milled Lavender,Dusty Concord Distress Inks
Papers & card : DP mix of discontinued Paper Adventures,pale lilac and green Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral  Edger Punch ,Classic Scallop and Standard Ovals Large Nestabilities,Flowers cut from Marianne Designs Rectangle Frame Set,Flourish and flower centre cut from Marianne Designs Circle Frame Set,Whimsy Banner Pennants Dies,Big Shot,Cut ‘n Dry foam
To embellish : We R Memory Keepers Floss in Green and Purple

Some challenges this is for :

Amusing Challenges : Flowers
Great Impressions : Anything goes
One Stitch At A Time : Use your favourites (Copics,Distress Inks,the colour combo/papers,Nesties,the flourish and flower dies,the Martha Stewart punch,the floss/twine)
Opus Gluei : Beyond the Garden Gate
The Squirrel & the Fox : One for the girls
2 Sisters :  Make it girly
Colour Me Creative Copic’s Challenge :  Anything Goes 
Crafty Emma : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs : Spring
Sweet Stampin :  Flower Power
Alphabet Challenge : G .. Garden
Hotshot Crafts : Die Cuts
Jellypark Challenges : Girlie Girl
Poodles Parlour : Anything Goes
Simply Create Too :  Mothers Day / Feminine
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : 
Crafty Ribbons : Use a flower
Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Flowers
Shelly’s Images : Use something that makes you happy (Copics,Distress Inks,the colour combo/papers,Nesties,the flourish and flower dies,the Martha Stewart punch,the floss/twine,my new pennant dies)
S J Papercrafts : Favorites (Copics,Distress Inks,the colour combo/papers,Nesties,the flourish and flower dies,the Martha Stewart punch,the floss/twine)
Crafting for all Seasons : Handmade flowers 
Crafts and Me : Punches and diecuts
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters : May flowers
Truly Scrumptious : Anything goes
 Creative Craft Challenges :  Anything Goes
Paper and Such Design : April Showers Bring May Flowers
By the Cute & Girly :   Spring is in the Air
Elisabeth Bells World : Spring is in the air
Thanks for looking
Lisa x