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

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ayelet {Jenny}
    May 14, 2012 @ 10:24:06

    Beautiful card! I love the image and your colouring is brilliant! Thank you for playing with us at BTC&G and good luck! X


  2. Hilde
    May 14, 2012 @ 11:22:49

    Just gorgeous, love the colours and the colouring, well done, amazing details. Thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde


  3. Shirley
    May 14, 2012 @ 13:25:57

    Gorgeous card love your image and our fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx


  4. Deloris
    May 14, 2012 @ 15:49:46

    Lovely card! Great coloring! Thanks for joining the Anything Goes challenge at Great Impressions Stamps.


  5. Pauline
    May 14, 2012 @ 15:52:12

    This is pretty Lisa, I love that fab image and your bunting.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.


  6. Darlene Pavlick
    May 14, 2012 @ 17:23:19

    This is just darling and in my favorite color combo too! Well done! Thanks so much for joining our “WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY” challenge at Shelly’s Images and the “MAY FLOWERS” challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly’s Images DT
    One of the founding sisters at The Sisterhood of Crafters DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS


  7. Debra Miller
    May 14, 2012 @ 19:02:39

    Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog x Deb


  8. pinky
    May 14, 2012 @ 19:28:47

    Stunning card! Gorgeous take on our colour challenge. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity.


  9. pinky
    May 14, 2012 @ 19:33:36

    Opps! Thanks for joining us at flower challenge at Crafty Ribbons too.


  10. Kim
    May 14, 2012 @ 20:06:03

    Beautiful! Love that banner die! Glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin’ this week.


  11. Donna's Doodles
    May 14, 2012 @ 20:46:32

    Love your card, such a sweet and pretty design! Thanks for joining in our very last challenge at CES 🙂 Donna ♥ x


  12. Tammy
    May 14, 2012 @ 21:06:05

    WOW this is gorgeous Lisa! I love that sweet image and your fabulous colors!! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x


  13. judith
    May 14, 2012 @ 21:55:32

    Gorgeous card – love the papers and contrast of the colours and that cute little girl – thanks for playing along at CCC this week hugs Judith x


  14. joey
    May 14, 2012 @ 22:31:22

    Beautiful card, I love the image and the gorgeous colour combo, thanks for joining us at LMMS. Joey x


  15. Cathy Lee
    May 15, 2012 @ 00:01:10

    Gorgeous card, Lisa. I love your image and coloring. Truly awesome distress inking and your fabulous pennants are so cute.
    Cathy Lee


  16. judy
    May 15, 2012 @ 08:28:39

    What a brillint card! Thank you for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT


  17. Kat
    May 15, 2012 @ 22:09:37

    fab card, sweet image. Thanks for joining us at the Paper shelter
    Kat x


  18. cely_rohr@hotmail.com
    May 16, 2012 @ 08:59:04

    so very very pretty! 🙂 loving this color combo we did this week!


  19. Nataliya
    May 17, 2012 @ 05:01:57

    Gorgeous card. Thank you so much for playing at OSAAT this week, and please come back for our new challenge on Sunday.
    Hugs Nataliya


  20. michele
    May 17, 2012 @ 10:48:14

    Beautiful card Lisa! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs xx


  21. Linda
    May 17, 2012 @ 10:50:33

    What a stunning card, I love the colours you have used!

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Squirrel and the Fox, hope to see you again soon.

    Linda xx


  22. Jess Meyer
    May 18, 2012 @ 05:57:19

    fab colouring and love the bunting thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Downloads hugs Jess


  23. Jennifer Grace
    May 18, 2012 @ 08:30:53

    This is really pretty, I LOVE the scalloped bunting! Thanks for joining in at SJ Crafts! x


  24. Rosie
    May 18, 2012 @ 14:34:39

    Hi Lisa! Fab to see you joining our challenge this week and your card is beautiful. I love that sweet image and the equally fab bunting. Thanks for joining us at Di’s digi challenge. xx


  25. Rosemary
    May 18, 2012 @ 20:24:03

    I love reading about the creative process, but I wouldn’t have thought you’d had any issues with this – it’s lovely. It made me burst into a grin and feel very much like putting on gardening gloves and doing some digging. She’s an adorable image, I love how you’ve colored her and the sky isn’t an issue, the ink works wonderfully. Those banner dies must be fun and the effect is terrific.

    Thank you so much for participating with us at Opus Gluei, it’s great to see how our theme inspires such delightful creativity. Hope we get you back again and again.


  26. Kerry
    May 18, 2012 @ 20:44:58

    Wow gorgeous card, love the image your colouring is amazing, the papers are yummy and I love the bunting super cool. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog this week 🙂 Kezzy x


  27. Dora
    May 19, 2012 @ 09:28:30

    This is gorgeous, love the colours and all the details on your card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin and OSAAT this week. Good luck xx


  28. DianeMoneyGoolsby
    May 19, 2012 @ 18:10:29

    Lisa: Your entry is so beautiful–love your colors! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our Challenge #13 – Mother’s Day [or Feminine] Challenge.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member


  29. nikkibyrne
    May 19, 2012 @ 21:36:59

    Stunning card and fab colours. Thank you for joining us this week at osaat. Good luck. Hugs. Nikki DT


  30. busybusyhoneybee
    May 19, 2012 @ 22:17:00

    Oh this is wonderful! I love how you colored her! Adorable!! Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time. Best of luck in the draw! For a chance to win one of the Gingerloft images be sure to catch the blog hop Monday! We will be giving away 10 images to people who comment on our blogs! Visit http://www.gingerloftchallenge.blogspot.com/ Monday to start hopping!
    Karen C (OSAAT DT)


  31. Christina Franco (@amusechris)
    May 21, 2012 @ 03:38:01

    Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenge this week. Great coloring and super card!


  32. alethea
    May 22, 2012 @ 09:12:42

    Beautiful card! Love the colour combo! Thanks for joining us at EBW! HUgsxx


  33. Lynda
    May 23, 2012 @ 12:03:45

    Wow – this is such a pretty card, and so many lovely details, and beautiful coloring too. I absolutely love it. Thanks for joining us this month for the Elisabeth Bells World Challenge.


  34. Mary Lou
    May 24, 2012 @ 04:56:45

    Mmmm Lovely PURPLE power in this card:) Oh sweet patches n braids is Gorgeously colored and cute banner!!! Thanks for sharing with us at EBWorld!!
    Good luck


  35. Janneke
    May 24, 2012 @ 10:08:29

    What a great card ;o)
    Thank you for joining us in at EBW this time …

    Janneke XO


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