In the frame

At Craft Your Passion this week the theme is Chevrons (we’d love to see a chevron pattern on your project).Here’s a little inspiration :

We have three fab sponsors – Crafty Sentiments,Delicious Doodles and Pizzazz Aplenty.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 this little cutie called Kai from Crafty Sentiments.She’s been coloured with Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils.Rather than reach for the usual ProMarkers I thought I’d use some of the other mediums I bought as ‘must haves’ that just end up mostly lurking amongst all the other unused craft stuff 😦 Oooh,I’m bad!These are so versatile.You can get a soft,smudgy chalk like effect but with more control but you can also get more fine detail too.I have to admit I did over work the hair first time but I just went back in and put the texture back with firmer more deliberate strokes.They were blended  more for the rest of the image but to get a more intense colour I layered them twice.There’s no need to panic if the image outlines look a little chalky,once you spray the fixative they reappear like magic!To make her stand out from the frame I did decoupage her clothing,adding another bow to it,and her hairband.I’ve always wanted to create one of these types of frames but never been brave enough to try.Not sure why – they’re easy!I followed the instructions in Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 96.The only difference being I’ve used a whole 6 x 6 sheet to accommodate  the image.Well,there’s no point having a beauty like this and making her too small to see!I did have to buy these papers for the challenge as I didn’t have anything with chevrons on but I’m sure they won’t go to waste  as they’re all so totally gorgeous!I raided my die collection and embellishment stash to finish the card.

Supplies :

Image : Kai from Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment :  Kaisercraft Life Clear Mini Stamp Set
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Archival Coffee Ink
Card & paper : DP My Minds Eye Indie Chic Citron 6 x 6 pad,Bazzill Basics
Tools : X -cut guillotine,Marianne Design Creatables Florals 1,Joy!Crafts Assorted Leaves 1,Big Shot
To embellish : Papermania Green Collection Button,4 mm Pearls,Ribbon from a clothing price tag,Coloured staples added with mini stapler (in a set from The Works)

Some challenges this is for :

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar : Flowers in bloom
Our Creative Corner : Embellished Frame
Secret Crafter : Anything Goes
Speedy Fox and Friends : Use Buttons
Crafty Catz : Buttons & Bows
Hotshot Crafts :  Die Cuts
Phindy’s Place :  Pile it On
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Any sentiment
Crop Stop : Pretty pearls
Shelly’s Images  : Pick at least two (ribbon,flowers and a digi!)
Crafts and Me : Add a ribbon
Digistamps 4 Joy : Cute as a Button
Divas by Design : Anything goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp :  Anything goes
Stampavie and More : For a girl
Tandastamps :  Something new (luscious new papers)
The Perfect Sentiment : Anything goes (sentiment must be stamped)
Whimsy Inspiration : Bingo (top line)
Crafty Sentiments :  Anything Goes 
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything goes!
Kenny K Krafty Girlz : Pearls
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
The Crafty Pad :  Ribbon
The Ribbon Girls : Use Ribbon or Lace

Thanks for looking and hope everyone’s enjoying the extra long weekend for the Spring Bank Holiday and Diamond Jubilee!

Lisa x


44 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sara H
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 08:23:12

    Fabulous card! Love the frame =)
    Thank you for joining us at Kenny K´s Krafty girlz Challenges this week and good luck with the draw!


  2. Kate
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 08:50:55

    what a gorgeous piece, thank you so much for joining us this week for our Anything Goes Challenge a the Secret Crafter
    Hugs Kate xx


  3. Desire Fourie
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 09:38:33

    So creative. Love the colours and design. Wishing you a wonderful week.
    DS4J DT Member
    Doing Life


  4. Dawn Lancaster
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 09:49:14

    How cute is you card! Love the colours you’ve used! Thanks so much for playing at The Crafty Pad this time in our Ribbon Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx


  5. Vicki
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 12:44:24

    Fabulous card! Love the folded frame. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Pearl Challenge.


  6. Hazel
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 13:24:49

    It looks good! Love the papers. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x


  7. Theresa P
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 14:01:15

    Lovely Card and great design! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends.


  8. Maggie S.
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 15:37:11

    Very cute image and love your coloring. Great design with the frame and folds.


  9. Patricia Garvin
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 15:39:41

    Great coloring and shading. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.


  10. Kate
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 18:15:15

    Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.


  11. pinky
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 18:29:33

    Gorgeous card and perfect image!! Love the frame you have made. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.


  12. Helen
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 20:44:19

    Gorgeous card – love the papers!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


  13. Melanie
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 20:47:11

    Such a fabulous card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our “Anything goes” challenge & good luck in the draw…

    (DT Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenges)


  14. Jen Leeflang
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 20:55:41

    Thanks so much for adding your fabulous creation into our “Cute as a Button” image at Digistamps 4 Joy Good luck in the draw, and please enter into our next challenge – it goes live at 8.00 am CAT on Wednesday!
    luv’n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Digistamps4Joy DT Lead


  15. Shelby
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 21:16:53

    I absolutely love how you’ve framed her up! Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments



  16. Lisa Jane
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 21:33:59

    oh this is so cute
    Thanks for joining us at Diva’s this week and Crafty Sentiments
    Lisa x


  17. Ali (Aqualeiga)
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 21:38:57

    A lovely card, and what a fab reason to have to buy some new stash…I must remember this one to use on my DH next time I go on a stash-shopping-spree!! Lol!
    Thanks for joining The Crafty Pad Ribbon challenge….hugs, Ali x


  18. coops
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 21:39:29

    gorgeous card.i love your fab frame around the sweet image and your colours are stunning.
    thanks for joining us this week at the crafts and me challenge 😀

    xx coops xx


  19. Jac
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 22:47:41

    Gorgeous card love the chevron frame and your wonderful colouring of Kai, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.


  20. Min
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 02:22:32

    Neat folding you did! Great card!
    Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug “June Anything Goes” Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again for our Stella Says Sketch challenge and the chance to WIN!!
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations


  21. AngieB
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 04:49:33

    Gorgeous card! I love your chevron paper!!! Cute image and great sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends.


  22. Mary G
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 07:46:27

    thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge to use ribbon or lace, Mary G x


  23. Stargroves (Anne)
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 12:13:36

    What a super Pile It On card, love those Chevrons. Thank you for joining us for this week’s Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll play again this Friday!


  24. Seafield Jo
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 18:41:07

    This is a lovely card, very sweet image and I love the frame you’ve created.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck.

    Jo 🙂


  25. Laura
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 19:10:39

    This is fab! Thanks for joining us at Divas. Laura x


  26. Sassy
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 19:12:54

    Fantastic card, design, image, coloring – perfect! Thanks for playing at Perfect Sentiment!


  27. Helen
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 21:25:46

    Lovely card. Gorgeous image and fab papers. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

    Helen xx


  28. Diane
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 21:48:36

    Smashing card Lisa and I love the frame you have made !!

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

    hugs Diane xx


  29. Debbie S
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 21:58:53

    Fabulous card – love the DP’s and sweet image.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx


  30. Marcea
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 22:47:39

    What a fabulous creation and wonderful colours. Thankyou so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week


  31. Darlene Pavlick
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 23:15:01

    WOW what a great job using the chevrons!! Love what you’ve created here! Thanks so much for joining our “PICK 2” challenge at Shelly’s Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly’s Images DT


  32. Debbie Moran
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 23:33:04

    Cute card. So precious. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Be sure to submit your card for the Friends of SpeedyTV challenge this week to make a card using buttons and bows and get another chance to win a free stamp set from Mark’s Finest Papers. If you are not a member of SpeedyTV no worries sigh up today it is FREE!!!!!!!!


  33. Holly
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 05:05:10

    What a lovely frame that is interesting and fun, a great application of our challenge with week. Thank you for sharing your talent with us this week at Our Creative Corner.


  34. Carol
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 15:36:02

    Fabulous card, thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x


  35. Patty Penn
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 22:24:39

    What a great card! I love the button for the center of the flower! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends Blog Challenge!


  36. Rosemary B.
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 01:47:44

    Oh this is sooo clever! Love the pearl accents! Thank you for joining in our CropStop Challenge. Hugs, Rosie


    Jun 07, 2012 @ 03:54:01

    Will definitely need to try this one!! Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun at!


  38. bridget
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 11:55:28

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week with absolutely gorgeous creation,

    I do hope that you will try to join us again next week,
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs Bridget :0)


  39. Lisa Watson
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 17:57:06

    Love how you framed the image!! Fab card! Thanks for joining us at CropStop!


  40. Michelle
    Jun 08, 2012 @ 01:52:23

    Thanks for sharing your project with us….pearls for CropStop! 🙂


  41. Cindy
    Jun 08, 2012 @ 23:15:32

    I love that little box technique. Super cute card. Thanks for joining us this week at One Stitch at a Time.


  42. CG
    Jun 09, 2012 @ 15:16:10

    Gorgeous card! Love this folding technique. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week! Best, CG


  43. Pat(mspfd)
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 00:09:05

    Oh my gosh, this is fabulous. Love the fancy fold — so perfect with chevrons. Great coloring of the sweet image and beautiful design.


  44. Sue Law
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 15:57:30

    love the colours, colouring and fancy folds!

    thanks for joining in with the tanda teaser!


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