A sticky situation!

We have a fabby sketch from Anne-Marie this week at Willow Sketchie Challenge :

There is also the lovely theme of Animal Antics.You can choose either the sketch or theme.If you’re really up for the challenge you could even do both! You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

As soon as I saw this sketch I knew I just had to turn it into a criss-cross card! And then I knew exactly which image and papers I had to go for!The adorable image is from the Winnie Owl digital collection from Willow Designs.She’s been coloured with FlexMarkers and I’ve applied 3D Crystal Lacquer to her eyes,the honey jar and a thin layer to the puddle of honey she’s managed to spill everywhere.Glad to know I’m not the only mucky pup!It doesn’t show too well but I used a clear glitter pen on her eye shadow and the bee’s wings.The papers are a Rasberry Road freebie from a recent issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.

Here’s a piccie with the insert removed :

You can see the gloss better on this one as well as a clearer view of the papers.I also opened Winnie up in Word,played with one of the special Artistic Effects and saved her as a PNG so I could add her behind the recipe.I followed the vintage feel of the papers with the lacy punch and die cuts.To embellish I just had to reach for the vintage seam binding and pearls!

Supplies :

Image : Part of the Winnie Owl digital collection form Willow Designs
Mediums : FlexMarkers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Copic Clear Atyou Spica pen
Papers & Card : DP Raspberry Road freebie from issue 105 Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Blue card Bazzill Basics
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch ,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Flower,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Small,Big Shot
To embellish : White vintage seam binding,4mm flat back pearls

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting for all Seasons : Many layers 
Whimsy Inspiration : Things with wings
Creative Card Crew : Inspired by a song – Honey,honey (what else could it be!)
Digital Tuesday : Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly :  Anything Goes
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes + Bowtastic
Ooh La La Creations : Make it Girly
The Cutie Pie Challenge : Die Cuts/Punches 
There’s Magic in the Air : BINGO  (top line)
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
 The Crafty Pad : Ribbon
The Ribbon Girls :  Use Ribbon or Lace 
2 Sisters : Inside & out
Catch The Bug :  Anything Goes
Secret Crafter :  Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts : More Than One Fold
Crafters Companion : Time to embellish
Lia Stampz Challenge : Things with wings
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x

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

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