A spot of pyramage

At Willow Sketchie Challenge this week it’s Sonia’s first time to host and here’s her fabby sketch :

The theme is Thinking of Your/Just for You cards.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and or theme.You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!As well as a winner (chosen randomly) there will be a hand picked Top 3 and they will receive a super cute badge for their blog.Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used Busy in the Garden digital stamp from Willow Designs .Now there are some things I’ve always wanted to try my crafty hand at.One being creating my own Pyramage and another is the Spotlighting Technique.The years have gone by and have I managed to try either…er…no.So when I saw Sonia’s sketch the Pyramge idea leapt out at me straight away and then the cogs,albeit a little rusty,started whirring.Why not combine it with a kind of Spotlighting Technique by only colouring the top layer.And so Pyra-Lighting was born!Not sure if I’m really the first but it’s not something I’ve seen before.To be honest I wasn’t really sure how I was going to pull this one off.It did take a little brain power but I got there in the end 😀 The top layer is coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.The spotty paper is from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom from Willow Designs and I die cut some matching flowers.I added some  cord and buttons to the centres of the flowers.With a little patience and a LOT of fiddling around(wish it was the other way round!)I managed to poke the tiny off cuts from the bow through the holes in the buttons.I stamped and punched out a circular greeting as I thought it went with the flowers better.This was mounted on foam tape for extra dimension.

Supplies :

Image : Busy in the Garden digital stamp from Willow Designs 
Sentiment : Personal Impressions  Mixed Sentiments clear set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Grape Jelly Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad 
Paper & Card : DP from the Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs,Craft UK 6 x 6 card blank,White card by Craft Essentials from The Works
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nestabilities Large Classic Rectangles,X-Cut Dielicious Petal Posies Decorative Dies,Big Shot,Woodware 1″ Circle Punch
To Embellish : Papermania Buttons Purples,Purple waxed thread from stash


Some challenges this is for :

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything goes (masculine bonus not included on my card)
Little Red Wagon : Bow (a small one but it’s there!)
Penny’s Paper-Crafty :  Girls,Girls,Girls
Anything Goes Challenge : Make your Own Embellishments (button topped flowers)
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments : Bows Or Ribbons
MyGrafico : Anything Goes
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : Anything Goes 
The Crazy Challenge : Handmade Flowers 
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle : Buttons and Bows
2 Sisters : Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge : Flowers
Craftymess Challenge : Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts :Make Your Own Flowers


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Craftyanny
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 12:30:55

    Gorgeous card Lisa, very pretty. I like how you only coloured the very top layer of the lovely Polka Doodles images.
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
    Anne x


  2. judybeeksma
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 12:51:22

    Cute card…Thanks for joiningat LRW!


  3. Desire Fourie
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 15:05:24

    This is so beautifully designed. Loving your creativity.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  4. Asha
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 16:45:27

    Gorgeous! Love that technique… with a pop of colour in the middle: brilliant! So glad you played along with Eclectic Ellapu. Come back next week and show us more!

    Asha – EE dt


  5. Moira Gray
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 18:11:16

    This is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at craftymess.


  6. Mansi
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 18:24:16

    What a pretty creation,Love the idea of layers… Thanx for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge.


  7. Margy (DS4J)
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 18:31:28

    Oh this is GREAT!!! I absolutely love the out-of-the-box thinking here with only colouring the top part of the pyramage. So unique. Thanks for playing with us at Digistamps4Joy anuthing goes challenge!
    Margy (owner)


  8. karin
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 18:42:26

    Beautiful card.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member


  9. Andria
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 19:28:24

    ingenious idea, very effective. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

    Andria – EE,dt (purples)


  10. carol gill
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 21:28:41

    Love your spotlight pyramage great effect and love the image thanks for joining us at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner
    Carol DT x


  11. Teresa Birchall
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 22:22:15

    wow brilliant i love the image it looks super . Love the colours too. Thanks for joining us at glitternsparkle . Hugs trisha x


  12. Tammy Ortiz
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 00:10:42

    This is just adorable. I love this sweet image.Please come back next week.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner


  13. tracy
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 10:45:25

    beautiful card thanks for sharing with us at 2sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x


  14. Steph
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 11:56:28

    Fab card! I love the unusual spotlighting technique! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x


  15. judie lovell
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 16:44:28

    wow this is gorjuss, love the colours you have used as well, thank you for playing with us at Craftymess challenge Blog

    Judie xx


  16. mags
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 22:35:05

    Lovely card and great spotlighting technique. Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.


  17. emma oliver
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 00:35:37

    brilliant card love this technique thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx


  18. Tracey m
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 00:05:26

    great card; Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, good luck and hope you will join us again.


  19. Julieanne Cremen
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 11:50:28

    The is gorgeous and I love the 3D effect. Thank you for joining us at The Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxo


  20. Elisa
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 20:32:58

    Very creative, awesome card. We’re glad you join us at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner : ) Elisa


  21. Berit Synnøve
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 22:22:54

    Fabulous card. Love your tecnique.
    Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
    Hugs Berit


  22. Jac
    Oct 22, 2012 @ 17:51:19

    Wonderful card, really like how it’s only the top layer that is coloured very effective, thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight.


  23. Sonia **Sony**
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 05:10:48

    Awesome card! Love how you created, nice to see how my sketch inspire you, wow! Did you follow some tutorial? I love it and hope one day created some card like this.


  24. Vicky Morrison
    Oct 27, 2012 @ 13:31:38

    A beautiful card, great image and lovely colouring!! Thanks for joining us with your flowers at A Gem of A Challenge

    hugs Vicky xxx


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