Looking on the Bright Side

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We have a colour challenge this week at Craft Your Passion.You need to use all of these on your project :  We have the fabulous Mayzy Art 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 fabulous MacKenzie by Mayzy Art and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers adding a teeny bit of white gel pen lip shine.Two tone hair just seemed so right for this li’ cutie.Must admit I had to wrack my brain to find a way to combine all the colours – a tough job when there’s not much to wrack 😉 Then it hit me…ouch!Die cut shapes.Left me wishing I had  bought those chevron or hexagon dies I’d been eyeing up for ages…but I try not to buy faddy craft items if I can help it.So I decided to use these flowers.Not only did this save me wading through the oodles of DP I own it gave a great opportunity to use up some scraps.The centres of the flowers were cut from those tiny pieces that aren’t normally that useful but seem wasteful to throw out.I trimmed down all but one of the flowers to create some extra interest and added a couple of punched borders.The sentiment,cut into a banner,was stamped and the flowers also coloured with Copics.This has no other embellishments can you believe!I thought about it then decided against it.A wise decision methinks as the colours and design are quite busy.

Supplies :

Image : MacKenzie by Mayzy Art
Sentiment : From a freebie stamp set in a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink
Coloured Card : All scraps from Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Dielicious Petal Posies Decorative Dies,Big Shot,EK Success Dotted Wave and Daisy Chain Edger Punches,Decoupage Scissors


Some challenges this is for :

 613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes (with optional colour twist)
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges : Girls, Girls, Girls
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
Scrappy Frogs : Try Something New (creating a background from die cuts)
Totally Gorjuss : Flowers 
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Bingo (Die Cut,Happy,Flowers)
Copic Marker Europe : Anything goes with Copic Markers
Forever Friends : Birthdays
Happy Campers : Flowers – use something digital
Paper Crafting Journey : For a Girl
Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes
Inky Impressions : Celebrate
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Try a New Technique  (creating a background from die cuts)
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew : Girly
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Lavishly Luscious Layers
Cards Galore : Anything Goes
Lia Stampz Challenge : It’s a Celebration


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nonni
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 07:20:10

    Hi Lisa, what an amazing hair she has, wow! 🙂


  2. KateT
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 11:00:49

    Just love the way you’ve done her hair!!

    ** Kate **


  3. Carol Christie
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 12:04:32

    Great card, I love the colours and her hair is awesome 😀 xx


  4. Laine
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 12:09:36

    Fabulous funky card and her hair is absolutely amazing. Thank you for joining us at PCJ Challenge.


  5. karin
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 17:52:56

    Super cute and very beautiful and colorful card.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member


  6. Laura Whitaker
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 18:19:31

    what a fun card, love the hair! thanks for liking p with us at AUD sentiments!


  7. Marie
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 18:39:03

    I love the hair of your image. So much fun and funky. Maybe I should have it like that. A really wonderful card. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs


  8. Elaine
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 19:24:22

    I love this colourful creation, lovely and lively. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine


  9. Rachael
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 19:44:34

    Wow such a fab funky card, love all the bright colours. Thank you for joining us at Cards Galore ATG challenge.
    Hugs Rachael xx


  10. Bettina
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 20:18:44

    This looks absolutely gorgeous Lisa. Love the retro birthday card design with the sentiment,punched border and gorgeous image too. Thanks for playing at Forever Friends, Inky Impressions and
    Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday, next month and next tuesday for some new challenges. Hugs Bettina xx


  11. Chana Malkah
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 23:43:10

    Now this card takes me back to the seventies and “Psychedelic Shack”. Beautiful colors and the perfect Image! Thanks for evoking the memories and thanks for playing at our house at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit!


  12. Mari Harpham
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 05:06:55

    What a fun card. I love all your bright colors and her funky 3 tone hair!

    Thanks for getting girly with us at Creative Card Crew.



  13. Desire Fourie
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 07:21:02

    Such a great creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


  14. Hazel L
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 15:31:28

    Brilliant colours and super cute card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x


  15. Helen
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 19:45:59

    Love this, fab hair. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Helen xx


  16. ~ginny
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 19:52:17

    Love her! Lover her hair! I know how you feel – tough challenge this time, but you pulled it off beautifully. The die cut flowers were inspired Lisa!


  17. lyndsey marie
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 21:46:24

    wow, thats a fab funky card. Love the image and your colouring. Thanks for joining us this week at Inky Impressions xx


  18. Carol-HappyExpressions
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 23:37:13

    Super cute image and your coloring is fab. Thanks for playing with us at 613 Ave Create.


  19. Bonnie Irvine
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 00:15:16

    This card is fabulous. It’s so fun and funky with the flower power background which suits the image to a tee. She is beautifully coloured…like everyone else, I love the hair. Very creative, Lisa!


  20. Michelle
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 06:03:27

    Wow this card is amazing. You colored it so great. ( I have to practise a lot more)
    xxx Michelle


  21. Jennie Bailey
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 21:12:13

    beautifully coloured image and a lovely bright card too. thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie DT


  22. Berni
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 04:24:25

    Where are the Momma and Pappa. Great take on the colors for their era. So sweet and cute, beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining us at
    Berni (DT Member)


  23. Shelagh
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 17:47:09

    Stunning card Lisa, I love it, so bright and cheerful… your colouring is perfect xx… Thanks for joining us at Happy Campers x


  24. Laura
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 20:00:45

    Wow great card with gorgeous vibrant colours.
    Thanks for joining us for the forever friends monthly challenge.
    Laura xx


  25. scrapunzel1
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 02:48:34

    Love this. Love the bright colors. 🙂 Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.


  26. Eva Marie
    Feb 02, 2013 @ 22:47:20

    this is so gorgeous ♥ Gorgeous coloring and colors
    Thanks for playing at DVC


  27. Emily M. Hammann
    Feb 02, 2013 @ 23:34:47

    This is super colorful and super awesome!! Thanks for joining us at CI Paints!!


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