Just dropping you an (out)line

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is No Coloured In Images.We have the fabulous The Sugar Kissed Cottage as our sponsors too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

For my card I’ve used this sweet Vintage Girl Wearing Cute Hat by The Sugar Kissed Cottage.Now,anyone who knows me or has stopped by my blog must know how much I LOVE colouring so this was a tough one for me!I even set the challenge – lol xD …And this where I had a major issue.My trusty old over-worked printer just couldn’t cope with printing out anymore digi stamps and died 😦 Not good when your DT work consists of working with digital images…and then the panic set in!!After much deliberation,running around in circles and a ton of confusion I finally decided which one to go for.Second hurdle…all the places I’d been looking online were now out of stock!Luckily DH had seen a stack of them in a local supermarket and on sale – always up for a bargain 😉 On his travels at work he dropped in and grabbed one of the remaining few 🙂  As he had only popped home to get changed for a meeting he left the installation to me.Eeeek!No worries tho’ it was easy.Phew!With that out of the way I set about printing my first image.I changed the colour in Word and as this was a test I printed it in Draft so as not to waste too much ink,yeah I’m frugal.I know it’s only an outline but I’m impressed and I got a usable piece 🙂 It even took the 210 gsm card I usually print onto without a fight.Bonus!So I’m happy 🙂 Any way enough of the printer review,back to the card.I got the idea for the layout from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and just had to try it,altering it to suit a little.I’ve teamed her with some beautiful My Mind’s Eye papers ( all scraps) and added some die cut flowers and swirls.I stamped the greeting in a Memento Ink that just happened to match the printer ink pretty well.A few gems to decorate and it’s all done!I think the uncoloured image looks quite effective and will use this technique again – especially when I need a card in a hurry!

Supplies :

Image :  Vintage Girl Wearing Cute Hat by The Sugar Kissed Cottage
Sentiment :  Kaisercraft Friends Mini Clear Stamp Set
Medium : Potter’s Clay Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad 
Papers & Card : DP My Minds Eye Indie Chic Citron 6 x 6 Pad,Bazzill Basics Cardstock,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv 12 x 12 Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine, Xcut Dielicious Nesting Dies Flowers,Swirl Die from Marianne Designs Circle Frame,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
To Embellish : Crafts Too Acrylic Stones Wheel Cool Series


Some challenges this is for :

Cheerful Stamp Pad :  Hats
C is for Challenge :  Sparkle
Kaboodle Doodles : Use Orange
Digi Makeover Challenge : Anything Goes
My Craft Creations : Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything Goes 
One Stitch At A Time : Anything  Goes
PanPastel UK Challenge : Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges : Maiden, Mother, Crone
Delicious Doodles : Gems and Bling
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Sparkle
Paper Crafting Journey : Flowers
Crafter’s Cafe : Flowers
Crafting with Dragonflies : Use at least 5 scraps of DP
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Two or more patterned papers
Bearly Mine Challenges ; Anything Goes
Die Cuttin’ Divas : Fall Colours
LEJ Designs : Lots of Layers
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x