He-Lola there!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is No Designer Papers.We have the fabulous Zap Pow Designs and Flourish With A Bling  as our sponsor 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.

Meet the totally adorable Hola Lola by Zap Pow Designs.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers.I tried out a new technique,Whitewashing, after finding it on Splitcoast Stampers.I didn’t quite have the right white inkpad but it was fun none the less 😀 I’ve kept things simple here as I didn’t want to cover up all my hard  work too much.Just added a ribbon cut into a fishtail,a paper twine threaded button,a couple of Dymo labels…oh and Lola,fussy cut and popped up on foam tape for dimension 🙂

Supplies :

Image :  Hola Lola by Zap Pow Designs
Stamp :  Discontinued Willow Designs
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Versamark,Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder,Memento Grape Jelly Dew Drop Ink,Unknown brand white ink pad  
Sentiment : Made with Dymo Embossing Labelmaker
Card :  Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank trimmed down to fit
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Papermania Heat Tool,Decoupage scissors
To Embellish : Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,Paper Twine and Ribbon from stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
Ditzie Digi Designs : Always Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time :  Flowers
Pile It On : Feminine
That Craft Place : Buttons
The Ribbon Girls : Spring
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Sunflower Fields Designs : Easter or Spring
Crafty Catz : Springtime
Creative Corner : April Showers Bring May Flowers
Get Inky!  : Spring / Easter
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Clean & Simple
4 Crafty Chicks : Color a Stamped Image 
Crafty Ribbons : Anything goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges : Hip to be Square
DRS Designs : Who’s the (em)Boss?
MilkCoffee Challenge : Spring
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Buttons

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Gift of the Gab :)

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It’s the beginning of a another new challenge at Just Some Lines.This month we’re looking forward to seeing your Think Spring creations.To play along you need to use a Just Some Lines image to enter and you could win a digi if you’re picked as part of the Top 3 🙂 

Here’s the beautiful Gab – Just Gab by Just Some Lines .Doesn’t she look like she’s enjoying Spring?!  I thought I’d brush up (pun intended!) on my watercolouring skills – or lack of them 😉 The purpose of the exercise was supposed to be practising with Distress Inks but as I pulled the boxes out the cupboard I found my AquaMarkers.To think I’d actually forgotten I had them!So out they came to play.The beauty of these is when it came to the fine detail I just used the pens to fill it in.No worrying about going over the lines or bleeding into what’s already painted.I did actually blend out a little on her headband and ribbons with out having to change to a smaller brush 🙂 Not really sure how it turned out but Gab’s that pretty I’m sure it doesn’t matter 😉 For the card I just layered up these gorgeous papers that I try not use too much,cutting and embossing a frame  for her,and adding some piercing details to the papers.The sentiment on the stamped and die cut button seemed pretty apt 🙂 Some baker’s twine and buttons have been used to decorate.

Supplies :

Image :  Gab – Just Gab by Just Some Lines 
Mediums : Letraset Aquamarkers,Memento Grape Jelly Dew Drop Ink (I did add some Diamond Stickles but it seem virtually invisible in the pic)
Sentiment : Whimsy Everyday Button Sentiments Stamp Set cut out with Whimsy Button Die
Papers : DP  My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life 6 x 6 Pad,Bockingford Watercolour Pad 
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Window Nesting Dies,Cuttlebug Seeing Spots Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Piercing Tool,Steel Ruler
To Embellish :  Bag-O-Buttons Savannah,Creative Expressions Pastel Colours Baker’s Twine

 

Some challenges this is for :

Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Di’s Digis Designs : Welcome Spring
Paper Creator’s Crafts : Spots and Dots
Sunflower Fields Designs :  Easter or Spring
Craft for the Craic : Something For Easter Or Spring
Crafty Catz : Springtime
Delicious Doodles : All Seasons In One Day (Spring)
Get Inky! : Spring / Easter
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
 Bearly Mine : Spring
Crafts and Me Challenge & Inspiration Blog: Anything Goes
Flat Friends Challenge:  Include a Sentiment
Ladybug Crafts :  Here Comes Spring
Oddball Art Stamps : Use a Digi
The East Wind Challenge: Use a Sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks : Color a Stamped Image (Rubber or Digi)
4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge : Spring
Crafting By Designs :  Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x