Gift of the Gab :)


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


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. frezja
    Apr 07, 2014 @ 22:36:51

    cool 🙂 great 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us over at Oddball Art Stamp. Co 🙂


  2. Laurie/virgo5
    Apr 08, 2014 @ 13:02:45

    She’s adorable, and love your watercolouring! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug!


  3. CraftyGirl
    Apr 08, 2014 @ 13:52:21

    Cute card and lovely sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles and I hope you come back for our next challenge. 🙂


    Delicious Doodles GDT


  4. Bonnie Irvine
    Apr 08, 2014 @ 14:02:11

    Hey, Lisa! Fancy meeting you here…lol. Your watercolour skills look wonderful to me. I love the softness it lends to this sweet image. Gorgeous paper choices and that sentiment button is so cute…suits the image beautifully. Thanks for joining our Add a Sentiment challenge at The East Wind. I enjoyed visiting today as always 🙂


  5. Lau W
    Apr 08, 2014 @ 15:54:40

    Very nice card, superb colouring !
    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Creator challenge !


  6. Jane savage
    Apr 08, 2014 @ 18:15:52

    Such a pretty image, Lisa and a fabulous layout. Your colouring looks beautiful and I love that backing paper!
    Thank you for joining us at the Ladybug Crafts & MilkCoffee challenges. Jane xx


  7. Leanne
    Apr 08, 2014 @ 19:16:48

    Beautiful coloring, love the colors in your card. Awesome image and nice touch with the buttons too. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT@4CC


  8. carol
    Apr 08, 2014 @ 20:51:44

    Super card, love the design, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ
    X Carol


  9. Emma Canning
    Apr 09, 2014 @ 13:18:54

    Such a cute card – the colouring is beautiful and I love those cute little buttons 🙂 Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends, hope you have a lovely week, Em xxx


  10. Jac
    Apr 09, 2014 @ 13:43:58

    Very pretty card, love the colours, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x


  11. Jackie C
    Apr 09, 2014 @ 16:19:59

    Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at THE EAST WIND. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie dt @ THE EAST WIND


  12. aunty Sue
    Apr 10, 2014 @ 14:29:56

    such a great card and image and yes she does look like she is enjoying spring,thanks for sharing at Crafty catz this week


  13. pintsizeholly
    Apr 10, 2014 @ 18:00:12

    What a stunning card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well of “All seasons in one day”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)


  14. Jen
    Apr 11, 2014 @ 23:25:42

    I love your card! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo Stamps for our ANYTHING GOES challenge. Good luck in the draw!
    luv’n huggz
    Jen Leeflang


  15. Marleen
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 20:48:07

    Beautiful Card. Thank you for joining us at Craft for the Craic.
    Marleen DT xx


  16. carol
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 21:39:57

    wonderful card, looks fab,thanks for playing along with our monthly challenge
    at BEARLY-MINE x carol


  17. Eithne
    Apr 22, 2014 @ 11:31:26

    Lovely card, love the colours. thanks for joining us this month over at Craft for the Craic.


  18. Mari
    Apr 24, 2014 @ 04:28:10

    Such a cute image 🙂 Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Sunflowerfield Designs!
    Hugs, Mari


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