A spot of thinking

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything Goes.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

Isn’t Just Thinking by Crafty Sentiments Designs adorable?I’ve coloured her up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers along with white gel pen highlights then fussy cut her.I die cut a full stitched rectangle then attached it to a card base the same size.Two pieces of patterned paper were cut with the next size down die before the tops were torn.I added some die cut grass at the bottom to ground her.This is in two strips overlapped as one piece wasn’t quite long enough.Sillicone glue gives it dimension.I popped a little bird in the there too,inked a little to define him.I die cut another stitched rectangle and wrote the sentiment on in white gel pen.Please excuse my terrible handwriting :S I had intended to add a printed version from a CD-rom that has elements to match the papers but when sized it to fit on the card the wording wasn’t that clear.But I do like the white pen on this paler type of kraft card.For the final touch I added a scattering of sequins 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Just Thinking by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Handwritten in white gel pen

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Frayed Burlap Distress Ink,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Raspberry Road Freebie from past issue of Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 24 XXL,Marianne Design Grass with Birdhouse and Bird,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Sequins from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Sentiment

Use Your Stuff : Kraft

Where the HeART is : Sparkle & Bling / Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Challenge

Stamping Sensations : One for the Girls

The Corrosive Challenges : Girls, Ladies, Women

A Gem of a Challenge : Don’t be a Square

Crafty Calendar : Anything Goes

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Goes with something colored

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Torn Edges

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

Digital Delights By Louby Lou : Always Anything Goes

DRS Designs : To Die For

Sassy Studio Designs : Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Use DIe-Cuts/Punches

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Springtime

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Don’t bug me – it’s Spring!

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I’m so excited to be a Guest Designer for Imagine That!Digis by Kris! at their Creative Playground Challenge.The theme this month is Spring and it runs from April 2nd – May 6th.Stop on by the blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration there!

For my card I’ve printed this sweet image from the Ladybugs set by Imagine That!Digis by Kris onto kraft card then coloured with Polychromos Pencils.They really lend themselves beautifully to this technique.The white highlights on the bug are also in pencil.I’d usually add them with gel pen as I found it difficult to get it to show over the layers of colour.Then I had a ‘moment’…it suddenly dawned on me to draw them in where I wanted them to be first!Once I’d added the colour in I just sharpened it up a bit with the white pencil.Now,why hadn’t I thought of that before…please,don’t answer that – it’s rhetorical 😛 The blending has been done by pencil alone.Except for the Periwinkle glow around her.Blending solution and a paper stump to soften.I chose these papers from the Blossoms & Bugs Digi Papers also from the store.They coordinate perfectly 🙂 I printed the sentiment,from the Ladybugs set, onto kraft too and made some daisies to match the image to finish the whole thing off and not a die cut in sight.Everything has been punched!

Supplies :

Image  & Sentiment :  

Papers : 

Both available at : STORE

Mediums :  Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution (for shading around image)

Card : Kraft from Stash,Black,White & Green Cardstock American Crafts Textured 12 x 12

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper ¼” & ½” Radius,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch,Woodware Regular Flower Punch,Craft Tonic Small Leaf Punch,Kars Paper Stump

To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels Buttons

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Use a Sentiment

Critters and Creatures  : Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Our Crafty Corner : Always Anything Goes

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Spring is in the Air

Eclectic Ellapu : Spring Flowers/April Showers

Scrappers Delights  :  Always Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards :  Spring Is In The Air 

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Polkadoodles : Floral Frenzy

QKR Stampede : Spring Has Sprung

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

The Stamping Boutique : Flowers

Cardz 4 Galz : Springtime

Hannah & Friends : Kraft Paper

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Anything Goes

Star Stampz Challenge : Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

Crafting for all Seasons : Use DIe-Cuts/Punches

Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring Delights

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Springtime

Thanks for looking

Lisa x