Well red(head)!


At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous The East Wind 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.

I thought I’d have a little fun using Anne with E by The East Wind.After colouring her with watercolour pencils I decided to make an inky,splodgy  background so I pulled out some Pebeo Drawing Gum that I bought a little while back for this purpose.In the past I’ve found to my cost that paper masking just does not work well with this technique and this did the job beautifully,especially as the inks had been watered down to allow them to splat better!Once the inks were dry I then over stamped with a script stamp.Then I removed the gum,which came away very easily.The only mistake I think I made was colouring the image first as it seemed a little faded but was soon rectified by adding more pencil where needed.I also added some white gel pen highlights at this stage.I just had to try out my newly purchased dies to add an aperture to the paper to frame her and to create the border at the bottom 🙂 I stamped the flowers,a past magazine freebie, onto some textured card before fussy cutting them.I made the little book to add to the front.I was going to fill the pages with more of the script stamp but actually thought I would instead write words of encouragement to the recipient when this type of card is needed.I finished off by adding two jute twine threaded buttons to the flower centres that were visible.

Supplies :

Image : Anne with E by The East Wind

Sentiment : From Hero Arts Anytime Messages Clear Stamp Set

Flowers : Craft Stamper Magazine past freebie

Mediums : Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Posh Impressions Rainbow Inks Earthtones (watered down to allow them to drip and be splattered from a paintbrush),Sepia Archival Ink,Pebeo Drawing Gum

Papers & Card : DP My Minds Eye Indie Chic Citron 6 x 6 Pad,Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Bockingford Watercolour Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for border)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Basic Shapes Passe Partouts Circle,Marianne Designs Craftables Dies Stitched Hearts and Accolade,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Papermania Yellows Buttons,Jute Twine from stash


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams : Say It With Flowers

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

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

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : V=Variety of Colors

Alphabet Challenge : H for Hand Coloured Image

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use a Die Cut

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

QKR Stampede : Quilting/Stitching – real or faux (stitch effect dies)

Simply Create Too : Use Buttons or Bows

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/ optional twist of Stitching Real or Faux (stitch effect dies)

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown : Watercolor


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pat
    Jun 20, 2016 @ 15:33:15

    Super card with a beautiful image and lovely colours, thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx


  2. Donna Mundinger
    Jun 20, 2016 @ 19:26:18

    GORGEOUS!!!!! Amazing coloring of Anne and that background is beyond fabulous! Thanks for explaining how it was done. Love the little book and wonderful design. xxD


  3. Repolainen
    Jun 20, 2016 @ 21:28:19

    Oh my, so clever design , cute image!! Pirjo QKR Stampede Dt


  4. Jane Savage
    Jun 21, 2016 @ 09:27:14

    Beautiful! I love her hair! Thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case! Jane (DT) xxx


  5. carol
    Jun 21, 2016 @ 09:58:43

    What a clever use of the buttons truly summery card thanks for taking part in the challenge


  6. Michelle
    Jun 21, 2016 @ 10:07:10

    Hi Lisa,
    Lovely card with an great image. I like the little book you used on the card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck, Michellle (DT)


  7. Angie Jones
    Jun 21, 2016 @ 11:12:46

    I love the french feel you gave the girl!
    Thanks for joining our Challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog..
    Angie (DT)


  8. NanaConnie
    Jun 22, 2016 @ 04:11:13

    Terrific card design, Lisa, and I love those stitched dies. Aren’t they fabulous? I’m so happy to see you playing along in our “Quilting/Stitching” challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT


  9. Judy V
    Jun 22, 2016 @ 06:30:37

    Great card design! Thanks for sharing at Glitter ‘N’ Sparkle!


  10. Louise
    Jun 22, 2016 @ 21:52:48

    Lovely card thanks for joining us at Crafting with friends, Louise DT x


  11. Tammy
    Jun 23, 2016 @ 21:50:15

    Beautiful card and image, I love that little book!


  12. Tammy
    Jun 23, 2016 @ 21:50:50

    I forgot to say…Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
    Tammy x


  13. Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive
    Jun 24, 2016 @ 18:25:59

    So cute, I love how the book is open. Thank you for joining us for the QKR Stampede challenge.


  14. cindycheney
    Jun 26, 2016 @ 15:34:33

    I love the litte book on the front! Great card! Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams. Cindy (DT)


  15. Traceymo
    Jun 26, 2016 @ 20:32:55

    She is fab with the red hair!

    Thanks for joining us at dragonfly dreams

    Tracey dt


  16. sincerelyrina
    Jun 26, 2016 @ 22:20:35

    Beautiful card! I love the coloring! -Rina


  17. Becky Morehead
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 04:15:09

    Beautifully done. The book is a great touch!Thanks for joining us at Scrappers Delights challenge, Becky (DT)


  18. Ellie
    Jul 04, 2016 @ 20:16:33

    So nicely done, wonderful details and love the image!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Let’s Color Linky Party
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