Starburst and stripes


The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Flowers.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.

It’s New Release time at Crafty Sentiments Designs and here’s the fabulous Patsy & Gizmo Flag.What a patriotic pair!They’ve been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers with some white gel pen highlights thrown in.I’ve given them a bit of a grungey/vintage background to tie in with the kraft base.After die cutting them I trimmed everything down to fit into the corner and even allowed Patsy’s hair to flow over the edge.I’ve wanted to try this Starburst Background technique for a while but have only been brave enough to do so now!Don’t why I thought it would be difficult…and I actually enjoyed seeing it come together.The plan was to just select a few papers,repeating the patterns but some of the pieces didn’t work as some of the designs are directional.So I just swapped a few for some that did!After the glue had dried I cut it out with a stitch edged die and matted it onto another die cut layer.Once the stamped sentiment had been cut I coloured it with Copics to match the image.A few layered die cut flowers with flat back pearl centres decorate the bottom left corner to finish.

Supplies :

Image : Patsy & Gizmo Flag by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Craft Stamper Magazine past freebie

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP First Edition Neroli 8 x 8 Paper Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,Red Cardstock from stash

Tools : Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 22 & Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21,Joy!Crafts Pointed Flowers,Big Shot,X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cut Craft Knife,Crafts Too Metal Edge Ruler with Stitching Holes,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Flat Back Pearls from stash


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes

Cards in Envy : Stripes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Love to Scrap : Star(s)

Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Red, White, Blue

Ooh La La Creations : Something that begins with “F” (Flowers & Flag)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge : Red, White and/or Blue

Dragonfly Journeys : A Star is Born!

Glitter n Sparkle : Red, White and Blue

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Flowers

The Ribbon Girls : Anything Goes as long as it is a card

Card Mania : Lace and/or Pearls

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything Goes

Creative Loops Challenge : Stars and/or Stripes

The Sisters of Craft : Always Anything Goes

Catch The Bug  :  Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar : Punches and/or Dies

Scrappers Delights :  Anything Goes 

The Pencil Case : W=Whatever (Anything Goes)

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Use Red, White & Blue

Morgan’s Art World : Use Patterned Paper

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

Crafty Creations : Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner :  Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. quilterlin
    Jul 05, 2016 @ 16:30:11

    Love the image, and you colored her beautifully, Lisa! And the starburst background is perfect with her! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!


  2. afmmac
    Jul 05, 2016 @ 17:00:05

    Beautifully colored and your background is a great choice with the overall design resulting in a fantastic card.

    So glad you joined us at MOrgan’s ArtWorld.


  3. Gina
    Jul 05, 2016 @ 18:02:51

    Your card is beautiful! Theimage is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured! Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx


  4. Sandy Trefger
    Jul 05, 2016 @ 21:29:16

    So cute! Love the patterns in the background and the adorable image! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.


  5. Laurie Clout
    Jul 06, 2016 @ 03:44:59

    Wonderful, love the colouring and the great mix of patterns! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Catch The Bug!


  6. crazycraftshed
    Jul 06, 2016 @ 07:49:13

    Beautiful card Lisa thank you for joining us over on Morgans Art World Challenge ’13’ Use Patterned Paper
    Dianne xx
    MAW CT


  7. clauvie
    Jul 06, 2016 @ 08:25:05

    fab card and design


  8. Jane Savage
    Jul 06, 2016 @ 10:17:56

    Wonderful card! Amazing colouring and that background you’ve created with the papers is fab!
    Thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case! Jane (DT) xxx


  9. Jane
    Jul 06, 2016 @ 13:42:59

    Fab coloring and I love what you did to the background. ❤️. Thank you for joining us at Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog. Jane P. DT


  10. lisammoen
    Jul 07, 2016 @ 00:46:44

    What a cute image and I love the sun burst! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Cards In Envy!


  11. mgbio
    Jul 07, 2016 @ 01:27:55

    Beautifully colored and I just LOVE your starburst background. A great job! Thank you for participating in Jo’s Fun Friday Challenge.
    🙂 Michelle


  12. debo
    Jul 07, 2016 @ 07:19:36

    great job
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Scrapper’s Delights challenge blog.
    hugs debo dt


  13. Margaret A (Granmargaret)
    Jul 07, 2016 @ 12:46:39

    Lovely card . Thank you for joining the Fun Day Friday challenge at Jo’s Scrap Shack and the challenge at Creative Fingers.
    . Hope to see you again next time.


  14. Elizabeth Hart
    Jul 07, 2016 @ 21:51:23

    LOVE this card – all those patterned papers work so well together. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)


  15. Angela Jones
    Jul 08, 2016 @ 10:17:19

    Thanks for joining our Challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.


  16. Jen L
    Jul 08, 2016 @ 19:23:08

    Super card! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation in our Anything Goes Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps’ Catch the Bug blog this week. Good luck. I hope you will join us for our week-long ‘Christmas in July’ event that launches tomorrow and where there are lots of prizes to be won!
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT


  17. sharon
    Jul 09, 2016 @ 11:21:34

    What a fabulous card – it’s stunning. Your colouring is awesome! Thanks for joining in at Simply Papercraft

    Sharon (Glittertastic)
    DT Member


  18. Jeannie
    Jul 09, 2016 @ 14:03:25

    Hi Lisa! This is a beautiful card and the papers you used are just great together. I haven’t tried this technique yet either. Very cute little gal and puppy and I will be doing some shopping at Crafty Sentiments Designs too. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week 🙂

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys


  19. Helen
    Jul 09, 2016 @ 16:39:07

    Great card, Lisa – love the background you’ve created.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x


  20. Katrina Bufton
    Jul 10, 2016 @ 22:59:03

    Great card, I love the design and your colouring is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge, don’t forget you must be a follower to be eligible for prizes.

    Katrina x


  21. Susan Phillips Hickey
    Jul 12, 2016 @ 12:09:48

    Great card thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delights Hugs Sue DT


  22. Artbysah
    Jul 13, 2016 @ 04:15:38

    Thanks for joining us at Scrappers Delights.
    I just love what you have done here. Well done x

    Sarah D.T


  23. Tina
    Jul 14, 2016 @ 12:33:50

    Beautiful patriotic card! I love the sunburst design with this cute image. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt


  24. Julie
    Jul 15, 2016 @ 07:52:14

    Fabulous card lots of lovely detail, very colourful too.
    Thank you for joining us at OLLCB.
    Hugs Julie xxx


  25. Donna Ellis
    Jul 15, 2016 @ 17:41:19

    Such a lovely way to show off your red, white and blue – I especially like the radiating designer papers, that reflect our diversity as a nation! Wonderful card! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge “Anything Goes”. I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Please check back to see if you are a winner!
    crafty hugs,
    P.S. I’d love for you to visit my personal blog if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}


  26. Jeanette
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 04:14:05

    Thank you so much for sharing your cute card in the MelonHeadz Friends “Red, White, & Blue” Challenge!


  27. Srebrnolistka
    Jul 21, 2016 @ 09:08:20

    Great card 🙂
    Thanks for playing along with us at CardMania Challenges 🙂


  28. Elaine Nicholls
    Jul 29, 2016 @ 14:06:03

    Beautiful card. I love the starburst background and your colouring is great. Thanks for joining in with the Creative Loops Challenge at The challenge for August will be Summertime so please check out the post on Monday for lots of inspiration. Elaine x


  29. Anne Chilvers
    Jul 30, 2016 @ 18:34:52

    Lovely cheerful card. Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, best wishes, Anne DT x


  30. Ileana A.
    Aug 01, 2016 @ 07:35:36

    Wonderful creation! I love background and colours!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge (sorry for the delay).


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