A Basket of Flowers – Easel-y!

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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.

**I’m late posting this as my internet is still not good 😦 Wish they’d sort it out!!**

I’ve coloured up the sweet Basket of Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs with watercolor pencils.I made a pretty shaped easel card to display her on.The stopper is made by die cutting the sentiment four times out of watercolour card and layering it all together,adhering with wet glue.The ribbon threaded border is a Martha Stewart punch.Some flowers were die cut with flat backed pearls added to the centres and the leaf sprays hand cut from a piece of coordinating paper.

Supplies :

Image : Basket of Flowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Card & Paper : DP First Edition New Bloom 8 x 8 Pad, Core’dinations Pastels 12 x 12 Cardstock,Bockingford Watercolour Pad

Tools : Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circles & Grand Nestabilities Grand Circles,Nestabilities Labels 4,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Flowers for all Occasions,Freebie Sentiment Die from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Linked Trim Deep Edger Punch,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Flat Back Pearls  from Trimcraft The London Line (coloured with Copic Ciao Marker),Ribbon from crafty stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Crafty Gals Corner : Anything goes

Inspiration Destination : Always Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenge : Leaves

The Paper Shelter Challenge : Blooming Days

Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/Patterned Paper

Creates and Makes : Anything Goes with Optional : Use a Die

Deep Ocean Challenge : Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread : Always Anything Goes

Sunny Day Crafting : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Ooh La La Creations : Feminine

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image

Broken Fairy Designs : Anything Goes with a twist: Girlie

Di’s Digis Designs : Ribbon, Lace and/or Twine

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World More Than 1 Fold

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Well red(head)!

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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

Best wishes all round

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The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Birthday.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.

So,I thought I’d play with my recently acquired Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle again to colour the adorable Scruff – Make a Wish by Crafty Sentiments Designs.I chose these muted tone papers and distressed the edges too.Decided to add a lot of die cut circles and rolled some scraps of the papers to make the candles,hand cutting the flames.They’ve been tied together with some jute twine and the same twine has been used the to thread the buttons at the top of the card.As this was meant for my DH’s Birthday I gave it a masculine feel – well,hopefully 😉

Supplies :

Image : Scruff – Make a Wish by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments Clear Set

Mediums :  Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Nutmeg 6 x 6 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank (plus another one to cut up for matting)

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Small,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons,Jute Twine from stash

 

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Addicted to Stamps : Paper Embellishments and/or Chipboard

Amusing : Anything Goes

Penny Black and More : Birthdays

Quirky Crafts : Raining Cats and Dogs

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  : Anything Goes

Artistic Stampers : All Things Distressed

Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps : Use Kraft

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Enjoyments : Bingo (Ribbon or Twine,Sentiment,Lots of Layers)

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper

Let’s Craft & Create Challenge : Card for a Man

Petal Lu : Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge : All Things Cute

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

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks : F is For Food

As You Like It Challenge : Favourite Animal & Why  – very difficult to choose but…going to have to go with DOG as we have a sweet,crazy rescue girl Socksteddies

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons : Tic Tac Toe (Die Cuts,Stamp/Digi Image,Buttons)

Crafty Gals Corner : Cute As A Button

Paper Shelter Challenge : For The Boys

Stampaive and More : Button and/or Charm

Wonderful Wednesdays :  Always Anything Goes

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

“Hat’s” Spring for you!

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At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Lacy Sunshine 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.

Here’s Sugi’s Spring Blossom Dress by Lacy Sunshine Stamps.For my birthday recently I thought I’d treat myself to some decent watercolour pencils.After much deliberation and reading reviews I settled on some Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle.Then I had to find them at the right price for me – LOL.I happened across a tin of 60 which had some pretty colours perfect for card making along with some suitable skin tones 🙂 Also included were some metallics!If you live in the UK I can recommend Crafty Arts for both price and delivery.(No connection to the company – just a very happy customer!) I did enjoy using these pencils and am pleased with the quality.Altho’ the results here aren’t too bad I still need a lot more practice with watercolouring,but with the image being so beautiful I probably get away with it – just!The rest of the card is kept quite simple with an embossed border on the kraft card base,a piece of patterned with a tear and a coordinating piece just peeking through and some pearls and ribbon from my stash that just happened to match each other perfectly 🙂 Finished off with a stamped sentiment and distressed edges.

Supplies :

Image : Sugi’s Spring Blossom Dress by Lacy Sunshine Stamps

Sentiment : Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments Clear Set

Mediums :  Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils,Jet Black Archival Ink

Papers & Card : DP Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Bockingford Watercolour Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 21 XXL & 24 XXL,Border Embossing Folder Freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine,Big Shot

To Embellish : American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin,Flat Back Pearls from stash

 

Some challenges I would  like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Gnomes Inspirations – Anything Goes Challenge

Dragonfly Dreams : Spring is in the Air

Eclectic Ellapu : Spring Flowers/April Showers

Great Impressions : Ladies Night

One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes with Distressing

Robyn`s Fetish : Add a Sentiment

Stamping Sensations : One for the Girls

The Corrosive Challenges : Girls, Ladies, Women

Allsorts : Purple Passion

Di’s Digis Designs : Embossing

A Beautiful Mess : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Spring Is In The Air 

Creative Corner : Flower Power

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Torn Edges

Pattie’s Creations : Easter or Springtime

Polkadoodles : Floral Frenzy

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Flowers with ribbon or trim

QKR Stampede : Spring Has Sprung

The Stamping Boutique : Flowers

Cardz 4 Galz : Springtime

Paper Shelter Challenge : Spring Delights

Stampaive and More : Springtime

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes/ Springtime

Whimsy Inspiration : Spring Colors or Easter 

Deep Ocean Challenge : Spring Is In the Air

Digi Choosday Challenge : Anything Goes

Fairy Tale : Spring

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x