Monday, February 2, 2015

Flower Power

I haven't managed to make many cards this weekend as I've finally got back into my Kit & Clowder colouring class and have managed to complete the first lesson on colouring skin. I can already see an improvement in what I'm doing and strangely seem to have found the advanced technique easier than the basic one- I never have done things the easy way!

After practising my skin technique, I decided to colour up one of my Polkadoodles Work & Play 2 images (florist) to have a try. I'm not overly happy with the hair but I haven't got to this part of the class yet!

Here it is made up onto a card

I started by colouring up the image using a whole host of Spectrum Noir pens. I hand cut the digi into the shape using a Kanban mat as a template and then used a slightly larger version to cut a mat from a 12x12 DCWV 'timeless textures stack' paper. I chose 2 different 'rose' patterned papers to pick out the roses in the digi. The dark one came from a 6x6 Papermania paper pack (freebie with the DoCrafts Creativity magazine) and the larger one is from a Creata A5 paper pack. I trimmed the papers slightly to fit onto the 8x8 card.

I tried out lots of different layouts before settling on this one- I liked the idea of making the smaller darker paper sit at an angle but my brain couldn't deal with it- it was much happier with a nice straight line!

The ticket sentiments also came from the Work & Play 2 collection so I simply cut them out, inked them with 'worn lipstick' distress ink and attached them to the card with a small piece of double sided tape. the top right hand corner looked a little bare so I added the 3 pale pink gems just to finish it off.

It's a bit more fussy than my usual style but still fairly CAS considering it's got 3 different papers on it!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
The Paper Shelter '3+ layers of paper' 3.2
Creative Inspirations 'roses' 3.2
Cute Card Thursday 'stamping mad' 4.2
Polkadoodles 'flower power' 13.2
Crafts Galore Encore 'stamp/digi' 28.2
Crafty Hazlenut Patterned Paper Challenge 'anything goes' 28.2
The Pink Elephant 'photo inspiration' 9.2
Craft Your Passion 'anything goes' 8.2
That Craft Place 'anything goes' 14.2


  1. Awesome xx Good luck and thank you for joining us at
    Sandie (That Craft Place Designer, proud DT)

  2. Pretty card and image, thanks for playing along with the Paper Shelter lots of layers challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

  3. Lovely card with great papers.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  4. This is a fantastic creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  5. Very cute card !! Nice painting:-)

    Thank you for participating in The Paper Shelter Challenge this week. Good luck.
    Hug Lena

  6. Great card and I love those cute sentiment tags. Thank you for joining in The Paper Shelter Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    TPS DT

  7. A lovely card and gorgeous papers. They are a perfect match for the cute image.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore February Challenge "Use a Stamp or Digi Image" and good luck x

  8. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  9. Super cute! Love those sentiment tickets! Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Challenge! Hope you join us again soon!

  10. So sweet ,thanks for joining us at Flower Power challenge
    Happy crafting Susan ( senior DT )

  11. Lovely colours and papers!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, "Use a Digi Stamp or image" and for applying to be on our DT. We will be in touch! Denyse