Friday, 4 November 2011

Hanging around...

Okay, it doesn't happen very often, but today is one of those times when I just love the way my card has turned out!  I decided to colour up this cute little tortoise/turtle picture, called Hang in There, that was another of my chosen digis from my Whimsy Stamps Challenge win...
...isn't he just adorable?!  I am really into my Promarkers and paper piece decoupage, after getting inspiration from the lovely Mariska's work - this one took a little less time to figure out all the pieces...
...though I still needed 5 copies of the image to decoupage!
 ...I used the out of frame technique to cut the base layer by cutting around the leaves on the left hand side of the image, so that they laid over the nestie labels die and weren't cut off!  The papers are First Edition's Summer Breeze paper pad - really pretty!  I used a coordinating paper to decorate the inside of the card...
The card shape is an easel card turned on it's side...
...I just like the way it stands open with the front and back sitting parallel - it's just a bit different from the usual side fold square card...
...The flowers were coloured with Promarkers to match and were punched using an XCut flower punch, the leaf sprig is a MS punch, as is the butterfly punch.  The setniment reads 'Just hanging around to say...Happy Birthday'.
 ...The paper piecing gives the image so much dimension and as I said, I just love the way this one has turned out, my colours and everything!  Can I send it to myself?!
I'm entering this lovely creation (if I say so myself!) into the following challenges :
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Lashings of sparkle!
(Glitter paper, glitter on my image and crystal flower gems)
Sparkle Challenge
Anything Goes (plus a bit of bling)

9 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Lisa
A gorgeous and fabulous card,thankyou for sharing this with us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

coops said...

stunning card lisa.fantastic shape and sparkle and i love your colouring and decoupaged image :D

xx coops xx

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wednesday,s Challenge blog!

Linda said...

Wow this is beautiful, cute image, fantastic decoupage paper piecing and loads of sparkle - FABULOUS! Thanks for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog challenge.

Aunty Sue said...

Such a lovely card and thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ this week. xxx

NGCARDS said...

This is a fabulous creation hun! Thanks for playing along with our Lashing of Sparkle Challenge over at Wednesday's C.I this week! xxx

carol said...

fabulous card, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ, x carol

Curlybear said...

Oh My Word this is one very pretty creation, I just love colour theme, fabulous image too its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Anything goes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week


Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image , its just perfect for our challenge this week,

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge
Anything goes and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,


Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Catz DT