Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Passion for Promarkers - All that Glitters

Good morning, crafty friends!  Firstly, I must apologise for being AWOL this last fortnight, only I have been busy making wedding invitations for a friend who was home this last week and the children have been off school.  We've been having some wonderful weather and so some of my time has been spent trying to get on top of my jungle of a garden too - it got nothing done to it last year, apart from cutting the grass, so it is a bit of a mountainous job now!  Peas and carrots are planted, potatoes are chitting, lawns have been tamed and one of my beds has been dug over and gravelled with pots on.  It was a nice excuse for me and little man to go down to our local garden centre and pick out a few annual plants, whilst he was on holiday and of course, we had to have lunch in the cafe too, sharing a berry sundae for dessert!

Anyway, it's back to normality this week and already time for another challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and we're sponsored this week by the fabulous Letraset, who are offering a Flexmarker Collectors set to one lucky winner.
The lovely Vicky is setting the theme this week and she's chosen 'All that glitters'  so we want to see the glitter and sparkle on your creations...
...For my DT card, I have used the fabulous Saturated Canary image, Love Letter (with a twist) and the pretty First Edition, Isabelle glittered papers to fit the theme...
...As I said, the image is SC Love Letter, but I decided to cut off the letter that she holds and replace it with the bird from Canary Love.  I printed, coloured and fussy cut out the girl, cutting off the letter in her hand...I then printed the Canary Love image and cut out the bird, then glued as if it were sitting in her hand.  Here's the list of colours I used :
Skin : Blush, Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink
Lips : Watermelon, Antique Pink
Hair : Nutmeg, Spice, Saddle Brown, Rosewood, Firebrick, Umber
Top : Soft Aqua, Aquamarine, Duck Egg, Surf Blue, Dove Grey, Watermelon
Jeans : Satin, Tan, Cinnamon
I glittered the little hearts on her sleeve and the heart in the bird's beak and mounted the image using a SB Oval die and Floral Oval cut from box cardboard...
...I embellished with punched flowers, Cheery Lynn leaves, handmade pins (made by Mandy, thanks sweetie!), organza ribbon, LOTS of diamantes for more sparkle and a Martha Stewart clay ornate frame for the sentiment...
...On the inside, I added a panel with the wording '...it's your Birthday.  Many Happy Returns' and the line image of the Canary Love bird.
I really like the aqua, pink and brown colour combo and just adore making embellishments from the fabulous MS clay (it really is like nothing else you've ever felt!), I think these will be making more of an appearance in the future and I'm pandering after some UTEE to have a play too!
Apologies again for my absence and I hope you like my little crafty creation.  We'd love it if you could join in with our Challenge this week and don't forget to hop on over to the Passion for Promarkers blog to see what wonderful creations my lovely teamies have been making!  Thanks for dropping by and enjoy your week - it's supposed to be sunshine all the way this week here in Wales (we'll see!?!), so might try to get another patch of garden tamed!  Crafty hugs, Lisa x

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes
Tic, Tac, Toe
(I've gone with Gems, Ink (image coloured with Promarkers) and Ribbon)
Anything Goes
Punches or Die Cuts
(I've used both!)


KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome sweetie. I haven't seen this gorgeous image before. Your colouring is fab and I adore your layout. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.
Cathy DT

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a gorgeous card Lisa. I love how you have changed the image, your colouring is so beautiful and the papers and details you have added are fabulous
Sue xx

Loopylou. said...

hiyah Lisa, oh wow!! that little frame was clay?! it looks awesome and I love the pink on it too.
huge hugs Lou xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lisa :-) the image is lovely and your colouring is FAB !! all the details are beautiful too !! what a stunner !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Chris said...

Stunning card! Beautiful delicate colours, gorgeous image and the design and details are lovely Thanks for joining us at SGC!

Jane said...

Hi Lisa I wondered where you were, great to see you back and with such a stunning card. There are plenty of great details on it and how clever to put the dove on her hand. I am glad you have tamed your garden, you must love seeing the results. This gorgeous weather is a real bonus x

coops said...

so stunning lisa.your colours and details are really pretty and I love hoe you have adapted the gorgeous image and fabulous bling ;D

xx coops xx

Renate said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week! :)

Shuly said...

brilliant card, perfectly matches the challenge theme


Absolutely Adorable.

Thanks for joining us at Crafting When we Can


Kim Dellow said...

So pretty, love her hair. Kim

Niknak said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge!