Friday, 12 July 2013

Spring Swing easel...

Good morning, dear Bloggers!  Well, it's another day of sunshine and it looks like the summer weather is set to stay over the weekend too!  The children are spending most of their time in the little river in our village, splashing around and trying to catch fish and the BBQ has been lit more times in the last fortnight than it ever has been!  School breaks up at the end of next week and I'm just hoping that the weather doesn't turn sour on us and confine us to indoors!
I've been lucky enough to get a couple of top 3s with some of my projects recently and thought I would share them with you - I got a Top 3 with Natalie and Amy for their Fantasy  Challenge...
...Top 3 with Crafting When We Can Challenge #47 with my Wee Florist card...
...and a Daily Talent Spot over at Joanna Sheen with my Time is Precious wall hanging!

Anyhow, today, I have a card to share with you using another one of my digi choices from my win at The Paper Shelter a couple of weeks ago...
...this is Spring Swing - I decided to make an easel card and use some of the pretty First Edition Dreamcatcher paper pad...
...I coloured this little sweetie with my Promarkers and here's the colours I used for all you Letraset fans :
Skin : Blush, Dusky, Sunkissed Pink
Hair : Sandstone, Caramel, Cocoa, Walnut, Umber
Dress : Soft Mauve, Lavender, Orchid, Amethyst, Purple
Sash and Bow : Muted Pink, Rose Peach, Watermelon, Antique Pink
Bird : Glacier, Cloud, Dolphin Blues
Swing : Vanilla, Sunflower, Soft Khaki, Khaki
Flowers : Cerise, Vermillion, Meadow, Birght Green
Shoes : Dove Grey, Cool Grey 1, Cool Grey 4
...The theme over at The Paper Shelter this week is 'Swirly Girly', so I added a couple of glittered Marianne swirl die cuts and some punched flowers with pearl centres.  I decided to add the sentiment on little tabs to create some more interest on the card and finished (of course) with some little pearls...
...Lastly, I added a panel for a hand written sentiment - all of my coloured layers are white cardstock with the edges coloured with Promarkers, so that I don't have to keep bringing in too much stuff from the shed!  The structural engineer came on Wednesday to see about knocking through the pantry, but there's still no news as to when work is supposed to start and with Summer holidays around the corner, I hope we find out soon!  Thanks for dropping by to see me and I hope to be able to keep cardmaking, if only occasionally, until the work starts!  Enjoy your weekend, whatever you're doing...crafty hugs,

Lisa x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges :
Swirly Girly
No Spoolin'
Lots of Layers
Make your own flowers/embellishments


Eileen said...

This is beautiful Lisa. Love the image and what you have done with it here. Perfect colouring and fab layout. Sounds as if your children have the right idea about enjoying the sunshine.
Eileen x

Shea said...

This is so sweet and charming and a lot of hard work! Love your choice of papers and how you used the "out of the box" technique on the little bird. Thanks so much for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge this week!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a pretty card Lisa. I love the image, your colouring is so beautiful and the papers are gorgeous.
Congrats on your well deserved top 3 spots.
I hope you hear when your building work will start soon.
hugs Sue xx

coops said...

so stunning lisa.really pretty image and design and I love your gorgeous papers and colours.
huge congrats on your wins too hun :D

xx coops xx

angelic crafter said...

Lovely easel card Lisa, great designed card with beautiful colours! Thanks for joining us in our no spooled items challenge over at the southern Girls Challenge XOX Tania

Joey said...

Lisa this is beautiful, gorgeous image and design. Thanks for joining us at the paper shelter. Joey xx

Tracey said...

Beautiful card, I love that image :o)
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is just adorable!! Such a pretty design and this is one of my favorite images. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

Chris said...

So very cute! Pretty colours lovely design and adorable image! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge!

Niknak said...

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

Valou ALLARD said...

Very beautiful card! I love this image! Thanks for playing with "Southern Girls challenge" this week. Good luck!

Ali said...

Just playing catch up - love your card a great layout - your colouring is fab - gah! I'm having a nightmare colouring at the moment my promarkers have fallen out with me - lol xxx