Friday 21 February 2014

Fickle crafter...

Good morning, dear Bloggers!  The sun is shining...and it's raining?!  Work that one out?!! 

Some of you may know that I am a bit of a fickle crafter and my style and likes tend to change with the weather (which is quite frequent!), but I am finding more and more that I am swayed towards the clean and simple style of card making!  I have also found a love of colour and really love the clean lines of a simple design with bold colour schemes.  Until recently, I would never have dreamt of making a card without mat and layering...God forbid!  And I felt a card was not complete until every inch was covered in something!  But now, I embrace the white spaces and modernity of a CAS design, I love the crispness of the geometric shapes and the lack of 'foofiness', the simplicity of  the layout and the way it focuses on the image or sentiment......well, for this week anyway!!! 
So with this in mind, I have a little creation to share with all you lovely peeps!...
...I found this AMAZING sketch over at Deconstructing Jen - I have noticed her sketches before, but never really used them until now, but I have to say I am converted!  I have only really found sketches in the last couple of years or so, but they are so handy when you're not quite sure where to start and are a real inspiration starter!  I have also discovered YELLOW thanks to the lovely Sue Bearhouse who has been using it a lot lately on her designs, which always looks so bright and cheerful! Thanks Sue!...
...The sketch I used is Deconstructed Sketch #139, the yellow polka dot is from Prima's Hello Pastel paper pad and the gingham is one of my own.  The rest of the papers are just scraps from my stash.  The sweet image is another from the Digistamp Boutique's Rosie Collection and she's coloured with my Pro/Flexmarkers.  Here's the colours I used :
Skin - Blush, Dusky, Sunkissed Pink, Coral
Hair - Caramel, Cappuccino, Champagne, Light Fawn
Dress - Buttercup, Canary, Sunflower, Gold
Hairband - Honeydew, Pastel Green, Soft Green
Shoes - Pastel Beige, Cappuccino, Umber
Flower - Blossom, Sorbet, Fuschia, Meadow, Leaf, Bright Green
The little Hello tag came from one of the sheets in the Prima pad and I added some buttons and pearls to embellish...
...I decorated the inside of the card to match the front and have added a sentiment circle with Happy Birthday on.  I really like the bright and sunny feel of this little card and hope you do too!  Thanks for coming by to see me and I'll be back soon with some more crafty creations!
Big crafty hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
I'm joining in with The Deconstrusted Sketch #139
Fabruary Customer Challenge (2nd entry)
Spots or Stripes
Girly (2nd entry)
Anything Goes


Jane said...

Hi Lisa and don't you do CAS really well. This is beautiful and so crisp and clean. You have added the perfect amount of detail. I have gone the other way and I am really into grunge and Tim Holtz but I still like colouring and making sweet cards too. I will have a try of CAS some time but it looks tricky. Have a lovely weekend the forecast looks good for tomorrow with more lovely sunshine..woop woop!

Ali said...

Awww thats gorgeous - love your layout and your colouring is fab as always xx Have a great weekend xx

Sue said...

WOW! I LOVE this Lisa. Adorable image, gorgeous cheery colours and it is indeed a wonderful sketch that I am sure to be using myself in future.
Thank you so much for the mention and kind words. I feel flattered that you have been inspired in some way by my use of yellow!
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Lisa, WOWSERS! this is just so adorable hun, love the very sweet image and gorgeous design. Hope you have a fab weekend.

Donna x

Diane said...

What a lovely design would certainly brighten up any ones day.

Hugs diane

Unknown said...

oooh Lisa - I loooove this one! So pretty and love the graphic / clean lines look. I have to admit I'm tending towards the cleaner cards at the moment, well I have an occasional hiccup and throw the kitchen sink at something, but on the whole cleaner cards is the norm.

Wonderful colouring and love your colour choice as well.


littlebee said...

Love the card Lisa, so fresh and clean............ your colouring is always amazing, I have promarkers but cannot master the shading with them, my granddaughter, Elizabeth, is much better than me, maybe I should leave the colouring to her and stick to pre coloured images ha ha. Enjoy the sunshine that we have here today, I'm off to my Grandsons 6th birthday party at 12, he's having a reptile man coming, bringing snakes etc so should be fun............ eeeeeek!!! Sue x

Sammy said...

Fab design, and such a cute card! Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x

Cordine said...

gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at Sketchy challenges!

coops said...

simply stunning lisa.rosie is adorable and i love your cas design and pretty pastel colours ;D

xx coops xx

Rita Edwards - Edwards Design said...

What a truly girly card to fit our challenge so nicely this week! I love the soft colors and your image as well.
Thank you for joining us at Milk N Coffee
hugs, Rita DT

Midwife Jem said...

This is really lovely. Sometimes I see cards I like but think they look quite crowded and then I look at mine and think that there is not enough on them. This is just lovely and shows that you don't have to 'over-do' it.

Unknown said...

Too cute! Love her smile and those paper scraps made her pop and look so great. :)
Have an awesome day...

Kelly D said...

Lovely card, I love the colours that you have chosen very spring like, that little girl is so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky
Hugs Kelly- DT

Ella's Design said...

Thanks so much, Sanja! X

Shirley said...

Adorable card. Love the colours! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Congratulations on winning the Stampart prize at Fab 'n' Funky Lisa. What a gorgeous card! Hope you'll come along and play as GDT with us. Hugs, Wends x

Kirsty said...

Hi such a fun card just adore the CAS especially the colour against the white works so well with this wee cutie ,,,Thank you so much for joining us in The Sketchy Challenges ;0)