Tuesday, 1 July 2014

No lines...apart from on my forehead!...

Good evening, my lovelies!  Pinch, punch, first of the month!  Can you believe that it's July aready?!  I can't!  We've had another gloriously sunny day here in North Wales, but I made myself sit at my crafty table and create something to share with all you wonderful Bloggers!

I decided to challenge myself and have another go at the no lines colouring technique - my first attempt was here and TBH I didn't enjoy it that much, it made my head hurt!?!  However, I decided to persevere and looked for an image to play with.  Being a novice at this technique, it never really occurred to me to choose an image depending on the level of difficulty to colour and so in my haste, I picked one that I recently purchased for a card comission that went to the States!...
...This is Happy Hour from Kenny K and she is a real doll!  She is also a bit of an ambitious choice for someone practising a new technique!  My back and neck were stiff from hunching over my table and as the title suggests, I did quite a bit of frowning...but apart from an odd highlight in her hair, I was pretty pleased with the results!...
 ...I made her into a card using the pretty Dovecraft Garden Party papers, matting the layers onto coordinating cardstock and embellished with a few buttons, string bow and 3 pearls...
...I finished the inside with a sentiment panel and the line image...and what's this?  No glitter?!

I don't know if I would say that I enjoyed colouring with this technique as it takes too much concentration (and I could do with some fine nibs), but I think I would have another go in the future...maybe something a little easier?!  So, watch this space!
Thanks for dropping by to see me today, I really do appreciate it and thank you for any comments that you wish to make.
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes
Birthdays, Bunting and Buttons (2nd entry)  - closes tomorrow
3 or more designer papers - closes 6th 
Buttons and Bows - closes 3rd
#42 Anything Goes - closes 7th


Ali said...

Wow!!! That is fab - I've yet to have an attempt at no line colouring, but yours looks great!! Love the layout too xxx

Wendy said...

Lisa your card is adorable. Thanks for joining the Delicious Doodles "buttons and bows" challenge this week. Good luck! Wendy (DT)

Jane said...

Very clever Lisa....you have really mastered this technique....what a great card. The weather is just gorgeous xx

Sue said...

This is is gorgeous Lisa. I love the image and your colouring looks wonderful. The papers and layout are fabulous too.
hugs Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Great card Lisa and the 'no lines' turned out like wow. ...gorgeous card.xx

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rachel taylor said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT this week rachel dt

Intruderlady said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and layout. Awesome coloring.
Thanks for joining Challenge #122 at Love to Create.


Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Lisa! I love that image and your coloring is stunning, fabulous layout too! Thanks for joining in our Birthday celebration at MAWTT!
Tammy x

Crafty KJ said...

Stunning card Lisa, you master every technique you try and it's just not fair!
The image and the colours you've used are fab too- love it!
See you Saturday,
Hugs, Karen xx

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! You did a beautiful job with the no-line coloring, and your design is perfect! Thank you for joining our "3 OR More DP" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful CAS design with your image and papers! Thank you so much for joining Love to Create Challenges and sharing your creation!!
Jackie LTC owner/designer

Donna Mosley said...

Wow! amazing colouring Lisa, gorgeous card hun.

Donna x