My Lovely Friends,

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Summer Time

Hi guys, is it raining where you are? it's pouring down here not a bit like summer at all lol, cool too,
well it's Thursday so of course it's time for Colour create and Paper plays challenges,

This time for Colour create it's my challenge!
colours are
 blue,green,white,red and brown
the optional extra is Texture,
see a nice easy one for you,

This gorgeous Sarah Kay image is coloured with copics, the edges are distressed with DI'S, I've used white flower soft for the clouds and bits around the ground for flowers with texture lol, the gorgeous ribbon is velvety so that too has texture,
I've also used cheesecloth,

check out the gorgeous creations my lovely team mates have made, they are fab,
Die cut dreams ~ Holiday fun,

Paper play want make your own Designer Paper,
well this was a challenge for me as I hadn't done it before, and I don't know I've done it now lol, but here's my version anyway he he,

I've stamped Daisy onto water colour paper and then coloured her with Distress inks, the background has been made around her by using distress inks in the same colour ways, I've stamped this gorgeous butterfly stamp in two of the used colours and I've added pearl dots for the end of the antenna, all edges are sewn and finished off with white acrylic paint too,
I thought for a change I'd do a different style of card so the front is 9cm's wide,
again I've used the same technique for the inside, only this time some of my butterflies are stamped first onto a spare piece of paper to make them paler,( there is a name for this only I can't for the life of me think what it is lol) this gives the illusion of them being in the distance, I used a stronger colour for the main flower image so that looks like it's in the foreground,
the nestie die cut oval has again the same idea only I left it quite soft so you can add a little writing or sentiment,
To finish the card off, all images are machine sewn, layered onto card stock then finished with white acrylic paint, and a little ribbon to tie the card together,
the gorgeous background stamps are all one set from Indigo Blue ~ nature I
Dream Valley ~ Distressing
Corrosive challenge ~ Earth tones
Oldie but a goodie ~ The great outdoors,
The paper shelter ~ stitching
Stampavie and more ~Hand made backgound

well guys, think that's it, Kay's still popping in for a chat lol,
will catch up with you soon,


Francesca said...

A wonderful creation

Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE this fortnight and good luck!


yvon said...

OMG Liz, this is absolut gorgeous, wow, you did a great job. For the first card, i love how you made the clouds and that image is so cute. For your second card, you made some gorgeous papers there.
Here in Holland it's very windy, almost a real storm. Wow, what a great summer (lol).
Have a great day.
Hugs, Yvon

Sylvia said...

Beautiful cards Liz:-))
Your colouring is perfect on the first one and I love your design on the blue/green.

Have a nice day:-))

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card and I love all your colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Julie M said...

Wow, Liz - these are both absolutely beautiful cards, you are on a creative roll these days (want to send me some of it!!!).

Julie x

Cheryl said...

gorgeous cards hun but SK is my fav just love love that stamp use it all the time,and your coloring hun is fantastic hugs cherylxxx

Susy said...

Hello Liz!

These card are gorgeus!
Which stamp have use on the second card "Daisy"? She is gorgeus, I want that stamp!!!!

Shari said...

Wow, you have done a beautiful job of creating your background paper, and your coloring of the images is stunning. Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week!

Crafty Chris said...

All stunning Liz Thanks for joining us at DCD.
Chris x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous cards, Liz! Your Sarah Kay image is so beautiful and I love your DI background and the little ladybug:-)! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love your stitching elements. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

coops said...

2 stunning cards liz.your colour combos and handmade paper are fabulous and i love the images ;D

xx coops xx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Liz. Two very beautiful cards. Love both the images and colours and the detail on both is gorgeous. Donna

Lisa Jane said...

what beautiful cards and images .. such pretty colours
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight
Lisa x

Kerry Steger said...

Both your cards are very sweet! I LOVE your card for Colour Create challenge - your colouring is just fantastic and all that texture just finishes off the card so well. Your handmade paper on the second card is great - such an effective idea!

Tracy said...

A Cute and pretty creation. Thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie and Die Cut Dreams challenges with these great entries, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Basslady said...

this is such a darling-card with a fabulous background!

GREAT job!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Brodders said...

Wonderful card Liz :) Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week and good luck. Jane x

Sissi4477 said...

Wow, what a beautiful creation. Really love it.

Thanks for joining us at "Kreative Stempelfreunde".



Julie said...

Two awesome cards, Liz!! Love your style whatever you do and your colouring is always amazing!! Hugs, Juliexx

Debs said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always Liz, fabulous colors and images and super layouts, hope you're doing well, thanks so much for joining our challenge at Die Cut Dreams

craftykitten said...

Lizzy Lizzy Lizzy!!! Is there no end to your talents woman?? These are totally adorable. Your colouring is stunning, as ever, and your attention to detail is perfect. Thank you for joining in with our Holiday Fun challenge at Die Cut Dreams this time. Good luck.
Dawn x
PS Good luck with the other card in your challenges too - love your handmade DP!!!

melsanford said...

Lovely cards! Love the distressing :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Tracey said...

Stunning cards Liz, I love the idea of using Flowers Soft for the clouds :)
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

Janette said...

Just catching up with you Liz, wow this is just stunning, I love the paper you designed, if I saw that I would defo buy, it's gorgeous....and of course I just LOVE Daisy to cute.xx

DesignerDiva said...

Just love yor gorgeous card Liz its stunning in every way!

Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie and good luck
Hugs Laurie x