Thursday, 24 November 2011

Fizzy Moon in grey - The Stamp Basket DT

It's Thursday so that means it's my day for showing a card on The Stamp Basket blog, but before I get onto my card I need to say a HUGE thank you for all the lovely messages you've been leaving me about yesterday's post... honestly, crafters are such wonderful people and I love my bloggy friends :o)




No, I know... it's not my best card, and they're not the best photos either - they look a bit washed out.

I decided to colour Fizzy Moon in grey, just to see what he looked like - I think he looks quite cute, what do you think?  He's coloured with flexmarkers and promarkers, with glamour dust for a bit of sparkle.  The papers are Pink Petticoat printed on linen card, with grey coredinations card that I've sanded a bit.  I used a Little Claire tag die to cut Fizzy Moon out and then I made a mat for it by drawing around the tag and cutting it out.

I dyed some white seam binding with distress ink and then sprayed it with water, scrunched it up and dried it with my heat gun for a wrinkled up look.  I made a (not very good and not big enough!) bow and then sprayed the ribbon again, wound it loosely around a chunky paintbrush handle and dried with the heat gun again, so that it curled.  I don't think I've arranged it quite right so I'm not overly happy with  it, but I do like the curly effect so I might try this again and hopefully improve it!  Added a polka dot button, a tiny gem on one of the presents and a LOTV sentiment cut out with a MFT tab die.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

Don't forget I have a mini candy that's just running until Sunday, if you'd like to win a sweet gorjuss girl and whatever else I decide to put in with her :o)

42 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hiya. This is so beautiful and very delicate. Gorgeous papers and image, and I just love the colour. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

MARY B said...

A really beautiful card, Mary x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Lisa!
Great card,i've always wondered what fizzy would look like in grey too and he looks great,might have to have a go myself :) xx

Janette said...

Oh Lisa I love it, swear I do, and the bow is perfect, like what you did there, it's a gorgeous card and the colour is so lovely.xx

Doreen said...

Just beautiful,I love the tag.xxx

Denise and Louise said...

Lisa I love him in grey - he looks like one of those Blue Nose toys. Gorgeous papers too.
Jak Heath has a really great double bow tutorial over on her blog - it's so easy and really pretty.

http://www.jakheath.com/

Hugs
Denise xx

Lauri Ingram said...

This is stunning....and gorgeous...and beautiful....gorgeous colors and wonderful technique! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches!

Faye said...

Not your best card?! Hush up or I will drive up there and slap you! I love it. Fab colours and awesome colouring. Loving the tag idea too. xxx

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet sweet card! Beautiful colors and adorable image!

The Stamp Basket said...

Absolutely love it...never thought of coloring Fizzy Moon grey! I think this trend could catch on!! Speak to you later, Hugs, Janet xx

Sue said...

Great card! Love the colors and anything made with a tag.

Claire said...

I think he looks fab in grey - this combo is so fresh and I love the ribbon detail too. Lovely work. Hugs, Claire x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa, that is stunning, I love that colour choice, its so tranquil looking. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Debs said...

Stunnng card Lisa - love Fizzy in Grey and love love love what you've done with the ribbon.
Have a great evening.
Debs xx

Debs M said...

love the papers and colours you used, he looks fab in grey and the ribbon looks great x

heidy said...

Oh he's gorgeous in grey,very lovely card Lisa!
Hugs Heidy

Jackie said...

Grey suits him perfectly, gorgeous card :o)
Jackie xx

Kelly Schelske said...

It's fabulous Lisa, love the blue and grey and I love that bow!

Carol said...

It's gorgeous Lisa, love the colours. Carol x

Christine L said...

Fabbie card.. He looks good in grey... And i'm a bit in agreement about the seam binding.. Have never quite got it to look 'just right' myself! But yours does look good!
Hugs
Christine x

Vicky said...

What you talking about not your best........sweetie send it to me cus I think its blooming gorgeous & I have to say 1 of my faves.......honestly your card is gorgeous.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Lisa this is beautiful the colours you have used look perfect I adore that ribbon also the image in fact I love it all.
hugs
Lorraine x

Joey said...

Lisa I LOVE this colour combo! fantastic card Hunny. xx

Sue said...

Wow Fizzy looks great grey brilliant job terific card too Luv Sue x

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! it's so sweet Lisa, I love the gorgeous blues and fab design. Fizzy Moon looks so lovely in grey too.

donna x

Jenny said...

Fizzy looks great and would give Tatty Bear a run for his money too!!
Great tips on the ribbon treatment..love the curls :)
Jenny x

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, I do love the colours and papers, your design with the tag is the perfect background for the adorable coloured Bear.

Thanks so much for joining us with the Simon Says Stamp challenge
love
xxHeatherxx

debby4000 said...

Adorable Lisa and gorgeous too.
luv
Debby

coops said...

so gorgeous lisa.love the fab fizzy moon and he looks stunning coloured grey.fabulous design and ribbon too :D

xx coops xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A beautiful card Lisa - love the grey and pale blue together - absolutely gorgeous!

Have just read your previous post, and I'm so sorry you are not feeling on top of the world at the moment. I'm sending positive vibes and lots of hugs - get well soon Lisa.
Sylvia xxxx

Jen said...

What a sweet image! And so beautifully colored! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lorraine said...

Aw, this is so precious! I love the soft blues & gray, the papers, your coloring of that too cute eek bear image and your layout!

Katina said...

Hi Lisa,
missed your post yesterday and have just read it along with all the lovely and supportive comments. I can only agree with what everyone has already said and tell you that I've been there too. I've found talking about stuff really helps and that's why I tend to 'blab' on my blog, lol!

Sending you massive hugs and hope you're feeling better soon.
xxxx

Your cards today and yesterday are gorgeous and perfect as always.
xxx

Molecraft said...

What do you mean, not your best! It's gorgeous!
Helen x

Kat said...

Beautiful card Lisa. Love the colour combo. Fizzy Moon looks great in grey.

Just read yesterday's post too. Well done on going to the dentist, when you get your appointment it'll probably not be as bad as you think. Sorry to hear you're feeling low too. Hope you perk up soon. Must be difficult to feel like this when you're always so busy between looking after your hubby and the boys and crafting done.

Take care,

Kat xx

Jen Timko said...

Love the tag shape for this sketch. Cute image and wonderful colors. Glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Christy Q said...

What a cute image and delightful coloring! Love the sparkles on the hat. Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

xGemmax said...

Its gorgeous sweetie...beautiful colours & your image is adorable too :D
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my, I love this card and I love that sweet image ... I really like the colour pallette you have used and the sparkle is perfection!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous card hun! Thanks for playing along with our Winter Colours theme at Creative Inspiraitons! xxx

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! Really adorable. Love your stamped image, and the way you accessorized. Great papers, too! Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Aww this tag is sooo cute ! Love the image !

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week

Hugs

Jo