Saturday, 26 May 2012

A Gem of a Challenge - photo inspiration

This week at A Gem of a Challenge it's the lovely Gemma's turn to host again, and she's given us a photo to use for inspiration... those of you who are regulars to my blog will know I struggle with these just a bit lol!  I'd also like to say congrats and welcome to our new Pink Gem teamies who have been announced on the blog today - so pleased for you all, and looking forward to 'working' with you :o)

Here's the inspiration photo...


And here's what I made...


I've used one of the adorable new Jodie images - this is Cartwheel Jodie, isn't she fab?  I coloured her with promarkers and flexmarkers and cut her out using my new favourite Stampin' Up framelits dies - the yellow mat was made by drawing around the die and then cutting it out, as I find with most of these fancy shapes the jump between sizes is too big for matting, for me anyway!  A bit of inky edging hides any little cutting imperfections ;o)

The card base is the front piece of a Craftwork Cards 'on the edge elegant' card blank, scored and folded in half.  The papers are from a Papermania pad, and I hand stitched the main piece with some yellow Bazzill thread.  The sentiment is LOTV, butterfly was punched using a Kars punch and the spotty flowers were punched using an x-cut punch.  Pearls and card candy from my stash and the yellow flower is Prima - meadowlark.

I'm entering my card for the challenge at I Love Promarkers, which is to use die cuts.

I don't feel quite so irritable about the heat today, but that's probably because I've not really needed to do too much in it so far... hubby wants to drag me to the park later and he's doing the man thing - talking about BBQs lol!  He's taken Dex to his mum's this morning, and as we don't actually own a BBQ I'm half expecting him to come home with one... my hubby, lovely as he is, is WAY too accident prone to be in charge of a BBQ!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, whatever you're up to :o)

32 comments:

  1. Oh wow love this GORGEOUS card , your image is super cute and love the colours too .
    Hugs Emma xx

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  2. This is an amazing creation Lisa....love it!x

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  3. This is so very super cute. I just love this image

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  4. This is totally gorgeous. Adore that image and the fab colours.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  5. Hi Lisa gorgeous sweet creation..love the design fab colouring..how do you colour your clouds plz?

    smiles Christine x

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  6. Wow, this is stunning. I love the card design and the super cute image, the colours, flowers and gorgeous papers... everything! Hugs, Jill x

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  7. wow this is fabulous, great colouring and i love the colour scheme. Flowers/clouds and stitching look great too x

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  8. This is such a fun card and I just love those flowers...

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  9. This card just made me smile Lisa...love the image and super layout too hun :o)

    Hope the BBQ went well too...and no nasty accidents..lol...!!

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  10. This is fabulous Lisa! Love your coloring and I think it's a wonderful take on the inspiration photo! Awesome work!

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  11. Uber cute card Lisa - fab shape.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Take care
    Debs xx

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  12. Well you did well with this photo inspiration, love how fun your card is especially the shape :0)
    If we BBQ I have to do it, hubby is just not interested in doing the man thing with the BBQ....quite happy to eat it though!!!
    Jenny x

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  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card hunny, amazing creation. Joey x

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous card, love the image and thanks for thr tutorial above, which is very different to ther cloud tutorials. Will give this a go, great tip to do it before the image.

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  15. Fabulous card Lisa, love the image and wonderful colouring, great shape too...hope the BBQ goes well...and safe.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  16. Aww! Lisa, this is gorgeous hun. Beautiully coloured and the design and details are scrummy. Love the die you've used and the matting layer you've created looks fab.

    Donna x

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  17. Awww Lisa, i love it, the design is just beautiful & you have coloured Jodie in amazingly...

    I asked earlier about the butterflies on your picture...asking where did you get them from but what i didn't realise was...they are actually part of the picture aren't they...do you know i just need to pay more attention sometimes *rolling eyes & shaking head in shame*

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  18. Wow, Lisa, this is amazing! I can see now how the sky works, it looks fab with the bright yellow & blue of the main image x

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  19. Stunning! Your colouring is amazing!
    xx

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  20. Stunning Lisa!
    Your colouring is always awesome...you really have a fabulous talent, and I do love the blue/yellow colour combo.
    Totally beautiful

    Hugs Elaine xx

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  21. Gorgeous card your colouring is fabulous, Mary x

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  22. Oh wow, brilliant card, I love the vibrant colours :o)
    Jackie xx

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  23. so stunning lisa.really love your colours and fab sweet image :D

    xx coops xx

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  24. How gorgeous! - I actually let out a big aaahhhh when I saw this card. Great work Lisa!

    Sharon x

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  25. LOVE this! So fresh looking. Love the new "Jodie" too, and your sentiment is gorgeous as well... just Love it all, lol Donna ☺

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  26. That's fab Lisa. Love the shape and the colours and the image! In fact, it's just brilliant.

    Susan xx

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  27. Fabulous. Great colouring too. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

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  28. Gorgeous card and fab shape!! Thanks for sharing at I ♥ Promarkers this week!! Hugs Hazel xx

    PS. I have candy on my blog!!
    http://hazelshandmadecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2002/04/my-better-late-than-never-candy.html

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  29. absolutely gorgeous. love the image. fab colours x

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  30. absolutely gorgeous. love the image. fab colours x

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  31. Oh Lisa this is absolutely gorgeous I really love the colours and that image is a little beauty.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  32. Lovely shaped card. So bright and fun. I think you've captured the essence of the photo perfectly. x

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