Tuesday, 7 January 2014

LEJ Designs - Challenge #85

WOW I can safely say that I am back to blogging. I have really missed it and missed visiting your lovely blogs.
Welcome everyone :-)
As of the 7th January, LEJ Designs Challenge Blog is starting a new era.... We are well known for our weekly challenges, however that is all changing.
We are going MONTHLY....Yes you read that right....Our challenges will now run from the 7th of the month to the 5th of the following month. This allows you plenty of time to get your makes in and look at all the fabulous Design Team Makes.
Please click on the above image or link to take you to our wonderful LEJ Designs Challenge Blog, with links to the shop and gallery etc.
So, this is our first monthly make, wish us luck.... As it is still early in the year and people are adjusting back to normal life after the festive period, we have chosen a nice easy theme for you......


.....That means there are no excuses not to get involved in the Challenge.

Here is What I Made

I used the LEJ Designs Image 'Skater Boy' and added the son text to it in Serif Craft Artist2.
I coloured the image in with my Derwent Water Colour Pencils as you all know I love using them. I paint with a very fine Koi Water Brush.
The paper is from my stash and the green backing card is some I got in my payper box at the NEC.
I used a rangers distressing tool to distress the edges of all backing edges and used a ruller to rip the image edges.
I finished off with twine, Card Candi and a Happy Birthday peel off.
I enjoyed making a male card, as usually I struggle with them as I want to glitter and pretty them up lol
I hope, as always, that my make has inspired you to visit the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog and join in the new monthly challenge. Remember it is Anything Goes, so the only thing stopping you entering is you.....
Thank you for your wonderful words you leave on your visits, they are all wonderful and make my day.


jane stillman said...

Welcome back to blogging. A great card Lisa, love how you've coloured it. Great background too

Nicole Bretherick said...

lovely card Lisa!! xx

Sue said...

Fabulous card Lisa, I love the image and brilliant colouring.
I am pleased you are enjoying blogging again as I enjoy seeing your creations!
hugs Sue xx

Cumbrianlass said...

Super card Lisa, a great lads card.
Janet xxx

Debbie Fisher said...

A fab male card Lisa great colours & image xxx

annemarks said...

Great card for a teenager Lisa :)

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

fab card Lisa x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card hun, love the image and the layout looks gorgeous. A great card for a teenager. Lovely to see you blogging my dear friend.

Linda xxx

Sylvia Anderson said...

Hi Sweetie, your card is brilliant, I love the colouring, you're great at it xxx

Zoe said...

Fab card Lisa, I love green, your colouring in is brilliant Hun, I'm always envious of good colourer inners as it's not my strong point, I love the layout too, hugs Zoe xxx

Kate M said...

Welcome back Lisa - good to see you!! Lovely male themed card - its hard to come up with these, this is super. Good luck with the new challenge.

Pia S said...

This is a great design for a teenaged boy/young man, I think that's a tricky age to make suitable cards for, both boys and girls, but you did it with this one. The embellishments and details are perfect for a masculine look!

Chris said...

Welcome back hun, Fab male card and great image by Lindsay as always. Love the design. Chris xx

mazza said...

Hey Lisa fab card, i like you struggle so much with male cards if they are not football based but you've done a great job on this

Laine said...

Stunning male themed card.

SJDWolf said...

Great male card! Thanks so much for sharing! *hugs*

Avril Ann said...

Totally love this card, perfect for the teenage boys, in our lives, great colours and BP, hugs hun xxx

Kathryn said...

Ab fabby Lisa :) loving the green !! Hugs xx