Sunday, 9 February 2014

Why be Nice when you could be NAUGHTY!

Welcome back lovely bloggers, crafters and friends.... I hope you are all warm and dry....

As my regular visitors will know, I have really gotten into the 'alternative/darker' side of crafting. 
Although I have only just started exploring this kind of stuff, I LOVE it!!!! I have gone out and purchased lots of new images and papers etc and I am addicted to colouring. 
I think what I love about this kind of crafting, is you can play with colours and things that you wouldn't normally be able to do with mainstream images and makes. 
I have gotten so messy with inks and mica and sanding... it's so freeing being able to play and experiment and know that it will work, even if it goes a little wrong (boy do I go wrong a lot) lol

Well enough waffle, I suppose I should show you what I have made.......

For this card, I have used an image from The Stamping Chef 'on cloud 9'. This image is quite cutsie with the heart bubbles and the fluffy cloud, however I tried to make it a bit more Naughty and Darker by having blood drips from the bubbles and the colours used.
For the colouring, I have used WHSmiths coloring pencils.

The black backing card is cordinations card srock with sanded edging to show red through. 
The harlequin paper was distressed, but I also wanted to have it work with the other colours, so I coloured some of the diaminds with red and grey. 

I have distressed the edges of the image and harlequin paper with a tim holtz distressing tool. 

The heart I freehand ripped, punched holes and added eyelets. I threaded thin red ribbon, to give it a sexy corset look. 

I had so much fun making this card as it is sexy and dark and makes me think of tattooed burlesque dancers.

I would like to enter this into the "PunkYouGirl" challenge Hearts & Harlequins.

I would also like to apply for a place on their Design Team. As I said, I haven't been making this kind of stuff for long, but I am very passionate about crafting and this style is a huge passion of mine now. 

My email address is

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
1. The Stamping Chef - Challenge #15 Anything Goes
2. Addicted To Stamping - Challenge #75 Hearts
3. Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #38 Anything Goes
4. Glitter n Sparkle - Challenge #71 Valentines/Add Some Red
5. Scribble and Scrap - Challenge #11 Always Anything Goes
6. One Crazy Stamper - February Anything Goes Challenge
7. Through The Craftroom Door - February Challenge
8. Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
9. Craftitude 'Paper Crafting With Attitude' - Anything Goes or Valentines/Love
10. Quoth The Raven Nevermore - Valentine, How doth I loveth thee
11. Crafty Girl Challenges - Challenge #11 Anything Goes
Thank you so much for your visits and lovely feedback you leave me..... my followers and commenters are very important to me...


Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning Lisa, love the papers and the gorgeous image which you have coloured beautifully. I love what you have done to the heart.

Linda xxx

Chris said...

It is fabulous Lisa, I love everything about it and your colouring is amazing, good luck for the DT spot. Chris xx

Jan Ltc said...

Gorgeous card xx Jan

Cumbrianlass said...

I love it Lisa, she certainly looks a naughty little minx your colours and layout are fabulous. The best of luck for the DT application.
Hugs Janet xxx
ps the best thing I have found for dripping blood is the cheapest red nail varnish you can find, it works a treat xxx

CraftyShutterbug said...

The heart is inspired, nice touch. Good luck with the DT post.

Stephanie said...

Very nice card! Your coloring is fabulous

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous Card Lisa! Thanks for joining us at PunkyouGirl this month! Best of luck with the DT Call too!! Hugs, mo xxx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

What a lovely card you made. That's a great stamp. I have blog candy prizes on my blog today from the Stamping Chef, so be sure to drop by and sign up!! Cheers, Holley

Zoe said...

A really clever card Lisa, such attention to detail, the threaded ribbon through the heart is a fab idea, just giving it that edge of naughtiness! Your colouring in skills are brilliant, I'm so envious of people who can colour in, I'm not great at it myself! Take care Hun, Zoe xxx

PoppyKCrafts said...

Love this card it is very saucy! Katie xx

Avril Ann said...

WOW, Lisa, loving the Darker Side of you, this is brilliant, and I must re-iterate, that YOU MUST, join in the Delicious Doodles, DT, so come on you have until Friday, get it done girl, or I am coming down to smack you about with a Feather, and hugs my friend xxx

Mandy Ashley said...

WOW, loving the dark & sexy look! Beautifully coloured & your design is fabulous- with all the added details & work you have put into your card.

Good luck on the DT you applied for! :)

Debbie Fisher said...

This is so stunning Lisa your colouring is fabulous so i`m not surprised you love it so much, your so right about the freedom of digi`s, i love picking my papers 1st & colouring to fit them. Gorgeous work hunni look forward to seeing lots more of your gorgeous creations xxxx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Stunning Lisa hun fabulour colouring - she really is up for some fun - have a great day x

Kate M said...

Fabulous image, coloured beautifully - can't believe it was pencil coloured! (Wish I was this good!!)
Great background, love the dripping hearts! Super card.
Good luck with the DT post - fingers crossed!.

Laine said...

Stunning design and detail Lisa.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so sassy. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

Cathy DT Member

Andree said...

A fantastic card Lisa. The image and laced heart are wonderful. I'm glad you're having such fun playing.

Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

Nicky said...

Great card and lots of fun love how you have done the heart

Dawn Frost said...

What a great sexy valentine! Thanks for joining us at Doodle Pantry digital challenge #43, hope to see you again!

Christine's Craftyart Blog said...

Lovely card. Great fun. Chris x

fiona walker said...

Such a fantastic card Lisa its gorgeous thanks for entering it at Craftitude this fortnight.
Good luck
Fiona dt.x

CanadianScraps43 said...

Love the fun of this curvy beauty. She really is a special gal hey!! Lol. Thanks for sharing with us over at Doodle Pantry.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very cute! Thank you for playing along with our Valentines/Add Some Red challenge at Glitter n Sparkle. Best of luck in the draw!

KT Fit Kitty
Glitter n Sparkle DT

Lexie said...

Gorgeous card. Love the rich colours. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Vic said...

Fabulous colouring! i love he coreset style ribboning on the heart... brilliant idea!Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic DT x

Karin said...

Beautiful card Lisa!
Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Hugs Karin

ike said...

Fabulous card. Love the cute image and I really like the laced hearts :-)
Thank you for playing along at QUOTH THE RAVEN.

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Kay Mowat said...

Very cute thanks for joining us at PYG

Kami-koneko said...
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Kami-koneko said...

So fab! i love that image :) ;)
Thank you fr joining PUG's challenge and dt-call!

-laila aka koneko

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, TFS with us at OCS!

Happycrafter Shell said...

What a fun card! I just love that heart, thank you for playing a long with us at Quoth the Raven

Sheena Fitzpatrick said...

This is such a great card, I love the detail on the heart!

Thank you so much for entering the challenge at PunkYouGirl!