Friday, 4 April 2014

Left Of Center and PunkYouGirl

Welcome Lovely Bloggers, Crafters, Nosy Parkers and Friends lol It is always lovely when you pay my blog a visit.

I have two Design Team posts to blog about today....sorry if its a long one lol

Today see's the Mid-Way Inspiration for Challenge #28 - Ribbons/Flowers over on the

Left Of Center Creative Challenges offer fortnightly challenges. We have a post at the start of the challenge and then a mid-way inspirational post a week later. 
We have a set theme, however if you choose to make something alternative/dark/gothic/punk etc then you can do an anything goes make. 

We have a HUGE amount of AMAZING sponsors and this Challenge is Sponsored by the very talented and very sexy Sassy Studios.

Challenge #28 launched a week ago and we already have a great number of entries. 
You don't have to make something alternative/dark etc, you can make what ever style you want, as long as it fits our themes. 
Left Of Center also has a facebook group, that we would love you to join. This group is to show your Left Of Center makes and chat to like minded crafty people

Well, here is what I made.....This was made before I realised that we didn't have to make dark themed projects hahaha
The Image I used was Sassy Studios 'Bella Bride'.

I coloured the image with my WHSmiths colouring pencils. I used red and black distress ink around the edge of the image, but applied it with a shaving brush so it was stippled rather than blended. 
I then sprayed the whole image with mica spray to give it a shine. 

The sentiment was printed out from the computer. I have used the same coloured pencils around the wording. 
The paper was from a black and white paper pad. Everything was backed with black card and stuck down. 

I used some gorgeous red and black embellishments and ribbon and arranged these at the side of the card. 

I hope you will all join the Ribbon/Flower Challenge over on the Left Of Center Creative Challenges Blog....Remember, it doesn't have to be dark!!


Today see's the start of a brand new challenge over on the PunkYouGirl Challenge Blog.

PunkYouGirl is a monthly Dark Themed Challenge Blog. We have some amazing sponsors and amazing prizes.....
We are dark themed, so want to see all your dark themed entries. We don't want fluffy and cute, we want dark/gothic/punk/alternative/grunge etc....

This months Sponsor is the brilliant StitchyBear

This months Challenge Theme is 'Lavish Lace'. 

Here is what I made using an image called 'Dark Valentine'.

The backing was made by stamping with a Kanban Lace stamp. It was hard making sure that the edges welded together, but I got there in the end. I then sprayed over the top with red mica spray.

The image is coloured with WHSmiths colouring pencils and cut into a shape to fit inside the gorgeous diecut frame. The wings wouldnt fit, so I cut around these to give them a look if coming out of the image. I backed the image and backing with red card and then a leather look black paper.
I drew a border around the image topper with a red glitter pen.

The heart and flowers are diecuts. I used hot gluegun to glue the flowers and popped a black flat back pearl in the middle. I finished with black lace and black bead and wire spray behind the flowers.

Although the image is dark themes, I think this card is very pretty and delicate looking...

I hope you will pop over and join in with the challenge.....embrace your dark side and have fun!!!!


Thank you for your constant support and encouragement


Avril Ann said...

Both stunning cards Lisa, is that the Wedding Dress you are wearing when you marry Deano? LOL...your colouring and detail are amazing my friend xxx

maureenjscott said...

love love love these!!! Mo x

Rachel said...

both such gorgeous cards lisa, you have done so well :)i love your colouring with pencils, as much as i love my pens, i may have to give it a go one day :)

Scattychick said...

As always truly beautiful x

Joey said...

Lisa these are both amazing! stunning designs. Joey x

Sheena Fitzpatrick said...

These are fan-flipping-tastic Lisa!! I'm loving your colouring and layouts!


Zoe said...

Fantastic colouring in as always Lisa, the layouts are beautifully balanced and coordinated, such pretty images on both, shame about the blood on the first one but "Ho hum" that's me, never have understood who would want a card like that lol! Guess I'm just old fashioned? Or just "Old" ;) lots of people do love them though! Xx Zoe xx

Nicky Wilcox said...

Wow they're both stunning 2nd is my fav,xxxx

Mandy Ashley said...

Oh my gosh, all this lush detail in your cards - loving your designs and having NEVER walked on the dark side I'm now quite intrigued to give it a go! LOL

Beautiful colouring as usual & loving the second card just an intsy bit more than the first but both are FABULOUS cards :)

Have a lovely weekend, Lisa :)

Sylvia Anderson said...

Wow, These are fantastic, Great work Sweetie x

Sylvia Anderson said...

How do i claim my image to enter LOC please x

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

both gorgeous makes Lisa x

ike said...

WoW - these are beautiful. Very nicely done Lisa :-D xxxx

Penny Nantell said...

Both cards are beautiful, great coloring job.

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW, Lisa! these are both so beautiful and elegant. Fabulous coloring and details. xxD

Helen Blackwell said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Shame about the blood on the first one!! LOl 2nd one is my fav, the colouring is fab!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful cards and colors.

Linda Simpson said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Lisa these are absolutely awesome hun! You know they aren't my thing but I appreciate the work that goes into creating these stunning works of art! I love how you turned the sassy bride into a Dark Image she looks brilliant!

Love and Hugs
Linda xxxxx

Kate M said...

I have to agree entirely with Linda - not my barrow - bust stunningly beautiful - love the colours!

Kate M said...

I have to agree entirely with Linda - not my barrow - bust stunningly beautiful - love the colours!

jane stillman said...

Two fab cards. Great images and awesome colouring x

Gwyneth said...

Even though I'm not a fan of "dark" I think your cards are very eyecatching. I love that lace stamp you've used as a background to the second. Definately fits in with the lace theme.

Andree said...

Both fabulous cards Lisa and both wonderfully laid out and embellished. I love the shine on the bride, how clever to convert her to the dark side x

SAMARA said...

Hi Darlink: I had not seen the first card. It is fantastic Lisa. I love it! Yup I believe it is true...and why not? It is perfect. And of course, your second one, oh my gosh Lisa...stunning. I love your style. Classic and really genuinely classy - both. Samara - DT Sista. xox p.s. I love that you also did cards for the heck of it. Oh the joy to do that!!!!