Friday, 16 May 2014

Left Of Centre, Just For Fun and Punk You Girl

Welcome fellow Bloggers, Crafters and Friends. 

Sorry Folks, this is gonna be a long one lol 
I have three Design Team Pieces to share with you today..... I will do them separately as they are  totally different types of Challenge Blogs. 


It is time for the Left Of Center Mid Challenge Inspirational post.... The theme this time around is
"Card For A Male"

Remember, you don't have to to make anything dark, as long as you stick to the theme. If you do make something dark, it can be anything you like.... 

The Left Of Center offer fortnightly challenges. We are very lucky to have an amazing list of Sponsors who offer wonderful prizes to our winners..... 

We have two brilliant sponsors this time. The first is Ike's Art and the second is Dilly Beans

Both of these companies have sponsored us for a while and are absolutely amazing. The both have gorgeous images that colour wonderfully and look amazing on any project. We are very lucky to have their support and images. 

So, Challenge #31 - Card for a Male. For this challenge, I chose to use an image from Dilly Beans, but it was a very hard choice to choose between the two. 
The image I chose from Dilly Beans was "Bolt Robot Frame" as I wanted to make my card for a younger male. 

Here is what I made.....

As you can see, the image is brilliant and perfect for a young boy. I coloured him in with WHSmiths colouring pencils and did a random background so there wasnt so much white on show. I used a white rangers pen to highlight areas.
I used a cog stencil and sprayed a light blue mica spray over the top to give it a broken up shimmer (You can just see the shape of a cog on the robot head). The image was backed on black card. 

The main backing sheet is a 12x12 cog design backing paper, which I matted with the same black card as the other layers. 
I used the same cog stencil, and covered it with Black Sparkle Medium. This is the first time I have used it and absolutely loved it. I was too impatient to allow this to dry I might have hurried it along with my heat gun...Shhhhhhh
I backed this in the black card. 
The strip of cogs is made with a lot of black sparkly cog peel-offs that I have had in my stash for a while. 
I finished with some black Card Candi and a black Birthday peel-off sentiment. 

I really like the blue and the sparkly black in this card. To me, the robot looks quite cute lol 

I hope you like this card and it will maybe give you the push you needed to join in the challenge yourself....Remember, it doesn't have to be dark, it just has to fit the theme!

Here is the link to the Left Of Center Challenge Blog again, so no excuses....Chop chop....


Its mid month so that means only one thing...... Mid way inspiration post for the Just For Fun Challenge Blog!

Our Challenges are monthly and Run from the 1st of each month, with a mid way inspirational post on the 16th of each month. 

We have nice easy themes, that can be adapted to be used in any form of crafting. We accept all forms of crafting, as long as it fits our challenge themes. 

This months Just For Fun theme is "Ribbon/Lace", so a really nice and easy one. 

Here is what I have made.....

I have used a Lelli-Bot Crafts Topper from the Radiant Butterflies Kit. This kit is beautiful and very versatile. I have matched this with a backing paper from my stash, and a lovely frame that I cut on my Cameo. 
I chose to use some lace that is thick and gorgeous and worked well with the other colours of the card. 
The butterfly embellishments and the roses and bow are all from the Lelli-Bot Crafts Radiant Butterfly Embellishment Box.
The finishing pieces of the card are Craftwork Cards Card Candi. 

I hope you like this card and it has given you the little kick you needed to maybe join in with the Just For Fun Ribbon/Lace Challenge Blog. 


Its mid month so that means Mid way inspiration post for the PunkYouGirl Challenge Blog!

PunkYouGirl is a monthly Dark Themed Challenge Blog. 
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....

We are extremely lucky to have a great list of Sponsors who offer some wonderful prizes to our winners. 

This months Sponsor is the amazingly talented Delicious Darkness / Delicious Doodles

This months Challenge is #12 - Things With Wings

Here is what I made using Delicious Darkness's Steam Punk Fairy. 

I coloured the image with WHSmiths colouring pencils. The wings I used glitter pen and a glaze pen. The glaze pen I added some texture to it so it looked like veined textured wings. I also added glazing to the eyes, earring and arm cuff. 

The backing paper is from Craftwork Cards paper pad called 'Time Flys' and it is gorgeous. I mounted this on purple card. The image I counted onto purple cordination card which I embossed a spiders webb design onto, and then mounted it all onto black card. 
The spiders webb I cut on my Silhouette Cameo along with the gorgeous spider, which I sprayed with gold mica spray. 

This isn't a DARK card, but it is in a dark theme. I think the image is too pretty to make into a really dark card. 


Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such wonderful comments, I read every single one and appreciate them all. 


Lelli-Bot Crafts said...

Such very different creations for each challenge. I love them all!

Penny Nantell said...

Great job Lisa. You are right they are all so different but lovely. I will be using this Steampunk fairy in an upcoming DT project and I hope I can color her as well as you have. Fellow LOC DT PennyRae

Zoe said...

3 Fabulously put together cards, all so different, you have a great eye for colours and detail, thank you for always leaving such lovely comments on my blog, I hope you have a lovely break xx Zoe xx

Tracy Welham said...

All so different but all so fabulous! x

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW hon, that stenciling is AMAZING! Also love how you've enhanced the images with fab die cuts on the other two. You've been a busy gal and they're all just fabulous! xxD

Andree said...

These are all brilliant Lisa. I love the robot card, the cogs make a wonderful background. The frame and colours on the floral card are lovely and the Steampunk fairy is beautifully coloured. The web looks fantastic, and the spider too x

jane stillman said...

Great cards Lisa. Love the cogs, frame and spider's web x

Avril Ann said...

OMG you have been busy, I really really need the Silhoutte now, been looking for spider web backgrounds, for my Darker cards, love how these cards are all so different, and how you achieve such fabulous work with Pencils, I cheat and use Promakers, and hugs xxx

Ellis said...

Fabulous cards you made Lisa, I like all three of them! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Linda Simpson said...

WOW! these are absolutely STUNNING!!!! I love them all and you sure have been very busy. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and huggles for Winston!
Linda xxxx

crafty-stamper said...

All brilliant cards Lisa love the young male one,great robot image,love the floral image and love the fantastic spiders web and gold spider
Carol x

Susan Renshaw said...

Fantastic cards...All three! I love how you've used all the cogs with the robot! The lellibots topper is gorgeous and then the fairy colouring is brilliant! Thanks for always leaving lovely comments on my blog
...will try and visit yours more often!!

Teresa said...

Fantastic cards once again my lovely Lisa. I love the robot, the glittery background works really well to add 'a little something' to a boys card (it's always so hard to embellish male cards).I love the butterfly frame you cut for your second card, it's very pretty and fits the theme of the card so well. Your steampunk fairy is beautiful - I have this one and I know she has a fair bit of shading on the image already, but your colours just bring her to life .The glitter and glaze are a nice touch too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa, These are all fabulous, all so different and all lovely. Loving the Steampunk Fairy she is just gorgeous, love the colours. Hope you have a fabulous time away :)

Hugs Erin x

Nicky Wilcox said...

O wow there all fantastic love the first one best so different. <3 xxxx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow they are all so very different but awesome! Love them all! Totally adore the coloring on the 1st one and how you have done the cogs!!! I'm going to have to take lessons!

Jennifer Bradley said...

OMG what stunning cards, you are a talented lady everyone so different, just love them. Have a good weekend. Hugs Jennifer

Lise Cooke said...


maureenjscott said...

Hi Lovely Lisa!!! I love your Dilly Beans card - It's amazing, been looking at it for ages! Love the background and the robot - awesome!!

Love the Steampunk Fairy - she's just awesome!!! I love the webby die cuts!!

Loving the JFF card too - the frame is gorgeous!!

Amazing work, loving them all! mo xxx

Chris said...

Fabulous cards Lisa, I do love the robot he is so cute. Chris xx

Debbie Fisher said...

Hey lovely lady, fab cards as always, love all the designs......Amazing work, have a great day xxxx

Gwyneth said...

Your colouring, as always is wonderful. You've created such diverse cards that are all great in their own way. All the cogs and the robot make the first one great for a male card.

Cumbrianlass said...

Sorry I am late commenting Lise, fabulous creations as always.

Hope you are enjoying your time at the Caravan.
Janet xxx

debbi taylor said...

love this Lisa!
Hope you managed to enjoy your few days away
Debbi x