Saturday, April 14, 2012

A little lift

I was pleased to see, thanks to Feline Playful, that Jackson's Digital Expressions (JDE) has started hosting challenges. I'm a fan of Robert Jackson's work, and used their inaugural blog blog / Anything Goes challenge as an excuse to buy one of his unique and beautiful images.

The name of this image is WWWWEEEEE! Isn't that so perfect‽ The sentiment is a freebie from Create with TLC (thanks Paulette!)

I colored the image with Crayola & Stampin' UP! colored pencils. The wildly talented Dorcas has lots of tutorials on how to use colored pencils on Kraft paper, plus almost-daily inspiration in the form of her own cards. I've been following her blog for a while, but this is my first try at following her tips myself. [I saw a lot great colored pencil ideas on the JDE Blog Hop,too, which I'll have to investigate further!)

The flowers were cut/embossed from TH glassine paper in my Big Shot with a Spellbinders die. I sprayed them with Tattered Angels glimmer mist and attached them with silver brads I colored with my Loquat Copic (YR12).

I really wanted to leave a lot of "white space" (well, "kraft space"!), and I hope that was a good decision! It's so difficult not to keep decorating! I wanted to keep the design appropriate for a man or a women.

Thank you for visiting!

JDE Design Challenge: Anything Goes + blog hop
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: April Showers Bring May Flowers (use flowers + kraft paper)

Update: Whoop whoop, I won a Gift Certificate for A Custom Digi by Robert Jackson for the JDE Inaugural Blog Hop! Wow, what an awesome prize!


  1. This is a great card. I love your flowers. Thanks for sharing about using color pencils on Kraft paper. And thanks for joining the challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  2. Great take on the sketch! I'd love for you to link up with 52 Card Pickup this week...

  3. That image is awesome and omg I love those flowers! You card is so great CG.

  4. Such a cute card,thanks so much for joining us in the Robert Jackson's challenge.

  5. WOW!! I just love this card. I think your take on the sketch is fabulous! Your foliage is awesome, those brads just jump out! Thanks for showcasing Robert's image in such an imaginative design, and thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions. I look forward to seeing more of your work in upcoming challenges.

    Chana, DT Coordinator

  6. I love the way you have used the flowers and leaves as a border-- such a lovely color contrast. And Thank You for the coloring tips links--I am always on the lookout for those!!

  7. Thanks for the comment on my blog about my pooch! She does look a lot like Walt! A much hairier version... lol.

    Lovely card. Love the krafty colouring, it's fab and so is that image! Thanks for playing along at JDE this challenge, hope you play along again :)

    Lisa xox

  8. This is just awesome! I love that image, the sketch used and especially the dimension with the flowers! Beautiful coloring with the pencils...I haven't tried them on craft yet. I'll have to check out Dorcas tips! Thanks for that :) Thanks for joining us at JDE for our 1st Challenge and hope you join us again! And any excuse to get a new RJ digi! LOL!!

    DT Member

  9. Very nice card. Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  10. Very cute! Love your coloring on the Kraft and the vine winding thru your card. thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal!

  11. Very creative! Thanks for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions, good luck.

  12. Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions! Your card is adorable and what a sweet image.


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