31 Mar 2012

A Gem of a Challenge #43 ~ Photo Inspiration

Good morning

Brrr there is a definite chill in the air this morning and no sign of any sunshine ... think the warm spell has come to an end :-(

It's challenge time once again at AGOAC and Jackie is our host and has provided us with this lovely photo for inspiration. 

I knew I wanted to use my Papermania Capsule 'Blueberry Pie' papers but I couldn't decide on which image to use so had a ltitle browse through the digi stamp downloads at Pink Gem Designs and came across this beautiful crocus image.  I really enjoyed colouring this image with my Spectrum Noirs ... however, I'm not sure if crocuses come in this shade of blue!
* Card Recipe *

Image ~ Crocus
Papers ~ Papermania Capsule 'Blueberry Pie'
Sentiment ~ Magazine freebie
Flower ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Seam Binding & Pearls ~ Stash
Butterflies ~ Kars punch

It's been ages since I joined in with any challenges so thought I would enter the following:

Crafty Catz ~ Use a digi image
Digi Days ~ Die cuts and/or Punches
Delightful ~ Easter
Sarah Hurley ~ Easter
Fab 'n' Funky ~ Easter

I am popping into town later with Chloe.  Her Guide unit have been busy the last few weeks making art and craft items for an exhibition in our local art gallery.  The exhibition is opening today so I am going along to see what they have been making while Chloe is helping with the refreshments .  Don't have anything else planned for today so hoping to get some time to craft.

Hope you have a great weekend :-)


Marianne's Craftroom said...

No I have never seen crocuses this colour but that's artistic licence. Beautiful card, love blue so must play along along. Have fun at the exhibition.

brenda said...

Morning Lisa

You have captured the colour of that gem beautifully and your flowers even carry the shape nicely.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Larisa said...

Lisa, it is cute so much!!

Unknown said...

Lisa what a fantastic card I love this great colours with your spectrum noirs.
Hugs Elaine


Hi Lisa
A gorgeous and beautiful card have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Christine L said...

Hi Lisa

Fabulous card.... love that crocus... and your design and layout are gorgeous!

Christine x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Lisa.

Hugs Riet.xx

Vicky said...

So pretty Lisa...and great colours too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Debs said...

Hi Lisa
Gorgeous card - stunning colour.
Have a fab weekend.
Debs xx

coops said...

so stunning lisa.really pretty image and your colours and design are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Lisa,love the colours and great layout...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

lalkygirl said...

gorgeous card lisa,love the crisp blues and clean design....stunning
thanks for joining us at cardmadfairy's digi days and good luck

tracey x

cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,this is stunning,the image is so beautiful and your colouring is just fantastic hugs Cherylxxxx

Janet said...

It's just gorgeous Lisa and the crocus look fab wearing that colour lol x

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Lisa...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a gorgeous Easter card
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x

carol said...

oooh this is so pretty, love the blue, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Andrea said...

This is so pretty Lisa, Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week, Andrea x

Chriss America Real said...

Oh Lisa, this is just lovely! I wish there were blue crocuses! I just love the colors you used! Thanks so much for playing along with the Delightful Challenges Team this week! Happy Easter to you and your family!




Aunty Sue said...

Lovely creation thanks for joining Crafty catz this week

sparklingblackrose said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, fabulous colouring :-) Thank you so much for joining us at Sarah Hurley this time, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT -xxx-
p.s I have candy on offer if you would like to enter- www.sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.com

mapowska said...

I should comment on all cards as each of them is fantastic! :D Beautiful! I am your new follower! :)))