Thursday, 10 March 2011


Two posts in one day and with a cut finger (see previous post)!!!

I have just finished this card for my daughter.... 23 today(just edited this post!!!). I spent ages trawling the internet looking for a cottage image for her card(she is now in the middle of buying a very rundown's all a bit of an adventure and a bit nerve wracking....but more about that some other time).

I just couldn't find what I was looking for...but as I was waiting for my computer to load up (also see previous was obviously getting sick last night), I found myself doodling and this morning I realised that is what I really wanted so I used my DIGI TO SKETCH technique to reproduce the design

I retraced a couple of the elements to add some extra layers....also very handy as I smudged the door handle on the bottom layer.

For this project, I took it an extra step by going over the pencil line with a fine permanent marker.

I water coloured the image with pen ink (as per the Digi tutorial), then cut out and stuck the elements onto Kraft card, I then added some doodled details and wording.

I have SUZE BAIN to thank for the inspiration for the card she did last week (beautifully coloured houses) and VICKY for the idea of setting the houses against the Kraft card.
They are both stunning cards.

The design was finished with a scrap of ribbon stapled on in a mock bow...I used a little mini stapler which belonged to one of my girls, the bottom is a bit broken but it has got some lovely coloured staples with it!! My husband was pleased with the card but felt it needed some detail lower and suggested adding some tufts of grass.................sometimes he has good ideas.....just as well as it's his fault my finger is cut.

I was inspired to use pastel colours again as that is the theme at Less is More and this will the first time I have made two entries.
DYSU has a new challenge of layers...and finally I get to play along with them again ...twice I have made samples and twice I haven't made the deadline!!!!
and although the card is very much muted pastels I gave it a bit of ZING with some LEMON ribbon which is the challenge over at PAPERTAKE.
plus this week is ANYTHING GOES at SIMON SAYS


Denise and Louise said...

Great clean and simple card. Love the image and the way you have coloured it. Congrats on finally getting to join us again at DYSU!!! xx

Lynne said...

Wow! Who`s a clever girl then? In your profile you describe yourself as `Mrs Ordinary`. No chance,
If you can draw your own images and make cards like this ( and with serious razor damage), there`s nothing ordinary about you.
Lynne xxx

Airing cupboard stamping said...

I have just looked through your blog and you creations are amazing!!!

WencheP said...

Very cute. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Susan said...

Super cute and oh so creative! Love it!

Linby said...

wow-that's a great image you have "doodled" and love what you did with it for the card.

JeNjOy said...
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JeNjOy said...

Love this card, the house image is great, I want to start doing my own sketches soon but there are so many things to try and not enough hours in the day.
jenjoy x

Mandi said...

Hi Diane
This is just fantastic
Perfect CAS
Can I say I don;t even think you need toe ribbon bow...just my personal opinion, no offence
Thank you for entering again
"Less is More"

Miria said...

Lovely card, thank for joining Papertake Weekly, good luck, Miria GDT

Jenny said...

Another fab card and I love the digi to sketch tutorial. Hope your finger heals quickly...its no fun crafting with an injury like that x

sasa said...

Fabulous - you cannot beat an original creation from the heart! Love it...

Chrissie said...

Wow how creative is this!
Good on ya'
Fabulous card.
See you next time!
"Less is More"

Marcy said...

Wonderful! I am sure your daughter will love it!! Thank you for playing along with us at DYSU.

Vicky Hayes said...

Diane - you are Mrs Extraordinary! I love your pretty sketch and the way you've coloured it - you are very talented and your blog is truly inspirational. It's lovely of you to link to my card too.
Happy crafting!
Vicky x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW - you can draw you lucky thing! AND turn your drawings into proper digi images . . . you are one talented lady!
Hugs, Sandra

princesskitten said...

Darling little house - and well done you for doing it all your self

kitten DYSU team

Daša said...

I just simply love it :)

Aileen said...

Wow this is just fantastic! I love your drawing and agree with Vicky's idea of putting it against kraft card. I'm sure your daughter will be delighted especially as it's your own art work. x

jo said...

This is just so cute.

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card !! I love this image ,, you are very clever !!! Brilliant ,, am sure your daughter will LOVE this :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

I read your comment on the blog :-) We welcome all creativity and hand drawn images are fine, of course this is accepted !!! :-)xx

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

This is a great card and it just shows we should have more faith in our own doodling abilities as this is a stunning very personal card

Suzanne said...

Fantastic card and super idea to use your own image. Thansk for playing at Papertake Weekly this week
Suzanne x
Guest DT

Jo said...

This is wonderful Dianne! I love that you designed your own stamp! Great to have you joining in with us this week at DYSU! Hope you come back next week.

Christine said...

Wow, great sketch!! It is perfect and I love that you placed in on kraft cardstock. You've got talent. You should doodle more! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

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