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Monday, 13 June 2011

Lexi’s Creations #42 – No Sentiment

Hi, over at Lexi’s this week we are sponsored by Fairy Dust Crafts


Our challenge for you this fortnight is to create something that has no sentiment on it. ‘Oh goody’ I thought, as I rarely bother with sentiments on my cards, until that is I came to make it, LOL

I have made my card with one of the gorgeous digs designed by Lexi and available at Fairy Dust, called JT.

Lexi 42 No Sentiment WM

Having coloured JT in with prismas and OMS I picked out some lovely Basic Grey papers to mat him onto, and then I was stuck. Whatever I did it didn’t look finished, and a sentiment would have solved that problem for me, lol, but I couldn’t use one so I had to put my thinking cap on. Finally after a good root around in my stash I came up with the three metal embellishments and the gorgeous brass clock charm. I tied that on with some Stampin’ Up twine. The flourish is a grey diecut I coloured up with gold paint.

We all get so wrapped up in copics/promarkers that we tend to neglect all the other lovely colouring mediums out there and my first love has to be my prismas. I love the soft subtle effects you can get with them. Whilst alcohol markers are amazing and the better crafter can achieve results that look like the image has just come off the printing press sometimes I think it’s nice to look like you did actually colour it in yourself.

Lexi 42 No Sentiment Image

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Alphabet Challenge – Father’s Day or a Male Card
Craft Us Crazy – Father’s Day and/Or Masculine colours/theme
Fab ‘n Funky – Magnificent Men
Fussy and Fancy – Man Cards
Mami Doodles – Make a Card for a Boy or Man
Paper Play – Father’s Day/Man’s Card
Secret Crafter – A Male Card
Sew Many Cards – Father’s Day/Male Cards
The Stamp Man – Boys and Men
Wee Memories – Free For All
Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. This is fabulous Lin! I really love the colouring too


  2. Lin your colouring on this image is fantastic, wow! It is a real wonderful masculine card, love all the extra details.


  3. Fab card,love the detail and image thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

  4. Wow fabulous card , your colouring is amazing and cool image,

    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 138 A male Card

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :) x.

  5. Fab card. Love the image - your colouring is fab! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  6. Thanks for joining our "Male Card" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  7. Hi!~
    Fantastic card! Great colouring, love the image.
    Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET Challenge Blog.
    Good Luck!

  8. I love the colours and design Lin. Thanks for sharing with us at the Stamp Man and good luck.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  9. Wow, What a great card. Thanks for joining us at sew many cards.

  10. Great card - i love the the spellbinders die card. Thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodles.

  11. Great card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx


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