Sunday, 21 July 2013

Lacy Sunshine - DT card

Hello blogging friends:) I am here today with my card for the new challenge over at Lacy Sunshine.....and as always it is anything goes:) You can also purchase a special digi at a discounted price:)! HERE   If you do use a Lacy Sunshine digi you will get to go in the draw and win a prize!!!
The design team have all used the newest collection of Heathers designs.....Gnomes Of Gnarly Wood - Gnomes on Vacation and mine is Fred's paradise.....isn't he a cutie? Can you see him hiding in the palm tree?!!! I loved using this image as it is something a little different for me and gave me the opportunity to use some freebie papers that I got with the August issue of Making Cards:

  • First I created my clouds: draw a cloud shape and cut it out which is now your mask. Using distress inks and foam distressing tool I then distressed around the mask moving it down and across to create the clouds. This was my first attempt and surprisingly so easy to do:) I have used card of 14cm x14cm (approx.). I only went 3/4 of the way down then I coloured in a sea and also an island.
  • Cut some of the freebie papers for the background to fit the 7"x7" card base.
  • I have also used a 6"x6" green leaf design paper from Kaisercraft called Utopia Collection which I have layered onto my base card.
  • You then need to cut 2 pieces of the paper that you choose (one about 11cm x 12cm and the other 9cm x 12cm) and layer them up onto the green leaf paper at an angle.
  • I coloured my Fred's Paradise image in using pan pastels on the tree and Copics for Fred himself. I have fussy cut the image out.
  • I have then taken my clouds and sea image and added a strip of the sand design paper from the freebie papers to the bottom of it. (approx. 5" deep)
  • Now layer this onto your card and add the Fred's Paradise gnome image onto the left hand side.
  •  I have used one of the sentiments from the freebies and adhered this on the right hand side .
  • To decorate I have used blue flowers, shells and starfish which I have adhered using my hot glue gun.
  • To finish add a sentiment to your card if you wish. I have then used lot's of stickles glitter to finish.


  1. what a lovely little scene and adore all those wonderful shells
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Awesome design and beautiful fresh colouring. Love the sentiment which is so true.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Love, love, love this Nikki! You've blended little Fred in so perfectly that I looked and thought 'where's the gnome?!' And I knew he was there! Lol.

    Love the soft colours you've used...just beautiful. Great card.

  4. Lovely fresh looking card ,and the sentiments so true
    Elaine H X

  5. This is fantastic, Nikki! The scene you've created is amazing and Fred looks so totally at home with it all :)

  6. Love this, the sea shells and starfish really set off the scene :-) xxx

  7. Darling card, Nikki, thank you for sharing all your details. I wondered which adhesive you used to adhere the sea shells and starfish, and now I know you used hot glue. Thank you very much for sharing all that info! hugs, de

  8. A super card Nikki, the colours, scene and embellishments are wonderful x


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