Sunday 7 July 2019

Garden Chair Gathering - A Day for Daisies - Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #109 for 7th of July, 2019

I am now a member of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team! :)

So this is my first challenge and I have chosen the Garden Chair Gathering - I was drawn to the birds and chairs and it reminded me of all the birds that we have here and the fact that I often sit on our steps and listen to the birds!
Anyway, here is my card:

I have digitally printed Garden Chair Gathering on X-Press It Blending Card and then as I am still trying to set up my craft room I have cut out the image using my paper cutter.
Then I have coloured with the following Copics pens:
  • chairs - V20, V22, V25, V28, B12, B14, B16, B18, B39
  • birds - R24, R29, R56
  • background - BG000, BG01, BG02
I tried to colour the base of the chairs to make them look like coloured metal - but the area was too small! This idea came from one of the techniques booklets - Metal Effects - we have received from Alyce from Kit and Clowder for doing our monthly classes. I think I will try it on another stamp with a bit more space!!

I have used the same colours (B12, B14, B16, B18, B39) on the sentiment piece, but then I realised it was a little dark, especially down the bottom, so I went over with my colourless blender to lighten it a bit. The sentiment is from the wonderful Marcella's Camellias Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy. 

I adhered both the sentiment and coloured image to a rectangle card from Envelope Solutions using double-sided tape.

I tried to colour some dew drops with my favourite B16 Copic pen, but it didn't really work, so I found some blue sequins from my stash to add in the corners.

Here is a close-up of the colouring:

The sponsor for this challenge is A Day for Daisies and the prize is a $12 Gift Certificate.

There is inspiration from the rest of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT over on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 20th of July. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Thursday 11th of July to find out the winners of Challenge #108 -  I actually entered this challenge!! :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge LTCCB #36 - Anything Goes for July
Mix It Up Challenge MIUCB #27 - Anything Goes with a twist of foiling (I wonder whether sequins count? :))

Also remember that the 30 day colouring challenge at the Daily Marker is going on at the moment:
The idea is to try to encourage everyone to sit down for just a few minutes each day and just colour! Something that I find just calms my mind!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Hi this is a gorgeous card. Those chairs and birds are adorable. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Very nice card
    Thank you so much entering our ATG challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week.Looking forward to see you next challenge

    Rituparna DT TTCRD

    My blog

  3. Great card - beautifully coloured.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog.

    Helen x