Monday, 3 August 2015

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #8!

Hello! How is everyone? Good I hope!
So today launches our new monthly challenge over on THE PAPER NEST DOLLS CHALLENGE BLOG and our theme as always is Anything Goes! Once again we are sponsored by the wonderful…

…who are also offering this a fab prize……

… so check out THE BLOG for all the details!

Now my image this week is part of the JULY NEW RELEASE and her name is ARTIST EMMA! What a sweetheart!  I suppose to embrace the spirit of the subject matter I should have made an ‘easel’ card, but I didn’t. Hey ho!
I wandered a little out of my comfort zone with this one.  I used my Aqua Tints to create ‘painty’ backing papers and coloured EMMA and a splodgey background with Inktense Pencils which I haven’t used for ages.  Hmmm… more practice methinks!
It is unfortunate that Emma’s artistic skills were very much reliant on my own so I don’t really rate her ‘effort’ as seen on my homemade easel (more Pitiful then Picasso).  But she did try, bless her so you gotta luv her for that!!! J
Dies/Punches: Tonic ‘Nesting Rectangles’
Card: Crafters Companion Water Colour Card – Kraft - Various from stash
Colouring/Ink:  Inktense Pencils – Spectrum Noir Aqua Tints – Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers DI
Others: Pearls
Hopeless Hand drawings (making a thankfully brief return J!): Easel painting - Paintbrushes

So be sure to take ‘art’ in our Anything Goes Challenge by visiting the blog and you will also see some stunning inspiration from the DT there too. And don’t forget to visit the shop for all of Christine’s adorable stamps!! There is a CHRISTMAS IN JULY NEW RELEASE too!!

Thanks so much for looking and for your lovely comments and have a wonderful day!
See ya!

Colourful hugs
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
FAB ‘N’ FUNKY – Challenge #269: No Patterned Papers
4 CRAFTY CHICKS – Challenge #257: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #71: Anything Goes
CRAFTING BY DESIGNS – August Challenge: Anything Goes
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – Challenge #273: Always Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #3: Anything Goes
INCY WINCY - Frame It!
SOUTHERN GIRLS – Anything Goes 


  1. Fabulous Jane, love the colours you have chosen here and the aqua tint background looks perfect to me!! I think she could give van gogh a run for his money with her take on "Sunflowers"!! Hope all is well with you xx

  2. This is gorgeous Jane. I love the sweet image, beautiful colours and your inky background looks wonderful.
    Sue xx

  3. Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, :0)

  4. Stunning Jane. Love the design and detail.

  5. Very pretty Jane, I love the whole painting theme and your image is done so well, beautiful!! hugs :)

  6. Fabulous card Jane - love your painty background - genius idea :o)
    Debs xx

  7. Loving the painting theme. It is simply awesome, the colors are some of my fav's. A master piece. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Jane! Love it.
    Wendy xx

  9. Ooooh how gorgeous Jane.....your colouring looks fab, as always!

  10. Very nice card. Love the design. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy designs. Judy DT

  11. so gorgeous jane.your pretty colours are beautiful and i love your design and sweet image :D

    xx coops xx

  12. This is lovely Jane. Her painting is much better than mine! Thank you for joining in the Frame It Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week.

  13. wow! Love this card, great colours and fab background. Thanks for sharing in our Anything Goes challenge for August at Crafting By Designs. Mo xxx

  14. Brilliant card....sweet image and colours...great background....Thank you for joining us @ fun n Funky Joolsx

  15. Wow Jane, your colouring is amazing! Such a great card thanks for sharing it with the Southern Girls. Good luck, Julie x


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