{3.3.2013} a Sunday challenge

I’ve been trying to get my craft on this weekend and it just wasn’t happening like I wanted it too.  I had high hopes for MANY Christmas cards for the current Paper Crafts magazine call.  Alas, I just couldn’t get into the holiday spirit.  Thankfully, I squeaked out 2 cards, but I don’t have high hopes.  I just wasn’t on my game.

After struggling, I just gave up and looked for some challenges to inspire me.  I think my mojo was mad I tried to do holiday cards out of season.  Ha.  So what better than SPRING to bring me out of my winter blues.

ETA: had to update with a better photo

Hero Arts has the PERFECT challenge going on for March.
I’ve combined the color and spring challenge into one.

I wanted the look of doodling or a drawing in a notebook.  So, I stamped the ledger background first and then the flowers on top.  I also liked the idea of ‘chalk’ coloring, so used some Prismacolor pencils to achieve that look.  I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.  I’m not an expert, by any means, on coloring (with markers or pencils).

I’m also submitting this to the Simon Says challenge since anything goes this week.
Talk about easy peasy.




  1. tsurutadesigns

    I super LOVE this Lisa…pinning it:)

  2. Glenda J

    Great new blog header! Love! Great card too… absolutely gorgeous. The Prisma effect is perfect. I know the feeling… I’ve done a few things for the PC call but was having more fun with challenges last night.

  3. Christine Dring

    Someone has a new look to her blog! Cool beans! Lisa, your card is gorgeous! Bring on the Springtime flowers!

  4. Pam

    Saw this on the Hero Arts Flickr group – love, love, love all the softness of the card! Such sweet colors and love the ledger background stamp!

  5. Lindsey

    So so pretty!Your colouring is so soft and romantic-looking. Nice!

  6. Lynn

    Delicate and absolutely stunning Lisa.

  7. lostinpaper

    Oh Lisa, this is so pretty and so Spring. Perfect for the challenge!

  8. Toni Storie

    This is really pretty! I like how the flowers have a nice glow about them.

  9. Emily Keaton

    Beautiful! i really you achieved the look of notebook doodling!

  10. Lisa Carroll (@_inkymom_)

    Gorgeous! Lovely spring colors.. love the combination of images, too! 🙂 Thank you for joining the “Anything Goes” challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

  11. kerenbaker

    Just a lovely card. I struggled with the whole Christmas submission. Inspiration came a little late. Managed to get some in but am not holding my breath. There’s stiff competition by the looks of it. Good luck anyhow!

  12. Wendy ten Hove

    This is so pretty! Love the flowers and looks so lovely and dreamy the way you added the colors! Very nice!
    Hugs, Wendy

  13. Jessi

    I *love* the soft chalked look! They really do glow – brilliant idea to make it doodly, too – how many pages have I filled up thusly in my life.. 🙂

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