Aifactory Challenge 27

This week our  Aifactory challenge was sponsored by Laurie from Clearly Delightful,  the images we used are available at the vault, and are currently reduced to $5 for the whole set!  Each DT member got to play with different flowers to showcase all of the lovely images.
I was delighted to receive the Easter Lily image to play with.  I coloured this image over 4 times before I was happy.  I used copics the first two times and they were just too bright for the image.  I decided in the end to use watercolour paper and Ranger distress inks to colour the image.  I sponged the edges of the circular die cut with distress ink and used a waterbrush for the main image colouring.  My sketch is from Laurie's challenge this month at Clearly delightful.  I liked the idea of using her image in her sketch challenge!

The challenge is CLEAR and SIMPLE.  
1. Use a CLEAR object or embellishment or technique of some kind. Some examples are a clear button or other embellishment, clear gloss lacquer, clear embossing powder (cracked glass technique comes to mind!), or anything that you can see through.  Get creative!  Think of other things that are clear that you can see through that you can use in your project. (NOT a clear stamp sentiment... it has to be something that stays on your project)
2. Keep your design at least a little SIMPLE so that your floral coloring is the first thing that stands out.
Yes, you may use ribbon and other accents, and even multiple layers, but  keep your layout and general items simple and to the point.  We want to focus on the center image.

We would love to see as many creations as possible, you dont have to use an AiFactory image but we would like to see as many as possible used.  You can find Aifactory freebies to play with over at the Vault.
When uploading your creations to SNR The Card UniverseAifactory or Papercraft planet  please tag them with AIF027.

Please pop over to the other Dt members to check out their creationsAngie,Lola,Kerry,Fink,Carole,Erin,Monica,Fliss,Carlie,Laurie

Now I would like to enter this card into some more challenges.  I like the idea that I can link this card for both friendship and Mum because.. for most people out there Mum=friend.  That said
My time to craft would like - just for mum and Saturday Spotlight wants friendship, and Simon Says Stamps wanted Mothers day/Girly challenge..


  1. Oh I love this Penny,that wonderful image does need the softer colours.....a beautiful card!!!

  2. Penny, beautiful card! So soft and pretty, great job! :)

  3. It's such a beautiful card Penny. I like the soft colors you came up with as yes, Copics can be bright sometimes. Great job!

  4. WOW!! This is so stunning!!! I love the flower image, but your layout is just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!!HUGS

  5. Oh Penny, your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love that background paper that you used! It all goes together so nicely! Great coloring too!!! 4 times til you got it right?! LOL! It's perfect now!!!!

  6. Love the layout you used for your card! Great use of the clear part as well! Nice job!

  7. I'm glad to see someone else is a fan of Distress inks too. I couldn't manage without mine!
    Your card is lovely and the colouring looks great.

  8. Wow, soft and gorgeous! Lovely take on the CDBC3 sketch too!

  9. This is just gorgeous... so soft and elegant. Thanks for joining us for the Clearly Delightful challenge too!

  10. Beautiful! Love your colors and all the extra little details.

  11. Love the softness of your card done with watercolors! Thank you for joining us at Clearly Delightful!

  12. Beautiful job with the sketch. I just love the image.

  13. Beautiful! I love that lily image.

  14. Absolutely beautiful. Great job on Laurie's sketch and image!

  15. This is so pretty! I love the sponging and the colors. Just beautiful!


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