Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Here in Ireland, it is our August Bank Holiday. I'm afraid it is a very, very wet one! Thunderous downpours and floods :( Thankfully it's great weather for crafting ;-)
This week, Team A at Through the Purple Haze Challenges, have a challenge of "cards with tickets or tags". Our wonderful sponsor, Craft Sentiments Designs are giving three digi's for the winner's prize.
This is the card I made with the beautiful digi, Kaye, Thinking of You.
Please don't laugh, but this is actually my FIRST digi image to use, EVER!!! I was so nervous working with her, as I never painted or coloured skin tones before. I don't even have any markers that would do her skin tone justice. So I semi-cheated! I printed her out onto cream paper, to resemble my own skin colour. (if only my complexion was as even as a cream sheet of paper!!)
I coloured her waist sash and trimmings in a teal blue marker, and paper pieced her dress and hair. (another technique I am new to) It was so rewarding putting her together, and I just love how the printed paper of her dress make it pop out! As she was on cream paper, I needed to isolate her entirely from the cream sheet of paper. So I cut her out and stuck her on the circular frame, on top of a doily.
For the ticket, I used a beautiful "a Birthday Wish' tag, printed onto the same colour paper as Kaye's hair. I then got a few teal strips of paper, and stuck them onto the yellow polka dot paper for the background. I cut out two of the 'styled labels', inked the back one with distress ink, and frayed the top layer.
Being it my first digi image, I am delighted with how the card turned out. I love the combo of colours, although it wouldn't be my usual choice.
I hope to enter this card in a few challenges.
For your chance to win three fabulous digi's, why not enter in the challenge - at Through the Purple Haze Challenges?
I hope you enjoyed reading my process of making this card. If you make one similar, I would love to see it, please leave a comment with a link! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful day :)