Monday 5 August 2013

Cards with Tickets or Tags

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.
I used a few paper flowers, and stuck some buttons or gems in the middle. I also spotted a few flower gems around the card and a button.

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 :)



butterfly dream cards said...

Love love love it.....beautiful and the doily too, very very nice indeed, infact lovely xxxx fiona

fiction book reviews said...

First Digi!!!!! wow if u hadn't said - I wouldn't have known - well done you!!!!

Zoe x

Unknown said...

Hey neighbour, I totally love this. The paper piecing is fab, love it, love it all :)

Emily said...

Love everything about this! You will have to get a stash of promarkers now, there will be no stopping you ;-)

Crafting with Darcy said...

Hi Eithne! Great card! Your blues and tan colors are so beautiful together and I really love how you paper pieced her dress! I love everything you did actually!

Michelle said...

Lovely Card Eithne!!
Can't believe You are colouring!! :-) :-)
Michelle xx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Eithne. Thank you for your comments on my blog.