Monday 11 November 2013

Anything Goes with Delicious Doodles

Hello, happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend :) Well November is certainly pushing us nicely into winter, can't believe how cold it suddenly has become!

This week over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges, the theme is "Winter Scenes with animals or people". Our sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles, kindly giving 4 digi's to the challenge winner.

Here is the card I made for this challenge:

I got the beautiful Angelique to play with :)
I used a mixture of watercolour paints, pro markers and embossing powder to colour in this lady.

I decided to go with a blue and silver look, to portray the ice and snowflakes. I cut out a blue 'doily' with my bigz die, put an outline sticker on it and placed it slightly off the card to the top.

 I used some stripy blue paper as the background, and then layered up the centre with ribbon and a silver paper. I used another outline sticker to 'even off' the card.

I printed out Angelique onto a heavier card in my local print shop, but as usual did the wrong size! I had the card in my head and didn't work in the size dies I had. The only die that would fit her, was the largest banners die. I had no way to layer the image, as the smaller banner die cut off too much of the image. So I cut both the silver backing board and image at the same size, and then got my fabric scissors at the image to make it slightly smaller.

As it was a snowflake/icy image, I wanted to try and portray that on the card. I used some Kaleidoscope Transparent embossing powder on her wings, and used a silver embossing powder around the trim of her top. I love how the finish comes up on the wings!

To give the snowflake a bit of depth, I cut out a second one, heat embossed it, placed a gem in the middle and layered it with foam pads.

Thanks for stopping by, why not give the challenge a go?

I hope to enter this card in some challenges.
Artistic Inspirations Challenges - Use a Sentiment/Anything Goes (closed)

The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Angel Wings
Creative Creations Challenges - Sparkle and Shine
Lady Anne's 8th Challenge - More than one layer
Smudgy Antics - Fire and Ice
Sparkle n Sprinkle Creative Challenges - Anything goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
Paper Playful - Sparkle
Have a great Monday :)


Unknown said...

Eithne such a lovely card and i love the way you used the large banner on bothe the image and the silver and then used your fabric scissors to change the images size. well done. I have a habit of doing that! i like them big enough to colour easily and forget about sizing with the dies first lol...i love the colour scheme it is popular this year and fab embossing and love the snowflake. Anita xx

Unknown said...

Thanks Anita :) it was one of those cards that ended up the total opposite of what the idea in my head was! Xx

butterfly dream cards said...

Fantastically beautiful......its just a wonderful project....and again blue in different shades...just a Wow..

fiona DT

Linda Simpson said...

This is beautiful Eithne I love the way you have decorated this fabulous creation. I am a new follower.

Linda xxxx

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Sylvia Anderson said...

This is brilliant, I love the shape & the colours are fabulous xxx

Unknown said...

Beautifully coloured Eithne, and the background layering is perfect. I love the outline stickers- so delicate but as you say evens the card perfectly.

Claire x

Crafting with Darcy said...

So beautiful, Eithne! I love all the blues and the frosty look.

sian said...

i love this, its great :)

~Lady B~ said...

Your card is beyond gorgeous! I love the cool colours you've used to represent winter and ice and your layered and adorned snowflake is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Smudgy Antics this Fortnight :)

Lady B, DT

blackdragon said...

The Delicious doodles image is gorgeous coloured in those cool blues.
Beautiful icy card Eithnel, many thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics this fortnight.

Krisha said...

Beautifully done!
Thanks for joining the challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Stunning! You've coloured her beautifully and captured the serene feel of winter! Thx for playing with us at Smudgy Antics!

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Fabulous card, love the different layers and the image with you have coloured so nicely. I think the doily die finishes the whole thing off so beautifully. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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Carmen said...

Very pretty. Love the accents that you used. Thanks for entering Artistic Inspirations use a sentiment

Shelley said...

Such A beautiful Piece! I love the way you have used Teri's image. Thank you for playing along with us at Smudgy Antics

I Don't Do Straight said...

Beautiful card. Love the icy colours and the DD images is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Smudgy Antics :)

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 73 'angel wings' - Hazel, DT x

KC said...

oh wow I love her wings! this is so pretty! thanks for joining us at Smudgy Antics!