Thursday, 26 March 2015

Thinking of you







I'm a huge Make It Craft fan, I love their images.  While I was browsing their website recently I saw this image Chelsea Hugging Legs.  At the back of my mind whilst I was browsing was Zoe's Design Team call for clean and simple cards.  In the blurb she'd written - sorry Zoe if you read this :)  were some examples of clean and simple cards.  If you want to take a look click here.

I knew straight away what I was going to try and do with this image.  Chelsea looks kind of dreamy and I thought she looks like she's thinking about someone.  I produced this sentiment on my computer and cut it out with a Spellbinders die.  The edge of the die is coloured in alternate purple and blue.

Chelsea her self was printed out so I could use her to one side on a CAS card.  She's coloured with purple and blue ProMarkers.  Here's a close up of her.


In this close up you should be able to see the dotty fantasy background I created around her.  I did this by making lots of dots first in pale blue ProMarker and using the blending pen to blur them.  I then added some purple dots around the blue ones and used the blending pen again.  To make some darker patches I just added some more dots but didn't blend these out.

To be honest I was panicking a bit when I was doing it as I've never tried this before.  BUT I'm pleased to say the result was even better than I hoped and I've used this technique on a few more cards since.

The only other thing I've used to finish it off but still keeping a clean simple design are some blue and purple self adhesive gems.

Now you know how I did it have a go it's really easy :)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Paradise of Stamps - Clean & Simple
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - A Cut Above
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes




5 comments:

  1. She's gorgeous Andrea. <3

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  2. You have inspired me to have a go once again at CAS cards...Zoe has also inspired me but can I resist all the added goodies is the Question...I just love your dotty background.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  3. What a lovely project. thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart this time, we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

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  4. lovely image and the background looks great!
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Natalie
    INKognito

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