Thursday, 1 October 2015

The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Orange and Black


We've got a fab new challenge for you over at The Mixed Media Card Challenge: Black and Orange, with an option of Glitter.


Halloween-themed cards would be the obvious choice, but we don't really do Halloween in the UK, despite the best efforts of supermarkets to sell us lots of tat.

Looking for inspiration for something non-Halloween, I was rummaging through my stash and gathered enough bits and pieces to create this card.  I found this orange Gelli print which I'd made last year using acrylic paints, lace, net ribbon, and a sun-ray stencil.  Then I found the stamped and coloured JOFY flower panel, the stamped but uncoloured shopping lady image, and the diecut 'happy', and my card was born.

I coloured the image with Distress Inks, drew a doodle frame around the panel, then coloured inside the frame with an orange Neolour II crayon and softened it with a wet brush.  I found the numbers cut from black/gold glitter card, and then layered and matted everything.  The stamped sentiment is from STAMPlorations Sentiment Builders Happy.

Pop on over to the blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and then come and join us!

8 comments:

  1. Shirley, your Gelli print background works so well for this feminine card! Love the fun layout and sparkle!

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  2. This is so gorgeous and so very elegant :)

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  3. Great images for a 21st b'day card - love your background! Julia xx

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  4. I wish I had "stuff" like this hanging around in my stash! This turned out beautifully!

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  5. Wow Shirley, so trendy, beautiful and creative. TFS my friend.

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  6. I dream of legs like that! At 5' 0", I'm always envious of long legs! Really neato-mosquito design...angles, color, texture and ubber cool!

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  7. Brilliant, Shirley ... love that you made this beauty with 'found' things around your craft desk ... the only stuff I have hanging around isn't worth touching ... except to push into the paper bin .. and would definitely not make something as fabulous as this! Hugs, Anita :)

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