How are you all this fine day?? I hope I find you all well and raring to go. . .
Please forgive the very short and not very descriptive title, my brain doesn't want to function today! But it does have relevance, honest! (nouveau - new)
First bit of 'Nouveau' is some news.
Earlier in the week I submitted a card for a challenge at The Creative Cottage, which was followed up by Tracy in the form of an invite to join her Design Team - well, how could I resist an offer like that out of the blue?? YEAY!! So HUGE thanks Tracy for the invite - glad to be joining you and working with your gorgeous kits!!
They have a fresh challenge this week, of 'flowers'.
Next bit of Nouveau is the image I was working on this week, just so as I could enter the challenge at Midnight Madness. (such a lot of new stuff going on over there too - you really must get over and see for yourself!) Couldn't think for the life of me what to do with their sketch:
But then I had a flash (no, not the hubby) . . . of inspiration! I turned the sketch sideways and it began to look a bit like a stained glass window to my wierd brain, so that's what I came up with for it. An arched window in an Art Nouveau style. I shall be making this image avialable for purchase in Delicious Doodles after the weekend, when I have finished up my other projects I want to release at the same time.
So, the card then. I have used a backing paper by Tinker & Co which is printed as a tint onto white card. I then daubed ink over the edges and towards the centre of the card, and also around the main image to help it stand out more.
I cheated a bit with the image (naughty me!) I printed it out large on an A4 piece of card, and coloured that with my watercolour pencils. Then I scanned in the coloured image, resized it, and printed that out onto glossy photo paper so it looked a richer colour and has a sheen to it. A bugger to photograph though because of the gloss!!
I added some folded metallic ribbon to the back and raised it all on foam pads and layered it too. Last job was to pop the pearly bits on and make the flowers (punched shapes)
Right, need to go take a load more photos. Trying to clear my dining room and am in the process of shutting down my ebay shop. So I need to sell off all my cards and toppers, and any other extras I can get rid of too. Got to get it all done by 31st March!! EEEEEKKK - NOT ENOUGH TIME!!!