Sorry I was MIA yesterday - I spent the whole day drawing and tidying up my newest image so that I could make this card for you!
This image was inspired by the paintings of Alphonse Mucha - I have loved his nouveau style ladies since I discovered his work when I was at College many moons ago, so I wanted to do something like it myself. Didn't quite work out how I had imagined it, but I am still very happy with the result. I have named this image 'Wild Spirit', and it is now available in my Delicious Doodles Shop:
Can you believe the Wolf started life as a large Panther - could I get it to look right!??! Nope! So I rubbed it out and started again with the Wolf, and it looked so much better! I printed this out on an A4 sized card to colour it in. I still can't do colouring on a small scale - at least if it is big I can hide some of the naff bits - LOL. After colouring I scanned it and printed several times at the right size for the layers. I have followed the yummy sketch from Midnight Madness for my layout:
These sketches are so inspiring - they are about the only sketches that I make sure to do every week! My colour scheme is inspired by the challenge at Crafts and Me this week - Purple and Green - but I just had to throw some gold in there! I just love purple and gold together, yummy! Turns out the theme at Flutterby Wednesday is to use your favourite colour (with butterfly/angel or fairy too). My most fav colour is purple, you may have guessed if you are a regular reader of my blog, LOL
A couple of challenges have an 'open theme' this week - at Penny's Challenges, and at Cute Card Thursday (max. of 5 challenges) so I am entering this card into these as well.
I have used loads of layers on this card, with core-dinations in purple and green, gold mirri, and green pearlescent base card. The purple core-dinations has been run through the big shot with cuttlebug embossing folder, distressed and rubbed over with gold metallic rub-on. Flowers are made with the usual spare bits and punches. I have added gems for the centres, and some gems to the bottom right. The centre ribbon is a gorgeous touchy feely one from Christmas time. Lovely deep rich green with gold metallic pattern - yummy! I have also added a wee organza bow and dangly tassle made with fibres.
Last thing I did was add some stickles here and there, and some volume dots on the large flower petals. I am well pleased with how this card turned out. You won't believe how many shades of green I got out to get the right colours! Never realised I had so many, LOL!!!
Right, DT work becons. Must get on, need to sort me washing and turn D1's mattress over, if I can find it under the pile of clothes in her room!! See ya later peeps!