Friday, 6 August 2010

Wild Spirit

Hiya folks!

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!


Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

this is gorgeous!!!
the wolf is perfect and the dimension in this card is stunning!!!

Angela said...

Oh Teri, this is STUNNING!!!! I love the green and purple together!! Your cards are always so beaautiful and colorful!! I really need to hop on over and get some of these gorgeous images!!!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Teri,
Awesome artwork and gorgeous flowers. This is a wonderful card. I love it.
We have the wet stuff today.
Fiona x

Lynda said...

This is a stunner of a card Teri - those colours are amazing and you've done a terrific job with the image. Absolutely gorgeous!

Love Lynda xxx

Michelle said...

WOW this is an awesome card! Love the image and how you popped up parts of life like. And those flowers are gorgeous! I'm a fan of purple too! Thanks for joining us at FBW this week - keep fluttering :)

pam124 said...

Teri, this is super, super COOOOL!! I LOVE the image and all the textures and details. You did such a wonderful job all around with this one!!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challege and I hope you can come out and play with us again next week!


Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Teri!
This is gorgeous! I love your drawings and it looks very good with the wolf. To me it makes it more northern - we don't have a lot of panters around here ;o)
The colors are amazing and I think you cathced the Alphonse Mucha-look very good with this card.
Great job!

Thanks for playing with the Midnight Madness. It is always great to come and see what you make. Thanks for the inspiration! I am looking forward to see you again next week? ;o)


Courtney said...

This is so cool! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's. Good Luck!


Poppet said...

G OR J US, nuff said. :-) xx

gina g said...

Wow this is amazing the image is absolutely gorgeous as are the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

Deb said...

beautiful! I love the image, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Kim said...

Look at this, how gorgeous! love the new image! Such a vixen!!!! your flowers and bits of bling are divine!
kim xXx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow teresa this is stunning,
you have made a beautiful card love that you have popped it up like a 3D and the colors are fabulous.
love everything about it.

greetings karin

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Teri - another gorgeous card and that image....fabulous! I love the colours and the soft hue that you have given our image! Gorgeous take on the sketch Teri - Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we love to see you and hope to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Carol said...

Wow Teri-your creation this week is very intriguing and unique with this beautiful image. I just got back from visiting my Mom in Connecticut and this image reminds me of some of the artwork at the Casino where my brother works. Your card is just so beautiful. Your work is always so amazing. Great job with the challenge. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Danni said...

What an exquisite card!! Wow! thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Tracy said...

another beautiful card love all the detail and those stunning colours and the image is fabulous, you are very talented! Tracy x

Clare said...

Im speechless!!! this is stunningly beautiful. Especially love the colours you have chosen, it really brings the image out, you are pretty nifty with your colouring Teri!!! whoever receives this will be framing your card! big hugs Clare xxx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

This is out of this world. Love it :)

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Teri this is gorgeous I so love this image along with the colours, flowers and ribbon it is stunning.
Lorraine x

Holly said...

Teri, definately a favorite of mine this week. I love your image and the embellishing is wonderful!Thanks for playing with us this week at Midnight Madness! I hope to see more of your creations.



Crafteezee said...

Hi Teri, knew this would be fabulous when I saw your name. Love the dimension you have created and the colour purple, one of my favourites too. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me.

Hugs Tracy x
P.S. I have some candy on my blog if you want to hop over.

crafty amy said...

Wow Teri yet again this is an amazing image I really do wish I could draw like you.
Thank you for joining us a crafts and me and good luck.


Amy xx