Kemly set the Quirky challenge this time and it is Mythical Ladies. Our generous sponsor is Stitchy Bear Digital stamps who are providing all three prizes, and provided the team with images to showcase too.
I used Yddris Yddris by Alipeeps, and coloured her with Promarkers. I didn't know what I was going to do with her until she was coloured and fussy cut, in fact her hair is decoupaged because I coloured her skin green and then decided it wasn't right but I didn't want to start the hair over again. I have tried to give her shiny purple hair using several shades of purple and light grey for the highlights, does it work or not really?
She very much reminds me of Lord of the Rings, and I knew I wanted to frame her somehow, this embossing stencil that was free with a magazine looked promising. So after embossing some Coordinations and standing it, I cut out the centre to make my frame. The snowflake cardstock behind the image was also free with possibly the same magazine. My card needed a little more, and the poinsettias seemed just right, made using my Nellie Snellen poinsettia punch and embossing sets (I still don't seem to have the middle size, must remember to try and buy them), and layers of embossed poinsettia leaves in the same dark metallic purple that I used for the card base, with some teal layers to tie in with the background. Microbeads came to mind for the stamens, and I found a pack I remembered having and - wow I found teal which was perfect! This was in a set called Art Accentz Jumbo Embellishment Palletz by Provo Craft, which included pots of microbeads, seed beads and glitter. Once I got the pot open, over a small tidy tray, I could hear the beads pinging everywhere! Trying to get them back in the pot afterwards (the ones I caught in the tray of course, I am not hunting the desk and floor for microbeads!), proved tricky because somehow they seemed to expand. So I ended up re-organising some other stuff to get them into a locking organiser and I will use a little spoon with them in future.
Finally the sentiment is stamped with a Marianne clear stamp set and die cut with a Marianne Anja Label die (LR0421 Anja Lables and CS0862 Clear stamps.)
Hop on over to Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog to see some other gorgeous mythical ladies and to join in.
My mythical lady has been entered into the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges - faith based or anything Christmas (Sun)