For my card I followed a sketch from Crafting Life’s Pieces and an image from MayzArt called Looks Like Rain Xandra, although to my mind she looks more like she is keeping the sun off of herself with a parasol.
Because I am still not 100% straight in my craft space and because I have a set of Limited Edition Promarkers to amalgamate into my current set of pens I haven’t set my alcohol pens back up, so I coloured Xandra in with my prismacolor pencils and OMS. Her outfit is all shades of green and her hair is reds. The papers are from a paper pad by Raspberry Road that came free with Quick Cards Made Easy. I forgot to choose my paper before colouring so I was lucky that this set of papers went so well with the colours I had already used! There was one issue though, the basis of this pad is cream, it’s the underlying colour, and the white mat I had printed Xandra onto stood out like a sore thumb. I tried shading around it with DIs but it still didn’t look right so in the end I cut it out. Problem solved, lol I edged my card and background mat with Tattered Rose DI.
The diecuts are both cut from some lush red metallic paper, as are the three little buttons. One mistake with colouring first and gathering supplies later was that I didn’t have the right colour buttons, but luckily I do have some button dies, so I just made my own! Ribbon and roses are from my stash, as is the small bow.
I am entering this into the following:-
CLP – October Sketch (See sketch above)
Crafty Ribbons – #64 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Creative Fingers – #5 Anything Goes with Ribbon Twist
Designed to Color – #21 Use a Die
Digi Haven – Use Two Colours
Just For Fun – Buttons and Bows
Paper Creator’s Crafts – #15 Dies or Punches
Pattie’s Creations – #77 Ribbon
Sister Act Challenge – #22 Anything Goes
The Hobby House Challenge – #5 Roses