I have my card for the new Crafting From The Heart challenge to share with you today. As always, you can choose to play Anything Goes or to use our theme, which is “Flowers” this fortnight. (Little confession…I forgot about the theme! I got carried away!) We are very lucky to be sponsored by Aurora Wings and MelJens Designs – I chose to use the beautiful Princess of the Sea for my card, as I fell totally under her spell, and couldn’t look away!
I have to be honest, as beautiful as I find these images, I wasn’t rushing to work with one. They are so intricately designed, that I couldn’t myself sitting still long enough to focus on colouring one, let alone presenting it in a style that suited it! I thought these captivating images were about as far away from my comfort zone as possible!! So, in the spirit of trying new things this year, I set myself the challenge! And here she is, all coloured and simply presented…
I used ProMarkers to colour the image. Unfortunately, it took three attempts, due to a very juicy marker leaking all over the almost completed image twice (you’d think I’d have learnt after the first accident…!). My original attempts both had blonde hair, but I’m glad I swapped to brown for the final version as it makes the shells easier to distinguish. Once coloured, I added Glossy Accents to some of the larger water bubbles and Star Dust Stickles to some of the shells, smaller bubbles and the Princess’s eyelids.
I cut the frame on the Silhouette using a pearlescent pale gold card, and popped the image behind. I added a bow, with two little starfish (that have been hiding in my stash for at least 5 years!) sewn to the centre.
Make sure you head over to Crafting From The Heart to add your creations to the challenge!
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Thanks for reading x