Today's post is a special post, as this is my first of two weeks as Guest Designer for Digi Choosday challenge!!!! The very talented Nikky Hall invited me to Guest Design for the challenge and it would have been crazy to say no!!! she's got beautiful images and products in the Polkadoodles shop... you need to check it out!!!
It is also a really special day for Digi Choosday, as from today, they have their own dedicated blog challenge, which are launching today!!!!
No need to say that I'm thrilled!!! Thank you Nikky!
The theme for Week 6 of the Digi Choosday challenges is Fashionable Fun. Great challenge theme!!!
You should check the challenge out and join in the fun!!!!
I chose a great image by Nikky Hall called "Dollie Daydream - shopping with Itsy".
It had been a while that I had made an easel card, so decided to make one this time.
The pink background paper I've used is also from Polkadoodles.
I also used a piece of Scrap paper as an extra layer behind the main image.
I also used a piece of paper thread mesh for layering. My friend got me a big piece of this mesh from Poland ages ago.
The main image and background is all hand-stitched around with white thread.
I coloured the lovely Dollie with my Promarkers.
cool grey 1 to 5; pink carnation, blossom, pink mittens for the hat, clothes and some of the bags.
Burnt sienna, raw sienna, sandstone and buttercup for the hair.
Vanilla, almond, blossom for the skin.
Mustard, buttercup and eggnog for hat flower, and bags.
Raw Sienna, Sandstone and buttercup for the dog.
I used some liquid pearls to embellish around the image.
On the front page, I also used:
Marianne Creatables corner die
Pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts
Paper flowers from local shop.
I decided to place the sentiment at the base of the card, as I wanted the image to be the main feature at the front.
I chose this sentiment as It summarises what fashion means to me....
For me Fashion is wearing what I am comfortable with. Wearing clothes that I like just because they suit me and I like, depending on my mood... not just because they are in fashion.
I love the sentiment. I created it on my computer.
I also added a tag to write the greeting. the tag is a die from Joycrafts.
I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or Create your own challenge (1. image, sentiment, patterned paper; 2. die cut, paper punch; 3. liquid pearls; 4. pearls, flowers; 5. ribbon, real stitching) 2nd entry
Come and Get it - Make it girly 2nd entry
Crafty Girls #11 - Anything goes 2nd entry
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Until next time!