Friday, May 9, 2014

Portrait of Morrigane

I am feeling very privileged to be asked to showcase this beautiful digi 'Portrait of Morrigane' by Nikki Burnette for the Barnemix site, a Norwegian crafting blog run by Anne-Lise.   I do love the American Indian theme so was absolutely delighted when I saw what I was going to be working with this digi :)

For this creation I decided to make a notes holder and here is what I did:
I started by printing my work sheets where I had prepared my background in Photoshop along with the tag sections and of course a the digi.
I used a rubber stamp from StampScapes Nature Sentiments which I then embossed with embossing powder.
Next I used one of my 6x4 never used embossing folders which now have a new lease of life with my rolling pin hammering method hahahaha.  Seriously though it is a great way of using the folders that don't fit the area you want embossed and also controlling the areas for embossing.
I embossed both the top and the bottom sections of the note holder, here you can see how I worked around the areas which were not part of the digi.
I coloured the moon with grey Promarkers then used Silver Pearl heat embossing over the top.  In different lights the moon takes on different shades and has a lovely shimmer to it.
Promarkers used
Time to colour an IKEA pencil - thank you IKEA, your pencils are just perfect for my wee note cards :)  I also coloured a silver butterfly metal charm.
My latest craze at the moment is using lots of beads on either charms for pencils as seen here or to hang tags.  I was given loads of beads ages ago and could never think what to use them for and this does seem to be a great way.  I have also used light blue sequins in this charm thread for a bit of twinkle.
Time to finish off the tag.  My poor sister at this point will have to look away <g>  I used black and grey feather to follow the colours of the crow/raven and a black/red feather to pick out the red of Morrigane's dress and feathers.  Finally I added a black tassel with pearls.
I have missed out a few photos of what I did, just realised I did not take one of the coloured digi which I fussy cut and then attached to the card or of the box I made and coloured with Promarkers to hold the note paper.

  •  'Portrait of Morrigane' by Nikki Burnette
  • Promarkers
  • Embossing Powder - Personal Impressions Enchanted Blue Pearl and Heat It Up Silver Pearl
  • Embossing folder
  • Feathers, tassel, pencil, charm, beads from my stash
Challenges entered


  1. Great coloring, colors, and details!Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light challenge!!

  2. love what you have done thanks for sharing with CWL this week Rachel dt

  3. Wow great project, thank you for joining us at cwlc, good luck
    Caroline dt

  4. I just think this is amazing and so pretty, beautifully coloured. Thanks for playing at Card Mania :)

  5. Another great entry, love the colours and all the work that has gone into this card.
    Thanks again for joining our challenge at LCI.

  6. Oh, Mimi! What a beautiful note holder and such amazing and detailed work! So glad you've joined us for this week's ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs!

  7. wow this is so cool and clever!!! totally love the technique you have used for the embossing!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at A Song in your He{art}. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  8. Absolutely beautiful! Your coloring is perfect! Thanks for playing at PPA!

  9. Amazing job with the coloring! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts!

  10. Lovely creations you made! Good luck and thanks for joining us with All Crafts Challenge :-))
    Hugs, Andreja


Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi