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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.

Ingredients
  •  '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
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10 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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.
    Kath

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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

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