Saturday, March 16, 2013

Saudi Woman

Something a little different from the usual cards and I am so pleased with the way it turned out.  While checking out some of the card challenges on the go at the moment I came across one I really fancied having a go at - Passion for Promarkers this week has a challenge called 'Around the World'.  Oh yes, a fun one saying as I live in Saudi Arabia at the moment.  I could not find a didi to work with, but there again that was no surprise, I don't think many people make cards in Saudi <g>, so I had to design my own to work with and what better than the totally seductive look of big brown eyes peeping through her fully covered body!!!!

  • Lady in abaya image drawn by me and printed twice and coloured with ProMarkers.  Two layers so I could layer the face behind the abaya/veil.  Both layers mounted with foam tape to give dimension.  Spray gun system used for abaya and regular method used for face area.
  • Arabic images in background from IClipart.
  • Die cut designed by me and cut on my Black Cat
  • Text cut on Black Cat too on vinyl and adhered to card
  • Background, once cut was popped through my Cuttlebug using an embossing folder from Design Objectives.  I then used metallic ProMarkers and the air brush system to add a little more colour.
  • To finish off I added gold line sticker and a gold embellishment from my stash.
  • ProMarker colours used - Cool Grey 3, Grey Green and Chestnut for eyes; Oatmeal, Coral and Ginger for skin; Black, Cool Grey 1 for abaya; metallic Red Gold, Gold and Copper for background.
  • For whites of eyes I used a Yoken white paint marker.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Thanks for looking and hope you have a happy crafting day <g>.


  1. Wonderful drawing and image. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

  2. Beautiful drawing and lovely coloring! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week.
    Hugs Frida

  3. That is really, really good and so unusual. Great job. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  4. WOW!! This is stunning. Your image is gorgeous and you have coloured her beautifully. I love the detailing you have added
    Thank you for taking part in the Passion For Promarkers Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  5. Hi Mimi, what a gorgeous card. I love your hand drawn image and your colouring is fab. What a clever artist you are. Such a unique solution to our challenge this week!! Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck! Hugs, Denise x

  6. Amazing work. Fabulous image for a totally unique card. Love the image you have produced. Everything about it works so well together. Totally gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at PFP and good luck
    Eileen x

  7. Fab card, wonderful drawing, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
    Ruth x


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