Saturday, 5 April 2014

Testing Mojo, one two three!

Hello all! I'm back off my holidays now (have been for a few days) but today is the first time I've made a project start to finish since before I left ... today's card is made with The East Wind 'Lucy Loo, Fire dance'
I bought the image last night, and was nearly finished colouring up when one of my pens decided to go BLORT and wrecked it. so this is take two, with a couple of changes from the original , including changing the skin tones used.

 I used the following colours :-
apricot, spice and pastel yellow for the hair, burnt orange, pumpkin, amber, honeycomb and pastel yellow for the flames, burgundy, cardinal and crimson for the dress, and burnt orange, coral, baby pink and blush for the skin.

Additional ingredients were ;- satin flowers, card candi, 2 different colours of coredinations cardstock, papers from papermania sew lovely and (eeep the name of the other collection eludes me!)
1 diecut flourish behind the flowers and also used a sizzix houndstooth embossing folder and some sand paper. the sentiment was created in word. ooh i almost forgot... I used distress ink on all the edges to create a burnt effect..but subtly ;)


Hope you like it, I'm quite happy with it and the image reminds me of the old days. I was a bit of a wild child and I did have my own set of fire clubs, so as soon as I saw the image, I just had to buy it! fond memories :)


Entered in :

http://www.theeastwind.com/ Use a Sentiment
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.ca/ Anything Goes
http://thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk/ distress



16 comments :

  1. OMG, this is so FLAMING BRILLIANT, Rachel! Your colrong and fab and all the colors work perfectly together. Glad you mentioned the embossing. First glance I thought it was patterned paper but the texture with the sanding looks great. Fabulous sentiment too. Thanks for joining our Use a Sentiment Challenge at The East Wind. xxD

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    1. Thank you Donna :D i'm so glad my pen didn't explode the second time round! I decided to get creative with the embossing as I still don't have many papers - it was hard finding enough that worked together, so i brought some of the orange into the foreground!
      i'm so glad I checked the blog.. i made this this morning and didn't even realise there was a challenge on at that point :D

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  2. So this is a younger you! Amazing colouring (I don't have all the colours you listed and I have a few), don't know whether to ask, but going to - are her legs and shoes supposed to be so black and white? Sorry if you meant it that way.

    Cazzy x

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    1. yep they are footless tights! her toes are peeking out the bottom :) I liked them white, I didn't want to use any more red yellow or orange :)

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  3. Wow racheal! I can totally feel the fire! :-) from awrsome coluring and also that paper layered like a fire too! Hehe totally lov it! Easpecially red around face.. wow that is a good catch! Thanks for joinin us at TEW challenge Rachel! UNKY from TEW

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  4. This is lovely, I love the vibrant colours xxx

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    1. thank you Sylvia... i Like colourful :) this image called for it , I think!

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  5. This girl is on fire!! Lovely card!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'Distress to the max' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  7. Nice coloring on this!!! Gorgeous!! Love the papers you have used too!! Absolutely wonderful!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The East Wind!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

    - Susan, DT Member @ The East Wind
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

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  8. thank you Susan, I will always try and play along, time willing :)

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  9. Fabulous! love how this turned out! Fabulous layout! Fab! Mo xxx

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  10. This is absolutely brilliant.Love the vibrant colours and the additional flowers too. The whole design looks absolutely brilliant. Thanks for playing at
    The East Wind and good luck. Hope to see you back the 15th for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at The East Wind xx

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  11. What a great image. How fun that you have played with real flaming sticks. So "cool." I love how you colored the flames.

    Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Pea Stampers.

    Mari

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  12. What a fun, sassy card! Love the colors and patterns. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

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