Friday, 16 May 2014

Left Of Centre challenge blog # 31 'for a male' DT inspiration midway reminder sponsored by Dilly beans and Ike's art

Hello, and how are you? today I have for you  a card created using Ikes art - annabel Lee 2 made as design team inspiration or the current 'for a male ' card challenge at  - it would be lovely to see you joining in and linking up your gorgeous makes!

This card was great fun to make, using a few of my more recent crafting 'toys' that I have purchased... !

I used my new copics to colour the image , using E000, E00, E21 , E11, and R20 as blush and areola
and BG 02, BG 05, BG 07, and BG 09 for the hair

I fussy cut the image after colouring and backed it on another piece of white stamping cardstock that i had distressed with my new distress ink pad from Tim Holtz- the very pretty 'peacock feathers' 
and then matted that onto a turquoise piece of coredinations.

I used a 6x6 inch card blank and decided to seperate the layers so there was a gap between the two, so layered a grey green coredinations , bronze paper and my hand made backing paper -
this was made by using a plastic folder pocket , onto which i added peacock feather ink from my ink pad, a stripe of vintage photo distress stain, and a squirt of docrafts 'glitz it' pearlescent glue.... i spritzed with water and dragged the paper through it, then spritzed again with a soft teal prima bloom spray (also new) and set with my heat tool... i then finally added some more vintage photo dots with my dabber, and heated dry again.
as finishing touches i wrapped some twine several times around the thinner matted layer and made a fork tied bow for it also out of twine , then coloured some white and silver and white and gold card candi with one of my BG copics to fit in with the other colours used

Hope you like her, even though she is a little racy ;) 


  1. This is gorgeous Rachel, love the image.
    Linda xxx

  2. Wow Rachel, your skin tones are AMAZING!! Fantastic card xx

    1. thank you! I'm taking lessons over at Kit and Clowder :) i think colouring this image so many times before I was finally happy with it may correlate with my lack of ink situation ;)

  3. OMG !!! This is just breathtakingly GORGEOUS. Your colouring is outstanding... I mean - look at the hair on that girl !!!! AWESOME. Super choice of colour and I really like your layout. Fabulous hand made paper too - I will have to try that plastic folder trick !! :-D
    Thank you very much for using one of my images and for making her so fabulous ! :-D
    IKE xxx

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  4. thank you so much Ike! it really means a lot to me when a designer actually LIKES what i have done with one of their images ;) when I saw her I knew she was the one I wanted to play with.. so wild and free and just a touch of vulnerability hidden in there too... superb image :)


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