Time for another challenge over at
and this fortnight it is
#8 NEW YEAR - NEW BEGINNINGSWe are onto the second week of the challenge so there is still plenty of time for you to enter and win the fabulous prize of $20 to spend in the IKEsWORLD store. To win the prize or be voted in the top 3 you MUST use and IKEsWORLD digi, lots to choose from so why not pop on over to the shop and have a look around.
For my creation I opted for the forever useful, greeting card and used the digi Scheherazade. So how I linked this to the theme of New Beginnings, well I see this as a Birthday Card or just a card to be given to somebody to encourage them through a tough time. I live in Saudi and really could not resist this digi and knowing how some of the female species here, especially the younger ones, are so longing for more independence and chances to learn about the world outside of the Kingdom my link for New Beginnings was born. It takes courage to 'step out', to find out who you are, to not conform to other's wishes, to be YOU. There are many 'New Beginnings' happening in the Middle East at the moment!!!!!
I first placed a sunrise photo I took in Kenya on my recent adventure there, behind the digi so it would show through the arches. I digitally coloured the arches but left the rest to be completed with Promarkers later. Two copies were printed, the one for the background and th second so I could fussy cut the beautiful lady and attach her with foam tape later. Next I took orange card for my base layer and added a black velvet matt. With the digi coloured and fussy cut I then added this double layer. Next I added an orange card die - Joy Crafs Middle Fleur De Lys which I embellished with blue Liquid Pearls to match the blue gates in the digi. Next, I added a veil to one side of my card, not because I personally 'cover' it is something I am far from comfortable in doing but because there is a sense of the mysterious when you see a veiled woman, what is hiding behind, why are you hiding and in many cases when only beautiful eyes are visible a (and I don't mean to offend) sense of the erotic. Lastly I added some blue gems to cover the glue dots I had used to attach the veil.
- Orange card from Craft Creations
- Scheherazade by IKEsART
- Promarkers - black, cool grey 3 4 and 5, burnt orange, starfish, caramel, cyan, sky blue and pastel pink
- Flex markers - blush, dusky pink, linen
- Die - Joy Crafs Middle Fleur De Lys
- Blue Liquid Pearls
- Black velvet, gems and material from my stash
- Quirky Crafts - Eyes Open