Well happy Friday folks I hope you are all doing okay. What have you been making since my last post? I have been a little slow on the creative side this past week. Operation 'craft room makeover' is still underway. What with work and wanting to sit and actually colour the packing away of my stash is proving to be a slow process. I have actually packed up in boxes all my Christmas craft bits as I figured I will have a month or two before I make a start on all the Crimbo madness, so that's something I suppose.
Anyway, I did manage to get finished my DT make for this weeks new Polkadoodles challenge. The challenge for the DT this week was 'my hero' and the romantic in me thought immediately about the beautiful 'Rose Budd' collection with all those period style backgrounds and images. I didn't want to just print and colour an image I wanted to make a little scene so I used one of the many background choices and added in a couple of the characters. Then a light bulb moment happened and thought I wanted to bring it to life a little more. Yes I could have just coloured them up and it would have been fine but I wanted to add some depth to my card. So I thought I would do a little 3d decoupage. I haven't used this technique in such a long time and I admit it can be a little time consuming but so worth it in the end when you see the effect it gives. I've tried to take a few photos to show you the result. Sadly I'm no photographer but I hope you get the gist.
Images: 'Miss Millicent' and 'Jeremiah' from the 'Rose Budd' download collection
Background printed onto Ultimate Graphic paper
Okay so I'm going to share a few closer shots so hopefully you can see the layers. I must have printed off at least 7 layers of each image. I think I may have a go with another image but take process photos and then you can see how I did it. I'm kicking myself that I didn't think of it when doing this card but it's too late now so I'll have to do it again.
Skin: E41, E51, E53, E33
Greens: BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99
Blue: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Hair: E53, E55, E57, E59 and E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
Okay so that's all from me today peeps. Don't forget there is a new challenge over at Polkadoodles so still plenty of time to enter and it's always an 'Anything Goes' theme so real easy to enter and fab prizes to be had.
I've managed to grab a day off today so I'm off to sneak in a little crafty time, but first I have to try and fix my printer as it's playing up, so wish me luck. It may be time for a new one lol.
Take care folks, happy crafting and stay safe.
Challenges I would like to enter:-
A bit more time to craft - anything goes
The Creative Crafters (Challenge 29) - anything goes
Crafters Castle - anything goes
Crafty Friends (Challenge 137) - anything goes
Colour Crazy challenge (Week 24) - anything goes