Thursday, 24 January 2013

Let Me Look Into My Crystal Ball.....

When I saw the Anything But a Square challenge at Sparkle and Glitter the Rick St Dennis Challenge Blog it sparked a bit of an idea in my brain...
 
I looked at the fabulous digi of Esmeralda, holding her crystal ball, and had the idea to put her in a crystal ball of her very own. This was the result:
 
 
I printed her on white card and coloured her in with Promarkers and used a Flexmarker for a pale blue colour wash around her and added Stickles to her crystal ball. I drew a circle around her (using the lid from my kitchen blender as a template, as it happens! :lol:) and cut it out and then coated the whole panel with a nice thick layer of UTEE for a glass/crystal effect. I also added in some fine gold glitter during the process of melting the UTEE:
 
 
I stuck the UTEE'd panel onto thick chipboard to give the card some strength and added some highlights with Stickles.
 
I had-drew the base section onto white card and coloured it with Promarkers. I then made a sturdy stand from thick cardboard and fixed the base and the UTEE'd panel onto it and printed a greeting inside a banner shape using my computer, cut it out, and attached with a foam pad.
 
 
I'm really pleased with how this came out. :) It was fun doing something really different and a really unusual shape and most of all I'm pleased with the results of my UTEE experiment... somehow the layer of UTEE seems to have given a richness and sheen to the Promarker colours, they seem to almost glow:
 
 
 
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
 

15 comments:

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

You have coloured this so beautifully a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny X

Céline said...

fab card, love the idea and your coloring
thanks for playing with us at Fashionista
hugs
céline

MiniOwner said...

What a fab idea - just perfect for that image.
Sue x

Rosietoes said...

Lots of work involved in this one but so worth it. Great colouring and super idea. :)
Thank you for joining us on the Passion for Promarker challenge this week.
Edna x

KarinsArtScrap said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for join us at DigiStamps4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

Lozzy T said...

beautiful card Ali, love the image and your colouring plus the crystal ball you made is great.
Lozzy x

WeirdCat said...

Gorgeous card, you're right about the UTEE, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

~Lady B~ said...

Wow! Your project is beyond gorgeous! Amazing work, Ali! Your coloring is outstanding and your project concept is truly inspiring! Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkle and Glitter with Rick :)

Pam said...

Wow. This is awesome! Love the result. Great coloring! Thanks for playing with us on DS4J.
Pam

Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully designed. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is lovely, what a brilliant idea having her inside the Crystal ball too. Stunning colouring as well. Thanks for playing along on Anything but Square fortnight on Sparkle and Glitter with Rick, Hazelxox

Pysselfröken said...

Stunnig Card! Love the Shape and your coloring. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week.
Hugs

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, love the image and your colouring is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

coops said...

so stunning. really fabulous inage and design and i love your bold colours and sparkle.
thanks for joining in my challenge this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

The Crafty Den said...

Wow Ali, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is amazing. The UTEE and glitter add a really special look to the image. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

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