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: