Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Oriental Lady

One Stitch at a Time have a 'Pretty in Print' Contest running this month. A different challenge each week and you have to use a Sitchy Bear Digital Stamp.  This week's Challenge is 'Anything Goes' and I have chosen this Stitchy Bear Digital Stamp called Oriental Lady 2.

I made the paper myself for the PaperPlay Challenge 'Create Your Own DP' and it was made from the photograph below. I didn't want to be worrying about copyright so popped into my garden and took a photo of some nice marigolds.


I changed the image obviously! Inverted, Posturized, Saturated, you name it - twas done!!
If my Art Teacher Mrs W***** could see me now !!! LOL
She used to say I was crap at Art because I could only see things as a Realist !! In one class she put a Rag Doll in front of me and told me to draw it. After three weeks of meticulous drawing it was finished and I was dead proud! She looked at it and sighed! 'yes but it looks just like the Rag Doll! that is not art!'??? I just didn't get her at all !! and I wasn't her favourite that's for sure and so I didn't get to go on the Potter's Wheel!! Laborious Coil Pots for me !! LOL Sorry, I digress! but Mrs W***** put me off Art for years !!!

Promarkers: Amethyst, Lilac, Pastel Blue, Cornflower 
Copics: E11, R20
Black Fineliner and Cool Grey 5 Promarker

The bottom part of flower was from stash and the Gardenia is from Wild Orchid Crafts. I distressed the edges but didn't like it as originally, behind it, I would have liked a black card blank but I ran out! Also tried to reprint the photo again and ran out of Printer Ink!! Anyway, to save the card I used Sakura Gel Pink Glitter Pen on distressed edges. Not sure if it works? but like it better than before. The big pearl is from the gorgeous Candy that I won from Sussie! Thanks Sussie for the beautiful candy! and the other pearls are from my stash. There is a slight colour difference in the pearls - oops! I shouldn't have said that should I - now you will notice it !!! rofl

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

PaperPlay - Challenge 32 - 'Make Your Own DP' (ends 17th August 2011) 
One Stitch At a Time - Challenge 75 - 'Anything Goes' (ends 20th August 2011)
Papertake Weekly - Challenge 61 - 'Bingo' (ends 21st August 2011)  Glitter (FREE), Pearls, Blooms

Thanks for looking! and welcome to my new followers!
Going to post another 'Oriental Lady' card now! I had two ideas for this card and couldn't decide, so made both!
Take Care!
Hugs Sue xx


Sussie said...

Beautiful card! :)
Have a very nice afternoon and evening! Hugs!

Lisa Jane said...

I have to admit i am a realist too.. nothing wrong with that lol.. this is beautiful in the lilac shades
Lisa x

Vicky said...

Fantastic Sue...the paper looks amazing...and your art teacher was sooooo wrong hun...it's a fabulous card sweetie..!

hugs Vicky xx

chrissy xx said...

This is one Fabulous card! WoW! This is some background lol. LOve it!
I know it's not funny but, you made me laugh Sue...Telling us about that potters wheel! Things like that stick in your memory forever! What a mean MRS W*****

Nikki Byrne said...

OMG! That backing paper is awesome!! What a fab idea to use your own photo and change it! I didn't even know you could do taht with them!! Your card is beautiful and the paper goes with the image perfectly. Thank you for joining our challenge at OSAAT this week and our pretty in print contest. Good luck. Hugs

Nikki DT

coops said...

stunning card sue.the image and colours are beautiful and i love your fantastic paper :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card Sue!! Fab idea to make the paper and so pretty too. Thanks for sharing it with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card, sweet image and pretty colours.

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Sehr,sehr edel, was für ein schönes Motiv....und eine wundervolle Karte.

Hugs Andrea

Delphine said...

This one is gorgeous too, Sue! The colours are fantastic, I love the papers you have created! And your teacher was so wrong:-) Hugs Delphine xx

DesignerDiva said...

oh my Mrs W***** will be eating her words now! I just love the backing paper the colours are so vibrant, love the distressed design too. Sue no one tells a story like you!! I could read your posts for hours!lol
Love your pearls and I didn't notice they were different colours

Have a great weekend

Hugs Laurie xx