Sunday, August 11, 2013

Make It Craft DT call

now I am SUPER DUPER EXCITED HERE PEOPLE! The awesome Make It Crafty team are having a call!

A little bit about me- well you guys know the majority. I love the colour, I love trying new things, love playing with pretty things and helping others enjoy what is the best hobby ever! I cant think of many days that go by without something crafty happening, I always seem to be covered in ink! I use Copics and Distress inks along with watercolour pencils. I am hoping to try out Prisma colour pencils soon!

So the card I went for is something that speaks to me! I live in the middle of nowhere in Outback Australia so this had to be my entry. Beautiful surroundings and peace and quiet to craft away merrily.

I used the Kaisercraft 'Great Southern' collection for this. Papers are such a rich beautiful collection of colours and are perfect for the outback.  I distressed the edges (I LOVE my distressing tool!)

Now for the image! I picked a rather detailed image and the gorgeous Aussie Sheila for it. Here is my copic colour combo

House-YR21, E49, E55, Y28, C3
Sheila - YR000, R20, E08R27, BG01, BG10,E93,YR61
Surroundings- E18,E35,E77G99, YG23,YG03, YR23

As you can see a lot of colour and a variety at that! I like to try different combos- if it works woohoo if it doesn't I will keep at it until I get a result I am happy with.

I added some bling in the form of Diamond Stickles to the hat, wind farm, and the plants.

To achieve the lovely dust (!) that we have hear in the Pilbara I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in 'Scattered Straw' and dabbed it with a sponge to make it look dusty. The same technique was used with the sky and 'Broken China' ink was dabbed lightly. I didn't cover the whole sky as wanted to give the impression of clouds.

Now time for embellies! I used gorgeous brown/orange/cream paper blossom blooms. To this I used a La La Land stamp sentiment in 'best Mates' and stamped this on a die cut from the collectables of the 'Great Southern' collection. I added some WOC craft leaves in a burnt orange.  This reflects the land here during our winter as it is very dry.  I added a charm of a paper map, koala to this corner too. In the top corner a red ribbon (our dust is red as its iron mining here) and a charm of a map of Australia to finish of the bow. Then some gold rhinestones. In the bottom corner a boomerang.

If you look you will see a tea coloured piece of lace peeking out. We might be rural but we like girly things!

Well I hope you have enjoyed my card as much as I did making it. This defo has to be one of my fave images and feels very appropriate to make this considering where I live. And that's how I craft. Everything has a personal aspect to it. Almost like creating a story!

Love D xx


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Love D xx