I went trolling through Etsy’s Digi Artists the other night in search of something “new” and different. I needed to get back to my roots a bit and stray off the “cutesie” path for a bit. AND….I came across a couple of Artists, one of which I had heard of, but never colored…..and one I hadn’t heard of. Both of which had Images that instantly appealed to me, so I grabbed one from each to see if they worked with my grungier style… Here is the East Wind image “Aurora Warrior”.
What can I say… I am a bit of a tomboy and have always loved the “tank girl” tom boy thing. You don’t have to be a Barbie, to be Sexah!
This is an oversized card… I love making these 6 x12 inch cards..so much room to play and perfect for those employee Birthdays where half the office have to sign it. Anywho, there she is in all her glory.
I colored the image with Chameleon Pens, Zig Kurecolor, Ranger Distress Pens and a touch of Marvy Detailer…. on a sheet of Canson Mix Media.
She is bordered with a dual stitched rectangular frame by Lil’Inkers on Recollections black card and the image was partially fussy cut to bring elements up and over the frame. The main image lays behind the frame. I love doing these up and overs..<< None technical term. I must do a quick tutorial showing how I do them one day.
The green striped paper is one I made in PSP and printed out on a white 110lb card stock and added a thin black frame for contrast.
The sentiment is one straight from my own warped mind and inspired by the image. As regular visitors know, I like to have fun with my cards. The letters are cut on 110lb white card using a Bottle Cap Alphabet Die by MFT ( My Favorite Things) on my Sizzix Bigshot.
I want to give a big shout out to fellow card maker and blogger Shannon Abblitt who has constantly amazed and inspired me with her fabulous cards… and who exposed me to so many Cool East Wind images, that I just had to give them a try. Thanks Shannon 🙂
You should check out Shannon’s creations if you haven’t already seen them. Here are links to her blog and also to her creations available for purchase.
And you can also find Shannon’s work in the Crafting Circle Craft n Chill Zone Facebook Group.
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