Thursday, 10 January 2013

Another Michael Powell Image ...

Well, I managed to colour another of those Michael Powell images, and made it into a card.

The image was coloured with Promarkers, and I kept to three shade types - the violets, yellow-greens and some neutrals for the stonework. I coloured with Promarkers.

I intended to make a five by seven card, but loved those vining flowers in the image, so I wanted to reproduce something similar as a border. But, when I tried it out, the card was too crowded, so I switched to a huge eight by eight!

The background paper is from the Papermania Persimmon collection. The next layer is some lining paper spritzed with various mica sprays in violet and blue colours. The paper itself was kindly given to me by J at A Crafty Habit after I admired some work she'd done using the paper. It definitely copes better with a water-based technique than the papers I've tried before! Although it's already lightly embossed, I wanted something more definite, so I put it through my Big Shot Pro with a Sizzix embossing folder.

The vine tendrils are die cut using a Marianne die, and I used my Promarkers to ensure that the colour matched the stamped image. The individual flowers were punched, coloured with Promarker, and then finished with a single seed bead.

I must say that I do love these images, although they're going to make fairly big cards unless I leave the image pretty much unembellished.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations where they want us to use something new (new stamp),
Fresh Brewed where anything goes,
The Paper Shelter where they want lots of flowers,
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge where anything goes,
Inky Chicks where anything goes,
Loves Rubber Stamps where they want die cuts or punches,
Dream Valley where anything goes,


zanthinegirl said...

Very pretty! I do like that effect.

zanthinegirl said...

Very pretty! I do like that effect!

Marcy said...

This is beautiful! I love the image and the soft violet flowers which are so dimensional and pretty! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

8X8?!!!! Wow, that is a big card, but it's so beautiful!!! Love the dies and the fabulous colors with your image. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Laura Love said...

Wow! This is stunning and had to take a lot of time and planning to do all those individual flowers! It turned out stunning! And 8x8 is huge - but how gorgeous would this look displayed on a shelf or in a frame! Beautiful job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

Eileen said...

Have to admit I still often make 8 x 8 cards especially for commissions as they give so much space to add 'things'.
Love what you have done here. Gorgeous image framed to perfection.
Thanks for joining in with The Papers Shelter challenge this week and good luck
Eileen x

Marie said...

A really lovely looking card. Love the image. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper shelter this week.
Love n hugs

Helen said...

A really great card - wonderful colours and a lovely scene on the front too.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Very pretty! I love purple!!! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY challenge!!



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