Saturday, 5 May 2012

Inspired By ...

I am entering this in 
the Creative Craft Challenge "Anything Goes" Challenge.
the Poodles Parlour       "Anything Goes" challenge
the Papertake Weekly Challenge "Anything Goes"

Well it's challenge time again over at the Cards Galore Challenge Blog and there are some lovely prizes to be won so please head over there. 
This month the challenge is "Inspired By". I wanted to create something different for this Challenge and used two sources of inspiration. The first is my lovely daughter Bethany, who is an aspiring Manga Artist, & who has introduced me to manga, anime and steam punk. The second inspiration is the lovely Wendy Kadzidlo who has taught me so much about Copics. All of the techniques I have used in colouring the image, I learnt from Wendy and the airbrushed feathers (Yay! I only need to buy white feathers now!) and easel (which I made from normal Kraft Card) are a result of my love for her airbrushing classes!  You can find Wendy and all things Copic at www.stampsand if you have any questions just ask her!
Anybody who loves Copics should check out the classes that Wendy holds in various locations throughout the Country. If you are looking for a special treat she also runs fabulous retreats!

I was particularly pleased with the easel that I made. I cut it on my Mum's Cricut (mine is a baby bug so not big enough!) using normal brown Kraft card, then airbrushed it using Copics (I used W9) . I did the same with the frame but added distress inks and Crackle glaze to age it. I was surprised at how metallic it looked!

My Inspiration !

Bethany at MCM Expo in her Cosplay outfit


Thank-you all for taking the time to stop by and please leave a comment :) x 

I am entering this in 
the Creative Craft Challenge "Anything Goes" Challenge.
the Poodles Parlour       "Anything Goes" challenge
the Papertake Weekly Challenge "Anything Goes"


Jill said...

That's fab Denyse, it all must of taken you ages and the frame doesn't look like one you've made from card.
Jill x

DeBe said...

Thank you Jill. It did take a long time but I enjoyed it! X

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, lovely work. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour Challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

NancyD said...

Wow! Love the image and the added flowers. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges this week. NancyD

Dawn Louise said...

I just love love love all of this post, the art work and the reasons behind it, x fabulous