Our challenge this week at Papercraft Star is to do something "French". I had gone back and forth for I don't know how long before I broke down and purchased Elizabeth J. from Make It Crafty. She's a bit out of my usual style, but those ruffles! I wanted to color those ruffles so badly. LOL The camera didn't pick up the shading as well as I would have liked and I think I needed to go in with another darker red layer before calling it quits, but here she is in all her ruffled glory. She's far from perfect, but she was fun to experiment with.
I used a Ranger manila tag for my base. I put some Tea Dye distress ink on my craft sheet and drug the tag through it. I used some TH stamps with Fired Brick and Vintage Photo inks to create a background on the tag and brushed gold Perfect Pearls over the wet inks for a bit of sparkle.
The next layer is a vintage postcard digital image created by my friend, Dawn at LilyPinkScraps. She had offered this as a freebie over at The Outlawz and I thought it was perfect for my tag. I changed the color a bit and printed it out on some Light Kraft Text Weight paper from Kraft Outlet. The paper is really cool and after I crumbled it up it kind of felt like soft leather. I inked it with Old Paper and Vintage photo, then tore the upper right corner and threaded some waxed linen thread across the tear. I added a brad and fan charm also.
The little heart is a chipboard piece from Michaels that I covered in Perfect Medium and more of the gold Perfect Pearls. I dyed some white seam binding with Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress inks and colored a snippet of lace with the Vintage Photo.
Last but not least is Miss Elizabeth in all her Copic colored glory. Like I said, not perfect, but oh so fun to color. :-)
Our sweet Jinny is showcasing images from our sponsor, The House Across the Bay, this week so make sure you check out her card along with the rest of the DT creations over at the PCS blog and come play along with our "French " challenge. Oui!
I'd like to enter my tag into the following challenges:
Anything Goes--time or steampunk
Craft Your Days Away--metal
Sweet Stampin--girly but no pink
- Paper: Ranger Manila Tag, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft Text Weight, Copic XPress-it Blending card
- Stamps: Make It Crafty "Elizabeth J.", Tim Holtz "Urban" and "Flights of Fancy"
- Ink: Copics, Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Distress inks, Perfect Medium
- Miscellaneous: Black Waxed Linen thread, Hug Snug seam binding, Michaels $1 bin chipboard piece, Spare Parts brad, charm, chain, and lace from my stash, Gold Perfect Pearls