PEP tangles - my Zentangle Inspired Art blog

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Floating Mimi

front views of card

angled close-up of image showing 
glittered wings

close-up of leaf & jewelled
glittery flower embellishment

back of card

inside of card taken using flash to show
shimmer of purple Moondust cardstock
& tags for personal message
(click on images to enlarge)

The Penny Black Reader Challenge this week is to create a card based on a TEAL, ORANGE & PURPLE colour scheme. I've used the stamp that I received when my name was picked from commenting on the Penny Black Blog although I did remove the antennae as I thought Mimi was better without them for this construction inspired by Joanne Wardle's Craft Stamper April 2011 Floating Fronts project (page 52). I had a few false starts (binned) using sketches prior to settling on this card format this morning so between a trip to Cardiff for some Apple computer training last Friday (I shall be moving my blog to Apple's iWeb/MobileMe) & the Chepstow Artstamps South Wales Craft Show yesterday plus my head misbehaving with a cluster of migraines I've ended up getting this done just before the deadline.

Stamp Penny Black 4119J Love Antennae
Inks Memento Tuxedo Black (image); Chipped Sapphire, Dried Marigold & Dusty Concord Distress Inks (for inking cardstock & paper edges).
Colouring Derwent Coloursoft pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor, Inkssentials White Opaque Pen, Stickles Glitter Glue (Waterfall & Black Diamond).
Cardstock An assortment in various colours & finishes from stash.
Paper Dovecraft Designer Paper Pack - Kate Knight Aquamarine Floral Prints.
Punches Woodware (circles & scalloped circle, tag), Nellie Snellen (leaves).
The jewelled glittery flowers are from stash.

Challenge Entered


Donalda said...

Girlfriend this is just the cutest !!!! Oh and my favorite color too. Love the glitter on the wings and that paper is just gorgeous dear. Your coloring is gorgeous as always dear. Hope you are doing well my friend. Hugs

Lorraine said...

oh wow Paula this is stunning i love how she is floating and the colours are gorgeous too as is your beautiful colouring such a clever card i have never made one of these i love it xxx

Annie said...

she's a cutie Paula and I love the sparkle and the bright colour combo.
hugs, annie x

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow Paula - I have never seen one of these shaped cards before! :) Its so 3d and totally original looking.

Cute image - you have coloured her so sweetly and great colours on the card too.

Fab details with the tags, glitter and die cuts/punchies. Super card.

Good luck with the challenge

..oh and yeah, I was blown away with the LOTV card - about £5 for 50 A5 sheets, its been brilliant. Not so good for digis tho, unless you are happy to wait a week for it to totally dry. :)



Anonymous said...

What a fabulous creation Paula. She is such a cuutie and love the style of card too. Very creative.

Ali x

weewiccababe said...

what an deceivingly clever card - at first glance I thought she was in an aperture, but I see what you've done now.
not the easiest colour scheme to work with but you've done it perfectly.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Just ADORABLE Paula!! Love that floating front panel, I've never seen that before!! That sweet fairy is beautifully colored and I LOVE her shimmery sparkly wings!! Hope things are good with you!!


saturated canary said...

What an interesting card...not seen one like it. You definitely picked the perfect image, as she seems to be hovering over and out of the cardstock!...Love what you did with the colors-- which aren't ones that are easy to use together...It's bold and lovely all at once:)...

Good luck on your challenges!...xo:)

Rica said...

Hi Paula - hope the head's behaving a little better!! Just trying to do a quick round of commenting before packing my case ready for the off tomorrow morning. Fabulous card, I love the design and the lavender colours. Gorgeous little image and how appropriate you have her floating and so beautifully.
Heather xx