My Last Design Team Card for 2012!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Hi all!

I'm a little late in posting this as something came up last night and I didn't get to scheduling it so it has had to wait til I came home from work.

Here it is, my last design team post of the year and then I can relax!  Well, I'm hoping to get caught up on all the cards I've made throughout the year and never actually got around to blogging.  Hopefully I'll get them done before the end of the year.

So it's time for a new challenge at The Creative Card Crew and for the next 3 weeks we are being sponsored by a fab new sponsor!  The fabulous Scrapping Center (they're from the US so I have to spell it like that! lol)

And they're offering one lucky winner a fantastic $15 to spend in their store!

So the challenge  - remember it's for 3 weeks this time is...

- Chinese New Year - 
- Red & Gold -
- Year of the Snake!

And it's easier than it sounds!  You can do an asian theme, a red and gold colour scheme (so for birthdays or Christmas or whatever) or you can add a snake to your project or whatever way you think the challenge can be interpretted!

 So here's what I did

I went with red & gold and an Asian theme.  The image is Fantastic Sophia by Paper Pretties and I've had it printed out and floating around my craft room for ages so I thought it was perfect for this challenge!  I've coloured her with the following copics: Skin;E21,13,00,0000,R20. Dress;R29,27,24,E39,37,35. Fan;E33,31,30. Hair;110,C9,7,5. Plus I used some gold calligraphy ink on the flowers on her dress and on the fan - it's not showing up very well though but it's nice and shimmery!

The papers are DCWV Fire Blossom from the Far East Print set.  I used a calendar that we got out of our local Chinese restaurant (cos we're such good customers!) and painted over the back of it with the gold ink.  I adhered it to a house-shaped frame that I made out of skewers and raffia (I love it when you need a saw to make a card!) and trimmed to fit.  I cut out the image and attached with foam pads.  I then decided that I would stamp a sentiment onto the bambooey background and hoped for the best that it would turn out ok!  The Chinese coin is one of a set I've had for ages and have only just used!  A little bit of bronze Viva Pearl Pen finished it off.

The inside has the same papers and I cut a circle out of white paper with a spellbinders die and then cut it into a fan shape.  I stamped the Wild Rose Studio sentiment and blossoms before I gently folded it to give it a bit of shape and attached to the card with a little bit of adhesive so that it sits out a bit.

So go and have a look at the fantastic inspiration the rest of the DT have provided at the Creative Card Crew and go get creative yourself!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Challenge; Celebration
Cute Card Thursday; So charming
Ladybug Crafts Ink; Anything goes
Stamp 'n' Doodle; Something unusual

Thanks for looking!



scrappymo! said...

My goodness...that is a very pretty card! Love all the details but my favourite is the wooden skewers is fabulous.
I live in the Vancouver area and a large percentage of our population is Oriental.
New Years cards in red and gold are very common here and the little red envelopes with a loonie or a toonie in them is a popular gift to give your co-workers.
I have several pretty oriental word stamps and will try to give this challenge a go...depending on whether I shake this blasted flu.

Anne said...

Brilliant as always Sheena. Anne x

coops said...

so stunning your gorgeous oriental colours and papers and fab pretty image :D

xx coops xx

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Oh wow! So inspired and creative - just love your clever recycling and such a darling image. Just wonderful :)

Julie said...

This is a stunning card! Thanks for joining us in the last challenge of the year, hope to se you again in 2013! Julie.x