Wednesday 4 August 2010

#26 Dixie Daisy

Hi, and here at I ♥ Promarkers this week we are being sponsored by Joanna Sheen and we are asking you to create a card using a sketch drawn up by our very own Wynneth - and of course, you must use Promarkers to colour in your image!

For my card I have used two backing papers from Crafter’s Companion, one featuring large stars and one with smaller ones but with long rays. The large star design is the background paper of the card and has been stamped using black ink and a swirly stamp at opposite corners. The paper with small stars I have sprayed with Crafter’s Companion’s Multicolour Spray and Sparkle for a good dose of pizzazz for this rising starlet of an image, and this is the paper I have chosen to run vertically down the centre of the card. Having mounted these papers onto silver mirri, I then got out the sewing machine to secure it all with black thread.

I then went back to the digi background paper and re-coloured it to a really girly pink which also happens to match the rays from the other stars perfectly. Now whilst this pink, starry, rectangular mat might be not actually on Wynneth’s sketch there is a purpose to it. I have used this extra mat to form the shapes at the opposing corners on the design sketch – see, - “method in the madness”, as my mum used to say. This mat too, was then mounted onto silver mirri and sewn.

Now I am sure you cannot help but have noticed the wonderful image available at Kenny K called Dixie Daisy. Isn’t she just fab? …and what is more, she was free during July! Isn’t she wonderful? So vibrant and full of energy. I coloured her in with my trusty Promarkers to match the papers and a popped on a gem from my stash for an earring. I then added further to the ‘bling’ element with gems to the relevant opposing corners.

Hope you like this week’s DT card and if so, I would love you to leave a comment for me – hopefully a nice one. LOL. Why not pop over to all the DT’s blogs to see how they created their cards this week and I hope you will join in with our Challenge yourselves. We look forward to seeing your entries and good luck!

I am going to enter this card in for Challenges myself:

Paperplay – anything goes

Creative Card Crew – girlie

Gingersnaps – markers.

Tine :)


  1. How cute... great image and fantastic coloring. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew this week. Peggy x

  2. Wow this is a very trendy card. Love the colours!
    Thanks so much for joining our Cute & Girly challenge at the Creative Card Crew this time!