Friday 27 August 2010

PSDT#1 Leaving for Uni

Today’s card is dedicated to all those youngsters venturing out into the big wide world, away from the parental home, going to University. The colours I chose to use for this card though, suggest more of a male recipient, just waiting to pack all his necessities (and fancy dress outfits for Freshers’ Week no doubt! LOL)

This is my first card for the Priscillastyles DT. Using the image of the ‘Steamer Trunk’ from the Priscillastyles Store, I coloured it in with Promarkers hoping to achieve a golden metallic edge to an old leather trunk with wooden drawers inside. I paper-pieced the ‘brocade’ yellow interior, adding shading to it, again with my Promarker pens.

The layer behind the image is hopefully reminiscent of an old painted wooden frame. This was made by colouring white card with pale yellow Promarkers before stamping using an Anna Griffin stamp -firstly with a black Memento inkpad and then over-stamping with a gold inkpad -before shadows and definition were added with Promarkers and then a gold gel pen added a touch of glitz just on the high points of the stamped design. (Not sure it shows up on the photo very well though). The background paper was a taken from an Artylicious CD, the Damask Delights and this has been sewn onto the card to secure, whilst the sentiment was simply made on the PC, inked around the edges and stuck down at several points so it looks like it is a banner waving in the wind. The mortar board cap is something I have created several times before and has a black brad in the centre, matching the one on the sentiment.

Challenges that I shall also be entering this card in for are:
CDAC Colour Challenge – yellows and browns

CDAC – Embellishment Challenge – corners

Crafty Calendar – design sketch

Simon Says – paper piecing

Polka Doodles – vintage style

Stampin' Royalty - monochromatic neutrals (golds/browns)

Stamping for the Weekend – anything goes.

That is all for today, but I hope you like today’s card for Priscillastyles . The DT are in two teams, Team A includes my good self whereas Team B starts next week. If you like Priscilla’s digi designs they are available from her store - a link is on my side-bar. Happy crafting, and if you have time, I would love it if you could leave a comment!

Tine :)


  1. Fantastic image,its great to see something a bit different.xx

  2. I think you nailed it Christine. I said it before but I'll say it again, your paper piecing was such a fab idea . I really need to try that one. :-)

  3. Aw, great image for the theme of the card!! I like the banner too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  4. I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. Hello Christine - I just love your style and this card shows me why! Gorgeous way to use Priscilla's image! I love the paper piecing and the way you have made this image your own! Thanks or sharing! Love it! {{[hugs}}}

  6. This is so great Christine!
    Love the colors and the paperpiecing is amazing! Love the graduation hat and how you have arranged the banner!


  7. What a fabulous image for a new student. Great take on monochromatic neutrals. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin Royalty this week.

  8. Lovely Vintage project - thanks for playing along this week at Polkadoodles! Cheers Claire x

  9. Oh, your card is amazing!! I love the papers you chose to do the paper piecing. It makes the luggage look so authentic. Your card is gorgeous and I want to thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  10. A beautiful card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge