Thursday 28 October 2010

Best Friends

Hi. For my card today I am using a free digi from Inger Harding called ‘Hello My Friend’, rather apt I thought, considering I was working on the theme suggested by Passion for Promarkers, that of Best Friends. As a single image, this obviously would not work for the theme - but multiply her by two and “voila!” you have a conversation….but placing the girls side by side would be far too boring. This is when the ‘digi plus’ side of the card kicks into effect, the theme suggested by Crafty Cardmakers this week.

I had already participated in the ‘free digi’ theme the week before but this card is a step beyond that. Now, I could have actually merged two images of the girl on the phone but decided against that as if the two could actually touch, then why would they need to phone one another? LOL. Instead I chose to reverse one of the images and positioned it lower and off to the side of the first. Needless to say, I coloured my images with Promarkers. Anyone who knows me would expect nothing less! Mind you, colouring wayward strands of hair with Promarkers can be very taxing! The next part of my ‘digi card’ construction was to use free papers available as a download from Cardmaking and Papercraft. As digis, they are able to be manipulated and resized, keeping various elements proportionate, surely also qualifying for the ‘plus’ element Crafty Cardmakers were looking for. The girls’ co-ordinating dresses were paper-pieced. The red spotted paper was one of the actual papers, but to get a matching green version I had to alter the colour of the digi paper using a graphics program. Once all cut out and stuck down, the dresses’ shading was then done with Promarkers too.

Using the sketch suggested by CLP which tied in nicely with my chosen images, I completed the square card, adding a ‘cord’ to the phones to show they are actually chatting to each other. The phone wire is exactly that, a thin wire (I used fuse wire as my craft wire was a little too thick), and it was coiled around my ‘pokey-tool’ to create the old-fashioned kind of ‘phone wire and a hole made into either end of the girls’ handsets for it to go into. I also poked the wire in and out of the blonde girl’s fingers to look as if she was playing with the wire…and this also helps to secure the wire onto the card at that point. I kept the mats and layers fairly minimal hoping to get across a young and carefree feel to the card.
Hope you all like the finished result!

Tine :)
The recipe for this card came from the following Challenges:
CLP –sketch

Passion for Promarkers – ‘best friends’

Crafty Cardmakers – digi plus

Paper Pretties – make a square card.


  1. Wow Christine another fantastic card, I love it!!! That image just works so well and you have done an amazing job using it. I love looking at your creations, great inspiration, just brilliant xx

  2. Oh Tine! I LOVE this!!! Its perfect for girlfriends, awesome job!

  3. Fab card Tine - the image is fab and I love their dresses!! The phone wire is inspired! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Juliexx

  4. Hi Tine, what a stunning card. I'm sure a lot of work went into creating it but it was definitely worth it. Love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  5. I so admire your talent. Beautifully colored card.

  6. Tine, your colouring is just out of this world!!! LVE thr higlights on skin! And the idea to duplicate the image is just rockin'

  7. What a great idea, it's a wonderful card
    Ruth x

  8. A fabulous card, gorgeous images and colours.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  9. Fabulous card Tine. Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
    Hugs Tracy x

  10. WOW I love everything about this card - very well thought out! Those images are divine and you have used them perfectly! Thanks for joining us a Crafty Cardmakers this week and good luck! Sheila:)X

  11. Gorgeous card Tine, I love how you've manipulated the images.
    Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

  12. Hi Tine, what a gorgeous take on the sketch. Beautiful colors and their dress are so cute! Make me want to call up my girlfriend now! :)

  13. Love your digiplus card. the colouring is sublime and I love that little curly wire you made for the telephone cable. Very clever

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox

  14. Awesome card! Perfect for your friend I just love it! Thank you for joining us for this months sketch challenge at CLP.
    Hugs Bonnie
    CLP Designer

  15. This is brilliant, what a clever take on our sketch, I love the coiled phone line, your colouring is fabulous and I love the dresses you've given your images!! Thanks so much for joining us at CLP monthly sketches!!
    hugs, stephanne

  16. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  17. Oh my goodness tine , this is so amazing!

    What a gorgeous card!
    Where did you get that image from?

    Thank you for your lovely comment & your visit to my blog,
    It cheers me up when people visit & are so positive about my creations!

    Take Care
    Big Hugs