It's time for another challenge over at Digi Darla's Challenges, and this week's theme is Challenge #59 - Earth Day, which requires at least one thing recycled on your project. One
winner will receive 5 Digi Darla images, and any entries using a DD
image get entered into a SECOND drawing for 3 images, so you could
conceivably win 8, yes, eight Digi Darla images! It's happened before!
If you use a Digi Darla image, make sure after you link up to add DD with your name so we won't miss you!
You have until April 27, 9:00 PM EST, to link up to the Digi Darla website.
My card today is using wings again. I guess I'm in a "things with wings" kind of mood lately. The DD image is actually a sentiment, "Good Friends Are Like Angels," which you can find here. Sometimes I don't want an image so much as I want to just say something, albeit with a bit of decoration. (A bit?)
My recycled item is the large pink and white flower, for which I used a piece of cardboard from a shipping box, and said box contained craft supplies. Fitting, right? I should have taken pictures, but I think we all know what corrugated cardboard looks like. I first dry brushed it with white acrylic paint, then dry brushed it again with pink, then when that was dry I ran it through the Big Shot to flatten it before die cutting the shapes.
Here's a closeup showing the flower with the rhinestone brad in the middle and some of the hand dyed flowers surrounding it, plus a little of the tulle that's behind it.
And here's a close up showing the rest of the flowers. I colored white and tan flowers with Copics and alcohol as one would use watercolors, dipping the brush in alcohol, then in some Copics ink that was smeared on an acrylic block. The colorful edges were done with Copics dabbed on afterwards. Perfect Pearls comprise their centers.
And here you also get a close up of some more of the wonderful, hand made lace that I recently bought at an antiques shop. I probably bought 6 or 8 different kinds which you will be seeing in many, many upcoming projects. The lady who made them had no idea how far and wide her lovely laces would travel!
Here you can see the two dp's which I stamped with coordinating inks and also DI in the opposing corners. Gives the dp a little more depth. And see that wonderful leafy ribbon? That comes from Really Reasonable Ribbon, as do the green ribbons behind the main flower.
The "image" was colored with Copics, sponged with distress inks, and layered atop the wings.
And that, my friends, is my little card today. I'm not really sure how I'm going to mail it as I don't have any plastic card boxes big enough. I guess it'll get very special packing.
Thank you for taking the time to join me today, and do visit the Digi Darla challenge to see what the other DT has come up with, then do play along with us, won't you? We'd love to see you!
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