Thursday, 11 August 2011

Inspired by India...

When I saw the inspiration photo at Cupcake Inspirations it immediately made me think of the bright colours and lavish prints of sari fabric.
I remembered that I had a really interesting pack of 'papers' that I had had for absolutely ages. They are not actually paper- they are made in India from cloth recycled from the garment manufacturers, but I had never had the right project for them until now. I found matching cardstocks from my stash and followed the sketch at I love Promarkers.
The image of the lady in a sari is from Melonheadz and I thought she was so perfect for this card. She has been coloured with Promarkers which give lovely strong colours.
I made the flower and swirl with Marianne dies. I gave the flower lots of dimension by curling it and using 3D foam between the layers. Papertake Weekly are looking for homemade flowers for their challenge this week. A few silver mirri Candi and a couple of gems complete the look.
This is really different from my usual style but I really enjoyed making it. However I put off doing some cards that I really need to get on with now!

11 comments:

Ali said...

Ooh that is gorgeous xx

Lorraine said...

Super. You've matched your colours really, really well and that is interesting 'paper'. Great job. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Wendy Colledge said...

Hi Alison,
This is such a wonderful creation. Thank you so much for participating in the I ♥ Promarkers challenge with it.

Nannieflash said...

Wow Alison that is a gorgeous colour combination, and your image is so cute to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Alison, I love the colours and papers, beautiful designs x

xxxtglxxx said...

Awesome card Alison, this looks terrific! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Debbie said...

Hi Alison...this is a lovely card and I think you matched it perfectly to the challenge. Such a lovely image and beautiful colours.
Debbie x

Lisa said...

WOW your paper fits this photo to a T! wonderful card! thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Awww that is cute! I love whay you have come up with for this challenge.

Thank-you for playing at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

www.craftychickcards.blogspot.com

katesacraftybugger said...

fantastic colour combo -Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week-Kate x

Marcea said...

A really wonderful card and I just love your flowers ...... so pretty. Thanks for joining us on PTW
xxx