Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Fantasy beachcomber

Today I've used for the very first time a CD-ROM that I won from a blog candy at Crafting with Cotnob a few months ago.  The CD is a Joanna Sheen CD and project book featuring the work of artist Josephine Wall, with 22 different design sets, each featuring a main image, either as a set of different sized images or a two-sheet decoupage, and a co-ordinating background paper. I hadn't used the CD until now as the images on it are huge, so I wanted to get some 20cm square card blanks, which I finally got at the Make It show last week.

Following a suggestion in the book, I printed the design sheets out onto glossy photo paper, rather than the matte  craft paper from La Pashe that I normally use for CD print outs. And I'm very glad that I did - nothing else could possibly be good enough for the amazingly detailed artwork that Josephine has created! When the images emerged from the printer, they totally wowed me - such amazing and intricate detail! I'm sorry for all the exclamation marks in this post but whenever I look at the image my head just fills up with exclamation marks!!! The photo here really doesn't do justice to the exquisite detailing of the artwork.

Cutting out the decoupage made really curse appreciate the detailed artwork. I have to confess that the water droplet on the end of the shell caused me to use a few seriously unbloggable words! But oh my, it was worth it, to see the end result with the beautiful beachcomber fairy, with her multi-coloured wings and seashell jewellery, gazing at the tiny mermaid she has found in a shell.

No embellishment was really necessary, but I had a few little seashell beads that match the blue scallop shell in the fairy's hair, so they were perfect to use with it.

Just to show how many layers there are!

I am sharing this with

Darnell at DJKardKreations - NBUS  (the CD-ROM)
Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Fantasy
Glitter and Sparkle - Things with wings


Barb said...

What a stunning image Jane. A really pretty decoupage card. Barbxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is such a beautiful card Jane. I love it's vivid colours and great detail. I have the same CD and it really does contain some gorgeous art work. Great job! X

cotnob said...

This is stunning Jane, such a beautiful image and beautifully decoupaged - I'm glad you have used the CD.

Judy V said...

Gorgeous creation! Love the dimension! Thanks for joining us at Glitter 'N' Sparkle!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a stunning picture you have created here Jane, such dimension! LOVE it! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

D.Ann C said...

Gorgeous! Love the layered look!

Darnell said...

This is so enchanting, Jane, and so far removed from my 10-minute CAS cards that I am in awe and rendered speechless! Go you!! Thank you so much for entering my 6th NBUS challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

Vic said...

A lovely, mystical card - Thanks for entering our "things with wings " challenge this week, at Glitter n Sparkle.. Vic, DT x