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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Southern Girls - Jewelry Recycling

WooHoo!!! Are you all set for my first DT card for the Southern Girls Challenge Blog? Here it is!!! I've been on a really rich color kick lately. I made this card to coordinate with the Dragon Card I made a few weeks ago. Not sure why, it just kinda felt right. The piece of recycled jewelry I used for this challenge was the chain from an old necklace I found, belonging to my hubby. I swear he is going to disown me if I don't stop raiding his stuff. First it was his toolbox, then his tackle box (which he doesn't know about yet so I hope he doesn't read this *heehee*) and now his jewelry.......

The image I used on this card is called "Princess Shona" from Digital Delights who is the sponsor for Southern Girls - Recycled Jewelry Challenge. I've seen this image a few times while blog hopping and she was always done in light colors. I wanted to see what she would look like in deep rich colors. I really like how it turned out. The ribbon is airbrushed with my copic marker R89 cause it was more purple than burgundy and stuck out like a sore thumb. I gave it a few squirts with the ole R89 and presto, it matched beautifully. Ahhh....I love my airbrush.

So as they say "Waste not, want not". Start digging through that old jewelry you don't use anymore, make a paper project and then head on over to the Southern Girls Challenge. We would love to see what you can come up with. :)

Copics used:
Dress & hat: YG99, YG95, R89, R85, R83
Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Eyes: B01, B000
Hair: E25, E35, E31, E53

Challenges I'm entering this card in:
Stamp Something - Use Something Digi
Oh Alice - Fighting for the Crown
Cinema Saturday - Use Metal
Anything Goes - Cute
Digital Tuesday - It's All About the Girls Digi
Cooking It Up With Katie - Is that sweet metal ribbon I see?

14 comments:

amanda stokes said...

Another stunning card Michelle.Love the rich colours
hugs amanda xx

Viv said...

Wow Michelle! Gorgeous colours! Love the airbrushed ribbon, you clever thing you. Hubby might start missing things soon if you carry on raiding! LOL! Viv xx

Maria Matter said...

this is gorgeous Michelle!! Thank you for sharing with us @ digital tuesday!
hugs & blessings!

Peggie said...

Beautiful card. Love the deep red. I have used old jewelry also. I may have to go look and see if there is anything else I want to recycle.

Tammy said...

This is such a gorgeous card! I love the rich colors and that sweet image! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

Michelle Redman said...

Such a beautiful card!! and what a yummy looking bow!! Beautifully done!! Thanks for joining us at the DTC!!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Beautiful card - I love that rich wine colour esp that bow which is stunning x
Thanks for joining us at cooking it up with Katie this week x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Crazystamper said...

Beautiful card Michelle! Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake www.crazystamper.typepad.com

Sandy O said...

OH, I Love EVERYTHING about this card. You used one of my favorite images and I really like how you have her on a swing! Thank you for entering it in this weeks Digital Tuesday Challenge.

Doreen said...

What a stunning card this is, the image is fabulous.Thanks for sharing with us over at Cooking it up with Katie.xxx

Katie said...

Fabulous, those colors are just perfect!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

margie c said...

Wow, such a gorgeous cards! I love the rich colors! Beautiful job :)
Thanks for playing along with us at Oh, Alice!
hugs, margie

Linda said...

This is beautiful!! I love that ribbon and bow!

Lynne Phelps said...

Lovely royal creation! Thanks for playing along with Oh, Alice!