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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Disco Diva !!

Oh I had so much fun making this card! I knew that I wanted to enter this week's Digis With Attitude! challenge (#17 'It's the Puffy challenge!') AND this week's I Love Promarkers challenge (#53 Paper Piecing)  too, so put my thinking cap on as to how I could combine the two on one card.

Here's a sneak peek of what I came up with...

This was my first time paper piecing, and I will definately be doing it again, I LOVE how the image has elements that match the DPs  :)

The image I chose was a DWA! one, Disco Tween, you can find her here. As she is a funky kinda gal, I decided to paper piece her HAIR as well as her trousers.....and here she is!

Cool huh! I coloured the rest of her with Promarkers, (face, arms, tummy, earrings and shoes) and mounted her onto a lacey circle nesty. To get the 'puffy' bit, I threaded some pink funky fibres through the 'lacey' bits of the circle (I went round twice so it was nice and 'puffy!')

The DPs are freebies from a Cardmaking & Papercraft mag, which I inked the edges of and matted onto black card. I also added some funky fibres to the yellow piece of the DPs at the bottom. I finished off with some die cut flourishes, two pearl-headed pins inter-twined at the bottom and cut some extra circles from the left over DPs and glued them to the black circle, so they look a bit like the coloured lights at a disco (well, that's what they used to have years ago when I last went to a disco!!)

I would also like to enter Your Next Stamp Challenge #36 - Paper Piecing.

Do hope you like her!

Thanks for looking, and Happy Crafting!


Dawn said...

Too cool for school Ali! I love what you did with her!
I'll put on my DWA hat too & say thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude this week! Can't wait to see what you come up with next week! I gotta try me some paper piecing!!!
Dawn xxx

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Too adorable! Love all the polka dots and the funky fibers. Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude!

Tine said...

Hi Ali. She is a lot of fun - especially with her matching hair! LOL. It's like she is caught in the glare of a disco light! Great fun card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

jackid said...

Ali she is fantastic really groovy lol love what you have done with her I'm having trouble with my zip files at mo so until it's sorted I can't buy any digi's that come through this way so will have to wait til it's sorted to get some of the new ones
Jacki xx

Pat said...

Cool paper piecing! Love the colours too, remind me of summer.
Great card!
Hugs xx

Catherine said...

What a great card Ali ! I can tell you have found those corners : they look fantastic on your card ! Love the fibers too ! Simply stunning ! Hugs an dlove from Catherine

Faye said...

Wow, what a fun and funky card, I love all the colours! Thanks also for taking the time to leave a kind comment at the weekend, I really appreciated it. xxx

Lorraine said...

Super card, Ali and what a great idea to do her hair too. :o)Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

My name is Wynneth said...

Fabulously Funky card - love that image, took my back to my youth!!!! Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Karen said...

Great card, takes me back to the 70's...... thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Kathleen said...

Super fun card, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

Suzilou said...

She is defiantly one funcky chic, love the papers and those funky fibres, very cool :)

WeirdCat said...

What a funky card, I love it, thank you for entering I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun card!! I just love your funky girl and the paper piecing. Gorgeous colors! Thanks for joining the YNS challenge!