Sunday, 17 January 2021

#52 Anything Goes - CD Sunday Plus Challenge

When I was on Facebook in a Serif Craft Artist group someone posted a photo of a card they’d made using a digikit that I knew would be perfect for my next door neighbour’s oldest daughter. She’s a very pretty girl and likes to wear clothes and style her hair and makeup to look a little bit goth/punk. She has one of those earrings in her ear lobe that makes a hole and stretches it bigger and bigger! She also likes images of bats and spiders and their webs. 

Originally I just designed the layout in Craft Artist and printed it out with the intention of just gluing it to a card blank. But then my mind started working overtime LOL! I went back into Craft Artist and undid the layout. I then arranged each element onto a page with plenty of room around them - all together there was eight items. The two girls were placed on a page of their own and copied so I had two of each girl, these were printed onto Pro Paper. The other elements were then printed onto printable Sumo paper (rice paper) and using a water brush torn away from the blank areas of the Sumo paper. The design was then built back up again, on a piece of card, which involved using a fabric decoupage glue to stick the items down one at a time and waiting for them to dry. Before the next layer could be added I painted white Gesso where it was to be placed and waited for that to dry. I needed to use white paint under each layer as rice paper is thin and the layer underneath would show through making the background look ‘muddy’. By using white Gesso the upper layers remained true to colour and as bright as when they were on screen. Eventually once it was all dry I was able to add the four faces using Pinflair Glue Gel to add height. I added sparkle pen to the lips, eyes and hair. There was already necklaces on the images but I added Nuvo drops and gems to them.

The finished design was then matted onto black card and then a card blank that I made from cardstock.It's an 8.5 by 6 landscape card blank with the fold on the left hand side.

Items used:
Serif Craft Artist and digikits from Paper Studio – Silke’s Boos and Booze mini kits.
Printable Sumo paper from Create and Craft.
Tonic Studio Nuvo Drops – Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops and Fiery Volcano Stone Drops. 

The challenge will close on Saturday 30th January 2021 at 1pm.

Don't forget that the CD Sunday Plus Challenge is now about making items using something printed from a craft CD Rom, USB or digital download. You can use other craft items on your card/project, such as a stamp or die, but you must include something printed from the new categories. You must also make a physical item and not a digital one. In your blog post/Facebook entry you must give the name of the printed item you've used.

We also have a Facebook page if you don't have a blog - The CD Sunday Plus Challenge.


  1. Ah this is fantastic, what agreat make, Im sure the girl will love it. Love the Gentleman Crafter Course, Ive learnt loads already :) Hazel xx

  2. A great card for your next door neighbours daughter something of both her likes

  3. Wow! Such a lot of work has gone into your fabulous card, she'll love it I'm sure.

    Jo x

  4. Wow yet again Pamela. A fabulous card. What a lot of work but so so worth it. Hugs xx

  5. A wonderful creation and such a lot of care taken. I'm sure the recipient loved it.
    Jocelyn x


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