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Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom
This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Make it Like.. MARLENA!!

It's time for a new challenge over at Tiddly Inks and today it's another 'Make it like..'

So we want to see you make a card like..


Here is her gorgeous card which you can use for inspiration in the form on colours, layout, image, embellishments - it's entirely up to you. :)


I've taken some inspiration from Marlena's layered circles and the placement of her gorgeous flowers. I just had to use Cocoa Wishes with this purple and pink combo. I've upcycled, if that's the right word.. some brown packaging paper. I scrumpled it up and added a heap of texture to it before adding double sided tape about half and inch from the edges and adhering it to my card base. Moving the adhesive further into the middle means you can ruffle up the edges a little more.

I've used papers from Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather collection and coloured Wryn with my ProMarkers and FlexMarkers to match. I cut her out using a circles spellbinder, layered some purple plaid behind her and some cream/greyish floral kinda paper cut with a scalloped circle behind that. A lot of layers for me, I think? :/ LOL! I coloured the 'floor' beneath Wryn far too dark for the rest of the card, so I've adhered some gathered ivory ribbon beneath her instead. Problem solved! ;)

I then took a bunch of Wild Orchid Craft flowers and layered them on top of some die cut vellum snowflakes which I've added Stickles to to give them a little more texture. That makes up the 'square' portion of my card, just like Marlena's design, and to fill the rest of my card I've stamped the sentiment from an Amy R set and added some gemstones to either side to ensure it stands out enough. :) Job done. Hope you likey.

Has this given you enough inspiration to get creating something with Marlena's creation in mind? I sure hope to see you over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog with your projects.

I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
- Creatalicious Challenges - Winter
- Crafts and Me - Circles

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! xo


  1. too cute Lou, I love the colour scheme and the scrumply brown paper looks awesome.
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  2. WOW! This is stunning Lou. I love the sweet image and your colouring is amazing with such a beautiful sentiment too.


  3. wow gorgeous lou!!! i love those purples and the layout is just so sweet...especially that sentiment :)

  4. This is beyond cute!!! It has all of my fav touches of purple! I really need to get her, I think she's my favorite out of all the current releases! Excellent job!

  5. so gorgeous lou.i love your stunning colours and design and really sweet wryn :D

    xx coops xx

  6. This is really sweet! love the way you used the ribbon.


  7. Lou!!! WOW!!! This card is absolutely amazing! I LOVE your gorgeous colouring and the way you have incorporated Marlena's sketch!! Beautifully done honey!!Xx

  8. Oooh, I love this so much, my favorite being the sentiment and that super cute charm you have hanging off of the bow. But really, I just love the entire card!


I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for taking the time to look. xo Lou.

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