Monday, 2 November 2015

I’m a damsel, I’m in distress, I can handle this

My card today features Megara Honey from Sassy Design Studios and has been made for the current challenge at Colouring in Scrapland, where I have the pleasure of being a guest DT.

The theme is inspired by a movie and their sponsor is Sassy Design Studios.  I’ve gone with Disney’s Hercules.  I really want the Tim Holtz Paper Mosaic Kit but don’t have it yet so I had to improvise for my Grecian inspired background.  I printed my background using the tile texture in Photoshop and then used the printed ‘grout’ line as my cutting lines.  I used white modelling paste for grout, which dries really fast so I had to work in very small sections.  When I was finished I covered my ‘tiles’ in Diamond Glaze.  I have to say I am really happy with how it turned out.

Here is a close up of the image and mosaic.

Inspired by the Grecian urns in the movie, I found a die in my collection that had the right pattern and cut my circles.  I went for a circle easel card to create a bit of a theatrical background for my image, a nod to the movie inspiration.  For my embellies I used some Tim Holtz Idea-ology Boxwood Twine as a proxy for the laurel leaves the gods wear and painted my flowers blue to match the background, which features a scene from the actual movie.

As I have a white frame and background to my base (bit hard to tell in the photo that has come up a bit yellow), I am entering my card in the current just add W challenge at Just Add Ink.  With my very circular shape I am also entering my card in the current challenge at C.R.A.F.T.  Over at Moving Along With the Times they are looking for leaves on projects, I have those with my Boxwood Twine so I am also linking my card up there.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes V0000, V01, V05
Lips R81, R83, R85
Hair E11, E13, E25, E17, E18
Outfit RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ LF-114 Grand Circles & LF-019 Grand Stately Circles
Inks & Paints etc
Judikins ~ Diamond Glaze
Spica ~ Gold
Teresa Collins Basically Essentials ~ Modeling Paste
Tsukineko Encore! ~ Bronze
Bazzill Monochromatic Cardstock ~ Raven
House of Paper Cardstock Romanesque ~ Pearl
Stampin’ Up! ~ Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Lovely card, and I like your mosaic background! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink :)

  2. You have done a great job on the background, great card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  3. Hi Emily, a brilliant card, with an unusual background. Good luck with the MAWTT Challenge.
    Janice MAWTT DT

  4. Beautiful colouring and love that background! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  5. Lovely card, Emily. Your mosaic background was really clever & your colouring looks amazing too. Thanks for joining us as Just Add Ink.

  6. I adore your Mosaic
    I have seen your card on JUST ADD INK
    and your card really stand out
    pretty Image too and great colored and I really adore your mosaic bg
    visit my blog if you have time my card is the #38 at Just add ink challenge :)

  7. This is so creative Emily! i love your mosaic background and your colouring is spectacular too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

  8. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week, Emily. The mosaic background you've created is awesome!

  9. Lovely card and shape thanks for sharing at CRAFT challenge with our shape card challenge. Stunning Colouring
    Aunty Sue


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