Monday 5 September 2011

Its been awhile!

Now I don't usually put much about my private life here on my blog, but just want to explain why I have not been around much. (Mind you I dont think I have been missed anyway). I have arthritis & its flared up recently which has left me in a lot of pain & not wanting to be creative at all.

Anyway I did sit down & make a card, I had made my DT card for Divas ages ago & that will be shown on Wednesday.

I started out by colouring with Promarkers an image by Kenny K called Skater Chick. The backing paper is by Toucan Scraps over at the OSAAT store called City Street, onto which I added a sentiment in Dripping Markers font to look like it had been spray canned.
 I then googled trying to finda graffiti artist or something as I had this idea in my head & came across this image of a Graffiti girl at Edupics which was free to use for non commercial use. This was perfect for what I had in my head. I coloured this again with Promarkers.
I have been admiring Make It Crafty urban,street images, but thought I had better not spend any money right now, so made my own dustbins by cutting out of silver paper & scoring to look like metal dustbins. It is difficult to photograph as my reflection kept showing up in the photos.
Added some silver rik rak & some candy & here is my first card in ages.
I have entered it into the following challenges
Birthday Sundaes Birthday sentiment
Creative Card Crew Annything Goes
Charisma Cardz Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas Use a digi (paper & images)
Stamp Something Use a digi


Laney said...

Fabulous Dawn!!Sorry to hear you've not been well hopefully things will improve soon.... and of course we missed you!!

THERESA said...

This is lovely, wow, everything just fits together, love it!!
Hope you get better soon, can be such pain, shame.....:((
Have missed seeing your post's, promise.....:))
lotsa luv

chrissy xx said...

Cause we have missed you Dawn! Fabulous card! LOve the sentiment! LOve the bins! LOve everything.
Hope you feel better soon.

Vee said...

Fab card,love the image.Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Charisma.
xx Vee

Heidi said...

Hope your hands feel better soon, my dad suffers from this so know how annoying and painful it can be. Very Frustrating! Love your card hugs heidi x

Vicky said...

Fantastic love the images and so beautifully coloured too hun....and we have missed you too :o)

hope you are feeling better now sweetie...have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh sorry you have been in pain.. i suffer too.. so can sympathise.
Love your funky card - fab images
Lisa x

Amy said...

Funky & Fun card! Thanks for sharing this week and Birthday Sundaes :)Amy

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow, what a fun card - love the grafitti theme :)

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



Unknown said...

This is so fun Dawn, those images are lovely. Sorry to hear about your arthritis, and yes do understand when you say you don't feel creative when in pain. Hope you will be better soon and sorry too not being around much, still trying to catch up. Hugs xxx

Penny said...

Oh wow... I am loving this!
Thanks for linking up with the Card Making Mamas Challenge this week.