Monday, 28 September 2009

Messing Around With Messy

Hi again, today there is no freebie, just a card to show off to you all. I made this over the weekend, though I had been thinking about the idea for a few weeks.
The main part of the card is made from Joanna Sheen's 'Messy Rabbit' papercraft CD Rom.  On disc one of this two disc set there is a section called, 'Bonus! Sketches'. These are line drawings of some of the fabulous artwork on the disc, and just right I thought for colouring with my promarkers.
I choose the sketch of Messy looking at a ladybird on the leaf of a huge sunflower and had a fine time colouring it in. The colours (Pumpkin and Cool Grey 1), I used for the border of the topper was also used for the paper I stamped on for the sentiment.
The backing paper also came from disc one, under the title, 'Bonus! Messy Rabbit', you will find the sketch I used but this time it is pre-coloured, clicking the image you find a couple of wonderful backing papers, that go perfectly with the coloured images, and of course my promarker coloured sketch.
 I printed out the backing sheet, and then copied the sunflower in the bottom right corner two times, printed them and cut them out to decoupage up.
The sunflower in the top left corner is a button,  I tied the green ribbon to the shank at the back and then threaded wooden beads on, leaving a nice length to dangle. I used 'Art Institute' Dries Clear glue at either end of the beads to make sure they didn't move to much and didn't drop off either.  The sunflower button was stuck on using a large amount of 'Pinflair' glue, which when dried allowed for no movement of the button at all.
The topper and the sentiment are both raised using foam tape. The backing paper is matted onto orange mirri card, and the topper and sentiment were both matted onto a deep brown leather effect card, and then matted onto orange mirri.
I hope you like my card, take care all and Happy Crafting,


  1. Love the Messy Rabbit card, you have some really good ideas. Thank you Greebs.

  2. I adore joanna sheens work, been following her for years. love your site. will back tomorrow for another look around. came over from digifree.

    love and angel blessings frae Scotland xx