Monday, 21 September 2015


This is the first time I've made a card as an inspiration for a person.  It didn't start out that way at all.

The image I've used is from the East Wind called Lucy Loo Ninja.  She's coloured in a combination of ProMarkers, Copics and black biro.  Cut out with a Spellbinders die I've then distressed the edges with antique linen from Tim Holtz to take some of the edge off the white.

The design papers are from Lili of the Valley and First Edition (the pale yellow marble looking one is actually a Christmas paper).  I've also used some black card stock.
Although a little difficult to see there are some gold self adhesive gems on the black spotted paper.

I was going to put a simple sentiment to do with birthday or just for you.  Then I had the idea to do it in Japanese symbols to match the image.  So off I went trawling the internet.

The two symbols have been sketched then I've used a black artists pen to fill them in.
Together they read "COURAGE" which I thought appropriate with the image. 
Now you see why it's kinda of an inspiration card :)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Your Scrap Book Place - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Chocolate Baroque - Challenge 15 colour pallet
Robyn's Fetish - Oriental Style
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes


  1. This is beautiful, I love your image choice. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with Friends. Sue DT xx

  2. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week for our "Oriental Style" challenge.

  3. Beautiful colouring, thank you for entering the Chocolate Baroque challenge and good luck x

  4. Lovely card - good luck with the Challenge x.

  5. Fabulous card Andrea. Beautifully made. Thank you for playing along with the Chocolate Baroque Challenge.
    Flo x

  6. Hi Andrea, a fabulous card, with a great deal of thought to the design. Beautiful colouring. Thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

  7. Beautiful! Great job with those colours, Andrea. Thank you for playing along with us in Chocolate Baroque’s 15th Colour Challenge.
    xxx Asha