Jodene has created so many gorgeous cards it was very hard to choose just one.
But this is the card I ended up casing.
It was actually from a Freshly Made Sketches challenge from a few weeks ago. This card had everything I think of when I think of Jodene’s style: Fantastic copic colouring, sewing, clean and stylish and a Tiddly Inks image.
I tried to incorporate these things into my card and this is what I came up with:
I’m not sure whether Jodene has this Tiddly Inks image but when I saw her I just had to have her. The teacher I work with is also a dance teacher and I am going to make her a set of cards featuring this dancer for her birthday. She has long black hair and her dance school wears NQN leotards so that’s why she’s a blue ballerina and not the usual pink sort. I put some dazzling diamonds on the underside of the tutu and on her headband too (although it’s a bit hard to see in the photo) it’s nice and sparkly. I hope she likes the set of cards (I think they will come in handy) and it will give me more practice “copicing” too!
I really wanted to do “proper” sewing on this card, as Jodene does on hers. I actually got the sewing machine out and I haven’t used it for years (maybe 10?) ! I couldn’t find the instruction book and was struggling to remember how to thread it and then I realised that there was no bobbin in it. So after searching and searching and not finding either bobbin or book, I gave up and faux stitched it :( I was a bit sad about that but I decided it wasn’t worth wasting any more time and that “faux” would have to do.
Stamps : Tiny Dancer (Tiddly Inks), So happy for you
Card : NQN, x-press it, white, ret. dsp, in colour dsp stack
Ink : memento black
Other : copics, matt pack, white pen
Please take a look at what the rest of the JAI design team have created this week, check out Jodene’s wonderful blog and play along with us.