Sunday 28 February 2021

Blingtastic Nadia


This birthday card has been made using an image called Nadia which is from M Medel Illustrations.

It was given to us as a Progressive Freebie image at The Outlawz challenge in June 2019 and I coloured it but was never happy with it as it seemed really pale and not vibrant enough.  I couldn't get on with the eyes either as you can see from the image they are blank. It got put to one side in a chest at the side of my desk and completely forgotten about.

I have rescued the image by recolouring in Promarkers and added shimmery highlights with Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers. They are water based so fabulous for bold colour but you can also use a water brush to make it a bit more subtle. They really helped to add shimmer to the eyes and I am much happier with them now. The image has been fussy cut and popped up on foam squares.

The backing card is from a Hunky Dory pad called Midnight Dots to Diamonds. It has load of grey dots in specific patterns which are intended to be covered with gems, pearls and glittery bits in general, definitely blingtastic. There are several designs in the pad, all with the black background. I am embarrassed to admit this once 'must have' purchase has never previously been used....

All the card then needed was a birthday sentiment and I am now much happier with this overall card.

Imagine That Digistamp has had a month long 8th Birthday Celebration and the last challenge is to make a birthday card with bling. I have completed this card in honour of that. Kris has been very generous with giving us specially created packs for completing each challenge and I really didn't want to miss this last one.

Card Details -

Size - 6” Square

Image - Nadia (M Medel Illustrations)

Paper - Midnight Dots to Diamonds (Hunkydory)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Glitter Markers (Spectrum Noir)

Embellishments - Self adhesive pearls and gems

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. A very sweet girly creation, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our 'Feminine' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  2. So nicely done! Glad you made the image work and such a perfect paper too!
    Thanks so much for joining our feminine theme at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  3. Ooo, very BLINGY!! Love it :) And the pink you added to her makes her pop off the page. Great job on the eyes - I can see how that would make it a bit of a challenge to color. Thanks so much for celebrating ITD's 8th birthday this week with this BLING challenge! ♥Kris

  4. A really lovely image and love the colours and the beads against the lovely black background. Thank you for joining our 'Feminine' challenge at Allssorts and our 'Flowers' challenge at We Love Chocolate Baroque.

    Kath x

  5. A lovely creation perfect for our challenge this week at Allsorts, thanks for joining in.
    L x

  6. A beautiful card you made and I love the background. Thank you for playing along at Creative Sketchy Girls. Good luck with your entry.
    Greetings Marga dt

  7. So pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! PROGRESSIVE challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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