Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!
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Mar 26, 2014
A Proverbs 31 Woman
So, I hate to start with the weather, but what's the weather like at your place? This about sums up what we've been having-----
I know that soon it'll be so-o-o-o HOT here that I'll be melting, so I won't complain too loudly!
What do you do on a rainy, snowy day? Make cards. Of course!!
It all started with a drawing. She kind of looks like a Zombie, doesn't she? Not my intent! BTW, if you like the final result, you could use the second image as a template, just print it onto cardstock.
UPDATE: New template!!
I cut her out, I also cut the panels of her dress out using the numbers as a guide. I just cut around the nose. I liked that better.
Then I used it as a template to cut out some designer papers using the Fairy Belle Collection from Prima that came with the Simply Cards and Scrapbooking Magazine I ordered from the UK. These papers are just delicious!! Beautiful soft hues with gorgeous designs. Really, really pretty!
So here it is all cut out and glued into place. I found some cardstock for the face and arm and traced the original template I made onto it.
I lengthened her arm quite a bit from the original template. The butterfly on her hand was from another page in the same collection.
I just love this Scripture. "She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31:25.
I believe all women were meant reflect this. Strength, dignity, laughter, no fear of what's coming. It's beautiful! It's how women were meant to be. I love it.
I added some pearls to the waist, and once I glued the head in place, I added some hair and a flower.
I glued some butterflies here & there and used some stickles on them.
This is the completed card. I wanted to keep it fairly simple, because the person I made it for likes a cleaner look.
But then I realized I had to add something a little blingy. (The last photo was taken at night with artificial light...so it's a bit darker, but you get the idea.)
Ahhh, that's better. :)
Hope you like her as much as I do.
Gail from I Like Paper did an awesome job with this tag she made using my template! I like how something can look so different depending on the creativity within. Love it!
Thanks for visiting and remember:
You are a woman who is clothed with strength and dignity, and you laugh without fear of the future!