Saturday, 14 May 2011

Bollywood Birthday

I got really excited about this project when a friend at work asked me to make a card for her friend's 50th birthday.  She is planning a Bollywood themed birthday celebration, how fantastic!!

It presented me with a chance to use my Indian Tilda image for the very first time plus the incredible papers from the Taj Mahal paper stack from DCWV.

The front background paper has been matted onto gold mirror card and then onto a toning peacock blue paper.  The circle cut out was made using a Marianne Creatibles die.  I applied gold dusting powder to the blue circle and then cut the whole thing out again in a co-ordinating paper to get the centre circle which was already glittered.  I added flat backed faux pearls at suitable design points.

Tilda herself was coloured using Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.
The headdress is embellished using tiny fingernail gems, I bought these from a local £1 shop and they're great for little earrings or buttons on clothing or shoes.

The image has been shadowed with a Prismacolor pencil.

The peonies were glittered using a Quickie glue pen and Glamourdust.

The whole image was then trimmed down and matted onto some more gold mirror card.

The inside of the easel card is made using a co-ordinating paper from the Taj Mahal pad.  Again this was matted onto gold and blue paper.  The stopper was raised up using foam tape and the scrolled ends were cut using Fancy Tags from Spellbinders.

The sentiment was printed on my computer and the '50th' is made using gold peel offs.  The whole sentiment is matted onto gold mirror card.

The card is finished with a gold crest and turquoise guinea fowl feather embellishment.

Finally a photo of the box I made to present it in.
When I think of India I think of the Raj, the golden opulence and peacocks, so I used a peacock feather to decorate a box made from a matt gold card.

The sentiment was repeated for the box lid.

My friend seemed thrilled with what I had done so I hope that her friend will like it too.  I almost wish I was invited to the birthday bash, dressing up in a sari would be right up my street, lol.

I'm entering this easel into the following challenges:

Stamp Something 3 Year Celebration Challenge - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #66 - Lots of Layers
Crafty Creations Challenge #118 - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting,


**Farrah** said...

Wow, this card is just fantastic. You did a great job.
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a wonderful card and of course your friend loved it!! The image, papers, everything is perfect Bollywood! Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Creations!