Hello crafty peeps and welcome to my crafty nook! I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend and if you're in the UK (or elsewhere) have managed to take advantage of the beautiful weather. If it's too hot for you, just think it's only four weeks or less until the summer holidays so it's BOUND to be grotty weather for then 😉
I thoroughly enjoyed doing last week's challenge over at Passion for Promarkers so I've decided to follow along this week too - it's a sketch challenge and as it's my husband's cousin's birthday tomorrow I decided to use the sketch to make a 16th birthday card.
Probably for the first time ever, I actually chose the patterned paper before I coloured in the image. I used almost a full sheet of 8" x 8" Pick 'n' Mix premium paper by First Edition - there are some gorgeous papers in the pack including two foiled designs, two glitter effect designs and four spot UV designs, the rest of the papers are double sided like the one I used and there are three of each design. After I had chosen the patterns I wanted and cut them to the right size, I glued them to a 5" x 7" card blank in the positions shown on the sketch. I got a scrap of card out of my stash and stamped a border on it from the 'Georgina' Wonky Tonk stamp set from Which Craft? I coloured over the image completely in Pale Pink then I went over the hearts and the flowers with either Cocktail Pink or Rose Pink Promarkers. I stamped the main image in the stamp set and coloured her in using Blush and Vanilla for her skintones, Violet for her eyes and Pale Pink, Cocktail Pink and Rose Pink for her hair. I edged around the panel using the darkest shade and added it to the card front.
Below is a souped up version of the card which I've sent off, I added a couple of layers of Clear Wink Of Stella to her hair and diecut a 16 out of speciality card which I added to the bottom right of the card- it's actually a coppery colour but I went over it using an Antique Pink Flexmarker so it has pink tones to it which change as you tilt the card. For this souped up version, I also added a stamped sentiment inside which reads "Wishing you a FANTASTIC BIRTHDAY" it's a Sentimentals stamp by Crafters Companion, I stamped it in VersaMark Onyx Black ink and sprinkled it with a holographic embossing powder which turns the letters into rainbow colours after it's been heat set and if you tilt the card into the light. I also stamped the Georgina character inside using Memento Tuxedo Black ink which I left uncoloured.
I really enjoyed this week's challenge over at Passion for Promarkers please click the link for more details http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/week-400sketch.html .
As always if you have any questions or comments then please leave them in the usual places and until next time - keep crafting!
Love and crafty hugs,