Thursday, 16 June 2011

A colour combo for Charisma

It's my turn to choose the challenge over at Charisma cardz this week and I went for a colour combo of Pink and Green. One of my favourite colour combos but I haven't used it for a while.
As always there is some fabby prizes up for grabs, and for my card I used an image from one of this weeks sponsors, All That Scraps (cc designs).


 I used some new paper for the image which I got at Hobbycraft the other day because they didn't have the one that I normaly buy but I thought this one would be the same or very similar....how wrong was I??!!
I normaly buy the Personal Impressions smooth paper which I actually stumbled upon by accident and tried it with my Promarkers and it worked fine, no bleeding and easy to blend with, but this time I bought Premier Quality smooth white card by Crafts UK Limited which I thought would be around the same quality as it was the same price, but it's rubbish!! The ink bleeds, so I am not a happy bunny because I don't have any other card/paper just now for colouring on :(

Anyway enough of my moaning! I coloured as usual with Promarkers, but didn't do much blending or use many colours because I was wary of it bleeding.
The green strip of paper at the bottom is by Fancy Pants and the others are My Minds Eye, flowers are Prima's, Papermania little roses and the rose in the middle was from Janlynn.com but unfortunately they don't stock them anymore, which is a shame because they are  lovely.
Some ribbon from Hobbycraft which I coloured with a Promarker and the leaves are die cut with a Marianne die.

I followed the sketch from the Creatalicious challenge, but I had already coloured and cut my image before I found the sketch, so I used a rectangle for my image instead of a circle, apart from that, I followed the sketch to the letter...for a change! lol.

And last but not least, a close up of the image, which I am really not happy with the colouring on, but it's done now.


Promarker colours
skin: blush, ivory, baby pink for cheeks.
hair, cinnamon, raw sienna, burnt sienna
clothes: baby pink, cocktail pink, meadow green

If anyone has any suggestions of paper/card to use with Promarker, it would be much appreciated :) I'm in the UK so needs to be something I can get over here and preferably something that doesn't cost a fortune lol. I was using Bristol Board for a while but I looked at the price in Hobbycraft yesterday and they wanted nearly £16 for an A4 pad which I really can't afford to be paying at the moment just for paper. I did used to get it from another shop in town and it was much cheaper (and they did smaller sizes) but they have closed down, so I really need to find a brand that doesn't bleed with the markers and one that you can blend quite a bit on.

Thanks for stopping by and please do leave any suggestions :)

5 comments:

Juls said...

sweet card! Love the organza ribbon!! Hugs Juls

Cheryl said...

So BEAUTIFUL,fabulous colouring and great job with the sketch!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
xx

Cheryl said...

oh this is really beautiful just love the image great take on the sketch too,bless you for playing at creatalicious this week hugs cherylx

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Lorain good to be back after my Holstein and seeing your beautiful creations again. Love this card and the colours are so pretty.
Hugs linda

kaylou said...

wow Lora what a gorgeous card thank you for joining oyr sketch challenge at Creatalicious.
Hugs Kaylou xx