Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Happy new year 2011

This is my second week as a guest designer for the I love promarkers challenge blog. Our theme this week is to use punches. You can add diecuts, but you have to use at least one punch. The punch I used for this card is  a border punch. You can see a detail of it above just below Tilda's feet.
I have been playing with a lot of new stash for this card: a new magnolia stamp, new punch, new papers and even a new nestabilitie.

I have coloured the image with my promarkers. The hair is coloured with honeycomb, sunflower and tulip yellow. I used to colour with the lightest first, but now I do hair the other way around: I started with honeycomb on the places which were the deepest and should've been darkest: just little specs here and there. I then used the darkest yellow over the orange and a bit around and finally with the lightest around the edges of the last colour, making sure to leave some white specs. I'm very pleased with her hair although the dress could've been better.

The sentiment is handwritten and on the first try! I really like those round and oval sentiments, but don't have any stamps like that so I improvised. Besides - my handwriting is quite nice, so I gave it a try. The trick is to be happy with it, which I was this time :)

Challenges for this card:

ABC challenge - sketch and lace
Basic Grey - dots or spots (I used papers from the june bug collection)
Dutch dare card - new beginnings
I love promarkers - punches (I used a MS punch for the yellow panel)
Just magnolia - anything goes with optional extra buttons
Moving along with the times - out with the old, in with the new (my old stash is the lace, ribbon and buttons and of course my promarkers)
Paper sundaes - circles
Pile it on - cute children
Rainbow lady's - it's all new to me
Simon says stamp - new beginnings

colour: promarkers: ivory and blush for skin, honeycomb, sunflower and tulip yellow for hair, lipstick red, poppy, salmon pink, and antique pink for wings, cornflower, midnight blue and slate for dress.
papers: basic grey; june bug
tools: Martha Stewart punch, doliy hearts and nestabilities

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