Wednesday 27 July 2011
#76 Wedding Cake
Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - anything goes
Prize sponsor this week - Digi Doodle Shops
We are heading very quickly to August now, which in our family means weddings & then of course, anniversaries! Well, I am trying my hand once again at a CAS card as they can look particularly elegant for such occasions & as they say, practice makes perfect! LOL. The image I am using is from our sponsor, Digi Doodle, called as you might expect, 'Wedding Cake'. You will also notice that I have been very adventurous, not only in attempting another CAS card but that there is more intense colour outside the image than there is on it.
I have of course, coloured my entire image using Promarkers and I have been aided in this by the wonderful addition of the tiny nibs for these pens. The detail on the floral elements on the cake would have been a nightmare for a regular Promarker nib. This addition (whilst another expense I grant you), is what Promarker users have been waiting for so if you are a Promarker gal (or guy), do get your inky mits on them if you can. It gives the Promarkers the kind of nib that Letraset's more expensive 'bigger brother', the Tria has & operates using the same principle. The tiny nib clicks on top of one of the original nibs & drains the colour from this nib to the newly attached one. Whereas the Tria does this on top of the wide nib, it is the regular sized nib on the Promarker attachment. Ideally you would have one for each of your pens but if you are lucky enough to have a full set, or the best part of one, realistically this isn't necessarily going to happen all at once. I wouldn't suggest swapping the tops around too much though either, as you will contaminate your work but keeping a top for colour 'families' might be a better option until you can get a nib for each of your markers. You won't regret it I promise you. Getting the new nib into tiny corners is a breeze.
I have coloured the shading on the white cake too, (I assure you...just not too clear on the photo so you just might have to look a bit closer, LOL), but I think the colour outside the cake is so intense it is either draining the colour from it or distracting from it. Not sure which, maybe both - so you have to look carefully. Mind you, my photography skills can often leave a lot to be desired! LOL.
For the insert on the inside of the card I have tried to retain the overall feel of the front, layering a more washed out version of the digital rose paper over the more intense red one on the sentiment side and just a simple floral square on the other.
I am sure you Promarker fans will be able to join us this week for our 'anything goes' week and you never know, you might be the lucky recipient of a $10 gift certificate for Digi Doodle Shops.
Challenges I will be entering this card for:
Paper Creator's Crafts - wedding
Bee Crafty - wedding wishes
If the Shoe Fits - ruby
Deep Ocean - use a ribbon
Crafts & Me - ribbon
Card Makin' Mamas - food & drink
Our Creative Corner - black, buttons, bling or bows (or all four)
Catered Crop - recipe (see challenge blog for full list - red, white, grey, Promarkers, sentiment & ribbon)
Allsorts - free 'n' easy July
Daisy Doodles - anything goes.