Wednesday 17 August 2011
#79 Arrgh! Another birthday!
Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - easel card
Sponsor & prize this week - £10 voucher from Stampeezee
Nope, this isn't a Sunday, you are not losing your marbles but it is a Kenny K image from me. This gal flying head first into the birthday flower is called 'Skate Chick' and had been coloured with Promarkers. Now, I know that sounds a little silly given that I am on the DT of I ♥ Promarkers (& I have said in the past that I might ask to be buried with my Promarker pens, LOL), but in actuality to enter our challenge you can use either Trias, Aquamarkers or even the very new 'brush' tipped Flexmarkers as we allow all of these on our challenge now as they are all from Letraset.
I am not too sure I have got the knack of colouring brunette hair. Odd I know, given that as a brunette (even if now something of a 'bottled' one, LOL), you would think that it might somehow come more naturally. However, I think that knowing all the different shades that actually made up my colouring is also my downfall - as there really are not enough pens in the world to make up the vast variations I had in my locks! Still, on the plus side, it probably means I can't go too far wrong. Whatever I colour it might well be someone else's variation!
These fabulously girly papers are from Studio Flergs and the lime satin ribbon is from Fantastic Ribbons. The fabric flower (behind the sentiment from Bird's Cards) is from the Precious Petals range from Cardology. I had to hand cut the bracketed shape (for the 'to' & 'from') as I don't have that kind of shaped nestie so you will have to forgive any wonky bits! LOL. The image & the sentiment flower were popped onto the card with Pinflair Glue Gel but the bracketed shape uses foam pads for not only dimension but strength given that this is the retainer for the easel to rest on. I could have put loads of embellies on of course, but given the fact that the top has to in reality fit over the lower element of the card, not to mention the cost of postage these days, keeping it all at a certain restrained level seemed to make more sense.
Do join in with our easel challenge if you can. It makes a fab change to the regular square shape we all love but also allows a bit more space to embellish etc too. Straight easel like mine, twisted, double or even treble it is up to you. I know the DT would all just love it if you could pass by their blogs & leave a kind comment & we look forward to seeing your easel creations & leaving you a comment too.
Until next time,
Challenges I would like to enter this card for are:
Glitter Geeks - colours taken from the photo inspiration
Bunny Zoe - easel card
Celebrate the Occasion - easel birthday card
Sentimental Sundays - shaped card (+sentiment)
Stamptacular Sunday - fancy fold
Karen's Doodles - fancy fold
Crafty Pad - cute & girly
Craft Your Days Away - birthdays
Pixie Cottage - big on birthdays &/or sketch (on blog)
Hotspot - use from the selection of colours (see their blog for colour range)
Craft Garden - bold, bright & loud.