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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Graph'it Challenge - Friday 11 October 2013

Over at the Graph'it Challenge this week the challenge is "shades of grey".  Well that topic wanted me to "run for hills" but a challenge it was but I've had a go.  Unfortunately although I have started to build up a small collection of Graph'it pens I haven't got any greys and will hopefully keep a look on entries for the challenge and the Design Team members to gain ideas on which ones to go for.  I never ever thought anything would compare to my beloved Promarkers and certainly not better them but once I tried a few Graph'it pens I was hooked.  Now that they've introduced the brush nibs as well and that this replaces the chisel end rather than the pointed end they are a dream come true.  Roll on Christmas to see if Father Christmas brings me some if I'm a good girl!!!

Right onto my card.  It's a Bearly Mine Designs/Delicious Doodles/Sweet Pea Stamps creation.
I have used "Tombstone 3" from Teri over at Delicious Doodles and decided to use the shape of the tombstone into a shaped A5 card.  The Tombstone 3 image is available as a single image or as part of a Tombstone Collection which is a set of 6 tombstones.

The lady is a Sweet Pea Stamps image by Rebecca Sinz called "Harvest Moon".  She does come with a background around her (moon, gravestones, bats etc) but I have enlarged her to A5 size and fussy cut around the image.  Harvest Moon is available as a digital stamp, single rubber stamp and as part of a multi-image plate (Sheet 11, Plate 234 - Harvest Moon comes on the multi-image plate with Cecaelia, Dead Sea and Steam Punk Assasin).

I have coloured the image of the lady with Promarkers (Cool Grey 1, Cool Grey 2, Cool Grey 3, Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2, Ice Grey 4, Warm Grey 1, Warm Grey 2, Warm Grey 3 and Warm Grey 4) - it's amazing how many different greys I used!!!  I've used some of the greys also on the tombstone.

Around the tombstone I have cut out some Bearly Mine spiders web paper.  It is available in orange, red and purple in the Halloween Hauntings digital paper set but I have used a freebie paper as I wanted to keep this card in a white/black/grey colour scheme.  The freebie paper can be found here.

I have finished the card off with a sentiment off the computer and some bats cut from the Harvest Moon digital image.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Moving Along with the Times - Spooktastic times
Papercrafting Journey - Use Halloween colours
Simply Create Too - Halloween
Digi Haven - Halloween
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Time for Halloween
Graph'it - Shades of grey
Sweet Stampin' - Halloween
2 Sisters - Anything goes
C... is for Challenge - Halloween
The Crazy Challenge - Halloween
Lexi's Creations - Halloween
Incy Wincy - Halloween
The Pink Elephant - Photo inspiration
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Halloween
Crafty Sentiments - Halloween
Passion for Promarkers - Spooky
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Anything goes blogaversary
Party Time Tuesday - Colour/picture inspiration
Papertake Weekly - Happy Halloween hues
Scrap-Creations - Cut it out


Mrs Beez said...

Fabulous card. I am in awe of your colouring, it looks so life like.

Fabiola said...

super! c'est tellement original, biz

Lotta said...

WOW, I really like this scene! Spooky and gorgeous at the same time! Thanks for playing with us over at PFP this week. Hugs Lotta

Chris said...

Wow, Kym. This really stands out! The grey tones really add to the spooky atmosphere. The design is great and the colouring is fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at Sweet stampin' this week.

Jac’s Playground said...

Wow, a gorgeous card, the 2 images are perfect together and love all the greys, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz and Crafty Sentiments this week, Jac x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wow!! this is fantastic Ginny x

Jo said...

Wow, this is fab!
hugs Jo x

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful monochromatic creation.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Teri said...

OMG, this is so awesome hun! xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the image,and the scene, Thank you for joining in our Greys Challenge at Graph'it colour challenge, Good Luck in the draw.
Kevin xx

Céline said...

fab design
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Anna said...

Great image!! Great shading.
Have you tried Tria o Flexmarkers as promarkers the are from Letraset and have that brush nib :)
Thanks for joining us at PFP this week and good luck!
X Anna DT

Diane said...

Wow, Kym what a fabulous colored design.

Hugs Diane

carol said...

wonderful creation, thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFT and CRAFTY CATZ x carol

coops said...

oh wow love this kym.fantastic image and design :D

xx coops xx

Janice said...

Great card, I'm lovin those shades of grey. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT, Jx

rachel said...

oooo this is fabulous Kym - love it! thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments and good luck x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wonderful monochrome work, love your shading.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Jacquel said...

This is a pretty cool card! Creepy & fun at the same time...I like it! Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Simply Create Too & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOW What a fabulous Halloween card! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Kym: I love this grey Halloween card---so cute! thanks for joining in our challenge.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

NickScrapShack said...

Love your colouring. This look awesome and a bit scary...

Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz this week! Good luck!

Debs said...

Fabulous card - amazing colouring.
Thanks for playing along at PTW this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Gale said...

Fab card Kym! Your coloring I amazing. Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

Michelle B. said...

Amazing coloring and fab choice of digis! So glad you joined is for our Halloween challenge at Digi Haven!

Lin said...

Wow this image is amazing and you have coloured it beautifully.

Thanks for sharing with us

Lexi's Creations

Ellen said...

Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Andie's Space said...

Hi Kym,
This looks fantastic. Fab image & I love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers.
Andie xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This is fantastic, I really love how you have 'worked' the greys. Thanks so much for joining the Graph'It Colour Challenge. Good Luck :)

SemSee said...

Brilliant work, Kym! If you're thinking about investing in some Graph'it greys, I would recommend the Neutral Greys first. You don't need to get them all - go for 9501 9503 9505 9507 & 9509 and they will give a great blend! If you fancy a more blue-ish grey, go for the cool greys (9100s)! Anyway, thanks so much for joining us at Graph'it Markers Colour Challenge and good luck! x

Iris Wiechmann said...

Fantastic card and wonderful use of the greys! Thanks for joining the Graph It color challenge! Good Luck!


Unknown said...

LOVE how you've shadowed this image, looks fabulous! I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
Anna xxx