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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

New Technique - Using pencils over markers

Here is a card I have made using a new technique - using pencils over an image coloured with Promarkers.  A new Hobbycraft Store opened at the week-end and I managed to get the Spectrum Noir paper stumps, sander and blending solution.  I don't do well at all with strong smells.  I struggle with the Crafter's Companion sprays (sparkle/shine/stick away) but the worst smell craft-wise is the Creative Expressions gilding wax.  I love the effect of the gilding wax but the smell made me so poorly.  I was therefore worried that the Spectrum Noir blending solution might smell.  I've smelt Zest It and that made me cough and cough but I am pleased to say that I got on fine with the Spectrum Noir blending solution and certainly did a good job along with the paper stumps.

The image I have used on my card is by Delicious Doodles and is called "Kingfisher in the Rushes".  As I have said I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and highlighted with pencils.  I then fussy cut around the image and layered on a die-cut shape to act as a frame for the image.
The backing paper I have used is from the Bearly Mine Designs Mixed Media 2 Collection.  I love these papers as add texture/interest has been added by Donna the designer and therefore one piece of paper adds so much interest to a card.

I have finished off the card with some grosgrain ribbon, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, buttons, flowers and some pearl dots.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Things with wings
Allsorts - happy birthday
Totally Gorjuss - Buttons and/or bows
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - Add 3 buttons
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Things with wings
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
Lexi's Creations - Happy birthday
The Crazy Challenge - BINGO board (I have used pearls - digi - button)
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Craft your Passion - Frame it
Paper Makeup - Flowers
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Craft Room Challenge - Things with wings
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May Challenge - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Nutcrafters Challenge - Animals or insects
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes

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Anonymous said...

Wow, Kym!
I absolutely love the colors you used. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Through The Craft Room Door! Hugs, Cathy

Rein said...

Pretty card, love the colours.

brenda said...

A beautifully bright and happy card Kym, just the thing to brighten another wet morning.

Thanks so much for joining in our Birthday celebrations at Allsorts.

B x

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Oh wow this is super stunning - must try that technique - thanks so much for sharing with us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday very good luck hugs Judith DT x

Sue Bridesmith said...

Lovely Design, as always it is a pleasure to see your Creations, and thank you for sharing them with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it is much appreciated...I hope you will join us again for another fun challenge next week, and good luck in the draw...
Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

Annie said...

A gorgeous card Kym....so glad you found something you were not allergic too. The colours are stunning thank you for entering the Craft Room Challenge this fortnight
Crafty hugs Annie x

Laurence said...

Lovely card, really like the backing paper and what a great technic. Also love the way you've used the buttons, as the hearts of the flowers.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
Laurence DT

Rose said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! this is so beautiful and i love the coloring :) So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week.

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card, the colours and colouring really are lovely. Interesting technique too! Thanks for sharing with us at Lexi's Creations!

bejko said...

Mixed media is a very interesting area skrapinga and though ready to design your card paper is great! Thank include it with us in The Crazy Chalenge!
Sneji TD

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at allsorts this week Tracy x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the beautifully coloured image and great B.paper--thanks for joining us at Crafting From the Heart
Carol DT x

Kay Mowat said...

Gorgeous creation fantastic coloring thanks for joining in at The Stamping Chef

MommyScraps said...

Beautiful use of a frame! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion!
Hugs, Adina

Jo Nevill said...

Love your card, beautiful image.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Jo x

Tina Henderson said...

So pretty! Love the colors you used on the image. Thanks for joining us at Scribble & Scrap this challenge.
Tina - DT

Billie A said...

Pretty card and images. Thanks for joining us at Paper Makeover for our flower challenge.

Shell B. said...

Simply wonderful card, love the image & design!
Glad you joined us for the challenge at One Stitch At A Time, hope to see you come back soon!
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Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card Kym.Love the colours and everything that you've used.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Josephine said...

Oh, this is gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing it with us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck. Maggie - DT

Hazel said...

Another super entry for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for May - hope to see you again soon. x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! This is such a striking card!

Thank you for participating int he OSAAT Challenge this week!

MA-MI said...

Kym, I love how you put a piece of nature on your card. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Artistic Inspirations and Sentimental Sundays this week, good luck with the challenge and return next week too. Hugs Maja, DT

Hazel said...

I'm back to thank you for sharing this lovely card for Lexi's challenge 117, Hazel, Guest Designer x

Mish B said...

Beautiful image. Love your flowers and the background! Thanks for joining the 200th Challenge at the Corrosive Challenge Blog!

Ellen said...

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

groetjes, Ellen