Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Passion for Promarkers - Lou's Sketch

Hello again, lovely Bloggers!  As you are reading this, it will be almost 2 months since I scheduled this post!  I'm hoping that by now, all of the messy work that is due to take place on our house will be completed and we will be back to some sort of normality...or organised chaos, in our case!  If all has gone to plan, we should have a new bathroom, kitchen, central heating and complete rewire and I will hopefully be picking out paint colours and wallpaper by now!  I'll let you know if it's any different!

Anyway, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and this week, the lovely Lou has set us a nice and easy Sketch...
...and this week, we are spospored by the fabulous Saturated Canary who is offering one lucky winner the choice of two digis from her store...

Don’t forget you must use your Letraset products (i.e. promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers, tria markers, metallic markers or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.
...I decided to use a new image that I bought today (well, I bought it 2 months ago now, but hey ho!)...

...This is sweet Oklahoma and the lovely Krista offered her for just a dollar in her shop, for one day, with the proceeds going to a family who were affected by the recent tornado in Moore, Oklahoma (how cool is that?!)  The card was made using First Edition Boho Chic paper pad and this tulip paper is one of my faves...man, I say that a lot, but it is!!
...I coloured Oklahoma with my Pro/Flexmarkers and here's the colours I used :
Skin : Blush, Dusky Pink, Sunkisssed Pink
Hair : Rosewood, Firebrick, Saddle Brown, Spice
Dress : Light Fawn, Soft Peach, Rose Peach, Spice, Ivory, Vanilla, Mustard, Red
Wellies : Meadow, Leaf, Birght, Forest Greens
Bow and puddle : Soft Aqua, Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Surf Blue
Umbrella : Ivory, Vanilla, Mustard, Light Fawn, Soft Peach, Rose Peach, Spice, Blush, Dusky, Sunkissed Pink, Meadow, Leaf, Bright Green, Pumpkin, Mandarin
Shadow : Sea Mist
I cut some cloud shapes from white card and glittered then used the waste from the bows on my Precious Stars die to make the raindrops.  I chose the sentiment as I thought it fit the image perfectly and cut out using standard and eyelet SB circle dies...
...As always, I finished with an insert with the black and white line image and the sentiment ' May your day be filled with sunshine'  I'm giving this to my BF for her Birthday which is (was) in June!
It's a bit weird writing my post for the middle of August in June, but I had to get ahead in order to keep up with my DT duties and to have some inspiration to share with you!  Hope you're all having  a wonderful Summer and that the fickle British weather is being kind!  Crafty hugs, Lisa x


Loopylou. said...

swooon! oooh its adorable hunny and i just love it!!! the clouds and raindrops look fabulous!
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Jane said...

Good morning dear Lisa, I really hope you are nearly getting sorted at home, I have really missed you in blogland. What a gorgeous card today, such a great image which you have coloured just beautifully.The weather is holding up down here...it's been a great, if very late summer. Hugs xx

Crafty KJ said...

Love your card Lisa! Brilliant idea of using the waste from the die for your raindrops as well! Hope the work on the house is going smoothly and to plan and that you'll be back in blogland soon. Hugs, Karen xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Lisa. I love the image, fabulous colouring and gorgeous papers too.
I hope the building work is going okay
Sue xx

Ali said...

Gorgeous - love the papers,image and your colouring!!!I sort of fell out with my promarkers recently lol I think we may have become friends again - but only if they behave lol xxx Hope all your works are going well and your not too stresses xx

coops said...

so gorgeous lisa.fabulous colours and papers and i love your design and stunning sc image :D
i hope all your work is done now.

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Lisa! Love your colouring, fab papers and layout.