Tuesday 27 August 2013

Passion for Promarkers - Recipe

Good morning, dear Bloggers!  I hope all of you here in the UK had a good Bank holiday weekend?...ours was wonderful!  We had a well earned weekend away with family friends in South Wales, the sun shone brightly, we ate out most days, visited fabulous places, saw beautiful scenery and finished off with a bit of off road Segway-ing! So much fun! I didn't think I'd get the hang of it as my balance isn't the best, but soon got to grips with controlling it and thoroughly enjoyed our trek!
It's very nearly the end of August (and the children's Summer holidays), so it'll be back to a more normal routine next week!  These holidays seem to have flown by, though it's always a challenge to keep the children occupied!  Speaking of Challenges, today is Tuesday which means we see the start of a new Challenge over at Passion for Promarkers!  Our lovely Nic (aka Coops) is in the hostess chair this week and she has a fabulous recipe for us to follow - 3 papers, 1 image, 1 sentiment and 3 embellishments.  This week we are sponsored by the wonderful Bugaboo Digi Stamps, who are offering 7 digi images to the lucky winner picked at random!  Wow!
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 go Christmassy this week, using one of the fab Paper Shelter images called Snow Angel - isn't she adorable?!  I went for quite traditional colours, which is unusual for me as I normally like the lighter, frosty colours for Christmas...
...The papers I used have been in my stash for literally years - I think they are from a Dovecraft pack and all the coloured layers are white cardstock with the edges coloured with markers.  (I began doing this method because of my crafty stash being packed away in the shed, but it has become second nature now and means I can have any colour card I like to match my image!)  I coloured my image using Pro/Flexmarkers and here's a list of the colours I used :
Skin : Blush, Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink
Hair : Linen, Champagne, Sandstone
Hat and Skirt : Red, Crimson, Burgundy
Jacket : Meadow, Leaf, Bright Greens
Scarf : Muted Pink, Tea Rose, Watermelon
Tights : Ivory, Vanilla, Tulip Yellow
Boots and Gloves : Sandstone, Caramel, Cinnamon, Umber
...My 3 embellishments were 3 Marianne Snowflake die cuts, highkighted with Glamourdust and pearls.  I created a sentiment in PS using a couple of different Serif fonts - one of which is a favourite of mine - Holiday Springs...
...I then finished the inside with my usual insert with the black and white line image and the sentiment, 'May your days be Merry and bright...'
I hope you can join in with our fun challenge this week and don't forget to check out the fabulous cards that my wonderful teamies have created, by hopping over to the Passion for Promarkers blog.  Crafty hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Anything Goes
(sentiment, image, pearls)
Christmas in August
Christmas Week 2 
No flowers


Cards By MI said...

Hi there! Your card is super cute and I love that you have used this sweet gal from the Paper Shelter. (Been on that team from the beginning)LoL You have done a brilliant job with her. Have a good week and thanks for always dropping by even when I can't do the same back, means a lot!
Love n hugs

Rene said...

This is SO Cute!!!!! Love your papers and of course your sweet image! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck!
Rene :D

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Lisa. I love the fun image and wonderful colouring. Beautiful papers and fabulous layout too.
hugs Sue xx

Marcee Rodgers said...

This is adorable!! I'm a ProMarker lover as well. Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Creations♥

coops said...

so stunning lisa.gorgeous fun image and i love your pretty snowflakes and traditional colours :D

xx coops xx

Jane said...

Good morning dear Lisa, great to see a post up. What a gorgeous Christmas card with such lovely traditional colours. Your edge colouring using you pens is a perfect time saver too. Summer is nearly over isn't it...I really hope you get back to normal as soon as possible...you must have lots of cards you need to make ;0) Happy Wednesday and thanks as always for stopping by my blog. I have a bonus catch up day with my girlie...must dash, hugs, Jane x

Shelly said...

Hi Lisa... such a sweet card... I really have to get cracking with some Xmas cards! Yours is lovely! Oh, love the background on your blog too! Cool! Shelly x

Loopylou. said...

this is just gorgeous Lisa! I love those papers, I am sure I had them somewhere...need to go dig!! and the snowflakes look beautiful
huge hugs Lou xxx

Lela said...

Super cute! I love the image and the papers you chose to go with it! Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge Blog

Patty Gorka said...

This is sooo sweet, love the papers you used! Thanks for playing along with our 'No Flowers' challenge over at ABC Challenges!


Real Christmas card in lovely traditional colours, I linkeit very must with all those details. Thanks for joining us at Fashionista.

With love from Holland,