Sunday 6 June 2010

A challenging Sunday!!!

I decided after making my way through the ironing that I would put a couple of cards together. The images I coloured during the week. My first card covers two challenges - the sketch is this week's Friday Sketchers and the Passion for Promarkers challenge was "books". The gorgeous image is Harvard by the uber talented Mo Manning. I have coloured him with my Promarkers and have tried some new colours and techniques for the skin tone following some tuts on the Passion for Promarkers blog. I wasn't too sure about it- what do you think? The papers are Basic Grey Lime Rickey. My eldest son wants this card for his teacher at the end of term, which is only a few weeks away in Scotland.

The second card is for Karen's Doodles challenge which is "distressed" this week. I have used "Tea with Grandma" and coloured the image with Promarkers before blending in some Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass. All edges were distressed with my TH distressing tool and inked with a brown chalk ink pad.The paper flower was made with my medium Retro punch and the rose was distressed with the chalk ink as well.The papers are from a mixture of pads.
I hope you like my efforts and thank you for visiting. All comments are much appreciated.


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Shazza, what a fab card. Love the cute image and your colouring is perfect. Love the papers and layout. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

crafty amy said...

Wow they are both great and I think the skin colouring on the first one is very good you should not be worried at all!
Thank you for joining us at Karens doodles UK and good luck.


Amy xx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Shazza,
What a cutie this little fella is! Your colouing is fab, I think his skintone looks great, he looks nice & healthy! Great colour scheme too. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Andie xx

Viv said...

Two gorgeous cards Shazza! Your skin tone is great! Love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles UK and good luck. Viv x

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Karen's Doodles ! Your card is so sweet : love your colouring, just fab ! Smiles from Catherine

Emma said...

Aw such adorable cards, love the images and papers.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Anne said...

Hi Shazz
Thanks for playing along with KDUK this week. Two great cards, fab colouring and papers
Anne x

Debbie said...

Two fabulous cards Shazza. Both of the images are adorable and your colouring is beautiful.
Debbie x

Joey said...

Hiya Shazza

two fabulous cards, love the grandma bears image, thanks for joining us at karens doodles uk


Shelley said...

gorgeous cards Shazza. Love the little boy image and your colouring is great. hugs shelley

Stampin'Piper said...

Wonderful cards! Lovely images!

Thanks for joining the Friday Sketchers!

Hugs Tanja