Tuesday 20 August 2013

Passion For Promarkers DT

My My how the weeks pass so quickly, it'll soon be Xmas! Time for another challenge at Passion for Promarkers, this week chosen by our fabulous D-Teamie, Nat, who wants to see cards using your favourite colour scheme.


I've gone for lilac, pink & grey, my absolutely totes fave colour combo. This is one of the new Saturated Canary images called Sweater Socks Fairy. She's fab! The papers are Prima - Fairy Belle.

I have been asked how I create the shadow around the figure. Basically I use the 5 (not 50!) shades of grey, either Cool, Warm or in this case, Ice. I use the darker shades dotted closer to the image & work out. Adding more dots where I want the shadow to look darker. I also used paler shades of pink & lilac all through.  I went over all the shadow with Antique White which has the effect of blending the colours & lightning the areas I felt were too dark. I always feel it's mandatory when colouring fairies, it's mandatory to add sparkle. In this instance I added it to the shadow for a change & I love the way it looks. 

I hope you'll join us at Passion For Promarkers this week, where we are sponsored by Digi Stamp Boutique. Our lucky winner will win 6 digi images.

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I am also entering this at the Saturated Canary Challenge where their theme is Winged Things.

At Totally Gorjuss they want to see cards with dies or punches. I used dies to cut the fishtail banners & the corner flourish.

My layout is based on the fab sketch at Crafting Life's Pieces.

So there you go. That's it from me. Hope this finds everyone out there happy & well & that you are all surviving the summer hols! My boys are doing tennis club this week. So long may this fine weather continue. Sadly I don't think I've got the next Murray brothers on my hands, but as long as they have fun it's all good. Apart from the fact I have to work :~(

Thanks so much for looking.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx


Sharon said...

This is a gorgeous image Andie and I love how you have coloured her. Fabulous design and colours.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sue said...

WOW!! This is stunning Andie. I love the pretty image, wonderful colouring and gorgeous detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

sweetpea said...

Hi Andie, beautiful colouring and the colour combo is wonderful I can see why you like it so much. I hope you ok it's been a while since I have had chance to visit your blog.
Jan x

Anna M. said...

Hi Andy,
Can I ask what shades of pink and lilac did you use?
Many thanks,

coops said...

so gorgeous andie.really pretty colours and the image is stunning :D

xx coops xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning,I love this beautiful image and your colouring is awesome, gorgeous papers and layout too
Lindsay xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Andie, this is so utterly stunning! I love your clever shading around the image, looks brilliant. Your colouring of the image itself is divine too. You've got some chops mama! Fab card, really love the colour combo too. Hugs, Wends xxx