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Saturday, 26 September 2009

A Couple of Challenges!

Haven't done any of these for a while. I think the whole business of getting back to work after the summer kind of got in the way.



There's a new challenge blog that Vixykins pointed out - Crafty Catz and they wanted a card with a green/blue/brown colourscheme. Then there's Sketch Saturday which is what I based the layout on.

The image is a freebie from Squigglefly which I've watercoloured with marker pens. I printed the image onto matte coated ink jet paper which, while it keeps the ink outline more intact during watercolouring than any watercolour paper I've tried, sometimes seems to 'grab' colour and refuse to let it go. I'm still working out the best way to use that paper, and I did manage some fairly even colour gradations. The overall effect is a little fussier than I usually go for, but that's one of the things about sketches - they get you to try things you wouldn't otherwise.

The border is done with a lattice borderability die from Spellbinders and the background paper is from a Papermania set.

9 comments:

jennie'g' said...

lovely card well done thanks for joining us at craftycatz jenniexx

Suzie said...

Gorgeous card, love the image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz. Suzie x

carol said...

hello. welcome to the craftycatz challenge, your card looks fab, with a great image too,
x carol

Kirsty said...

what a pretty card josephine, thansk for joining our first challenge hope to see you back again, good luck kirsty x

Sam said...

love that humming bird!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Josephine
A gorgeous card, beautiful image,and thankyou for joining us on our first challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Vixykins said...

Hey you're getting the hang of this now hunny! Fab card and I just love the image x

Sandra said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining in with us on Sketch Saturday, my last week as part of the DT :o(
Hugs Sandra x

having a {me} day said...

Beautiful! Love the image.

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