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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

A Fishy Tale

The amazing Vixykins sent me some stamped images, and I used one of them to enter a couple of challenges and try out my newest 'toy'.

The 'toy' is a chart that matches (as far as possible) Promarker colours with the hexadecimal codes I use when specifying colours in my graphics programme. Since I don't own all the Promarker colours, I owe a vote of thanks to Vixykins and her friend Sue (don't have any other details about her) who supplied me with swatches of the colours I'm missing. The result is the background paper below which uses the ink matches for mint green and cinnamon as well as a cream. In fact, because I used some green card for matting, the match doesn't look as good as it could because the nearest card I could find wasn't perfect! I'm hoping it'll save me some wasted effort in the long run because the colours on screen often bear very little resemblance to the printed colour so you can't use that to match. We'll see!

Anyway, here's the card.



The image is a Sweet Pea stamp - Ching-Chou kuik's September Rhythm. Isn't it gorgeous? I must get some of those beautiful stamps as soon as funds are available (and not earmarked for something else.) The paper behind the one I made is a cream glitter paper which doesn't show well in the photos, and I've cut an In Spades Borderability in some speckled cream card I've had for a long time. I finished the card with flowers made using my nestibilities and pearls coloured with mint Promarker.

I'd like to enter the card for the Colour Create challenge which is to use mint, cream and chocolate colours, and the latest Crafty Cardmakers challenge which is a 'Feminine Celebration'.

6 comments:

Vixykins said...

Great job hunny! Well done on the color swatches, they are very useful and a much better match to the official ones which dont look much like what you buy lol!

Tip on the green card, use white and colour round the edge with the promarker, I do that sometimes ;)

Thank you also for playing over at crafty cardmakers x

Crafters Corner said...

Brilliant card, and brilliant job finding out all the codes.
I am Sue BTW, glad to be of service.

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Beautiful card Josephine. I'm in love with these stamps! Love the paper you made. Such a pretty card.
Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Crafters Corner said...

Hi Josephine,
Thanks for visiting my blog. Vix sent me the code sheets, thanks anyway. Can't wait to put them to good use!

Eiglas said...

Pretty card!
Thank you for coming over to play at Colour Create this week!
Hugs,
Eiglas (GDT)
x

Anonymous said...

Did Vix warn you how dangerous these stamps are? LOL. And what a fabulous job you have done with the image. Brilliant background paper too
Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)

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