Monday, 20 February 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 62 - A Recipe!

This week at Crafty Cardmakers, we want to see what you can cook up with a recipe devised by DT member, Kim! She wants you to create something using one (preferably stamped)  image, two patterned papers and three embellishments one of which must be a heart. So, not too difficult, and lots of scope to put your own 'stamp' on the project. Our sponsor this week is Di's Digi Downloads.

I don't know about you, but I love my Promarkers. They're my first choice when I need to do some colouring - especially if time's at a premium. And for digi stamps they're absolutely invaluable! But, there are some colour ranges where I've struggled to find colours to shade together - especially among the reds, pinks and violets. The normal Letraset descriptions don't help much, I don't think. But, some time after I started collecting Promarkers, they started putting colour codes on them, defining a colour family as well as hue, saturation and luminosity. Now, they're not measures I'm particularly familar with (give me good old hexadecimals any day ...) but I'm a scientist by training and inclination, and numbers are meant to be crunched. So, I set out to categorise my pens, started up a spreadsheet and finally mapped the colours into something I can get my teeth into.

The first project I used after that, is a Ching Chou Kuik image I've used many times before, and this is what I came up with.
Now, my colouring's still not as good as I'd like it to be. (Not an artist! See above!) but it's much better than I've managed with these colours before. I've mainly used colours in the Magenta and Violet sets, with a tiny bit of blue for the bird, and I've added some very pale shades from the Flexmarkers I've recently added to my collection. I've used some paper and card from the Papermania Capsule collection, and cut a mat using the Spellbinder's Fleur de Lis rectangle which is definitely my favourite die at the moment. The flowers were cut using a Marianne Creatables die set, and I've added a sticky gem heart to complete the challenge.

Hope you can join us this week.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday who've got a Fantasy theme,
Inky Impressions where they want us to use dies or punches (die cut mat and flowers),
Shelly's Images where anything goes,
Sarah Hurley where they want die cuts,
Digi Doodle's Shop where anything goes,
Crafty Purple Frog where the theme is Flower Power
4 Crafty Chicks where they want doubles (two papers and two flowers)
Guylou's Inimitability where they want 'girly girly' creations,
Crafty Ann's where they want 'bold and bright'


Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow, what a super card !! I love the gorgeous bold colours and the fantastic design . Your colouring looks perfect to me well done !


Papercraft By Carole said...

Wow!! It's a gorgeous card!! And, as someone who doesn't own a single marker pen of any sort, I salute your dedication to sorting the colours out. Cxx

Scrapcat 1 said...

This is so pretty and your colouring is fabulous in my opinion :)

Darlene said...

So sweet and I love your choice of color! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous. Love that Spellbinders die - ooh oh, looks like I'm off shopping . . . again! xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card, I love the colours you chose.

Kim x said...

Stunning card Josephine, I love the image you have chosen, and the colours. I still reach for my dye based inks to colour with not my promarkers.
hugs Kimx

Sally said...

A beautiful card Josephine & lovely colouring on the image, nice rich shades. I love the rectangle die you've used as well.
Sally x

Ann Whitfield said...

This is wonderful Josehine - just right for our bold & bright challenge at Crafty Ann's. Thank you for joining us this time.
Ann x

Mynn xx said...

LOVE the purple and pink--so pretty! LOVE your shimmery flowers--and the little heart in the bottom corner is a fabulous finishing touch! :)

Feebsy said...

Gorgeous! I love those papers and the image is lovely, I think your colouring looks great. The flowers and the heart look fab too.


lalkygirl said...

stunning creation ,love the colours and the image is beautiful
thanks for joining us at the digi doodles shop challenges and good luck
tracey x

Joey said...

This is beautiful, great colour choice and fold, thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions. Joey x

cotnob said...

This is a lovely card, your image is gorgeous and you have used my favourite colour.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge.

Tamie said...

Great colors and gorgeous image. I love your choices for doubling down the papers and flowers are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Tammy said...

Beautiful card, the DP is so elegant! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Digi Doodle Shop!

Susie Little said...

Beautiful card, thank you for playing " Flower Power" at The Crafty Purple Frog!xx

Doreen said...

simply stunning, Josephine. The image is fab and the colors you used too.
Doreen xx

WeirdCat said...

Beautiful card, love your colour choices, thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
Ruth x

Two Dogs and a Book said...

Beautiful! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's.

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and that image is fab. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Unknown said...

A really gorgeous easel card, very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Purple Frog challenge.

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous card! Good luck and thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.
Emma x

jaine drake said...

This is beautiful. I love that image. Thanks for joining the challenge at Sarah Hurley.

Mel said...

This is utterly stunning honey!
The colours are beautiful and bold and bright! I adore that image!
Hugs Melly xxx

Ps Thanks for joining in the fun at Sarah Hurley's Challenge!

sara said...

beautiful card love the die cut around the image thanks so much for joining in at top tip tueday this week
hugs sara (GDT) x x

Lin said...

Can't see why you are criticising your colouring Josephine as I think it's spot on perfect!

Gorgeous design, that die at the back of the image really draws your eye into the image. The flowers are fabulous too.


Deneen said...

Great easel card, your colouring is wonderful. Thanks for joining the Mystical, Magical, Fantasy Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Roxann said...

Stunning! Love everything about your card!

Tracy S said...

Cute! Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge over at Guylou's! Good Luck!!


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