Today I have something a bit different to share with you. A few months ago I joined the online community at Kit and Clowder as I wanted to refresh and upgrade my marker colouring skills so I could get back into crafting. I got a gift voucher from good friends for my birthday 😀 and purchased a class, but haven’t actually completed it yet as I keep getting sidetracked by the wealth of online resources and free classes available to members (and quite a few to non-members too). The teacher - Alyce - is really good and so nice .. she offers 1-2-1 email feedback and is so supportive. There is also a very active K&C FB group which welcomes posts of all kinds .. not just the colouring taught in the classes. So overall I’m very impressed and would recommend anyone not familiar to have a look.
Over the past couple of days I completed a free rose colouring class which I really enjoyed, and decided to make the resulting image into a card for my husband to show how much I love him ❤️. I printed the class image bigger than what I would normally use on a card so I could colour it in more detail, but still just small enough to fit a 6” square card. This meant the focal image filled the card and didn’t really need any further embellishment .. I just used a little faux stitching to frame it and a couple of teeny gems to represent dewdrops.
For my first attempt I was really pleased with how this turned out. Alyce is a great teacher and explains a lot of detail about light source and use of texture. I haven't really got the texture right but alas that is easier to achieve with brush nib markers such as Copics ... I'm not sure whether I'll get there with bullet nib Promarkers but I'll keep trying!
And here is a view of the coloured image before I used it on the card ..
Stamps: Power Poppy Rose (digi); sentiment - Lavinia Stamps;
Media: Promarkers with white pencil highlights;
Gems from my stash.
Challenges I would like to enter:
AAA CAS Challenges #200 - Celebrate
(I am celebrating my love for my lovely husband❤️)
The Flower Challenge #61 - Use a Shape (2nd entry)
Colour Crazy Challenge #40 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Cute Card Thursday #693 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
I ♥ Promarkers #445 - Anything Goes
(option of embossing not taken up)
Crafts Galore Encore #92 - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge (October) - Anything Goes
Take care, and thanks for visiting.