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Saturday, 2 July 2011

Shades of Blue

My gosh I can not believe how quick Saturday's go! Spent ages again trying to work out something to do for this Less is More Challenge which this week Chrissie & Mandi want shades of blue. After going through my stamps a number of times and stamping a couple of things in blue I decided to give these Polka Doodles stamps ago.

I watched Nikky Hall from Polka Doodles on Create and Craft do this technique using promarkers and remember thinking WOW, which is why I brought the stamps and have NEVER used them!!
Spent an age cutting out all the stamps, all the stones, grasses, fence, trees, bushes are all individual stamps and they are tiny and had to cut out masks so I could layer the stamps, but I really enjoyed it.

When I watched the demo, Nicky just used the wedge end of the promarkers to colour everything, don't think I have ever taken the lid off that end hehe. Really had to force myself to just throw the colour on the paper and quickly so as the colours merged nicely together while still wet. I then just simply cut the image out and stuck it straight onto a card blank. Stamped a happy birthday straight onto the card and thats about it.



Thank you again Chrissie & Mandi. From your challenge I have used stamps that I have never used and tried a technique that I have never tried.



Hope everyone is having a fab weekend and enjoying the gorgeous weather :)

41 comments:

Rachelxx said...

You did a great job!

Those Diva's really push us eh! & it's GREAT!!!

Loli said...

Hola Suzilou,FANTASTIC CARD!!!a really good job, i love your stamps, well done.
a hug from Palma

Debgem said...

It's magnificent!! I remember watching this demo and thinking I must try it - your card shows just how well it works. This is fab!

Romaine said...

What a fab image! You should use it more! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!:0)

Dana Leigh said...

Wow, you did a fantastic job! Such a beautiful card!

Rosemary said...

completely amazing card!!

xxxtglxxx said...

This looks brilliant Suzilou! :) Gorgeous stamps (though it sounds like a kerfuffle!)

I have never seen this technique and like you have probably never taken the lid of the chisel end of my PM's either! :D lol.

This is so effective and has real impact!

Hope your sunday doesnt go as fast ;)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Jess said...

wow, this is fab! I love the background and the stamp :)

dutchstamptramp said...

What a beauitful card, love those houses and your colouring is awesome

ninarsku said...

omg, what an amazing coloring!!! just brilliant!

Sally H said...

Wow, wow, wow! I'm definitely going to have a go at this technique - thanks for the inspiration!

Linby said...

Great effect you have achieved, might have a go myself. Love that image.
Linbyx

Netty said...

Wow your LIM card is terrific, fab work. x

Rach said...

oh wow, this is fantastic, brilliant work hun.. hugs rachxx

Ang C said...

A stunning card - love it

Anita said...

WOW WOW WOW this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

gorgeous card!

kingstonmama said...

This is just gorgeous. I love your scene. It has a dreamlike quality.

Suze Bain said...

I remember seeing that demo and thinking if I tried it there's no way it would end up looking anything like hers, but you've done a fab job. Love the sky and your shading's great. xx

Jo Street said...

It's a brilliant card, great colouring, I'm still learning so sometimes it's a bit daunting. Fab stamp, might have to spend some money!
Jo x

Hazel said...

I took the end off my chisel end for the first time this morning! Your card is great, everything worked. Hazel x

Diane said...

Your hard work paid off - this is brilliant! xx

Suzi B said...

Brilliant! I don't have enough promarkers for this technique... but would love to have a go.
Sue :)

Brenda Dean said...

WOW! This is beautiful!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Suz
What a fabulous card ...love the idea with the Promarkers Fab!!!!
hugs Sylvie xx

Kathyk said...

WOW-ser! It was WORTH all the cutting and masking - fabulous

Kathyk

Mandi said...

Fabulous card, fantastic colouring
Thank you very much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Claire Clarke said...

Amazing colouring! The stamp si gorgeous too, thanks for sharing.
Cx

Debs M said...

great effect and gorgeous card ! x

Jenny said...

I love the effect you have created with the promarkers, it looks airbrushed :)
Jenny x

Zoechaos said...

Magical result worth the preparation. XOXO Zoe

Theresa said...

This is lovely. What an awesome image too.

ThinkInk Creative said...

This is really super. Doubly-super when I found out you 'built' the scene. How patient and crafty are you?

Love it.

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Wishcraft said...

Oh it looks fabulous! What a great scene and love your background :o) Lisa x

Juls said...

WOWZER!!!!! This is just amazing!!!!! Hugs Juls

Mrs.B said...

Great card, love the scene.
Avril

Maja said...

Fab image and amazing card!

Hannah said...

Great card, that stamp is lovely and that colouring is superb :)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

How on Earth did I miss this beautiful card last week? Fantastic make, Love all the beautiful shaded blues, Gay xxx

Denise and Louise said...

WOW!! Gorgeous card. Great colouring and what patience. Beautiful
Hugs
Denise xx

Kaz said...

WOW!! This looks amazing. I love everything about your card. Like others I am also inspired to get the out the chisel end of my Promarkers and have a play after seeing your fab card. Thanks for the inspiration.
Kaz x