A Chance To Win a Fab Prize!

Here is a heads-up for all Promarker fans – wouldn’t  you love to have an extra pressie under your Christmas tree this year?  From today until the 15th December, you have a chance to win a fabulous Craft Gift Pack, kindly donated by Letraset and designed by our own, very talented, Debbi, which includes a  new set of twelve Promarkers. She has put together this wonderful kit especially with the crafter in mind.  Just leave a comment on the Passion for Promarkers blog, under the appropriate post, and you may be the lucky winner!  The winning entry will be chosen at random on the 15th from all the comments that have been left on the blog, and the prize will be sent to arrive before Christmas.  So what are you waiting for?  Head over to the blog right now, and leave your comment!

Passion for Promarkers – Vintage

Our sponsors this week are Yellow Moon, who are again generously offering our winner a voucher for £10 to spend in their online shop.

It’s my turn to choose the theme for the Passion for Promarkers challenge this week, and my choice is’ Vintage’.  Here is how I coloured the image for my ‘Vintage ‘card.

I chose a palette of vintage-look Promarkers that included:  Vanilla, Sandstone, Cinnamon, Ruby, Crimson, Khaki, Pear Green, Marsh Green, Powder Blue, Grey Green, and a Blender

I would normally stamp onto white card, but I thought that using cream cardstock would be more appropriate to start off my vintage theme.  I also used Rich Cocoa Memento ink, instead of Tuxedo Black, to continue with the vintage look.

Pic 1

I started my colouring by applying some shading around the inside edge of the snowman with Vanilla. 

Pic 2

Then I coloured the brown areas, first with Sandstone, leaving a few areas uncoloured for highlights, followed by Cinnamon for the shadows, blending lightly with Vanilla, and adding more shadow where required. 

Pic 3

I coloured in the red areas next, first with Ruby, again leaving some places uncoloured for highlights, then with Crimson for shadow. 

Pic 4 and 5

I blended the reds with another layer of Ruby, and removed some of the colour with a blender in the areas where I wanted to show the highlights, and to give a worn look.  This is done by gently stroking the blender on the appropriate areas until the amount of colour is reduced to your liking.  Go easy if your blender is new and juicy! 

Pic 6

To colour his scarf, I used Khaki in the shadows, then a layer of Pear Green all over, and redefined the shadows with Marsh Green, ending with another light covering of Pear Green.

Pic 7 and 8

I coloured the snowman’s patches and birdhouse using the colours in my chosen palette. Then I edged the area around the snowman with Powder Blue, to make the image ‘pop’ a little, although this hardly shows on my photo. 

Pic 9 and 10

I cut out my image, and edged it using a piece of Cut and Dry Foam and some Walnut Distress ink, for an added vintage look. Finally, I mounted the finished image onto a brown cardstock mat ready for adding to my card.  

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 Here at last is my finished card!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed my tutorial, and found it easy to follow.  Please visit the challenge blog to see the fabulous cards that the Design Team has made using the Vintage theme.

Maria xx

Passion for Promarkers – Marsh Green and Burnt Umber

The theme at Passion for Promarkers this week has been chosen by Barbara, one of our lovely guest DT members for this month, and it is to use the colours Marsh Green and Burnt Umber in the colouring of your image.

Our sponsors once again are the very generous Letraset, who are giving our winner a set of five Promarkers to add to their collection.

Here is my card, and this time I’ve had a brief respite from Christmas, and made a card for a friend, using a stamp designed by the very talented Elisabeth Bell. The sentiment is by Stampin’ Up, and papers and flowers are from my stash.  Scroll down under the card for the Promarker colouring recipe.  Thanks, as always, for visiting and taking a peep at my work.

PFP Marsh Green and Burnt Umber 400

Promarker colouring recipe:

Skin:  Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink.

Hair:  Vanilla, Raw Sienna.

Outfit:  Marsh Green, Pear Green, Cocoa, Burnt Umber, Carmine.

Flowers:  Marsh Green, Meadow Green, Carmine, Pastel Yellow, Pearl Blue, Prussian.

Silver Gel Pen:  used for the buttons, bracelet and locket.

Passion for Promarkers – Ida’s Sketch

This week, Ida has designed a fabulous sketch for you to follow for the Passion for Promarkers challenge.

Our sponsors this week are The Secret Crafter, and they are offering our lucky winner a set of six Promarkers to add to their stash!

I’ve used one of the adorable Sugar Nellie ‘Magna’ Christmas designs on my card on this occasion. The ‘Mistletoe’ stamp is by Papermania, and the papers are by Imaginisce. The sparkly snowflake acetate embellishments are from my stash. You’ll find the colouring recipe under my card as usual.

PFP Ida's Sketch 400

Promarker colouring recipe:

Skin:  Ivory, Blush, Pale Peach.

Hair:  Hers – Chestnut, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna.  His – Vanilla, Raw Sienna, Sandstone.

Clothes:  Red, Poppy, Pear Green, Marsh Green, Pastel Blue, Denim, Sandstone, Raw Sienna.

Passion for Promarkers – Canary and Grass

Our theme at Passion for Promarkers this week has been chosen by Manda, who is one of our lovely Guest DT members for this month. Manda chose the colours ‘Canary and Grass’, and you’ll find my colouring recipe below my card as usual.

Our sponsor for this week is Joanna Sheen, who is very generously giving our very lucky winner a voucher worth £10 to spend in her online shop. Joanna has some gorgeous goodies in at the moment, including some fab Promarker sets, which you may want to spend your winnings on!

I’ve used one of the lovely Anyas, by The Greetings Farm, on my card, and the papers and sentiment stamp are from Stampin’ Up. Thanks for popping by to take a peek at my card; I always look forward to your comments!

PFP Canary and Grass 400

Promarker colouring recipe:

Skin:  Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink.

Hair:  Pastel Yellow, Vanilla, Sandstone.

Clothes and Accessories:  Pastel Yellow, Canary, Mustard, Meadow Green, Grass.