Passion for Promarkers – Vintage

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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.  

Pic 11

 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


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debbi
    Nov 24, 2009 @ 11:06:04

    just beautiful Maria, and fabulous tut too


  2. Gina
    Nov 24, 2009 @ 11:46:15

    Fabulous tutorial and Stunning card Maria, I just love the image you have used 🙂
    Hugs Gina xxx


  3. Michele
    Nov 24, 2009 @ 16:36:53

    Gorgeous card Maria. Love the snowman image you’ve used and the colouring is amazing. Hugs Michele x


  4. Natalie
    Nov 24, 2009 @ 21:49:57

    Stunning card Maria. x


  5. Beckie
    Nov 29, 2009 @ 20:50:36

    Wow, Maria, you are the Queen of Promarkers. All of the cards are gorgeous, I wish |I had 1/10 of your talent. xxx


  6. julie
    Dec 18, 2009 @ 18:08:45

    Hi Maria, fabulous card and great tutorial, I love how you stamped with the brown it works really well, the finished card is amazing ju x


  7. Debbie L
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 17:18:35

    Lovely card! Did you use nestabilities to cut the bracket-y label shape? if so, (or if not!) which ones?


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