Passion for Promarkers – Strawberries and Cream

Sue has chosen the theme of ‘Strawberries and Cream’ for this week’s challenge at Passion for Promarkers.  Our sponsors are Letraset, who are giving our winner a set of five Promarkers to add to her collection.

I used a pretty stamp from last summer’s Whiff of Joy collection for the image on my card, and the sentiment is from the same set. The strawberry stamps are from Magnolia, and the backing papers are from DCWV. The lovely pink textured cardstock is by Core’dinations, and  everything else is from my stash. Please scroll down to see my Promarker colouring recipe.

Promarkers used:

Skin: Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink.
Hair: Vanilla, Caramel, Cinnamon.
Clothes: Baby Pink, Pale Pink, Cocktail Pink, Meadow Green, Apple Green, Leaf Green, Pear Green.
Basket of strawberries:  Caramel, Cinnamon, Pear Green, Apple Green, Lipstick Red, Berry Red.
Strawberries: Baby Pink, Lipstick Red, Berry Red, Meadow Green, Pear Green.

Thank you for taking a peek at my card this week!
Mxx

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Passion for Promarkers – Michele’s Sketch

This week’s Passion for Promarkers challenge is to follow Michele’s lovely sketch with an added element, which is to make your own flowers.  Our sponsors for this challenge are Letraset, who are giving our winner a set of five Promarkers.

I used plain off-white flowers, which I painted with pearlised watercolour paints. This has the effect of stiffening the flower and giving it the look of pearly porcelain. I added a pearly brad and a silver spacer to the flower centre for further decoration. The designer papers are by Basic Grey, and the stamp is by Sugar Nellie. Please scroll down to see my Promarker colouring recipe.

Promarkers used:

Skin: Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink.Hair: Vanilla, Tan, Caramel.

Clothes: Lime Zest, Pear Green, Pale Pink, Dusky Rose, Cardinal Red, Caramel, Cinnamon.

Butterfly and Mushrooms: Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cardinal Red, Almond, Tan.

Passion for Promarkers – Promarker Background

Our sponsors for this week’s Passion for Promarkers challenge are Letraset, who are giving our winner a prize of a set of five Promarkers.

I have to admit that I was a bit phased by Ida’s choice of challenge theme when I first heard what it was – you have to make your own card background with Promarkers!  After giving it some thought, I decided to experiment a little; after all, we should always be encouraged to push the envelope a little, and step out of our comfort zone, shouldn’t we? So, thank you, Ida, for your very different theme!

For my background I used the alcohol ink method of applying inks to glossy card to colour and decorate it.  Those of you who are familiar with Ranger’s alcohol inks will already know about this technique, but I will describe it for those who aren’t.

Firstly, it’s important to use glossy card, as matt card will just soak up the inks, and you won’t achieve the desired look.  I used a home-made tool consisting of an old stamp block (with the rubber stamp removed of course!), to which I attached a small piece of Velcro tape (only the ‘hook’ part).  This allows small rectangles of felt to be fastened onto the block, and to be easily removed after use. 

After attaching the felt, I scribbled on it with two or three colours of Promarkers, and added one drop of Ranger’s silver ‘mixative’ for a little glitz, then three or four drops of Ranger’s blending solution.  I then pressed the inked felt tool onto my glossy card in a random fashion, covering the whole piece with colour.

This technique will leave you with an attractive pattern, rather like the veining in natural gemstones.  As the ink dries almost instantly, you may have to re-ink your felt pad with your Promarkers and blender once again to achieve the colour that you want. 

For my background pieces I used Violet, Orchid and Bluebell on the larger, and Amethyst and Orchid on the smaller oval one. I coloured my little Hanglar and Stanglar fairy with the matching Promarkers, and also tinted my ribbon and heart-shaped gem with Promarkers (Orchid and Purple).

I hope that you will enjoy Ida’s fab challenge this week. I can’t wait to see how you all choose to interpret it!

Thank you again for taking a look at my card. Mxx

Passion for Promarkers – Two Images

Hello Passion for Promarkers fans! The challenge for this week is to use two stamped images on your card. This time we are sponsored by Letraset, who will  be awarding our winner a set of five Promarkers. 

The design team is joined this week by two very talented new members, Emma and Tracy – welcome girls!  To celebrate the occasion they will each be giving an extra prize of  a Promarkers Stamping Kit to one lucky person, so don’t forget to check out their blogs and leave a comment – you have to be in it to win it!

I used two images by Sugar Nellie on my card:  Hamish in his woolly jumper, and Angus the dog; both can be found at Funky Kits.  I stamped Angus first, then masked him before stamping Hamish slightly behind him.  The gorgeous designer papers are by My Mind’s Eye, and the peacock cardstock is  Bazzill Bling. Scroll down to see which Promarkers I used to colour my images.

Promarker Recipe:

Skin and Hair: Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink, Caramel, Tan, Cinnamon.
Clothes and Boots: Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Tan,Caramel, Cinnamon, Chestnut.
Angus: Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, Ivory, Vanilla.

Thanks for taking a peep at my card this week.  Don’t forget to visit Emma and Tracy!

Passion for Promarkers – A Sketch from Debbi

Welcome to the latest challenge at Passion for Promarkers! This week Debbi has created a gorgeous sketch for us all to follow.  You may use Promarkers of any colour on your image this time. Our sponsors for this challenge are Letraset, who are giving a set of five Promarkers to our winner.

Here is my card: I’ve used Basic Grey designer papers, and the very pretty image is by Lili of the Valley.  I must admit that I’ve rather fallen in love with their range of designer stamps, particularly the fairies!  As last week, the sentiment is from Hobby Art.  Please scroll down to see my Promarker colouring recipe. 

Promarker Colouring Recipe:

Skin: Ivory, Blush, Pale Pink.
Hair: Vanilla, Caramel.
Wings: Blossom, Pink Carnation, Cool Aqua.
Clothes: Pink Carnation, Blossom, Apple, Meadow Green, Cardinal Red.
Plants and Grass: Meadow Green, Apple, Leaf Green, Pink Carnation, Cardinal Red.

Thanks again for taking a peek at my card, and don’t forget to visit the other Design Team members to see their beautiful interpretation of Debbi’s sketch this week!

Passion for Promarkers – Back to Nature

Our theme for this week’s challenge at Passion for Promarkers is ‘Back to Nature’, and our sponsor is Letraset, who are giving a set of five Promarkers to our lucky winner.

As you can see, I’ve chosen to make a spring-inspired card, with a cute bunny stamp from Cuddly Buddly for my image. The backing paper is by Basic Grey, and the cardstock is by Bazzill.  The flowers and ribbons are from my stash. Please scroll down to see my Promarker colouring recipe.

Promarker Recipe:

Bunny: Satin, Tan, Caramel, Pastel Pink, Blush, Cinnamon.
Flowers:  Pale Pink, Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink, Lime, Apple, Meadow Green.

Thank you for stopping by to look at my card this week. Don’t forget to visit the other girls in the Design Team, as I’m sure you’ll have some gorgeous eye candy to look at on their blogs.  As usual, the links can be found in my sidebar.

Passion for Promarkers – Buttons and Bows

What a lovely theme we have for you this week at Passion for Promarkers!  You can go all out and raid your button box and ribbon stash, as the theme is ‘Buttons and Bows’. Our sponsors this week are Letraset, who are giving a fab prize of a set of five Promarkers to our winner.

Here is my card for this week, and I’ve used one of the gorgeous Gorjuss Girls once again. All the DPs are by Crate Paper, from their Sweet Branch collection.  The sentiment is by Whiff of Joy, and the ribbon and buttons are from my stash.  Scroll down to see my Promarker recipe. 

Promarkers used:

Skin:  Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink.
Hair:  Caramel, Chestnut, Umber.
Clothes:  Cool Aqua, Sky, Green Tea.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope that you like my cards, and thank you for your comments.
Mxx

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