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.

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

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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. 

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

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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! 

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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.

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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. 

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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 – Poppy and Forest Green

This week’s Passion for Promarkers challenge colours have been chosen by Claire, one of our guest designers for October, and they are ‘Poppy’ and ‘Forest Green’. Our sponsors are Yellow Moon, who are generously offering our winner a £10 voucher to spend in their online store.

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Here is my card, and I think you’ll agree that the chosen colours are perfect for a Christmas card!  I used a digital image from Mo’s Digital Pencil, of whom I’ve become quite a fan recently.  The image is, of course, coloured with my Promarkers, with touches of sparkle to add a festive touch.  The sentiment stamp is by Stampin’ Up.  Everything else is from my stash. The colouring recipe is under the card as usual.

I do hope that you’ll enjoy our latest challenge. Perhaps you’ll use it as an opportunity to make another Christmas card to add to your ever-growing pile!

PFP Poppy and Forest Green 400

Promarker colouring recipe:

Skin:  Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink.

Hair:  Sandstone, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna.

Outfit:  Poppy, Forest Green, China Blue, Pastel Blue, Cinnamon, Cocoa.

Packages: Poppy, Forest Green, China Blue, Gold, Sandstone, Raw Sienna.

Passion for Promarkers – Marine and Emerald

Emerald and Marine are the colours to use for this week’s challenge at Passion for Promarkers, and there is an added element in that you must make anything but a card!  Our sponsors this week are Yellow Moon, who are awarding our winner a gift voucher for £10 to spend in their online shop.

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I decided to make a door hanger for my project. The base is made from pre-cut chipboard, which I bought on Ebay.  I painted the sides with a dark emerald acrylic paint, and covered the front and back with papers by K & Co. My image, which is a stamp designed by the very talented Elisabeth Bell, was mounted onto a scalloped oval in Bazzill ‘Swiss Dot’ cardstock and fixed to the covered door hanger.  I then added the flowers, the swirls, which were also punched out from the same Bazzill card, and the grosgrain ribbon bow. I didn’t have brads in the right shade, so I coloured the gems in the centre of the flowers with the Marine Promarker so that they would match the image and papers.  The name was printed on the computer, and mounted onto a scalloped oval punched from a Stampin’ Up punch. Please scroll down to see my Promarker colouring recipe for the image.

PFP Marine and Emerald

Promarker colouring recipe:

Hair: Vanilla, Raw Sienna, Apricot.

Skin:  Ivory, Blush, Pastel Pink.

Clothes and Hairband:  Emerald, Pine, Marine, Aegean.

Sandals, Basket, Kitty:  Sandstone, Cinnamon, Warm Grey 1, 2, 3, Marine.