Thursday, 21 January 2010

Hello Spring

Hello everyone, it's actually a bit better down here today-still cold but lovely and sunny. It's amazing what a little bit of sunshine does for you and I've decided to enter this card in the current Sophisticat challenge which is Spring. This is my very first attempt at colouring with Promarkers as I bought the Spring set a couple of months back and have only just plucked up the courage to use them. You've probably noticed that I don't do much colouring on my projects, tending to rely on inks! This might change now as I didn't realise how well the Promarkers seem to blend and I think with a lot more practice I will like these a lot. I had to raid my elder daughter's desk drawer (you may remember Claire is in Japan and she's a very good Manga artist) for some flesh and hair colours.

The sweet image came from the Polka Doodles Back to Nature CD as did the pretty daisies round the frame. The daisy paper came from the brand new Love & Cherish CD and I've altered it a little with pink, lilac and yellow inks for a brighter look. Nikky is on Create and Craft TV again at 3pm on Monday 25 January with both these CDs and Promarkers so if you missed the last show, you can catch her then. She'll have loads of samples from the Design Team too and hopefully mine too this time as the snow caused late delivery of my cards last time and they missed the show!
I used a Nestabilities set to cut out and emboss the flower shapes and embossed my lilac panel with the Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy folder. I trimmed the top edge with scallop scissors. I finished off with a greeting from the Back to Nature CD.


Sally H said...

Lovely card, Fliss! I am addicted to promarkers. They do blend so beautifully, and with a blender pen it's quite easy to sort out little mishaps too!

Cheryl said...

great card fliss love the image I too am a pro marker fan as they blend so beautiufully and find they last much much longer than copics too hugs cheryl xxx

Liz said...

hello fliss I am here how are you hun? beautiful card as normal take care

Teri said...

Gorgeous card hun!
Thank you so much for joining in with my challenge at Sophisticats this week!
Teri (Guest DT)

Avril Ann said...

Fliss this is gorgeous, I love that image, and your soft colours are a great reminder of spring to come, hopefully, from a FREEZING, Edinburgh, BRRRR, many thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

Tip Top said...

Ah, I was wondering about promarkers.... I think they will be on my wish list! Great colouring on this - you should do more!

Larisa said...

Felicity this card is so much beautiful! I have not a word to say how much I love the way you did it )))