Friday, 6 January 2012

Sketch And Colour Challenge At Polka Doodles

Morning folks and hope you're all OK after all this nasty weather we've been having and anyone affected by the gales has my sympathy.
I'm here today with news of our first challenge over at Polka Doodles which has been chosen by our head doodle dolly Nikky. She really loves her sketches so the challenge is both a sketch and a colour one. The sketch follows and the additional twist is to use shades of GREY for your creation.

As Nikky chose a grey colour theme, I decided on a masculine card and if you pop over to the challenge blog, you'll see a great variety of creations by the Design Team which are sure to give you some inspiration.

I chose one of the great images from the Pretty Tuff CD and printed out the black and white digital stamp together with some grey background paper.
I coloured my image with Promarkers in all the shades of grey I have in my collection (2 ice greys, 3 warm greys and 4 cool greys) using Satin, Blush and Dusky pink for his hands and face. I coloured his hair with Warm Grey 2 and Pastel Beige. I then added some detail with Prisma pencils. I was very pleased with the textured effect on his hair which was achieved with a white pencil.
I assembled the card as the sketch using text paper in shades of grey from the Not For Girls CD, a sentiment from Pretty Tuff and an oval panel embossed with the Papermania brick wall folder and inked with Pumice Stone Distress ink.

You have until 12 noon on Sunday 15 January to enter and hope to see you there.

A few challenges for my card:
Pixie Dust Studio - Monchromatic
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
The Craft Garden - Monchrome
Through The Craftroom Door - Monchromatic
Hugs, Fliss xx


  1. This is really cooooooool! Hugs, Valerie

  2. fantastic and "cool" card.
    perfect, Fliss

  3. Super cute card. Thank you so much for joining us for our “Anything Goes” Challenge over at Inky Impressions Challenges. I hope you have a wonderful New year and good luck.


  4. Fliss this is gorgeous, I love the muted colours, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

  5. Super cool card Fliss, great colouring of the image - love it! Hugs, Joanna xx

  6. Oh this is cool! Love how you colored the image! Fabulous!

  7. Love the colouring on this Fliss - great image too - Jacqueline xx

  8. This is really beautiful I love the image and all of the cool paper! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Inky Impression.


  9. a great card,I like the image Thank you for joining in with us at The Craft Garden this month.
    Kevin xx

  10. Great card and love the greys.

  11. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week! Hope to see you again :)

  12. Really a cool image and a cool card. Wonderful colors.

  13. great card Fliss, love the background to the image

  14. Great shades of gray. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

  15. Love this stamp and the great tones you have achieved with the promarkers, very stylish card.



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Fliss xx