Saturday 23 April 2011

Big gormless smile .....

Awwww..... this is what Sharon said about my little boy on this image.. how cruel! Although, I can't give you a full description of what she said but the title sorta gives it away. Haha. It was quite funny though.

Anyway.. here's my little man that I sat and coloured the other evening, and to say the light was awful, I'm surprised just how he turned out. The idea of this card was that 'anything goes' which is the challenge over on the I Love Promarkers Challenge blog, and also the TTT Challenge blog.


I have used promarkers for colouring the image, and can supply colours if needed.

Here's a little close up of that smile.


I don't think he looks gormless at all... I just think he looks happy.

And a little tip or two for you. 

I often get asked when I'm demonstrating, how I manage to find the right colours to fit the image I've just coloured. Well.. the simple answer is to colour the image to match the papers you want to use. I knew with this image that I wanted a nice bright male card, so i chose the papers I liked and picked out the colours for the image - brown for the hair, orange shades for the boys clothes and the layering etc.  Simple! But the trick is to remember to do it that way - and often I do forget! lol.

The other tip I have was for colouring the cat. I wanted a ginger tabby with stripes, but when you use the white gel pen, it can often create really harsh lines. So, when you add your highlights with the pen, just tap it with the end of your finger to lift some of the ink. Voila. A slightly more blended colour.

And actually, I think his smile is soooo lovely! What do you think?


  1. He has a nice smile, and you've coloured him beautifully. A fab card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

    Julie W x

  2. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


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