Wednesday 15 June 2011

Someone's Happy Birthday

Last night, it was Craft Class and one of my lovely ladies, Tracey, had had a birthday at weekend. She is one of the nicest people you could meet, always has a smile on her face, and has a great creative talent.

I made a card, gave it to her, and now I'd like to share it on my blog. (Hopefully Tracey won't mind).


I used a variety of different things on here, but the colouring was Promarkers and Prismas. I am dragging out my prisma's more and more - and to say that I was going to sell them the other week!! They just add some beautiful shading to the images that it can be hard to know when to stop.. but I only needed a little accent here and there so not much was added to the card.

**Now a little Tip or two for you, if you are using promarkers, or copics, and want to make sure that the colours match  your papers, then do same as me and make your own colour reference chart.

I have a little book for my Promarkers, and copics, and I have printed out data panels onto the paper I use for stamping on, and this list has every colour of PM or Copic available. They are all listed in colour families - blues, greens, yellows, reds etc. I then colour in  next to the number/name of the pen and I have a Colour Reference that I can lay next to my papers to ensure the correct colour combos. Now, you need to make sure that you print onto the paper/card you use for your images.. each paper or card will show the colours in a different way. I personally use Whisper White from Stampin' Up, so I print my charts on that.

Now... when I'm shading with my Prismas, I start with the same type of colour that I used on the image. Add shading in where it needs to be, then go in with a contrasting colour - ie.. blue/purple, aqua/pale blue etc. This just adds some toning to your image. You can then use a little bit of black to deepen the shadows. And voila.. a lovely coloured image.


The idea for the card came from the theme over at Pink Gem Designs, where it said to use a Bloom and a Charm. Now... I have oodles of charms that I never {very rarely!} use, so thought I'd add one to the card as I wanted it to be Super Special, like the birthday girl herself.

I really hope you had a lovely birthday, Tracey, and that you were completely spoiled rotten! You deserve it.


  1. So sweet and pretty! Great tip too! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!

  2. Beautiful, love the colours! Thanks for playing along with us this week at T.T.T and out 'open challenge' week, hope to see you again soon! Good Luck x

  3. I adore your lovely card.
    Your colouring is fabulous!!!
    Love the highlights.
    The image and papers are so very pretty.
    Thanks so much for joining in At A Gem Of A Challange.
    Love, Mel. xx

  4. Thank you for taking part in an OPEN CHALLENGE at Top Tip Tuesday!

    Your creation is beautiful!

    So happy you've joined us and goo luck!!!


  5. Just lovely.......thank you for joining A Gem of a Challenge x


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