Saturday, 6 June 2009

Teamie Birthday

It was Helen's 40th birthday 2 days ago - and yes I did post her card in time. But I've only just had time to post it on here, seeing as I'm off on a jolly to the Artstamps show at Edinburgh today and won't be back til late evening I thought I'd let you see it.

I was inspired by Kim Costello's tutorial in the June issue of Craft Stamper magazine, to try colouring an image in black and white.

Now, as you know, I love my promarkers but I've never tried using just my greys to colour an image. I don't have all the greys, just a couple of ice greys but I do also have all 5 of the warm greys, so I tried it with them. 

I chose the Daisy stamp from Sugar Nellie because I'm used to colouring her and am fairly confident I know where I'm putting the light and shadow on her. And because she is my all time favourite.

So I'll stop blethering now and just show you the card eh?

Image: Daisy from Sugar Nellie, coloured with promarkers: warm greys 1-5, aubergine for flowers and grass for leaves.

Paper: Black & Ivory Papermania

Purple core'dinations card cut with large scallop oval nestie in cuttlebug

white card cut using sizzix flower & vine die in cuttlebug and coloured with Grass Promarker

chipboard numbers from stash coloured with Aubergine Promarker

Anita's purple wide organza ribbon

Papermania fabric flowers, coloured with Amethyst and Aubergine Promarkers

flower button and lilac wire from stash. Lilac Pearl Pen for flower centres

And here's Daisy's close up....


Lainy's Little Blog said...

Gorgeous card Debz. Fantastic colouring as usual. Nice idea to use the combination of greys. Helen would have loved receiving it I'm sure. Off to get myself organised for our wee jaunt. See ya later! Lainy xxx

Beckie Dreyer said...

another great card!
Have a fab day today just totally bummed that I can't make it over!

shellshearer said...

Hun its beautiful little girlie is so cute might have to go invest in her lol

hugs shell xx

lil-paper-pixie said...

Wow........pls pls do a promarker tutorial on this Debbi it is fab. Enjoy today, don't forget to show us the stash you buy.



helen said...

it looks fab on the photos but is even better IRL thanks honey i love it
helen x

Tracy said...

WOW, that is so beautiful Debbie, the colouring is just gorgeous, it truly is a beauty of a card. I don't have that image but she sure is gorgeous and has been on my wish list for some time. Have a good day.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mar G said...

Wow Daisy looks stunning in grey....Gorgeous card Deb! :-) Well Done x

Meahni said...

This is gorgeous Debbi... I love the colours. I wish I could colours 'in shades of grey'. Enjoy your trip madam, I'm very jealous ;-)

Suzanne said...

Debbi you made a fabulous job of this black and white image and I am sure Helen was thrilled . Sue :o)

dawnmarieg said...

Oh wow Debs, this is just stunning!! I saw that tutorial in Craft Stamper, it was so effective and you have done fabulously with this, its beautiful. Hope your friend was well chuffed. Let me know what goodies you buy. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

FionaJ said...

Fab Cards Debz, was great to meet you this afternoon, even if you were out with the lepers at the door, lol, can't wait to have a play with my goodies this week, but will be having an early night after the early start today, and purse is now a lot lighter too, had a great day though.

Riet said...

Wowww Debbi,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Gina said...

This is stunning Debbi, I bet Helen loved it, I love how you have done the image with the greys and just added a hint of colour, very artistic :)
Gina xxx

trixi b said...

Hi Debbi
The image is beautifully coloured! Caught first sight of it on the promarker challenge blog. Nice work! x

Max said...

Oooooh you lucky lass ... I wanted to go to Artstamps Show myself but just couldn't find the time. Hope you managed to restrain yourself and didn't overspend LOL!
You have done an excellent job of colouring with your greys and the splash of colour just gives it an extra lift.


Rastlinica said...

Nice one!!

scotspanda said...

oooh this is gorgeous hun, I love the monochrome look woth the little splashes of colour :o)


Amanda xx

Donna said...

Beautiful card Debbi, the splach of colour on this card is amazing :) Donna x

wendyp said...

Wow! Love the effect that coloring the image in grey tones has! Absolutely stunning!

Littleted62 said...

This is gorgeous! I think all your images are coloured beautifully but it's really skillful to get such a lovely effect with just the greys. Thank you for the tutorials too, I'm practicing! Nicki, xx.

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