Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Penny Black challenge

Now are Kath & the rest of the crew over at Penny Black not really making us get ourselves into action and all prepped up with their christmas inspiration... you can always tell the organised people in life, can't you...
Well it's not before time that I got myself back into challenge mode and this was a perfect starter... thank you girls.

I have got myself a few Pro markers to try and this is one of my first attempts using them.. yes they are easy to apply but not sure if I need the whole range in order to get good shading on my image.. I feel that this one is a little flat in appearance but when I tried to add shading I seemed to end up with heavy lined marks... any advice would be greatfully appreciated. Perhaps I'm just too used to having complete control over the depth of my shading.
Anyway, done some layering, added some ribbon & embellishments... simple as that.
My snowflakes were originally clear so I wanted to colour them but not so that they were a bold white... felt that would be took much for the card so had to attack them a bit.

First up I used a white pen touch which I quickly scribbled on (a small amount at a time) and then rubbed over it with a cotton bud to smear the ink around.

Next up I used my quickie glue pen to dot around all over the snowflakes and then covered in the new ultra ultra fine glitter.
Hmmm.... wonder what's next on the agenda for today... need to be quick in deciding though as I don't have that much time as I have a meeting to attend at 5.30pm...
Hope to see many of you joining in the fun.
Love 'n' hugs
Lorraine xxx


Kat said...

This is really pretty Lorraine. I love how you've glittered the snowflake.

Kat xx

kath said...

super cute card lorraine and gorgeous gorgeous snowflake...thanks for joining in the christmas fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine,i love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so sweet Lorraine!
Loving all that gorgeous snowflake sparkle!
kim x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, cute card.
As for shading, do the shade first then go over all of it to blend it all together.