Friday, 6 April 2012

Being a critique for your own work!

At the beginning of the week I saw that the challenge over at Emma's Cards was chocolate, so I thought that this would be a great opportunity to use the technique that Debbi Powell shared a few weeks ago where you just use one colour pro-marker and a blender pen to colour the image.
I decided that I would use one of the image's that I stamped at craft group last time - and again I am sorry I don't know where the stamp is from she is very cute though! 

So I used my one pro-marker to colour her with a blender pen and I love the effect that this creates.
The first card that I am going to show today was the first attempt that I had at this challenge - I always make very simple cards and this was no exception...

I used a white card blank and I used a polkadot embossing folder to create a textured background in craft - I then inked the edges of this in chocolate chip ink, with a dauber. On to this I then attached two antique brads - one in the top left and one in the bottom right...
I then attached the image to the top right and inked the edges again in chocolate chip - I used a sentiment from curves verses and stamped this in chocolate chip and again inked the edges... As you see a very simple card and very in-keeping with the cards that I usually make... Whilst having a look on the blogs that I normally go on I saw Lindsay's  entry into the chocolate challenge and - I need to re-visit mine so off I went to my craft desk again and set to work using the same technique with the image (lucky I have stamped two!)

So for the second card I coloured the image in the same way and inked the edges of the panel with chocolate chip.I then added a polkadot piece of card in chocolate chip of which I inked the edges of in the same coloured ink, on top of this I added a top note die cut using the newsprint DSP from Stampin' Up! of which I also iinked the edges on To the left hand side of the polkadot piece I added a strip of craft card that I had wheeled  with the very vintage wheel and following the theme of inking the edges. 

To this I coloured some of the flourishes that my lovely friend Tina sent me (again I am not sure what they are)   and I added three card candi to the middle of the card. To the top of the image panel I attached a 'happy birthday' sentiment and then to decorate around the card I added pearls that I think compliment this colour combination very well... I think that this represents the chocolate theme a lot better and I thank Lindsey for her inspiration! 
It is funny how we make a card that we are not entirely happy with - to the create something completely different that is the true vision that you had for the card... I am so pleased with how the second card turned out and I hope you like it too.

I will be entering the second card in the following challenge:
Emma's Crafty Challenge - chocolate
Digi Doodle - something new (pro-marker)
Willow Sketchie - lots of layers

So thanks for looking - Debbi x 


  1. This is great Debbie xx Jan

  2. These are gorgeous and I love the colouring which is fabulous.

    Linda xxx

  3. Gorgeous!! They both look great and you really are great at the One colour promarker technique. Love 'em!! Hugs

  4. Lovely card, I love the idea of using just one colour promarker and th blender pen..I must try that. That image is so cute, she is a lili of the valley image :)
    Becky x

    1. thank you for knowing where she is from! x

  5. Both cards are great. I love the way you've coloured the image.

  6. Hi, I tried Debbie's 'One colour' technique and was surprised at the result. These cards are brilliant and a great example of what you CAN do with just one marker.
    Love Them.


  7. Very unusual, but it works so well.....x

  8. Gorgeous card, what a great technique I'll have to give it a go now I'v seen your fab card.
    Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.

  9. Such a beautiful card and the image is so cute.

  10. Ah both the cards are lovely what a sweet image, thanks for sharing with us on Willow Sketchie this week, Hazelxo

  11. Two super cards.What a great technique and you've done it so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  12. Hiya hun, I love both cards but the second one does have something extra special, I love this colouring technique and it looks fab on this adorable image. the die cuts and papers on the second one are really gorgeous too. Thanks for the mention and the link hun, I am really glad that you were inspired by my blog =)hope you are having a happy easter
    Lindsay xx

  13. Your card is delightful, the colours are fabulous.

    Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week.

    Anne-Marie x x

  14. WOW I love this card and using hte one colour with the blender pen has given a great result.

    Thanks for sharing at WSC

    Kelly x

  15. Gorgeous cards. Love your colouring. Thanks for joining in this weeks Challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge. Jenny DT x

  16. This is such a cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Challenges this week!
    Liva ❤

  17. Beautiful card, Debbi, thank you for playing along at our "Chocolate" challenge, this month, good luck with all your challenges, xxxx


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