Saturday, 27 August 2011

Anything But Square - One Stop Craft Challenge



Morning my lovelies :)  Another scheduled post from me, as I am still without t'internet until 1st September - (I am really missing blogging) :( 

So, this is my DT card for One Stop Craft Challenge where this week our theme is 'Anything But Square', and we are sponsored by Stitchy Stamps. Check out the rest of the DT's creations, they are fab!

Now next week I will be mostly making......'Steampunk' style cards.  I had a couple of days practising my colouring and blending with Flex-markers and Pro-markers, and got quite carried away, so I am on a bit of a roll with them. 

The flex markers are quite juicy and so I kind of used them for a bit of foundation and fluidity, and as they are mostly very pale shades, you wouldnt believe how many I used in this pic!..  Im still loving the PM Fine Nibs, as I naturally favour very dark, rich shades IRL, and the precision application has given me a lot more confidence to experiment.


I was also inspired by a recent trip to my blogging friend Paula.  She has been sharing her progress on a colouring course, and I was quite taken by the tips for colouring cylindrical objects, so the top hat in this pic was almost a breeze! :)  I used a Kenny K image and Prima Botanical papers.  The gears, keys and clock wings were cut from my Silhouette digi die cutter, and I dug out some old peel offs for the chains.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Kenny K - Layers
Totally Gorjuss - As You Like It.
Papertake Weekly - Dies to Die for - Spellbinders and digi-dies.


Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and I really, really cant wait to get back to normal and visit everyone soon! :)

27 comments:

sara said...

Oh WOW! that´s a hot card =)Great job on colouring her, she looks stunning! The embellishments are really gorgeous especially the clock system!
Have a nice weekend =)

Teresa said...

Hi Alison,
I love Kenny K Steampunk images and you have coloured this little lovely in so beautifully, loving the embellies and the whole layout looks fab! Have lovely weekend, Hugs, Teresa x

Suzilou said...

Oh WOW Alison this is gorgeous, I soooo love these new Kenny K, not got them yet mind as just waiting for my gift voucher before I get them. Love the colours and all the digi dies, not jealous of your Silhouette at all :p

Have a fab weekend, I got 4 days off now and kid free so hoping to get in some wall to wall crafting and play with all my new stash from the Kenny K win :) xx

Kobie's Crafty Corner said...

Hi, Alison
Your card is beautiful and your colouring is amazing....
have a nice day...
Hugs Kobie

Denise and Louise said...

Wow,wow,wow!! This card is amazing. Love this image and your colouring is amazing. Great cogs and chains too.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Denise xx

Vicky said...

Awesome card sweetie arnt these steampunk images from KK fab, you will love the new ones hun. Fabulous colouring & lush papers, I laways forget about this pad.....

Thank you also for joining us KKKGirlz, good luck sweetie.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Sussie said...

OMG! This card is outstanding! Love it!
Hope you are having a great time!
Hugs!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is just gorgeous alison.
wow your coloring is great.
and I love all the decorations you have used.

greetings karin

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow fabulous card Alison, fab colouring and I love all the embellishments.
Kevin xx

Tine said...

Hiya Alison. Gorgeous card & beautifully coloured. Fabby embellies & use of layering too. Hope your Internet is sorted out soon. Thanks for joining us at KKKG this week.
Tine :)

Sue said...

Oh WOW! Gosh, I'm speechless (very unlike me!) - just sat here marvelling at it and going Wow!! LOL
It's just perfect in every way Alison! Awesome colouring, stunning papers, frames and borders. Love all the cogs and gems and the winged clock is genius.
Love everything - it is Perfect!!!
Hope you are having a good weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Theresa said...

Oh la la!! This is fabulous. I love all the gold elements. Wow what coloring on such a fabulous image. Hope you're doing well my friend.

Abi said...

Wowzers Alison, that is fantastic! Such rich colours & wonderful embellishments. Not to mention the always fab colouring! xx

Hazel said...

Great card Alison - Can't wait to try out those flexmarkers. Thanks for joining us over at the TG challenge and good luck. Hazel x

Vicky said...

Simply fabulous Alison...

have a lovely B/H...big hugs Vicky xx

Katina said...

OMWord Alison!!! This is outstanding!! Fabulous work! xx

Claire x said...

Great card Alison and lovely to see something completely different. I've seen a few of these steampunk cards recently and they are really different. Not long until the internet now. Hugs, Claire x

coops said...

oh my word.this has got to be my most favourite card of yours alison.absolutely fantastic image and design and i love your rich colours and amazing!!!! colouring ;D

xx coops xx

Deb Mitchell said...

Ohhhh what a gorgeous card hun! I love the design & colours- a brilliant card! Thank you for playing along at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge Blog this week xox

Hugz, Deb

Angie said...

Fab card love the colours and the image.

Thanks for joining us at papertake weekly

Angie x

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Alison. Great colouring and I love the DP. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Abbie721 said...

Simply stunning, I love the image and the gorgeous colors, just wow xx

Marion said...

Hi Alison,
Wow! This is stunning. The colouring is just gorgeous and I love the layout and detail.
hugs
Marion

Pop's Cards said...

hi sweetie this is stunning hugs pops x

Paula (PEP) said...

Thanks for the mention Alison. I absolutely love what you have done with her cloak & am now looking forward to having a thorough test run of the ProMarkers, Copics & those Spectrum Noirs; I've no idea how they will compare but certainly in my mind the Letraset markers are favourites so it's very interesting to read your remarks about them. Look forward to seeing you back out & about in blogland - at least I know you've not been playing on the stairs again! Seriously do take care with what you are doing with those playful lads around your feet.
Paula (PEP)

Heidi said...

Fantastic!
Great design and details:)
The image is beautiful and I love your colouring.
Hugs, Heidi:)

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Awesome card. Love the colours and embellishments you have chosen. Truly inspirational.

Julie

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