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February 1, 2011

Girlie Card

Hi everyone,
It’s Kelly from www.kamscraftyplace.blogspot.com. Today I thought I’d show you how I colour in a stamped image using my Promarkers. Promarkers are like Copics, but are a British company and they are slightly cheaper to buy. They give the same amazing results.
Here are my Promarkers. I got the storage idea of a blog I’d seen it on. It is very useful as I can find my pens a lot easier now.

Well I just got a new stamp the other day. It’s from a company I hadn’t tried before.

It’s an unmounted stamp. I didn’t want to use EZ mount on the back. So I used this instead.

It’s crafters companion Stick and Spray. This is the first time I’ve used it and I think it’s fab.

Here’s what it looks like after I’ve sprayed the stamp

Here is the stamp Stamped out. It is important to use the correct inkpad with Promarkers/ Copics. I use the momento Inkpad. Also the card you use needs to be the highest gsm you can get and very smooth. The Card I use is 300gsm. The smoothness helps the promarkers to blend better.

As you can see it’s a nice crisp stamped image. First I coloured her skin. Sometimes I leave it to the end. There’s no right or wrong way, it just depends on where you want to start.

I coloured in again on the cheeks to make it look like she’s got pinky cheeks.

I then coloured her dress in using two colours, a pink and a lilac. I wanted it to be subtle.

I then coloured her shoes. As you can see they’re rather bright compared to the rest of the image

To tone this down I used my blender pen. I just coloured over the top of the pink. It then made it lighter and more subtle. I then coloured the grass and dandylions.

Here is it finished coloured in. I always go around the image in a grey as it makes the image pop. I then attached my nestibility to the card. To make sure it didn’t slip I used masking tape to hold it in place.

After putting it through my cuttlebug, I noticed it hadn’t cut all the way around.

So I just turned it around and put it through again. This time it was cut properly.

I then found my chalks and coloured in around the image in yellow. I sometimes don’t like it being white and this is a nice way to change the background colour without over powering the image.

Here it is finished.

I then stuck it to the front of the card. I put crystals all around the edge. I then stickled the wings and dandylions. I always do this last as there’s less change of me smudging the glue.

I hope you like my card and have gained some tips on how to colour in a image. The pens are worth the effort.

Kelly x


mfc.melissamade2 said...

Kelly - oh what an adorable card! I love that stamp..it's beautiful and I love the added glitter!

Unknown said...

Adorable card! That marker storage unit is so cool! Great ideas. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great card. Love the bling and your coloring is great. TFS

Christine said...

This card is just too precious. Great tute. Thanks!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Kelly, what an adorable card! It's just so cute! I love all the sparkle and glitter -- you did a great job! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Karen said...

What a great card. It really makes me want to try colouring images more!

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