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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

bear hug

yes another christmas card this morning ..but my first try with PROMARKERS.. really not sure , must admit i nearly cried at the result and wanted to head straight back to my water colour paints.... i guess i must give it a few more tries before i give up (and my DH had so kindly got me a few packets to get me started)



used the lovely sketch over on MOJO MONDAY#165

BELLES`N` WHISTLES ~COZY WINTER NIGHTS

STAMP FOR FUN#85 ~ SQUARE

THE CRAFTY PAD#97 ~ CHRISTMAS SPARKLE

PASSION FOR PROMARKERS#78 ~STITCHING AND DISTRESSING



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papermania (a silent night) xmas paper, belles `n whistles stamp, circle nestabilities , sizzix holly leaves, quickutz poinsettia, martha stewart corner punch, ribbon and gems from my stash. added stickles glitter.


what wonderful news a royal wedding next year ~ what a romantic gesture by prince william to give Kate his mother , Diana, her engagemant ring ~they seem a very happy couple!
gosh what a wet school run today ~lewis and myself had on our wellies !!

22 comments:

coops said...

this is fantastic nessy.your promarker colouring looks gorgeous, must say it does take a little while to get used to the strong colour compared to watercolours.your image is stunning and i love the papers and layout.
good news hun, i have got you some of the paper bags.if you could leave me your snail mail addy in my comments i will post them off to you.my comments are moderated so noone will see your addy and i will delete it once i`ve written it on the envelope :D

xx coops xx

Chelsea said...

Hi Venessa, Your coloring is beautiful! It's so vibrant and gorgeous. I adore that image.
Love,
Chelsea

Lizzy xx said...

Gorgeous card Nessy, luv the image...fab colouring & great layout.

xx Lizzy xx :)

*Vicki* said...

OMG!! Girl....I think this is sooooo gorgeous!! Your coloring is just amazing!! I surely hope you don't give up on it!! I know what it is...it's a bit more colorful than what you're use to and it's a bit different than watercoloring. Don't give up...keep going because it's gorgeous and makes your images come to life!! You'll keep experimenting with the colors you like and you'll get the hang of it soon!! It's brilliant, really!!HUGS

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Vanessa, what a pretty card. The image is so sweet and your colouring is fab. As the rest of the commenters have said I hope you persevere with the promarkers as they are definitely worth the practice!! Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x
Check out our tutorials on the Weekend Workshop for hints and tips on shading/blending etc.

Andie's Space said...

Hi Nessy,
Don't give up, you've made such a fabulous start. This looks wonderful & the more you practice the happier you'll feel using them. Love this gorgeous image, what a fab card. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Andrea said...

Very great card - nice motiv and great design! Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
Big hug
Andrea-Emmi41

Sue C said...

Fab card Nessy, can't believe it's your first try with PM's ! Definitely don't give up, you'll be amazed at how quickly you take to them. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

Arlana said...

Nesse will you send me am e- mail sweetberrydesigns@hotmsil.com. Arlana. I have something i want to ask you. Thanks for the sweet comment this morning.

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
oh you are being to hard on your self, your colouring is fabulous, would not think it was your first time using them, gorgeous card, beautiful papers & design, sue,x

Riet said...

So beautiful card Vanessa,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Donna said...

A gorgeous card Nessy, love the traditional colours you have used. IKWYM about Promarkers I felt exactly the same when I got mine but now I love them. There are loads of tips on how to colour and shade with them on the Passion For Promarkers blog...you'll learn loads from the girls over there :) Donna x

Rica said...

Oh Vanessa - hang on in there sweetie, although I have to say your colouring looks great to me!!
Love the beautiful EB image, fabulous papers and details.
hugs Heather xx

Debi said...

Adorable card!!! Love it!! Great colors!!! I think it is cool about the royal wedding. The ring is incredible...I know it was Diana's. It is 18 carats. I hope they will be happy!

Mina said...

ooooohhhhhh gorgeous Vanessa, I forgot I had this stamp thanks for the reminder...your card is gorgeous
Mina xxx

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the image you've used and the design also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, gorgeous card Nessy and love the sweet image.
luv
Debby

Emma said...

An adorable card, gorgeous image and colours.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Debbie said...

A very sweet card and great colouring too. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The crafty pad this week. ;)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

Debs said...

a really sweet card :0)..thanks for sharing it with us at PFP...Debs x

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Such a fab card, Love your colouring. Thank you for joining us at PFP this week.
Hugs, Anja

Julie said...

FAbulous card Nessy - surely not your first card with PMS!!! Love it - thanks for sharing it with us at PFP this week. Juliexx