Giggle Greetings Birthday - My First Blendabilities Coloured Card!

by Joanne James26. July 2014 23:24

A late post from me today - I returned late yesterday evening from a family mini break and seem to have spent all day today washing and ironing, isn't that always the way?! That's not strictly true - I did manage to get some long overdue gardening done this afternoon and fit in a grocery shop; all in all a very productive day! I made this card earlier in the week for my brother-in-law's  birthday; it's not until next week, but as he doesn't read my blog I know I'm safe to share! I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge as the inspiration for my layout:

 

I've spent some time practising with my Blendabilities this week and thought today's card would be a great opportunity to show you just how great these fabulous markers are for achieiving a blended coloured image. Here is my card:

 

Since my Bro' is officially 'post 40' this year, this image and sentiment from the 'Giggle Greetings' set seemed rather appropriate. I coloured the candle and cheese with my Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana sets of markers and echoed these colours elsewhere in my card. I am loving these new pens - they allow for beautiful shading with seamless colour blending and are so easy to use - no previous expertise necessary, although if you're the type of person who liked to colour as a child, you may find them rather addictive! I also embossed the top layer of my card with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder - it kind of reminded me of the holes in the cheese, albeit a little too regular in design. Lastly, I went with thick baker's twine for my bow detail - as a true 'man's man', I'm not sure my brother-in-law would appreciate anything more fancy!

Back tomorrow with my design team card for the Paper Players this week when we have a great sketch challenge for you - and another card using my Blendabilities markers!

Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Comments (6) -

Pat McCleary
Pat McClearyUnited States
7/27/2014 12:43:24 AM #

Love the colors you used & your coloring is lovely.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/28/2014 11:01:24 PM #

Thanks Pat - I'm still getting to grips with my pens but they are already a firm favourite!

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laurie
laurieUnited States
7/27/2014 12:55:11 AM #

Great job coloring! That's a cute card for a brother too!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/28/2014 11:02:09 PM #

Thanks Laurie - bright but not feminine and perfect for a brother-in-law with a sense of humour!

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Wendie Waldman
Wendie WaldmanUnited States
7/27/2014 3:15:35 AM #

Lovin' this!!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
7/28/2014 11:02:44 PM #

Thank you Wendie - so glad you like my 'cheesy' birthday card Smile

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