Sunday 18 January 2015

Fabulous Friend

Hi guys

Well, after almost two weeks of no posts I've finally found some time to craft today.  I'm still living in a mess, and will be for about the next month while my kitchen is sorted but the majority of the dismantling and boxing up is done, so it's just a case of making a pathway amongst the chaos so I have a route from craft stash to table!

Here's what I've made today, I thought I'd have a bit more practice with my Promarkers...

I stamped the image and coloured it with ProMarkers.  I'm still struggling with blending as I don't have enough of the tones of each colour so that's my aim this year, to purchase a few more each month so I've got more options.  I then cut some patterned paper to leave a border each side of the image panel.  I then had this (not so) great idea that I'd stamp the 'fabulous' sentiment so that it flowed across the three layers.  It wasn't the easiest technique but I got there in the end.  I started by stamping it on the card base, then I used some low tack tape to hold the patterned paper in place while I lined it up and stamped it again.  And I then did this again with the top panel, only inking up as far as the 'u' so I didn't overstamp what I'd already done.  I then adhered the panels ensuring the sentiment was lined up and finished by stamping 'friend'.  I added some clear Wink of Stella to the drinks but I couldn't capture this in the photo.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls Victoria & Juliette; Uniko Studio - All Occasions Sentiments #3; Stampin' Up - Fabulous Phrases
  • Ink: Impress - Jet Black; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn - Let's Polka
  • Coloured with ProMarkers
  • Accented with clear Wink of Stella

Challenge entries:

Less is More - Week 207 - Friends
Uniko Studio - Challenge #17 - Love and Friendship
Brown Sugar - Challenge #129 - Birthday for a Girl
Simply Create Too - Challenge #77 - Happy Mother's Day (or For a Female)

I hope to get back into some kind of routine now that I can access my stash a bit more easily.  

And don't forget my Candy Giveaway which can be found here.  The link will be open until the end of January so please link up for a chance to win.  I realise that with my Bloglovin followers and my subscribers I have more than 100 lovely readers but it's difficult to gauge exactly how many as some of you use more than one method to keep up with your blogs.  I am grateful to ALL of you, whichever way you follow me and I hope I can continue to give you some inspiration with my projects.

Bye for now, see you soon :)


  1. Fab card Anita and well done with the sentiment stamping! :)

  2. Fabulous card. I think you colouring looks great

  3. What a star you are Anita ... fantastic card and in all the disarray at home too.
    Gorgeous image, stamping and sentiment of course.
    Thanks as always for taking part and thrilled you've linked up at Uniko too.
    Less is More

  4. Great fun and super colouring Anita!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Very nice card, lovely colouring Anita, hope you're house is back to normal soon x x x Rebecca x

  6. Gorgeous card. I really should dig out my pro markers x

  7. Your card looks gorgeous Anita and getting a new kitchen is pretty exciting too! Hugs xx

  8. Great card, love the yellow heart paper. It really finishes the card off perfectly. Love the split panel, was well worth it.

  9. Your colouring is fab and I adore this image x

  10. Cute card, perfect for a friend! Love the image and your colouring is great!

  11. Forgot to say thanks for joinig. Uniko x

  12. A fabulous card and brilliant colouring.
    Kath x

  13. Great card - the stamping of the sentiment over the layers is amazing!

  14. Awesome card & colouring, the sentiment works perfectly with the image too :) Thanks SO much for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  15. You have got some amazing coloring skills! Seriously I am jealous of how effortless those pleats in the dresses look. This is such a sweet card!

  16. Great colouring Anita!
    Love those two gals, fab card and stamp
    Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Less is More
    Less is More

  17. A fabulous card Anita, great stamping. Carol x

  18. This is so cute and fun, Anita. Your colouring looks great especially the shading on the dresses x

  19. Great your card . Thank you for joining Brown Sugar Challenge

  20. Great card. I like the flourish on that sentiment. Lynn x

  21. Fabulous card! Great image and colouring.

  22. What a great card Anita and I love how you coloured the figures with the fold on the skirt!
    Good luck with the kitchen.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.
    Carol x

  23. LOVE the yellow and this duo of friends is so excellently colored and the details are fantastic!!! Way to go - love it!!! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too - "Happy Mother's Day" - or for a lady challenge!! Hope you will join us next time as well!!

    Taunya Butler
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    personal blog -

  24. Adorable your sweet little ladies, just too cute.

  25. Happy Dance Anita, you won the random prize at Uniko, check out blog to see how you claim it, so,loved this card x


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