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Friday, 25 August 2017

Colour Crazy -with Star Stampz

It's a new challenge over at Colour Crazy Challenges and this week we are sponsored by Star Stampz. I have chosen to use 'Kimono Portrait'  image to create my card ...

Star Stampz - Kimono Portrait

Sadly I thought I was organised and had my card ready but ooopppppsssss, whilst I had indeed printed the image off to colour - not a lover of ferry journeys - I had actually forgotten to do so! I'd also forgotten to bring my pencils with me, (which doesn't help), so had to ask mum to borrow her pens. Now I haven't coloured with pens for eons and never used Spectrum Noir pens, so it was a real leap in to the unknown for me

I've gone for a real oriental type of vibe on my card and added layered of black & gold foliage with a red base layer. I thought that these colours suited the images ... also didn't really leave myself much choice as had coloured the image first ...!

The background for the image, was created using Nuvo crystal drops and before fully dry, I went over with water to give a faded/washed out look.  

Apologies for blurred photos. Can't decide if camera now playing up or my eyes are ... think either way I need to get both of us checked out. Many thanks for popping over as love reading your comments and if you get the chance, pop over to Colour Crazy Challenges and check out the other fabulous projects by the DT using Star Stampz.

Last Friday in Ireland (for a while), so off for some retail therapy, a bit of food and of course the obligatory last Guinness. Have a great weekend whatever you are doing and I intend to catch up with you all when on the ferry ... need to have something to do to distract myself on the journey. Boats = yuk to me,

x x x

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting with an attitude - anything goes
Seize the birthday - anything goes
Tic Tac Toe - I've chosen to use = die cut, sentiment & floral
Crafty Gals - punches & dies
Creative Moments - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - anything goes
Crafty Addicts - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes with sentiment


Jane Savage said...

Wow Lou this is totally amazing!! Awesome colouring and all the detail is just stunning! Have a good weekend! xxx

hester said...

Fabulous card!Pperfect in black, red and gold

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a stunning card the image is so pretty and your colouring is amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Darlene said...

BEAUTIFUL coloring and design Lou! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Anything Goes’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Jeanie Ellis said...

Wow! Considering it was a leap for you to use the Spectrum Noirs, you did a fantastic job coloring it! Thank you for joining us this week at
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges .
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Blessings! Jeanie Ellis, DT, Crafty Gals Corner

Vickie Y said...

Adorable image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

J. Edwards said...

I am enjoying the Asian flair; you have pulled the elements together wonderfully. There is so much texture and interest in your card too! It demands a closer look! Thank you for playing and sharing at TTTC!

Kleri F said...

Adorable image and your card is so super cute!Thank you for sharing your talent with us this week over at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again next week!
Kleri DT (My blog)

Debbie Mageed said...

I absolutely love your coloring of this image! I may have to check into those pens and can't believe you hadn't used them before. It's gorgeous!! Thank you for playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you will join us again soon.