Saturday, 23 April 2011

Spot the difference...1 card 3 ways...

when I bought this digi-image from Cuddly Buddly yesterday I couldn't wait to use it. But oh no, disaster! My Cool Aqua Promarker has run out.  That's the 2nd of that colour I've got through, I obviously use it far too much! This was the best I could do before it completely gave up the ghost...

Looking at it now I quite like the 'shabby chic' finish I got on the stove.  This card uses a combination of digital paper-piecing (the red polka dot areas) and hand-colouring, then the images were cut out and stuck onto the gingham backing paper.  I designed the sentiment myself using MS Word.

Of course I've ordered another Cool Aqua Promarker (and a few other colours that I 'need') but couldn't wait, and really wanted my stove in that colour  - I love the contrast with the pink gingham and red polka dots.  I decided to try to replicate the colour with more digital paper-piecing, and since the backing paper is also a digi I did it all in one layer to save on ink (and cutting out time) and this is version 2....

I decided to polka-dot the kettle on this one, and make her dress the same colour as the stove to add a bit of balance.The rest of the image I left white and hand-coloured. I quite like the colour on this one, but its more blue than aqua.  So, my final attempt at stupid o'clock last night....

Now this one is far too green! I feel like Goldilocks or something...! I do prefer the digital layering on this one though.  I've left a little white border around the images, to give a more obvious layered effect, I think it just about shows in the picture.

That's it for now, no more till the new Promarkers arrive!

I'm going to enter these in the challenge over at The Play Date Cafe which is a colour challenge, don't you think they're a perfect fit?



  1. All fab cards, I LOVE gingham and spots :o) Lisa x

  2. Oh Lesley, these are too gorgeous!! What a fab image and I just love the papers - brilliant! It's Blush Promarkers I use loads of! xx

  3. wow Lesley you sure are dedicated to attempt it 3 times! So fun! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

  4. They're an absolutely "perfect fit", Lesley! Fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  5. Sassy, Cute and Fun!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

  6. This is sooooo cute!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe! (ps love your blog background too!!)


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