Saturday, 4 September 2010

Fantasy Card

I wanted to try one of Ching-chou Kuik's design stamps and decided it was time to order one from Crafts and Me  I'm so pleased I did, this stamp is called 'Flowing in Blue and delivers on detail lots of it.  I've coloured the image with Pro Markers and decided to leave the card as simple as possible, there are times when less is more especially as I wanted the image to be the focal point of the card. I've also dotted small gems on the hair but these are not showing up to well on the picture.
I love working with Pro Markers but they are not the easiest of mediums to work with and getting the right card  is a difficulty in itself, after a bit of trial and error I've found Rymans Bright white coated card 200gsm is my favourite.  The colour stays damp for quite a while which means I can work wet in wet with the pigment making it so much easier to blend different colours together.  I always us Brilliance Lightning black pigment ink to stamp my images, it's waterproof so I can use all water based mediums including Pro Markers.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges


Karen said...

Very pretty Kathleen, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Kaz said...

WOW!!! Fantastic!just gorgeous! great to see you today .....sorry couldnt chat as normal, will have to make up next time xxx

craftybunch said...

Fab Kathleen! Have heard theres a giddy virus going round, my friends had it and the doc told her there was a lot of it about, just thought I'd let you know xx

katesacraftybugger said...

wow this is just stunning , clean simple lines let the image and the awesome colouring speak for themselves- thanks for joining us at I♥ promarkers this week -Kate

Lorraine said...

Stunning colouring. Great card. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

My name is Wynneth said...

Gorgeous image and stunning colouring, loving those colours together :o) Thanks for playing along with us on I ♥ Promarkes this week.

gina g said...

Wow this is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge. luv gina xx