Two Challenges in One Card

Here's the card i made today for the Fresh Farm Friday Challenge over at The Greetings Farm and for this weeks Passion for Promarkers colour challenge.

The Fresh Farm Friday Challenge was to create a card based on the Sketch designed and provided by Jessica DT Coordinator for Club Anya/The Greetings Farm. The only minor change i made to the layout of my card was i angled the centre panel, other than that i followed the sketch pretty closely :)

This weeks Passion for Promarkers colour challenge was to use Pumpkin and Prussian Blue and we had to make a halloween themed card. This was a fun challenge, as it gave me another opportunity to use my Spooktacular stamps from TGF, i just love these cute little Anyas & Ians.

I tried a slightly different colouring technique on this card, using Cool Grey 5 to create the darker areas, then i went over them with either Prussian Blue, or Pumpkin depending on which character i was colouring. I also used a different paper, i used the letraset bleedproof paper pad i bought a while ago; i bought the draft quality pad which is 70gsm. I was surprised at how much colour this paper can deal with, as i tend to do quite a lot of blending with the different pens. This paper is quite thin, and slightly transparent, so the finished coloured image looked a bit like vellum, an effect i quite like. For this card i mounted my coloured image onto a plain white cardstock to really let the colours shine, but for future projects i plan on experimenting with layering the letraset paper with pattern papers to make the most of the translucent qualities it possess's.

I added staples and ribbon to the card for interest, and added the dotty borders to take away some of the white, as it was a bit too bright. I think the dotty borders work quite well, especially as the top background paper is dotty. The background papers where actually blue and white when i started the project, but i went over them with my pumpkin promarker to make them work for this project.

Quite a bright cheery card, i quite like the depth of colour i've acheived with my ammended colouring technique, i think i will play around with technique a little more.

Thanks for looking


mariaadams said…
Brilliant card, Suzi, and fab use of the colours. Thanks for joining our challenge at PFP this week.
Maria xx
The Crafty Den said…
Hi Suzi, what a brilliant card. I love TGF images and your colouring is fantastic. Great papers and love the layout. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x
Michele said…
Such a fabulous card Suzi. Love the images you've used and the colouring also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x
Claireabelle said…
Fabulous card, love the purple and orange!
Natalie said…
Great card, thanks for joining us at PFP this week. x
weewiccababe said…
gorgeous card Suzi, those new Greetings Farm stamps are fab aren't they?
thanks for joining us on PfP this week and good luck
helen said…
great card suzi love your colour colouring,
thanks for joining us at pfp this week
helen x
Lora said…
great card. Like how you have changed the colour of the papers. Must try that sometime.
Lora x
Kit said…
love your card, I so want this GF set
Mervi said…
This looks absolutely gorgeous, lovely card;-))m
Caryn said…
Great card Suzi - those little stamps are brilliant - thanks so much for joining us at PFP and sharing your gorgeous card.

Caryn xxx
Suzanne said…
This image is just too cute and a great card. Thank you for joining us at PFP this week. Sue :o)
WickedPixie said…
Absolutely lovely coloring and wonderful card! I also LOVE how your blog looks!! :-)Traci
Mary(OhioMary) said…
How fun is this! Wow at all your coloring! Just faulous!
Brandi said…
Very cute!