Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Blossom Shoe

The challenge this fortnight at I ❤️Promarkers is
 'Anything Goes'
and the sponsor for this challenge is IKEsART with $15 prize to spend in the store

For my design creation I have used the IKEsART image Blossom Shoe (one of a set of 4)  I love this image and have used it a few times, always colouring it in. For this Promarker challenge I thought I would try something different and use my Promarkers to colour the background and use the colours to only colour the flowers and leaves on the shoe.  There was a bit of experimenting going on lol, to begin with I just used a ruler but soon discovered although my lines were straight there was a positive lean on the left side of the card and at the rate this was happening it would soon be a steep mountain effect :).  Next I tried adding the lines in Photoshop using the colours I would be colouring in, that looked like a good idea but my brain cell didn't really think how small the areas to colour would be once I had printed, anyway I completed the background with in this case Flex Markers and then coloured the leaves and flowers.  The Happy Birthday sentiment was heat foiled in gold and the flowers on the shoe have two coats of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic although the scanner when I scanned the image has not picked this up. 

So I was not totally happy with drawing in the faint lines so for a second attempt I added a wee grid to each side of the image and printed again.  Using a ruler to give cleaner, sharper edges I drew my lines in the colours I was colouring with using my Promarkers then coloured in the areas that needed filling.  Much better, just needed to remember to clean and dry my ruler after each line draw :) :) Just a shame here the lines look squint but that is my fault with the scanning and straightening of the image.  Can I blame that on my glasses hahahaha or maybe tired eyes after a long day :) :) Again I heat foiled the sentiment and finished off with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.

Image used -  Blossom Shoe (one of a set of 4) by IKEsART
Colouring - Promarkers and Flex markers (now made by Windsor and Newton)
Other items - small gems, heat foil and heat foil die, Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

I am entering this creation in the following challenges :-


  1. Love these cards! So pretty!


  2. Beautiful cards and what a clever idea with those backgrounds although it was an awful lot of work !!! :-) Oh - the times I have forgot to clean my ruler and completely messed up my project :-(
    Thank you for using my image and it is a pleasure to Sponsor you all.


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