Thursday, 11 November 2010

Simply Sepia, Truest Vintage

I coloured my image following the sepia tutorial on Going Buggy.  For those who don't know, the lovely  Enfys is producing a promarker tutorial each day, to go along with her full set of promarkers blog candy. Fantastic for a complete beginner such as myself, but also great info on buying 'starter' colours and colours that got well together for high lights etc. 

I love the sepia technique so much, as obsessively as I love the paper peicing lol. I could have carried on until my pens ran dry but thought it sensible (who me!!) to actually make a card while my challenges were still on. I coloured my ribbons to match with cocoa promarker. Used the same pen for edging round my papers, where it looks lighter, I've gone over it with the blender pen.  I pulled the reins on myself with the embellies as I've got the card quite busy with my papers.

My Receipe for this card -
DPS ... Bearly Mine Designs Country Collection (15% sale on collections)
Plus November Freebie.
Image ...Digi Doodle Shops Best Vase and Hat
Colouring ... Promarkers: Sandstone, Tan, Cinamon, Coca
Ribbon & Button...Old stash
Sentiment ... Sentimental Sundays Freebie
Sketch...By Dorcas for Sentimental Sundays

It's like to enter this card for the following challanges ...
Crafty Creations - Buttons
Fresh Brewed Designs - 2 or more patterned papers
Digital Tuesday - Something not used before..Digi, and papers
Kaboodle Doodles - Make it Vintage
Stamps R Us - Buttons and Bows
Ginger Loft Challenge - Buttons
Sentimental Sundays - Sketch and Sentiment
Crazy 4 Challenges - Square Cards
Crafty Catz Weekly - Spots and Stripes
Passion for Promarkers challenge - Colour of old Photo's

A few close ups -
button and bows 

My sepia image

The sentiment.


Dorcas said...

How cool is this, Lin? THanks for joining in the SS challenge this week. :-) I always enjoying visiting here.

Dana said...

Wow Linda!! This is gorgeous! I just love your blend of dp and all those layers!! And that sentiment is grand : )

Shirl said...

Love the sepia look Linda your whole card is elegant. Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays.
Hugs Shirley x x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Lin, what a beautiful card. The image is gorgeous and your colouring is fab. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Jill said...

Gorgeous sepia tones there and a lovely card! Thanks for joining us over at Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

Sue C said...

Lovely card Linda, the image is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

Lindsey said...

Hi Linda, Thanks for your lovely comment!
Well this is STUNNING! Love the sepia and the paper tearing looks great!
Linds x


Hi Linda
A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
hugs Dianne xx

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, very elegant!

Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Wow Linda! This is great! I love the sepia effect! I will have to try the tutorial! Everything about this is pretty! The paper choice is really nice! I also like the effect of the paper tearing.

Nannieflash said...

Oh Linda your card is gorgeous love that sepia look its stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx


A beautiful card Linda and beautiful colouring - love the vintage sepia tones. Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.
x Sylvia x
PS: THank you also for your lovely comment!

Priyanka said...

This card is simple elegant and beautiful, thanks a lot as u join in my followers list,what a gift at the morning, just wake up from the bed,thanks again.


Priyanka said...

O yeah a tiny piece of something for u in my blog plz visit my blog.

Apricot Bubbles said...

Hi Lin!
You made a very beautiful card with very nice details: love the elegant background paper, the torn pieces and the button on the bow! And the sentiment is so true!
I was very happy to get an email from you this week, but had no time to answer properly by now. I will write in the next few days!
Wish you a happy weekend!
Hugs, Ulina
PS: The photos of your grandson are sooo nice!!! What a handsome little boy he is! You and his mother will have to hide him from the girls in a few years!

Emma said...

A beautiful card, gorgeous image and sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Shirley said...

What a gorgeous card Linda. I love how you have co-ordinated all the papers and embellishments. The image is beautifully coloured in Sepia and perfect for our Vintage challenge at Kaboodledoodles this week. Thank you for entering our challenge and we hope to see another off your lovely creations in our next challenge.


sparklygirl-Tina said...

Great work with your promarkers Linda. You've created a lovely vintage feel card which fits nicely in with out challenge over at Kaboodle Doodles - thanks for joining us.


**Farrah** said...

Pretty vintage card! You did a great job with the sepia colouring!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

Debs said...

a really lovely card...thanks for sharing it with us at PFP this week..

Debs x

Marilyn said...

Wow... I like this card! Perfect choice of colours & papers.
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us!

Tracey said...

Beautiful card, I love the vintage feel :)

Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

Cammy said...

So very pretty! Lots of great details. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Tracy V. said...

Very Pretty! Love those colors! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!
Tracy V

HappyCrafter said...

This is gorgeous, so sophisticated! I'm glad you played along with us this week at Sentimental Sundays :-)

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

What a classy and stunning card!

So happy that you played along with Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations in the future!
♥ Lisa M.

TG said...

Lovely card Linda. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week,good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Linda,
This is so elegant. It looks gargeous. Thanks for joining us at PFP & for the lovely comment you left on the PFP blog.
Andie xx

Julie said...

Delightful card Linda - love the layout! Thanks for joinning us at PFP this week. Juliexx

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Such a fab card. Thank you for joining us at PfP this week.
Hugs Anja

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