Monday, 29 August 2011

Keeping it Simple at Artfull Crafts


My first post today on the ARTFULL CRAFTS BLOG and as August is Boys & Men month this image and card seemed approriate.
The papers and embellishments are Cosmo Cricket and the image is from Pollycraft. I  coloured the image using prisma pencils and gamsol. I am still experimenting  with my pencils to see what paper works best, how much pressure, blending etc.  I am happy with how this image came out but still some extra tweaking required I think.
I got some fantastic hints on skin colour combos over at SCS from the prisma thread which was great and helped alot.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges.....
Do You Stack Up - Boy or Man
2 Sisters - Boys & their Toys
Art Impressions - Summertime
Jellypark - Gettin' Punchy
Crazy 4 Challenges - Boys/Mens Cards
PaperPlaytime - Vacation


Thanks for visiting.

18 comments:

Denise and Louise said...

Great card. Love the image and the papers you have used are gorgeous.
Thanks for playing along at DYSU this week xx

Peggysue said...

I am on my way to find that prisma thread at SCS. I can use help with my pencils!!
You did a great job on your card - good luck with your experimenting. Thank you for joining our challenge at DYSU. It’s a pleasure to see your work and please keep coming back!

inkydoodlecrafts said...

I love this card, the papers are perfect and he looks very cool, thanks for sharing it with us over at Jellypark friends. Mel :o)

Jennifer Scull said...

what a faboo card! love that little guy!
thanks for playing along in our die cuts/punches challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

rockwelldesigns said...

He is so cute . . . fantastic paper!

Ashley Nicole said...

This is a really cute card. I love the image. Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime.
Ashley

The Mama Monkey said...

You crack me up! This is simple, huh? My simple is boring! Love it Lou!!

Jeremy and Samantha said...

great job on coloring and I just love the flip flop sentiment

Deanna said...

Such a cute card. Love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime.

Anne Fenton said...

Such a cute card...I love your colors. the image is adorable, great card. Thank you for joining Art Impressions challenge this week, hope to see you again for our next challenge.

Sharon said...

He is adorable!!! Your coloring in great!! Love the sentiment. Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!!! :)

princesskitten said...

Great for a lad

kitten DYSU team

Viv said...

Hey Lou,don't neglect those copic babies! Playing with the pencils is fun though, I agree. Check out this tutorial by Dorcas on prisma skin tones, she uses heaps of different colours
http://dorcasdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/10/tutorial-skin-tones-etc-on-kraft-ten.html

Jennipher Lowery said...

Lou this is so well color-coordinated! Love it.

Suzie McFloozy said...

Fabulous card I love the sentiment and whole heartedly agree !!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Jellypark friends Friday challenge & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Jennifer Schmidt said...

Hi Louise!! Love this adorable card! Hope you're doing well :)

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

CathyRose said...

Beautifully colored! Very cute image you used. It is always nice to see more cards for the guys!