Saturday, 15 January 2011

010: First card!

This morning i was able to finally get my first card made. It took me a good couple of hours, with the colouring in of the image but i really enjoyed it. I am quite pleased with the result, but i still have so far to go. As i mentioned a couple of posts down i originally wanted to make this card for my brother's birthday, but my promarkers took too long to arrive so i've made it anyway.

The image by Kenny K. As soon as i saw it i knew it was perfect for my brother. He loves guitars and sexy girls, so two of his favourite things in one lol. I think she is lovely too, and whill colour her in purple and black and pink and black sometime in the future. She was coloured in promarkers as follows:

Clothes: Poppy, crimson, ruby, cool grey 5 and black
Guitar: Gold, cool grey 5, ice grey 5, ice grey 4
Hair: Black, cool grey 5, ice grey 4
Skin: Blush, almond, sunkissed pink

The papers are free papers that i downloaded from Jak Heath's blog. She has them in all different colours.

The red card is cardstock and the sentiment was from a stamp set i got from creat and craft.

A close up of the colouring. Can anyone give me tips on how to stop the colours bleeding outside the line? It got quite messy with that happening. I used super smooth printer paper, i don't know if that's why? Anyway, i think i have done an ok job for a first attempt. The black in the hair could do with being blended a bit more too, so i will work on that next time.

I wish to enter this card into the following two challenges:

Magical Monday: Gothic Angelz
Totally paperccrafts: Happy birthday

Thank you for looking :)


  1. Hi ya
    wow a fabulous card, awesome colouring,great papers & design,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  2. Fabulous card! I love the dramatic colours. Thanks for playing the Magical Mondays Gothic Angelz challenge.

  3. Hi

    fab card such a striking colour combo, thanks forjoining us at tpc

    Joey x

  4. Fantastic card! Great take on the Gothic Angel challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Magical Monday challenge last week. We have a new one this week - flowers. We hope you can play along again! Just remember to use a "Magical character" on your card (angel, fairies, dragons, etc).
    Magical Monday Challenge DT

  5. Oh Wow Minami

    I can't believe I missed the posting of your first card!!! That will teach me to ban myself from blogland!!

    What a stunner it is.

    You are clearly a natural with those Promarkers .. .. are you going to save the card until next year or will it be a belated one for your brother?

    Not sure what to suggest to you with regards your colours running.

    If it was a stamped image I would say to stamp in black versafine ink and clear emboss it .. .. but because you have used a digi image it could be something to do with the printer ink.

    I use a coated card and a laser printer if using digi images with promarkers.

    Not sure if I have helped or not!! LOL!!

    Love Jules xx