body's going now!
Boy this cold / sore throat / ear infection (whatever!) has really thrown me. I felt so rough this morning that hubby had to take Emily to school and then go get her as well. I've also missed bedtime, I fell asleep on the sofa after dinner and only woke up an hour ago!
I took the day off from housework and played cards instead, but I'm not sure whether I would've been better off just doing nothing. Had a bit of a frustrating day of it!! Ah, one good thing - I made banana choc-chip bread. Tho maybe that's not a good thing - it's going to play havoc with my diet. No-one else will eat it! Wondering, by the way, why is it called bread? Apart from being cooked in bread tins, it's a cake!
Anyhows, that's enough of my moaning and groaning (tho I'm surprised you can't hear me coughing from here!) and onto my card:
I'm practising really hard with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers - I see soo much perfect colouring out there that I really want to up my game a bit and have been studying various YouTube videos, staring at people's blogs and trying to work out what they are doing and then practising, practising, practising! Special thanks here to Coops for telling me what colours she uses for skin tones, I think I'm happier with those then the ones I was using before.
Not too upset with this image, not as defined a colour as I've seen - but now I'm trying to go lighter to darker shades - I've always done darker to lighter. Feels a bit strange and it bleeds out of the images something terrible!
Anyway have a look and see what you think:
Sugar Nellie - Simply Sassy stamp: Delicious - coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, bit of stickles as well.
Diecut with a nestie and then chalked while in the die.
Distressed all the edges and then inked with a Tim Holtz distressing ink pad.
Papers are all from a freebie pack that came with a magazine ages ago.
Gems from my stuff.
Added a bit of faux stitching with a black pen.
Craftworks cards card blank.
So am off now to blog hop - say hello to my bloggyfriends and then stare some more at gorgeous images, wonderfully coloured and wonder how on earth they do it!!!
See's ya soon,
A challenge, or two:
The Sugar Bowl - Challenge 75 - Erika's Sketch (optional birthday theme)
Secret Crafter - Challenge #169 - food and drink
Make it Monday - Linky party for inspiration