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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Sketch Challenge at PfP

This is my second post for the day. If you're looking for some Tiddly Inks goodness click HERE

So I'm back again to share a card I made for my cousin who was.. 15? 16? last month. Anyway, he's a teenage boy, who I'm 100% sure isn't into pinks and flowers and glittery shstuff. So instead I used yellows, beiges and blues with some stars, alpha stickers, brads and distressing. Voila.

I've created this card using the SKETCH from the NEW CHALLENGE over at Passion for ProMarkers today. As soon as I seen it, I knew it'd be perfect for this card. Plus it was already open on my computer when I sat down to make it - fate? :) Mhm!


So I've used a stamp from My Guy Ian by The Greeting Farm - his hair and shirt kinda reminded me of how Kane looks. I've coloured him up using ProMarkers/ Flexmarkers and paper pieced his shirt. All of the papers are from My Minds Eye - Sunshine collection and I've distressed, inked and doodled the edges.

I've used the smallest polka dot patterned paper, in the world, ever, from the same collection to paper piece his shirt and shoes. Love how that looks! I've added a couple layers of Cool Grey 1 and 2 to the areas which needed shading. I think this helps to blend the paper piecing in with the image so it isn't so stark against the areas you've coloured. I hope you know what I mean. :)

I've tried to add a different sorta glow around this guy - I've used my usual Cool Aqua, Pastel Blue and Soft Aqua, but I've also added different sized dots using Mustard and Sky Blue while the ink was still wet. Kinda like it. It also helps to coordinate the image with the patterned papers more.

I've used a stamp from Some Odd Girl Birthday Mae to create the sentiment and die cut a bunch of stars with my Slice machine. Is it just me or do you gravitate towards stars when making boy/ male cards? Why the hell is that?! It sure does look good, I just wish I could bring a little more variety to the table for ya! LOL.

Yeahhh!! Be sure to head over to the Passion for ProMarkers blog and see what Team 2 have come up with using the very same sketch! :)

I'd like to enter this card into these challenges
- Kaboodle Doodle - A Boys Life
- Love to Create - Spots and Stripes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - One for the Boys
Anyone for Anya - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. This is awesome I love everything about it!

  2. Wow!! Stunning card and fab image!! Thank you for sharing with the Cutie Pies!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

  3. This is Fantastic! Love all the details and your coloring. I do hope your cousin liked it :) thank you for joining us at AFA this week.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  4. Great card . Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge. xxx

  5. amazing card!
    so many elements to look at
    found you from MIM
    debbi x

  6. Love everything done from the earth color accents to how your card was neatly executed in every detail! Amazing work!

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “A Boy’s Life” Challenge!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  7. Shut the front door, he's fantastic!!! What a seriously cool guy card! Love the colors, and your embellies. (guy cards are so hard to embellish) Love what you colored around his image, just finished a card yesterday doing the similar thing to my SOG. Awesome job!

  8. Oh my! That is an absolute gorgeous card!!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!

  9. Lou, simply a fabulous card!! Love your colors with your papers and image!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!

  10. Neat card, Lou Mac. Lots of layers. I saw it on MIM.

  11. This is so gorgeous Lou, love the design and very cute image. Fab paper piecing too.

    Donna x

  12. WOW! Lou this is so funky! I just love the layout...wonderful layering! Really great job sweetie :D

  13. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  14. As a mother of 4 boys I have to say that is one AWESOME card!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!

  15. so stunning lou.i love your papers and colours and really great lads image ;D

    xx coops xx

  16. Oooh Awesome! What a fabulous boy card Lou! I LOVE it!


  17. Stunning card Louy - amazing colouring and love the paper piecing.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Cutie Pie this time.
    Good luck
    Debs xx

  18. Wow another great card!! LOve the colouring and matching papers and ribbon.
    Thank you so much for joining the ANYONE FOR ANYA challenge,
    hope to see you soon!!
    AFA DT Blankina

  19. Just love this – very creative. Saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look. Wishing you a fab Friday.
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Doing Life

  20. Brilliant card and love all the layers. Am also very jealous of your colouring too. Had to pop over after seeing this card on MIM


  21. Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
    I saw this on Make it Monday!
    These are my entries: # 129, #158, #160, #162, # 250 and #252 (Candy Alert) would love it if you could visit.

  22. I absolutely love your card! It is my favorite! I saw your card on Make it Monday.

    Debra Pate
    Fabulously Creative

  23. Fantastic Lou! Love the colour combination and beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining in at AFA this week. Hope to see you again soon!

    Susan xxox

  24. Fantastic card!! Such an awesome layout and gorgeous papers. You have done a really fab job of colouring this image and the shading on the paper pieced parts is a brilliant tip.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)


I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for taking the time to look. xo Lou.

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