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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, 28 January 2014

You make me SMILE!

.. trust me. Not many things make me smile. If you wanna hear a short list it'd be: paper, animals, sunsets and sleep. Everything else is just.. meh! LOL! ;)

I always get told I look miserable (even if I am bursting with smiles.. inside) - I just can't help that the face my mother gave me looks sad! Hahaaaa. Plus, people rarely make me smile, so I don't care! 

All in jest, my friends. This is a total tangent from the real reason you're here today!!

It's time for a new challenge over at Passion for ProMarkers.


It's only once in a while Denise spoils us with such a laid back theme, so I wanna see a TONNE of entries!!

I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone today (awful expression - doesn't make me smile) and showcase a new stamp from Time for Tea Designs today too. This is the gorgeous FIRST LOVE. Her expression just kills me, and if you wanna practice your hair, this image would be PERFECT - there's a load of it!!

I used papers from Echo Park - For the Record 2. Love the reds and pinks in this pack, although there are not many. I thought I'd keep in line with the big black hair I'd coloured and add a few black die cut hearts, rhinestones and Stickles too. The sentiment is from an Amy R set and I stamped it in Versafine and Memento. Yummyyy.

Yet again, I have been getting asked a bunch of questions about my colouring - I love it!! Perhaps I should do a QandA kinda post some time? Yeah..

So a couple people have asked me what cardstock I use when colouring. Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Solar White cardstock. It's the best cardstock I have ever come across for alcohol markers, and I've tried a lot. I gotta say, it is down to your colouring style as to how well your cardstock will work for you. Try them out, that's the best thing I can suggest.

I also get asked a lot about how I colour with reds. For her trousers I have used:
Lipstick Red,

WORK FROM LIGHTEST TO DARKEST. Remember, you can always add colour, but it's definitely harder to take it away!! Map out with your lightest colour where you want your darkest to be, and build it up from there. Keep repeating this til you get to a depth of colour you're happy with. I went over her trousers twice using the same colours and technique.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR QUERIES ABOUT COLOURING, THE PENS, MY CARDSTOCK, HOW TO PICK COLOURS. Anything re. PMs/FMs - leave me a comment and I'll get around to compiling a QandA post when I end up with a decent amount of questions.

Now, I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
- Ahola Friday - Something New
- Sketch Saturday - #294
- The Hobby House - Ribbons

Thank you for stopping by today. Sorry for the super long post, but I hope you made it through til the end. Be sure to head over to the Passion for ProMarkers blog and join in with our ANYTHING GOES challenge, including ProMarker colouring. xo


  1. so stunning lou.i love this image and your striking colours are fantastic.love her fabulous black hair too :D

    xx coops xx

  2. I love this hun, its just all fantastic. I now need this stamp!! xx

  3. This is lovely, wonderful coloring. Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! ~Deb

  4. This is gorgeous, great colouring
    Thanks for joining in with Team Kitties at the Kittie Bee Designs Challenge
    Hugs katie x

  5. Your coloring is beautiful!!


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

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