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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Burgundy and Black Chester

Here is the card that I made for my hubby's uncle. I love this image and I can't believe it's taken me this long to use it. I'm also rather pleased with the colouring, especially his hat!!!

The Chester image, from Kraftin' Kimmie, was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured using Copic sketch markers:
  • Skin: E00, E21, E51
  • Eye: E39, E40
  • Hair: E35, E39, E57
  • Hat/Jacket/Shoes: C0, C2, C4, C6, C8
  • Hat Band: R20, R59, E07, C2
  • Shirt: C2
  • Waistcoat: R59, C0
  • Tie/Cufflinks/Trousers: R59
  • Shadow: C2, E40
The corners of the image were rounded using the large XCut corner rounder punch, and then matted onto a panel of burgundy card.

A panel of black card was die cut using the Mega Curved Rectangles Nestabilities die and embossed using the Cuttlebug Diamonds in the Rough embossing folder. The raised areas of the panel were coloured with a Versamark pen and silver shimmer chalks dabbed over the top from the Papermania Earth Tones set of shimmer chalks.

A panel of the burgundy geometric paper from the Papermania Red Hot Capsule Collection paper pad was punched using the XCut Diamonds border punch, then matted onto the burgundy and black card. A length of black grosgrain ribbon was then attached across the panel.

Black embroidery thread was knotted through a red button and added in the top right corner of the patterned paper panel.

The sentiment, from the Hero Arts Anytime Messages stamp set, was stamped using Versafine Crimson red archival pigment ink and the corners rounded using the small Avec corner rounder punch. This was matted onto the burgundy and black card and attached over the edge of the image panel.

Here are the challenges that I will be entering this card into:


Shaz said...

Great card kathleen, and i love the image. So you should be pleased with the colouring, you have got the shading just perfect. xx

kay said...

this is smashing,brilliant image and colouring,x

NGCARDS said...

Beautiful work hun! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

Ellie said...

What a fun card!! I love the image. That hat is fabulous! Beautifully colored.
Thank you so much for playing along this week at stamp something. Hope you'll join us again next week!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kathleen, lovely male card, love that image. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Peggy said...

I love this card. Great image, great colors. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Jacki Randolph said...

Fabulous!! Love your image and how you coloured him. Thanks so much for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Wendi said...

Fabulous card and love your colouring a fun image
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Anne said...

He certainly is 1 of a kind! Fun card. Thank you for sharing with us at OLL. Hugs x

gina g said...

Fabulous card Kathleen love the image and colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at craftalicious for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Julie said...

'Tis a fab card, Kathleen as is your colouring!! Love this image too and haven't used it nearly enough!! Juliexx

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute, you did a great job coloring and thanks for playing with us at GGSC this week!

xGemmax said...

Great card.....fab image and layout!
Your colouring is beautiful too!
hugs and xxx

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