Friday 27 August 2010

Week 34 Challenge - Sketch Recipe

Hi everyone it's Friday Doodle Day yay!

It's my turn to set the challenge this week but before I get started this is a last last call for the Aquamarker competition! If you have been asleep for the past 6 weeks you might not have noticed that we have a great competition for you to enter. All you have to do is show us a project which includes your own colouring techniques. Now this can be watercolours, Promarkers, pastels, chalks, inks whatever you want to use, and you don't have to be Rembrandt for a chance to win either! The winning entry will be judged on a number of different criteria and as I'm Head Judge I will be picking the one I like the best and who I think will be very appreciative and deserving of the lushy pens! The lucky lucky winner will receive a full set of Aquamarkers from Letraset worth £79.99! BUT we also have some smaller sets to give away too, so you have more than one chance of getting your hands on some lush stash. You can enter until 12:00GMT on Tues 31st August - make sure you leave a link to your entry in the comments section below this or any of the other competition posts - do NOT leave an entry in the InLinkz please.

Now, as the lovely peeps at Letraset have sponsored this comp they asked me if I would do tutorials every week so this, my lovelies is the last in the series, I hope you enjoy it. Now I've got to grips with loading my tutes online I will deffo be giving you more in the future.

Right, let's get one with this week's doodley biz!

The top three from challenge 32 which was to use acetate or vellum on your project are:
First Place: Daniele Second Place: Aquarius Joint Third Place: Kate and Micki
Congratulations! Please email Nikky for further details!

Ok, this week I asked the Doodle Dollies to use this sketch - I know loads of you love sketches and they're so great if you're struggling with inspiration, so I asked the team to only use 3 colours with the sketch - and this is your challenge too for this week! You can rotate it if you like but I really love adding greetings up the side of my cards, it makes it look a little bit different! You have until Sunday 5th September at 12noon GMT to enter this one, so please don't forget the rules, you must use the sketch and only 3 colours (also don't forget you can only enter this into 9 other challenges!)...but in the meantime enjoy all the fantastic inspiration from the team this week...

Please remember that the maximum number of challenge you can combine this one with is 10 (including Polkadoodles) and that the deadline for entries via the blue frog below is Sunday 5 September at 12noon GMT. Good luck!

Lou: Firstly must say that I have rotated the sketch 90 degrees! I have used the yummy new cupcake stamp stamping it 3 times, using my Promarkers to colour. Paper is from the "All around and everywhere" CD. Nikky also only wanted us to use 3 colours: mine are orange, pink & brown . . . OK there is white but I had to stamp onto it (!) and the cherries HAD to be red (!) This card was made for Claire (Hope Jacare) who had a significant "aged" birthday on Monday!! Can you guess how old she was?

Brenda - Papers and poinsettias are from the new Christmas Paper Boutique CD, decouaged and layered onto mats cut with Nesties. A Martha Stewart snowflake border punch and ribbon to finish. Greeting on the tag is from the Jingle Jangle Christmas stamp set.

Kris: I also rotated the sketch 90 degrees - made more sense to me - go figure! My 3 colors are taupe, copper, and blue (hope the ivory doesn't count - ha ha). All of my papers and the flowers are from the Sugar Birdies CD and the sentiment is from All Around & Everywhere. I also used a Martha Stewart double scallop border punch, a nifty notch tool I have (that I always forget about), and some matching rhinestones.

Tracy - I have rotated the sketch too, and everything I have used is from Paper Boutique 1 CD Rom. I have used nestie circles instead of squares, they seem to go better with my ladybirds. My three colours are - red, green and pink.

Dee: I wanted to make a nice bright card this week as it's been so dull and gloomy. I took my 3 colours orange, green and blue from the stripey backing paper. I used the Butterfly House stamp from the Stamp Doodle's collection and coloured them in with AquaMarkers. The papers are from the Sugar Birdies and Candy Doodles cd's.

Fliss: I decided to make an early Christmas card to add to my collection so I don't panic in December. I used backing papers from the Jingle Jangles CD, my chosen 3 colours being red, green and gold. I made a border for the green harlequin panel with gold card. I stamped the cute angel in a stocking from the Polka Doodles stamp range in black, coloured her with Promarkers and cut her out. I finished off with some small holly sprays from the Paper Boutique 2 Creative Christmas CD and a greeting from the Xmas Doodles stamp set coloured with Promarkers.

Tracie: I used the gorgeous Fairy Flutterby stamps and a couple of snow flakes from the Christmas Doodles set to make my icy card. The Greeting was computer generated and the whole lot promarkered. My colours were Blues, White and Brown (hair) and lots and lots and lots of Glitter!!

Ruth: I swear I did not see Brenda's card before I made mine! I've used the Ponisettias from Creative Christmas and layered them up. The backing paper is also from the same cd and I've simply inked the edges. I really chickened out and used ribbon in place of the sentiment, mainly because my card base was too small and I'd left it all to the last minute! I've added gems to the centres and if you look closely you'll see the glue as it wasn't dried before I took the photo!

Stacey:  I just cannot seem to shake this festive feeling, I have reached for Jingle Jangles once again with soooo many fab images such as these super cute penguins who can blame me???

Good luck in entering - the deadline is Sunday 5 September at 12noon GMT.



  1. As I have not managed to add a link to my blog for the Aquamarkers Giveaway and as I am getting desperate by now I will have another go here with the same card and THIS TIME IT WILL WORK !! "My entry"
    You know I love PD xxx

  2. What an awesome giveaway! Will cross my fingers for this!
    My entry is here

  3. Great giveaway! I'd love to try the aqua markers :D My post is here

  4. Fantastic prize, I would like to enter this card for the colouring competition.
    Jenni x

  5. Finally gotten around to posting a card for the colouring competition!!
    Here it is!

    Esme x

  6. great cards ladies and another fab tutorial I have loved them all.Here is an entry for the colouring competition you can view it here
    thankyou xx

  7. Well, here's another card for the coloring contest. I might just be able to get one more in tonight, but if not, I thank you for the opportunity to win such a great prize.

  8. I'm actually entering two on the same day! I hope you like all of my entries. I would love to learn how to use watercolor markers.


    This an entry into the coloring contest

  10. Gorgeous projects and just making sure that Nikky got my email last Friday :-). I was thrilled to see that I made 3rd place. Thank you so much!

    It was a great way to end a not so fun work week :-)

  11. hi ladies thought i would share my latest card by entering the competition I think my shading is slowly getting a little better you can see it here
    thanks for looking xx


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