Saturday, 7 January 2012

En's Grey, white and red colour challenge.

promarkers- cool grey 1,2,3,4,5.
cardinal red, crimson and burgundy.
Afternoon peeps!

I have to admit to having a fantastically lazy day today!! we pootled over to Horncastle to spend the last of my chrimble pennies in Clare's shop (...which might I add is extremely easy to do because it is full of yummy stuff!!!) Mo got himself some glow in the dark fimo which he is very excited about using! 
Then we got some yummo fruit and vegetables from the fruit and veg shop next door which I love and a  fruit  croissant (mmmmm, yeah, it had to go wrong somewhere...!!!) from the cake shop. ( no worries...had it with a cuppa so all calories melted now.......)

Anywhoo, onto my card for the day!!!! My gorgeous crafting buddy Enfys is starting a monthly challenge over on her blog Going Buggy and this month she has set a colour challenge of  Grey, white and red. Oh goodness, that was a challenge and after 3 more cups of tea and pasta and vegetables for lunch, Mr. Mojo finally knocked at the door with an idea!
I coloured up my little Sprocket with my promarkers ( colours under my card piccy) I decided to use her as most of my grey and then dipped into my scraps box for a couple of metallic grey scraps from my colorbok 12x12 pad.Its a lovely pad with dark greys,ligt greys and pearly coloured cardstock in. Here's a sprocket close up!! the sakura starburst just doesn't want to show up but its dotted around her and looks lovely IRL!

I had to put my new TH weathered clock die into action too and the hands made a great charm. I cut the clock in white and then coloured it in with my cool grey 2 promarker, the darker shading is my cool grey 4, my promarkers are just perfect for sneaking in those little die cut areas! I did the same with the hands and then tied them on with some red rafia.

A little bit of embossing and general Lou fiddling and adding on later and my card was done!! I really enjoyed having a little play with this one as its a colour combo I don't use much, thank you En xxxxxxx

The little sentiment and heart are from Technique Tuesday and I love them, the white cogs are from my SU sense of time set which I totally adore!!!

So what are you all up to tonight? Scott and I are going to snuggle up and watch 'Troll Hunter' when Mo goes to bed. I am in a big film mode at nght at the moment, I think its the dark, chilly nights but its sooo much fun. Last week I did all my Vin Diesel films, we finished off with 'Pitch Black' last night ( couldn't resist watching 'Riddick' first even though 'pitch black' should of been the first!!!) I am so thankful for a hubby that likes staying in and watching films, it gives us some real nice times together and I love that.

Right must go and look at what I can do for tea now!! Thank you for popping in on me
Huge hugs Lou xxx


  1. Ooooh fabulous card - I JUST finished coloring up an image in these colors, I will head over and check out the blog! :) Have a great weekend snuggling and watching films - we'll be doing pretty much the same! xoxo

  2. Hi Lou, fabulous card!! Not a colour scheme I use either but you've got me thinking ...

    Lol, I love the idea of tea melting away naughty calories. Oh, if only ...

  3. Will have to pop over and see En! I coloured two more "Harry-Ron-Hermione" trio's today for the harry potter card orders I have so I have used plenty of grey - think it would be cheating though so might have a think about what I can do :)

  4. This is truly fabulous Lou, such a lot of detail, and fab. use of colour and lord Tim's stuff. Have a great weekend
    Big hugs ( and an extra one for little Mo)
    En xx

  5. Gorgeous the colour scheme hun...and thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog are so lovely sweetie :o)

    have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

  6. WOW Lou this is awesome, love the striking colour combo
    Thanks for your lovely comment
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  7. Oh Lou this is really gorgeous,love how you have coloured too and what a sweetie she is-the tied raffia is perfect.
    Sounds like a lovely day :),enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    BIG hug,Lou.xxxx

  8. Lou this is stunning! great colour combo and love the layout. Joey x

  9. I simply ADORE your card Lou ! Your colouring is fantastic and I love love the clock die... Got to add it to my wish list... Have a lovely sunday Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  10. Hi Lou

    What a fantastic make.

    Love how you have coloured your image and all the fabby embellishments.

    A real stunner!!!

    Hope you are having a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  11. Fab card Lou & the colours are great xx

  12. That's very funky and I love the attention to detail.

  13. Oh wow what a lovely card hun, you have been super busy. I just love the way you have coloured her (oh I wish I could colour like you).
    What more can I say super card.
    Fi xx

  14. I love this card too (wow, I love all your cards!). Even tho' steampunk is not my favourite, this card just draws me in. She is beautiful. I am too new to colouring in (and card making) to attempt a mono-colour scheme yet, but this is a great inspiration.
    Celestial Things

  15. Great card, I love all the texture :)

  16. wow your card is so fabby!
    love the colouring and all the shades of grey!


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