Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Who's Feeling Cranky?

Well, I am, a bit, only because I'm tired, which is my own fault.  I really shouldn't stay up so late (says she, at 12.26 a.m.) but there are only so many hours in the day and that means there are not enough if I sleep early!  I definitely need to come up big on the lottery or something, so that I can be a full-time crafter!

Anyway, I've had the best fun creating tonight's card, even though it didn't turn out at all like I had originally intended.  Hey ho - stuff happens, right!? This creation is for the DP2 Challenge, which is 'flowers' this week, and also for the PCP Sketch Challenge, which, as you will see, I have interpreted kind of loosely!

Here's Mariko, in all her sulky glory:

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Mariko is Mad'

Papers: October Afternoon.

Tools: EK Success Retro Floral Punches; Martha Stewart scallop border punch.

Now I'm sure we've all seen this expression somewhere before.  Isn't she adorable?  Such indignation and upset - don't you just want to pick her up and give her sweeties?

She was an absolute joy to colour (I was tempted to paper piece her dress but that really would have been cheating this time!) and, of course, I used my Copics (which are fast becoming an extension of my right hand, let me tell you!), with the usual shading and grounding with my Prismas.  I'm going through a phase of large cards at the moment and, to be honest, with my RA and all, it's really much easier for me to colour well if the image is oversize and the cards look grand when they are finished!

As I mentioned above, I've really loosely interpreted the PCP sketch this week - I've used poor Mr Rabbit as my 'sentiment'!  Everything else is pretty on the dot though. 

My OH is travelling to London tomorrow for three days of meetings, so guess who'll have lots of crafting time to herself?  Mmmmmm - mind you, I've lots to do, but I can't tell you about it yet!  Exciting news coming this way soon. 

Also, look out for my very first video tutorial, which will be winging its way on to my blog very shortly.  That was such fun to make!

Right, Mr Linky and bedtime (oooeerrrr, Mrs!) before it all starts again tomorrow!

Happy crafting.


  1. Peri, this is wonderful. I love sulky little Mariko and hope to color her up soon. That looks so cool how you trimmed around the bunny, a very dramatic look. Wonderful coloring and shading.

  2. beautiful card
    lovely image


  3. Another beautiful card Peri---and, oh,, I soooo feel that way lately! Lol. Will have to get that image from Mo. Maybe make some cranky paper dolls-she's got several little girl images that are "cranky"! Enjoy OH's time away--and take time for YOU! Blessings, Sharon


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