Sunday 14 May 2017

Milkshake for LOTV and marker reorganisation

Hello lovely peeps, I hope you are having a great weekend.

Don't forget that my giveaway ends tomorrow (Monday) at 9pm. Click here for the post where you need to leave a comment for the chance to win.

Today's card features a sneak peek of another one of the new Lili of the Valley stamps being released on the 20th May.  It's called Milkshake, isn't it just adorable?

I coloured it with my own combo* of alcohol markers
 (named=Promarkers & Flexmarkers, numbers=Graph'Its, codes=Le Plume)
Skin: Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush
Hair/Fur: 3270, 3250, Caramel, Sandstone, Ivory
Dress: Cool grey 3 & 1, PV774, Budding Rose
Table & Chairs: G679, Soft Green, Tea Green
Bag: 3230,  Tulip Yellow, Buttercup
Present: Spice, Apricot, Saffron

The papers are from the Forever Friends Kraft Notes 6x6 paper pad and the spotty pink ribbon that I've mostly covered up is from the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers are a mix from my stash, some Prima and some Wild Orchid Crafts.
Edit: forgot to say that the sentiment is from the Sketchy Wishes set by LOTV

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
The Ribbon Girls May any card
Deep Ocean Challenge #154 Anything Goes 
Crafty Purple Frog Fabulously Floral
Mod Squad Challenge - Let's color
Creatalicious Challenges #114 Anything Goes with optional Mothers Day/for the girls
Addicted to Stamps 148 Brads and/or buttons
SSS Work it Wednesday April showers bring May flowers

Above I mentioned 'my own combo' of alcohol markers. Over the years I've managed to accumulate quite a few (OK, 300) by buying them where they've been on offer.  This meant that I ended up with three different brands and it was sometimes difficult to find the right colour blends.

(old charts from left to right - Letraset Promarkers/Flexmarkers, Marvy Le Plume, Graph'Its)

Over the early May bank holiday I bit the bullet and sorted them all out. On the card that I normally use (Silky Smooth Ultra White 250gsm from Limetree Craft), I scribbled out lots of combos to find the best blends. 

It was a bit of a mammoth undertaking but now I have whittled down my marker collection to 167 (plus a few blenders) and they all fit in one place :o)

I printed off a blank chart that I downloaded from here onto the same card, and then filled it in with my chosen colours. This has been so handy - it's really easy now to find colours to match my papers and I don't have to waste time and ink trying to find the best combos. 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you again soon :o)
Katrina x


Valerija said...

Fabulous card Katrina. Love the cute image and lovely embellishments.
Valerija xx

Tina Z. said...

Stunning card, I love your design and great image.
Uf, so many markers and so well organised.

Barbara said...

Adorable image and love your coloring. All that was needed was the BEST FRIEND sentiment. You are so organized, but once done, quite worth it. Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge this week at the Mod Squad. Good luck, and hope to see you again soon.
Barbara DT Member

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So cute and loveing your design and colours. I only use Copics and find my chart invaulable.

Tracy Welham said...

Such a pretty card. I should really sort a blending chart for my markers as it would be very helpful. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Fikreta said...

this is so sweet card!
and great coloring!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Such a cute image, love your layout

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Purple Frog this month! Hope to see you back again real soon....good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Carole Pollard said...

Love this pretty card looking forward to the new release you now look so organised and i love your storage idea. I did something similar with my Inktense pencils a few weeks ago its a revelation I now know what colours I want to use Love and hgus Carole x

Marlies said...

A beautiful card in lovely colours, designed and I love the new LOTV stamps. Adorable! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

Crafty Amy said...

I love that new image it is adorable and your colouring is perfect! Well done for working out colour combo's for all those brands of pens :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog and good luck.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Alma said...

Katrina your card is really really gorgeos and lovely :-) Thanks for joining us at Addicted to stamps challenge Alma