Friday, 4 February 2011

Delicious Doodles Challenge #11 - The darkness has decended!!

Morning folks I hope you're all ready and raring to go? I hope so, cos this week we have teamed up with the fabulous Smeared Ink and are running a sketch challenge and blog hop. There will be two prizes up for grabs this week, Delicious Doodles are offering five digis of your choice and  Smeared Ink are offering five single digis or one digi set. Full details of this weeks challenge and the blog hop can be found on the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog. For those of you already hopping the running list is at the bottom of this post.

Smeared Ink kindly let the DD DT chose an image each from their store, and whilst they are renowned for their "alternative and darker" images, I happened upon some fabulous vintage stuff as well as dare I say it, some cutsie images!

Now I must've had a moment of madness as I've taken myself completely out of my comfort zone and played with one of the darker images! Yikes!!! It was all going rather well until I decided to check back onto the Delicious Doodles Admin Site only to discover I was supposed to be following the sketch! Those of you who read regularly will know I'm not the biggest sketch fan, so you can imagine it threw me completely. Anyway, I managed to salvage almost everything I'd done with the exception of the fantastic sentiment that goes with this image. I just couldn't find anywhere to put it, so I'm afraid it's ended up tucked inside the card. The sentiment reads " Have a howling good time" and can be found here. So... whadya think of my efforts?


I've used my beloved Distress Inks to create the image background. The image has been coloured with Promarkers and I've then randomly stamped some foliage with black memento ink. I've then given everything a generous blast of Glimmer Mist to soften the inks.


The backing paper has made from white paper sprayed with a mixture of Maya Road Mists. The main BP has simply had a flourish stamped over it. The other BP's have been run through the Big Shot in embossing folders.

Materials:
Cardstock - The Papermill
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire and Forest Moss
Maya Road Mists - Blue Corn, Evergreen and Licorice
Flourish stamp - Viva decor
Foliage Stamp - Tim Holtz
Embossing folders - Sizzix/Tim Holtz Woodgrain and Craft Concept Garden Swirl
Nellie Snellon - Flower Punch
Little Claire's Fern Die
Stickles

If you're looking for the blog hop running order it's here:
Teri
Anita Marie
Pascale
Allison
Ildiko
Alex
Claire
Terra
Tori
Alison
Kelli
Black Dragon
Lady Brayton
Meredith
Kapree
Lisa
Jane

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hos' - No designer Papers
Craft Us Crazy - Anything goes 
I ♥ ProMarkers - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Photo Inspiration (landscape & blue) 
Magical Monday - Flowers

35 comments:

  1. Awesome and unique!!! Those are the best cards!
    Beautiful work!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope you'll join us again!

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  2. Totally fantastic hun,
    I know what you mean about out of your comfort zone but it does help at times and can be a good thing for us, helps the mojo in my case...lol
    Such an unique card babe and a really refreshing change from the norm going around
    Fantastic!!!
    x
    Vicky

    Have a great weekend!!!

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  3. Hi Claire, what an amazing card. I love how it is so different!! :) Gorgeous! Thanks for joining my challenge at PfP this week!

    Hugs Ida

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  4. Totally awesome work hun! You wouldn't even know you took it apart unless you told us!

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  5. What a gorgeous card Claire.I love your panels.xxx

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  6. Oh wow Claire, such a gorgeous card x

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  7. wow what an unusual image, great card -thanks for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week -Kate

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  8. Great card and what an unusual image too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    xx

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  9. Lovely card, love the papers

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  10. OOOOOOOOOOOooooooooo!!!! I like this one. That is so WOW!. I like how you coloured this image.
    Hugs Nat

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  11. very pretty! the stamp looks fab and i love how you did the background.

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  12. A stunning card coloured perfectly
    Luv Jane xxx

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  13. Claire,
    Wow! I'm so glad you decided to step out of your comfort zone and use one of our darker images, as you have featured it perfectly! Exquisite coloring and you really capture the feel of the image. Thank you for playing along!

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  14. what a fab card and image
    AllisonX

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  15. Ooooeeerrr! lol. That's some image! I think I like it though, lol. Your background is fabulous. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

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  16. such a great card hun, such a wonderful lush image as well xx

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  17. I love how you colored in and created your background! It looks fantastic! Sorry your original card had to change, but the finished version is great!

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  18. You do 'darker' so well! I love your background and your colouring is spot on.
    I nearly forgot the sketch too.... senior moment!
    Really glad you played along.... you wont be put off by 'Smeared ink' now!
    Keep safe love lynx

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  19. I am so in love with what you have created! The rich colors and textures go perfectly with this haunting image! Fabulous job!

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  20. beautiful card thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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  21. fantastic card,lovin the colours..fab job on the colouring....hugz Anita

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  22. It's beautiful Claire, love the coloring & stamped background for her.

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  23. Wow! What an amazing card! Your coloring is beautiful!
    Thank so much for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  24. I love your coloring! great card, your background is perfect!

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  25. Fab take on the sketch - even though it was an after thought. Great colouring and love all the embossed panels
    Hx

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  26. Great card - really unusual image. Thanks for playing along at Craft US Crazy challenge
    xxx

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  27. Hi. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at PfP this week :o)

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  28. Hi Claire, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  29. fabulous card claire.the image is fab,so different and i love how you`ve done the background.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

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  30. Fantastic card!! Your coloring is fabulous!

    Thank you for playing with us over at Craft Us Crazy.

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  31. Such a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

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  32. Oh, what a image!
    Great card, good take on the sketch :)

    Ardilla

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  33. Oooh thats a bit different! Great work Claire! Thank You for playing at Passion for Promarkers, hope to see you again x

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