Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Passion For Promarkers - alter something

Our new challenge for this week at Passion For Promarkers was chosen by Anja and she wants us to 'alter something that is not square'.  We're sponsored by Joanna Sheen and our winner will receive a £10 gift voucher for her fab online store.  I admit to having a bit of a panic about this challenge - I'm not much of an alterer, although I'd love to get into it more.




Mine is probably a bit of a cheat - I just couldn't think of what I could alter so I bought some plain wooden door hangers... plus lots of other stuff that I'll hopefully get round to altering soon lol, turned out to be an expensive challenge for me!  I painted my hanger with Eco Green acrylic paint in 'butternut', then when it was dry I added some 'shabby shutters' distress ink around the edges, and stamped some flourishes (also from Eco Green) and dusted them with cosmic shimmer - the flourishes are actually a shimmery green but they look more silver in the photos.  Added some gingham ribbon from my stash.

The image is a Gorjuss Girl - one of my many unused stamps.  I'm glad I've finally used her, I think she's lovely.  I've coloured her with a combination of promarkers, flexmarkers and koh-i-noor pencils on my new favourite 'make it colour' cardstock from Quixotic Paperie... oh I love this stuff, one of those things that really did live up to the hype so I'm glad I've tried it :o)

I'm entering my hanger for the following challenges:

Walking backwards and forwards to school is proving to be a bit of a challenge!  I did a total of 3hrs walking yesterday... it feels like such a waste of my day lol.  Although I must admit in the morning it's quite pleasant - the boys enjoy it and are happy kicking up leaves and looking for conkers.  The afternoon walk is a nightmare though, as they're tired after a long day and it was so hot yesterday too - Dex had a tantrum before we'd even got going and then sobbed and moaned all the way home... such fun... can't wait to get my car back!

37 comments:

  1. Pretty creation dear.

    Sudha
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  2. wow fabby colouring, love the swirls and great ribbon, love it x

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  3. Stunning doorhanger Lisa and I know what your mean,I always want to make something different and it always turned into a card lol!
    Hugs Heidy

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  4. This is so pretty - gorgeous image.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  5. It's not cheating at all, and it's gorgeous :o)
    Jackie xx

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  6. Oh my gosh Lisa!! This is totally adorable!! Love your hanger with the image and coloring you've done here!! ;) Hope you had a great weekend friend! HUGS

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  7. Well done Lisa! I'm not in to altering either, but I think you have done a great job here, and I am loving that image!

    Sharon x

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  8. Oooh this is gorgeous and so pretty Lisa, I love the stamped flower on the plain papers, very nice indeed :) Donna ♥ x

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  9. Brilliant, and that stamp is lovely. Hope you get the car back soon,

    Liz x

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  10. It's gorgeous Lisa; not a 'cheat' at all! xx

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  11. This is absolutely gorgeous, just love that gorjuss girl stamp!

    Emma

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  12. Very cute - and I looooove your coloring...Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  13. This is beautiful Lisa.
    Sue x

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  14. This is a lovely door hanger - great image and colours and not a cheat at all. Hugs, Claire x

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  15. Just so gorgeous Lisa...and so not a cheat sweetie :o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  16. This is a fab altered item and not a cheat at all!
    Gorgeous colours and the image is adorable.
    Hope the car gets sorted soon.
    Debs xx

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  17. Sweet little door hanger Lisa, you can turn your hand to anything :)
    Love the colours you used too.
    Jenny x

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  18. Totally gorgeous Lisa! Thanks for joining us at CES this time xx Jenny xx

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  19. gorgeous card lisa.i love the stunning gg girl :D
    fingers crossed you get your card back quick.

    xx coops xx

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  20. Oh this is gorgeous Lisa, I love the sweet image and lovely colours too :)
    Kelly.x

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  21. Hi Lisa, fabulous creation love the gorjuss image coloured beautifully and the swirls look fab.
    Lyndsey xx

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  22. Lisa, this is so pretty & sweet! I love your coloring of that Gorjuss girl and your door hanger. Praying you get your car back soon - yikes, 3 hours is a LOT of walking - esp with two little ones.

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  23. This is absolutely gorgeous! I really love your coloring technique. Great clean design! Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

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  24. Hi Lisa

    A beautiful project .. .. and I can't believe you have only just inked up that beautiful stamp!! I bet you will use it lots now you have!!

    Great colour combo.

    I hope your car comes back soon .. .. it sounds like hard work without it . .. .. but you will be super fit!!

    I hope your weather is better today than ours .. .. otherwise it is going to be even worse walking today!

    Love Jules xx

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  25. This is so cute. I love that gorjuss girl and you have coloured her perfectly.
    Hope you get your car back soon - that walk sounds like a pain.

    Thanks for joining us at CES this week.
    Caroline xxx

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  26. WOW!! Super cute and delicate!! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Joan

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  27. Fab door hanger :-) Love the image and fab colours! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  28. This is stunning Lisa, I want one for my door, can I place an order?

    The colouring on your image blows me away, it looks amazing.

    Eeeps I hope you get your car back soon, you have my sympathy.

    Feebs
    xx

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  29. Fantastic Lisa - Love the Gorjuss image - really pretty. Jxx

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  30. Hi Lisa - this is fabby!! Perfect altered item and the colours are gorgeous - love the image too!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at CES this week, Juliexx

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  31. Oh Lisa this is beautiful a FAB hanger and what a gorgeous image I love your colour choice.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  32. I love this, its such a gorgeous idea, and so pretty :)

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  33. Hi hun
    not a cheat at all, a gorgeous door hanger, lovely image, awesome colouring, sue,x

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  34. Wonderful doorhanger! I love the colourscheme in this project. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy, and good luck. Lisbeth K

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  35. WOW Lisa, this one is just to cute. And absolutely perfect altered. What a fun project to do :)
    hugs, Anja

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  36. Oh my word this is gorgeoeus, thank you so much for joining us at CES.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

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