Thursday, 20 January 2011


I decided to have another go at converting a digi image to a pencil sketch....trouble is I didn't think this one through. experienced some problems.

The original post and technique is here

I took inspiration from the lovely bright cheerful picture chosen for Clare's Challenge at Docrafts (apologies for turning it into a sympathy card but I thought it would be useful...thankfully dont need one at the mo!!), plus I decided to enter into Creative Craft Challenge which this time is Monochromatic.........and I decided it would be extravagant to use watercolour card so I thought I would use a standard piece of card (approx 220gsm)..not too bad as there was not much watercolouring to do....which presented the next problem as most of the image was to be white it left a lot of ugly pencil lines to exposed, particularly as I put far too much scribbled pencil on the image to be traced and ended up with lots of nasty smudged areas, the card definately didn't take well to having the marks rubbed off!!!

so this is how it ended up...wasn't very happy with it looked quite tatty!?!?!

In the end I only very lightly traced the image then sketched over with an ordinary pencil crayon. I finished the second one with a PC printed greeting and a piece of grilled organza ribbon (will post more details about that later!!)


Nikbee said...

A lovely card and a great technique. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

Nikki x

Laura said...

Love it Diane!

I'll try it as soon as I get time and energy to get to my craft table :)... you have some really awesome ideas!!!

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