PMS challenge was a complete flop! I mean U-G-L-Y! I wasted a bunch of bling on it too :( Then I decided to break out Penelope...I have been intimidated by this PMS fairy for some reason and have put off using her. The PMS challenge this week was to use blue, green and black. Sounds pretty easy, but the first card was a disaster. I just didn't seem to have any paper that worked for me. THEN I remembered this SEI Charlemagne collection pad I had and everything just fell into place. This paper is so elegant and striking, it's the perfect match for Penelope. In the end, I'm very happy with this card...I didn't even CASE A sketch! Her wings are covered in stickles, which is why they are soooo bright :)
This is also one of my entries for the Belli Challenge this week...I haven't played there for a while. The challenge was to use only water based markers...NO COPICS. Not difficult for me since I don't have many Copics and I only use them for skin usually. So I used good 'ol Blush Blossom for her skin. And when you use markers & blender pens on watercolor paper you can get a similar shading effect to Copics.