Good morning bloggers and a big Happy Sunday to you all!!
My new technique is just that I have been trying colouring with pencils only for a change and I must say I am enjoying it. I have always admired Chrissy's colouring which is just done with pencils and I always thought it was amazing that she could do it with pencils. When I first started cards I used to use watercolour pencils which I quite liked but then earlier last year I was introduced to Copics and loved them. Anyway, I have been quite amazed at the results Chrissy gets with her pencils and thought I would like to try. This is my first attempt and I know it is not a patch on the ones Chrissy does, however I was quite pleased with it for a first go:
I made a bit of a boo boo down at the bottom of the flower when I chose the wrong colour for some shading and tried to cover it up lol!! The image is an old wooden stamp I have had years by Hero Arts. My pencils were Prisma, I only have about 3 or 4 in each colour so I have ordered some more yesterday so I can get better variety. I have cut and matted with Spellbinders. The papers are Pink Petticoat. The flourish is a Marianne and the sentiment computer generated and cut with Spellbinders tags. I have used Milled Lavender distress ink around the edge of the image to soften it. I would like to enter the following challenges:
Pan Pastels - Use a Stamped Image
Let's Ink it Up - Show us your Flowers
Pile it On - Spots and/or Stripes
CES Challenge - Flower Frenzy
Polkadoodles - Polka Dots, Stripes or Both
Stempelsonne - A Flower for You
Shelly's Images - Seeing Spots
Divas by Design - Spots and/or Stripes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's - Are you Seeing Spots
Well hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, I am off to the pictures with my sister later tonight. Thanks for looking and take care xx
Beautiful, gorgeous colours :) x
A lovely card. Love the image and you have coloured it beautifully using pencils. Love the soft colours. Can I ask what pencils you used and did you use any blending solution.
How utterly lovely is this Susan! You really should pick up your pencils more often, it's a fantastic result! Wanted to ask you the same as Mags ;-) Have a great Sunday, Ira x
Your card is beautiful Susan,love your colouring,gorgeous colours.xxx
lovely card, i have throught of using pencils but hubby says no. so i will buy more copics and stamps lolxxxx
Wonderful card Susan,love the image and colouring.
Have a lovely day.
Wow that is wonderful, you must use them more, looking forward to seeing your next creation.
This is Gorgeous Susan, love the image and your colouring is superb. xx
Really beautiful, I love the colours and the image is gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
This is beautiful Susan. I haven't used my pencils in ages either. Carol x
Oh wow Susan this is so pretty. Love the flower image and the nestie shape is gorgeous. Such pretty colours and that ribbon looks beautiful.
Just Gorgeous! Fabulous shading! Pretty papers. LOve it.
Oh now I do like this Susan! What a lovely card, and your colouring is great! I have a very dear friend who uses Prismas all the time and she gets some beautiful results. Very time consuming though I think. Hope your weekend is going well, it is pouring with rain here right now! Judy x
Its lovely Susan Ive only used water colour pencils but like you effect on the flower. Love the papers and layout of your card fab flourish. Enjoy your film tonight just the tyhpe of day for it as it is pouring down here.
This is just beautiful! Gorgeous layout!
Lovely card, great image and the colouring looks fab. Love the pretty pastel papers and fabby swirl and bow.
Gosh Susan this is gorgeous, you have coloured that super stamp really well.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog . Tim and I enjoyed the opera house last night, Tim likes Rebecca Fergason from the x factor, his sons bought him 2 tickets for the show as an Xmas prezzy , I had to go too, it was very nice, full house, supporting act wasnt too good but I liked some of Rebecca's songs. I'm in Clifton, been here 18months now its nice.
That's your first attempt with coloured pencils??!! Watch out world...It is really beautiful, a delicate effect and the colours you have chosen are perfect. Keep going with them and you will love them as much as I do!
hugs Vicky x x x
Susan this is gorgeous, love the stamp and your lovely colouring is adorable, fab design too, hugs Liz xx
ps enjoy your visit to the pictures, hugs Liz xx
Really pretty card your pencil work is superb.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel Uk this week.
Kerry DT Leader
so stunning susan.the image is gorgeous and i love your beautiful colours :D
xx coops xx
Well done Susan with your pencils, wow! A gorgeous card, Hugs, Karenx
This is beautiful Susan, your colouring is fabulous, love it!
wow what amazing colouring especially for a first time too...I dont see any boo boo, it all looks so perfect to me
You should be pleased, it is a stunning card, wonderfully coloured!
Eine ganz wundervolle Karte!
Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
Gorgeous, this reminds me of my nan when I was a child. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne
Morning sweetie this is absolutely stunning hugs Pops x
What mistake???!! Beautifully coloured and lovely card.
Your card is so pretty I can't believe its the first time you have used pencils!! I hope you had a fab time at the pictures with your sister xx
Just beautiful Susan! Love the shadowing around the image ... really makes the flower POP! Gorgeous!
Thanks so much for joining our "SEEING SPOTS" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
Really wonderfuland stunning card.
Thanks for joining us at SimonSaysStamp this week.
WOW! This is GORGEOUS! Love the technique with the pencils. Amazing!
Thanks for playing in the Spots & Dots challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. So glad you could join us!
Wowww awesome !! Thanks for joining us at LIIU. Hugs, Marion
Wow! your colouring is stunning Susan!! I love the light and shade you have created and it's a beautiful image! The papers and lush bow are perfect and Il love the fleur de lys frame!! it's a really sweet card!
Eine ganz bezaubernde Karte.
Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
Amazing colouring job that you did with pencils. Love your card. Thank you for joining LIIU challenge. Hugs, Velma LIIU DT Member.
another great card hun, thanks for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week.
I hope you can join us again this week. There is candy up for grabs on my blog ... x
Oh how beautiful. Is it spring yet? it is on your card. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On this week.
I love your colour palette!
Thanks so much for joining our "SEEING SPOTS" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back again for the next challenge. Good luck in the draw.
SHELLY'S IMAGES DT
This is gorgeous! LOVE the satin bow and the flower is amazing! :) Fabulous card!!!
Thanks for playing along at Polka doodles in our spots/stripes challenge! Lovely card! Cheers Claire x
this is gorgeous, it doesn't look like your first attempt with pencils.
I love everything about this card and am glad I got to see it.
thanks for playing with us at PIO.
Gorgeous elegant card and stamped flower! Thanks for sharing in Let’s Ink It Up’s *Show us your flowers* challenge and good luck !
Tammy, LIIU DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx
Beautiful creation - thank you so much for sharing with us at LIIU.
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