Sunday 4 March 2012

New Technique

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


Hope and Chances said...

Beautiful, gorgeous colours :) x

mags said...

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.

Unknown said...

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

Doreen said...

Your card is beautiful Susan,love your colouring,gorgeous

djaw said...

lovely card, i have throught of using pencils but hubby says no. so i will buy more copics and stamps lolxxxx

Sue said...

Wonderful card Susan,love the image and colouring.
Have a lovely day.
Sue x

Suzie's Card Den said...

Wow that is wonderful, you must use them more, looking forward to seeing your next creation.
Suzie xx

Mau xx said...

This is Gorgeous Susan, love the image and your colouring is superb. xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the colours and the image is gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Carol said...

This is beautiful Susan. I haven't used my pencils in ages either. Carol x

Diane's Card Designs said...

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.
Diane xx

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! Fabulous shading! Pretty papers. LOve it.

Inkypinkydelights said...

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

My'scardcorner said...

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.

~Tammy~ said...

This is just beautiful! Gorgeous layout!

The Crafty Blonde said...

Lovely card, great image and the colouring looks fab. Love the pretty pastel papers and fabby swirl and bow.
Lyndsey xx

Unknown said...

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.
Hugs Elaine

Vicky said...

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

Liz's creative corner said...

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

Unknown said...

Really pretty card your pencil work is superb.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel Uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

coops said...

so stunning susan.the image is gorgeous and i love your beautiful colours :D

xx coops xx

karen said...

Well done Susan with your pencils, wow! A gorgeous card, Hugs, Karenx

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Susan, your colouring is fabulous, love it!
Helen x

Mina said...

wow what amazing colouring especially for a first time too...I dont see any boo boo, it all looks so perfect to me
Mina xxx

Glenda Atkins said...

You should be pleased, it is a stunning card, wonderfully coloured!

Dreja said...

Eine ganz wundervolle Karte!

Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

LG Dreja

Unknown said...

Gorgeous, this reminds me of my nan when I was a child. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is absolutely stunning hugs Pops x

Susan Hogan said...

What mistake???!! Beautifully coloured and lovely card.

Craftychris said...

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

Darlene said...

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

Mephisto said...

Really wonderfuland stunning card.
Thanks for joining us at SimonSaysStamp this week.


Sassy Cheryl said...

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!

marion said...

Wowww awesome !! Thanks for joining us at LIIU. Hugs, Marion

Sue B said...

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!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Tina said...

Eine ganz bezaubernde Karte.
Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
LG Tina

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Amazing colouring job that you did with pencils. Love your card. Thank you for joining LIIU challenge. Hugs, Velma LIIU DT Member.

Marcea said...

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

Melissa S. said...

Oh how beautiful. Is it spring yet? it is on your card. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On this week.

Jen Leeflang said...

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.
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Mynn xx said...

This is gorgeous! LOVE the satin bow and the flower is amazing! :) Fabulous card!!!

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Polka doodles in our spots/stripes challenge! Lovely card! Cheers Claire x

Chris said...

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.

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

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

Val said...

Beautiful creation - thank you so much for sharing with us at LIIU.