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Saturday, 12 February 2011

Blue with Yellow

So, this week I splashed out and bought myself a set of Derwent Coloursoft pencils. I've heard good reports about them - both as a means of colouriing mages, and as a way of achieving more subtle shading after colouring with Promarkers. So, I've been playing.

For this card, I've only used the pencils, and I stamped the image in Memento ink on fairly heavy weight cartridge paper.

The image is a Ching Chou Kuik from Sweet Pea Stamps, and the papers are from Papermania. The sentiment was one given to me by a crafty friend, and I finished the card with some blue flower gems.

I don't think the pencils will replace my Promarkers, but they do give a different effect, so I expect I'll use them whenever I want something a little different.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Pea Stampers where the challenge this time is a sketch,
Charisma Cardz where the theme is 'myths and fantasy'.
Little Claire's where 'Anything Goes'

6 comments:

Dora said...

Wow Josephine, this is awesome, fantastic colouring, wouldn't have thought these were not promarkers, they're awesome and I love your sketch, very nice. Hugs xxx

Jack said...

Fabulous card, but have you any idea of the dilemma you've put me in? I can't decide now between the watercolour or the colour soft ones (already got Studio and Inktense, lol).
Jack xx

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

GORGEOUS!!!
thank you for using my sketch

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

thanks for entering & good luck!!!

Maria (inkymits) said...

Hiya,Great card! Thanks for joining us for Little Claire's 1st challenge!
Maria x

Happy Days said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining our sketch challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers. Good luck. claire x

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