Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Derwent Coloursoft Pencils

I bought some Coloursoft pencils a year or two ago, and I even used them, but was never that pleased with the result. I'm more familiar with my Promarkers, and so often, especially when I've got DT commitments, I go to them for colouring because it's the simplest option. In particular, I remember having problems with getting a believable skin tone. So, when I found I had some colouring time while getting over a nasty lurgy, I decided to find an image that didn't have any skin tones and have a go!

I used an image called 'Camelia Still Life' by Blackberry Lane. I got the image as part of my DT work for the Stitchy Bear outlet, but she doesn't sell through them any more. However, a little google magic and I came up with this.

I used my pencils and blended with baby oil. I was pleased enough with the result to want to make it into a card, so this weekend, I got out my background stamps and ink and set to. I've used a variety of stamps from Indigo Blu, Inky Doodles and others whose origin is lost! I stamped in Distress Ink and added some further colour with Pan Pastels. For the flowers, I used Sizzix dies, and the feathry leaf is from Spellbinders.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Shabby Tearoom where anything goes,
Paper Nest Dolls where anything goes,
613 Avenue Create where the theme is 'anything goes with option 2 or 3d flowers',
Challenges 4 Everybody where anything goes,
Lacy Sunshine where anything goes,
That Craft Place where they want flowers,
Crafts Galore where they want a stamp (rubber or digi).

Flush with success doing that image, I found one of my stash of pre-printed images which needed skin tones and had a go there too.

I was happy enough with the skin tones, to go ahead and do the rest of the image. In fact, I think that's one of my best attempts at black hair ever - somehow with Promarkers, I seem to end up working so hard to blend that I get too much bleed. But, enough of that! The image is a gorgeous digi from Crafts and Me by Sara Burrier. As above, the background is a result of various stamps and Distress Ink with some Pan Pastel to finish it off. I added some glitter glue and liquid pearl to the image, and finished the card with a paper doily, and some more flowers made using Sizzix die cuts and the same Spellbinders feathery leaf.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday where anything goes,
Digi Sketch where the theme is 'fantasy' (following theme only),
Melonheadz where the theme is 'girly',
The Crazy Challenge where the theme is 'flower frenzy',
Eclectic Ellapu where they want 'wings',
Kitty Bee where they want 'things with wings',
Crafts and Me where anything goes,
Digi Galore where anything goes.


Angela Westland Australia said...

Absolutely love your card, I love the bright colors you have used and absolutely love the image. Would love you to pay me a visit and join my blog, I have joined yours too. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Remember you can enter 3 projects each month. I have a few tutorials and templates on my blog now if you would like to try one. Good Luck! Ange DT:)

Unknown said...

Very Pretty Design, love all the texture..thank you so much for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday we would love you to join us again next week for another fab challenge...Good Luck
Suzy B~Owner~Fan~Tastic Tuesday

Scrapcat 1 said...

These are both beautiful, I am wanting the new Spectrum Noir pencils to go my my pens, hoping I can get some where near you high standards. xx

Stacey said...

Great card thanks for sharing with us at That Craft Place x Stacey S x

Amanda said...

Beautiful card and love that background paper you have created. Gorgeous image. Thankyou for joining in with the challenge at Digi Galore. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon. Hugs Amanda (DT)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

These are so pretty!

Pat (mspfd) said...

I think you did a great job on the coloring of both cards; especially love the look on the coloring on the second card.

cass said...

Very pretty square cards, thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week.

Simply Shaz said...

Lovely card :) thanks for joining us at tstr challenge
Shaz x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Gorgeousness all in one place - Thanks for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu - hope to see you again in future challenges.

Tina M said...

I'm glad you gave them another go...they images are colored perfectly! Great job. Thanks for playing with us at The Shabby Tea Room!

Gemma said...

Such lovely cards
Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore challenge 3
Hope you can join us with our next challenge
Gemma xx

Shell said...

Just gorjuss hun, thanks for joining us at Digi Galore.
Shell xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, thanks for joining in fan tastic x

Emily Thubbron said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love your coloring with my favorite medium, colored pencils. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Melonheadz Friends for our Girly Challenge.

Emily T.

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us over at Lacy Sunshine, Hugs Kerry DT x

Cindye Wile said...

Beautiful cards and fabulous pencil coloring
Thanks for joining us at Digi Galore
Cindye DT

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen


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